April 7, 2011

Why the name Branson?

Ok, I get this a lot when around town, so here we go....
My humans wanted a name that meant something special to them, they say it is because I am so adorable. WOOF! One of their favorite memories was sailing in the British Virgin Islands on their honeymoon. That was way before I was born, but I hope to go there one day. It looks beautiful...
Do you think I would like being on a sailboat? I do! I wonder if I would have to wear my lifejacket the entire trip? I bet my parents would make me! Anyway, as they were sailing around the islands my dad was reading Sir Richard Branson's autobiography called Losing My Virginity: How I've Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way
. It is all about how he became a billionaire by building his business and having fun at the same time. Sounds cool to me. So dad is a huge fan of Sir Richard Branson. Here he is reading his book in Anegada, B.V.I.
 Mom and dad said that my namesake even has his own island, it is called Necker Island, and they sailed by there on their trip. Here is a picture of the island (mom says the picture doesn't show how beautiful it is, but it is the only one she has).
If you want to learn about Sir Richard Branson's island, you can go here. I would love to stay here, but it looks a bit out of my budget right now. Maybe if I get a movie deal one day I could rent the entire island for all my Great Dane buddies out there.

So now you know that I am named after Sir Richard Branson. He seems like a pretty interesting guy who loves to have fun and goes on all kinds of adventures. Hey, kinda sounds like me, huh? I hope I am living up to my name.

Until we bark again,


  1. I think Branson is a great name ant it fits you perfectly. Plus, you would look wonderful on a boat! I would love to sail too, my humans are in love with Mallorca and they're planning on taking me with them the next time they will go there, can't wait!!!!
    Xoxo Lincoln

  2. I agree with Lincoln - Branson is the perfect name for you. It is a big proud sounding name and you look like a million dollars worth of dog - so how appropriate that you were named after a millionaire :) Thanks for playing along in our giveaway.

  3. Oohhh I hope we get an invite if you get to rent out the island!

  4. Oh, what a cool story, Branson - and what an "inspirational" name - ha! ha! Yes, you sure could do worse than be named after such an enterprising guy!

    Yeah - I'd love to come to your private island too! :-)

    Honey the Great Dane

  5. What beautiful pictures and unique name!

  6. I can't wait for my invite to party at Branson's own private island!! Bol Here I thought you were somehow named after Branson, MO...your story is much better.

    AARF Kasha the Dainty Great Dane

  7. We think it's great being named after someone you admire. That's how Putney got his name too - after Sid James (long story!) Your mom and dad should tell Sir Richard about you - maybe he'd invite you to Necker!!


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