The dog name game (share a picture of what your dogs are named for) is going around Facebook, and I thought I would share here too. :)
Ryker is literally not named for anything. I just liked the way Ryker sounded. Lots of people think he is named after the Star Trek character though.
With Solstice, I wanted to start a space/weather theme with my dogs, and Solstice sounded like a pretty name for a pretty white dog. I think it’s pretty obvious what she is named for. Her registered name, Royal Autumn Twilight, also incorporates my favorite season as the winter solstice is the end of autumn.
Chandra is named for the Chandrasekhar Limit, which is the maximum stable mass of a white dwarf star before it collapses to a black hole or neutron star. Perhaps a bit prophetic now as she keeps growing larger…haha… There is also the Chandra X-ray telescope, which is a companion to Hubble, and this how I usually explain it to people since most people know about Hubble. :) Both of which are named after the astrophysicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar.