Sen. Elizabeth Warren announced Saturday that she and her husband settled on a name for the golden retriever puppy that recently joined their family: Bailey.
The Massachusetts Democrat said on Instagram Saturday that upon her return from a trip to the Middle East, her husband, Bruce, told her that he was tired of calling the dog generic names like “puppy” and “pooch.”
Warren said they chose the name from a long list they compiled and thanked those who sent along “fun” monikers for the puppy, such as “Persistence” and “Anthony Scarapoochie.”
“In the end, we named him after George Bailey, the community banker in It’s a Wonderful Life — the guy who was decent, determined and, most of all, saw the best in people,” the senator said of the winning name. “I always thought the role of George Bailey was written for a Golden Retriever, although Jimmy Stewart did a nice job with it.”
Warren said she hopes her Bailey will be as “kind and loyal” as the beloved fictional character and “as sweet as Irish Cream.”
“Already, he seems to like it,” she said of the puppy.