I wanted to name my puppy Duke, which seemed fitting since I got him while visiting a friend at Duke University and he's part boxer — with all the boxer fighting instincts, putting up his dukes and such, etc., etc., and so on. But the shelter named him Stan, which seemed kismet considering my last name is Stanton. I laughed out loud when I saw his name scribbled on his info sheet hanging from Kennel No. 6. So, while he continues to go by Stan for short, his full name is Stanley Duke Stanton. And by no doing of my own, Stanley Duke Stanton has his own Facebook page. Go here to follow him. Oh, and yes, he follows me into the bathroom.