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His name was Shadow, short for Shadow That Comes in Sight, an old Indian name, Apache or Cheyenne. I very much approved of this. You don't want dogs called Spot or Pooch. You don't want dogs called Nigel or Keith. The names of dogs should salute the mystical drama of the animal life. Shadow that's a good name.
Martin Amis, English novelist, Money, 1984
Posted on February 10, 2004 at 8:31 AM