Ok, today we are supposed to tell our name stories. Unfortunately, we don't have much of a story... but here goes.
Dad got an email from our granny (his Mom). It had pictures of us (we were puppies) and he thought we were super cute. He knew Mom wanted a dog. He had been saying no... but we were "free". So, he asked Mom if she wanted us. She squealed and jumped up and down and said, "yes! yes! yes!!!!!!" So, it was decided. Now, at this time our Mommy and Daddy were not married and didn't live in the same house... and so there were lots of decisions to be made about where we would live and some moving to be done because certain places don't allow pets. (pets? We're no pets. haha!)
Anyhow, Mom realized we needed names (thankfully she was smart enough to realize this before they got us... so they started talking and thinking).
"Milly and Molly," Mom said.
"Milly and Molly?" Dad asked.
"Yeah. It's cute and it goes together," Mom said.
So Mom tells our Gma (her Mom) about the names.
"You can't name them Milly and Molly," Gma said.
""And just why not?" asked Mom.
"Well, because they won't ever know their names. They're too close." Gma said.
(She had a point, that would have been very confusing... especially with how little we listen anyhow.)
And so the conversations progressed... Mom was sitting in Dad's living room one night and saw a poster of a Shelby Cobra. (See example below.)
She thought about how it was sleek and fast and Dad loves them... (Dad loves Mustangs and most fast cars). So, She thought... "Shelby. Milly and Shelby."
And so, Milly became Shelby and Molly became Milly. (Confusing, right?)
Well, we don't just have first names. We actually have 4 names including our last name (which we are not allowed to post on here). Our next names are easy to explain. Shelby is named after our Gma (Mom's Mom) "Ann" (they have the same middle name). So, she is Shelby Ann. Milly is named after our Granny (Dad's Mom) "Mae" (they have the same middle name). So, She is Milly Mae.
The last part is kind of dumb if you ask us and we tend to leave it off... or try to forget it. hahaha!! So, since Shelby was named after the car "Shelby Cobra", she is Shelby Ann Cobra. Milly is another story. It started as a joke and kind of stuck. Poor kid. Her name is Milly Mae Vanilli. How awful. Right? She tends to not tell people that a lot because she thinks it's dumb.
So, now you know. Our story isn't that interesting. We just have indecisive parents who gave us 5 billion names and one is a joke. Hahaha!
Milly Mae Vanilli and Shelby Ann Cobra
Here is us with our Mama Missy and our brother Little Jerry when we were babies!
Me, Milly, when I was a baby!
Me, Shelby, When I was just a little tiny teeny baby!