Despite some awesome suggestions on my Facebook and Twitter, Sara is the one that came up with the perfect name for our new dog. She suggested we name her after one of my favorite comedians. Carlin, Hicks, Hedberg - they don't really make good names for a female dog. We started thinking about women that make us laugh, and there was one obvious choice - Bea Arthur.
Sara and I are both huge Golden Girls fans, and Essie had the same personality as Dorothy. She was calm, yet assertive, and didn't have time for the antics of silly bitches.
We'd mainly call her Bea, but when people asked her name, we'd say it was Bea Arthur. Which would be an added bonus - we'd be able to immediately tell if anyone we met had a sense of humor. Though I did have to change the name of this blog to "Adopting Bea Arthur."
Of course, we still may get rejected. But if we get approved, long live Bea Arthur!