Sunday, January 20, 2013

Fact of the Day: Loyal Lincoln

While the name "Fido" is synonymous with dogs, it actually means "trust" or "faithful" in Latin. The reason the name became popular is mainly credited to President Abraham Lincoln. A few years before he was elected president, he had named his dog Fido. 

13 comments:

MEcoy said...

wow well i should be naming my future dogs fido as well

Anonymous said...

now thats really cool, the dog in the photo looks a bit uncomfortable,

Maria said...

Very fascinating fact Adam.

Adam said...

well that's actually Abe Licoln's real dog Fido. 1 of the 2 surviving photos of the doggie.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Very cool bit of trivia!

Christine said...

Interesting!

Bart said...

never knew that. good to know

Pat Hatt said...

never knew where it came from, nice to know.

Anita said...

Nice!!!!)))))

Lucy said...

Happy sunday Adam!!! Baci Lucy www.tpinkcarpet.com

Introverted Art said...

so cute! Dogs are the best.

Dana said...

Awesome old pic!

Gloria Baker said...

Love this pic and love the story!!