Okay, perhaps I watch too much TV.
I name my dogs, preferably, along the lines of their sire and dam. Sometimes it doesn't work out, but we try.
We have Oakhurst Bayakoa Kikora, who is out of Oakhurst Run For The Roses--call name Ruffian. Bayakoa was an excellent race mare in the late 80s. We call her Koa.
The new puppy was supposed to be out of Oakhurst Covergirl, call name Tyra, so I worked out Oakhurst Zinyama Kikora--Lenah Zinyama is a supermodel from Zimbabwe, so it seemed a suitable name for my Rhodesian Ridgeback. Unfortunately, Covergirl only had one male puppy that the breeder retained. We got a puppy from the Adili's American Idol/Oakhurst Mi Mi Sharika litter instead, and try as I might, I could not come up with a music industry related name that I liked, so we stuck with the original plan. We call the puppy Zinny, Zin, or Zin Zin, and it seems to suit her well. (I can also pretend that we named her after Zenyatta, which keeps with the previous race horse theme--ha!)