Zoe and I were out walking the other day and met up with a Dachsund puppy whom we had seen before when I asked his name, I got his formal name, which was, to the best of my recollection, Der Frustenfritzer. Emotion: smile When we saw him the other day, he was with a man, and I asked his name, and was told it was "Rommel." "Rommel!" I yelped, and got no reaction.

What do you make of a dog named Rommel? The people sure don't seem like Nazis, but I can't really figure out a reasonable explanation, so I thought I'd throw it out there and see if anyone has any insight.

Catherine
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saw him the other day, he was with a man, and I asked his name, and was told it was "Rommel." "Rommel!" I yelped, and got no reaction.

That's an unusual name, to say the least.
What do you make of a dog named Rommel?

Who knows? Maybe it isn't exactly spelled or pronounced the way we're thinking.
I met a Shiba puppy at the dog park, and was told that her name was 'Natzi'. My jaw just about hit the floor. Later, a friend of mine gave me 'The Look' when he heard the dog's name being called. Turned out later that its name is NaKzi, not NaTzi. Not that it made a huge difference - any person who hears the owner call the dog gets the same look on their face.
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What do you make of a dog named Rommel?

Well, it might be a family name, or it may be that they thought it would be funny to put that kind of name on a little, cute dog, or it may be that they're Nazis. I would tend to feel kind of wary but wouldn't assume the worst for certain.

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Zoe and I were out walking the other day and met up with a Dachsund puppy whom we had seen ... figure out a reasonable explanation, so I thought I'd throw it out there and see if anyone has any insight.

If you're referring to Gen. Erwin Rommel he wasn't a Nazi, not according to accounts I've read of him. I don't know what Frustenfritzer means though.

Tara
Zoe and I were out walking the other day and ... it out there and see if anyone has any insight.

If you're referring to Gen. Erwin Rommel he wasn't a Nazi, not according to accounts I've read of him. I don't know what Frustenfritzer means though.

Our first smoothie's (dear Silka) very bestest buddy in the whole world was a Pembroke Corgi named Rommel. The father of the family that owned him was really into the history of WWII but I don't remember much about why they chose that name.
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Zoe and I were out walking the other day and met up with a Dachsund puppy whom we had seen ... so I thought I'd throw it out there and see if anyone has any insight. Catherine & Zoe the cockerchow

In the movie TRUE ROMANCE, the character played by Dennis Hopper has a dog named Rommel. Maybe they're Tarantino fans...
If you're referring to Gen. Erwin Rommel he wasn't a Nazi, not according to accounts I've read of him. I don't know what Frustenfritzer means though.

I did just find something that said he never joined the Nazi party and he criticized Hitler but he served as a general under Hitler. So it's all a bit confusing.
I was joking about Der Frustenfritzer the person had just told me his formal (I guess registered) name and it was something long and German.

Catherine
& Zoe the cockerchow
What do you make of a dog named Rommel?

Who knows? Maybe it isn't exactly spelled or pronounced the way we're thinking.

Good point.
I met a Shiba puppy at the dog park, and was told that her name was 'Natzi'. My jaw just ... a huge difference - any person who hears the owner call the dog gets the same look on their face.

Well, yeah. It's a little provocative.
Catherine
& Zoe the cockerchow
What do you make of a dog named Rommel?

Well, it might be a family name,

Good point. Someone else suggested that too. I guess if it were a family name from my past, I wouldn't saddle a dog with it, though.
or it may be that they
thought it would be funny to put that kind of name on a little, cute dog,

It sure was paradoxical. Although that little guy was trying to be quite tough with Zoe, who is about 6 times his size.
or it may be that they're Nazis. I would
tend to feel kind of wary but wouldn't assume the worst for certain.

That's good advice. I may try to get them to clarify if I see them again.

Catherine
& Zoe the cockerchow
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