Wow, I missed a lot on this puppy thread! I’m sure glad to hear about dogs!
I met two puppies on two separate occasions with awesome names. In fact, one was simply named “Awesome.” He really was, even though he was in Reston. Another time, I was at the beach and the sister-in-law of my wife’s best friend (who is from Richmond… the sister-in-law I mean) brought her dog. Do you know what her dog’s name was? You’ll never guess, so I’ll just tell you. His name was “Mister Hugs.” Isn’t that just delightful?! Imagine that! A dog with his own English honorific. Man, dogs are great.
Are you referring to the word “gringo”? Donde yo naci, gringo isn’t a derogatory term. It’s just like saying someone is black, or white, it’s not racist, it’s just used to identify people, even lighter skinned latinos themselves. Spanish does this thing where some “bad words” aren’t actually bad, it’s entirely dependant on the context, like when my dad calls me cabron, it can be also be affectionate.