Queen Elizabeth Gets Sentimental In Choosing Names For Her New Pups

Queen Elizabeth got two corgis after the holidays to keep her company and to keep her mind occupied as she faces some challenging times, according to People. As the queen has spent several months in quarantine due to the coronavirus pandemic, her two new family members are the perfect way to bring joy into her life. Reports that she had welcomed the new dogs into her home surfaced while her husband, Prince Philip, was in the hospital (via People). That was a trying time for the queen, and the dogs more than likely helped her cope.

The queen has almost always had dogs around the palace — specifically corgis — according to Vanity Fair. In fact, she used to breed corgis, but she stopped sometime after her last litter in 2003. It is believed that raising the young pups became too much for the queen as she advanced in age. And although she previously revealed that she didn't want any of her dogs to survive her, she simply couldn't resist bringing in two new companions in 2021. To find out the sentimental names that the queen has chosen for her new four-legged friends, read on.

Queen Elizabeth chose names close to her heart for her new dogs

Queen Elizabeth has owned more than a dozen dogs over the course of her life. Her recent two were named Vulcan and Candy, according to Vanity Fair. This time around, the queen drew on some of her personal memories, choosing sentimental names for her little loves. She chose the names Fergus and Muick, according to The Sun. Fergus was named after the queen's late uncle Fergus Bowes-Lyon, who died during World War I. Muick, pronounced Mick, was named after a place that is very special to the queen. Loch Muick is located at the queen's Balmoral estate, and is said to be one of her favorite spots to enjoy on the property. 

"Both name choices are extremely poignant and dear to the Queen. Loch Muick is one of her favorite places on the Balmoral estate and the loss of Uncle Fergus in the First World War is still honored by the family," a source told The Sun. Surely Fergus and Muick will be living their best lives at the palace with Her Majesty!