Meaning of the name Mythic
pronounced as “mith ik”
When we brought home our first Chinese Crested girl on a show contract, our breeder asked us what name we wanted for her AKC name. Since we were getting her on a breeding/show contract, we will have our name as well as her kennel name, “Curios.” It was exciting! Our girl will have our name on her official AKC paperwork. After some thought, I told her it was “Mythic.” She loved it. “Do you realize it’s created by combining your and Tim’s names?” Tim and I did not intend on that but it is true.
I chose Mythic because I have always been interested in multi cultural mythology, even as a young child. And for me, Chinese Cresteds are magical and almost mythical like creatures from heaven, like unicorns. It was a short name and for me very easy to pronounce. This is how our first show girl was named AKC Curios Remember Me At Mythic.
Though it’s easy for us to say it, it’s not the most commonly used word. Few people pronounce it as “my thick kingdom, ” “Why would anyone name their dogs my thick?” It did not occur to me that some people did not know the word mythic and the meaning of it. I saw it as an opportunity to expose them to a broader prospective. I tell them it is pronounced as “mith ik” and share with them why we chose that name.
When we launched our website, we chose to name it Mythic Kingdom as it is a magical place where puppies and families are treated as royalty. Like other mythical kingdoms, Shangri-La, Atlantis, Shambala, Zanadu, El Dorado, Camalot and other places of legends, our mythic kingdom will be just as beautiful and filled with harmony and joyful co-existence. Most breeders would have used Mythic Chinese Cresteds but we wanted something bigger and deeper. We wanted our name to reflect our vision of a world of love for our puppies.
As we incorporated Mi Ki puppies into our home, the name Mythic Kingdom worked out beautifully. They are also very rare breed of legendary sweetness and smarts. Most people only knew them because they met a Mi Ki. Then it’s “I have to have a Mi Ki.” Both Chinese Cresteds and Mi Kis hare similar in that they are loving, smart, quiet, playful, non smelly and non shedding, making them excellent companions to a variety of families and lifestyles. They are also known to live well in the city, suburbs or in the country.
Of course, anyone who takes the time to get to know us in person and through our website, they will see that we often use mythological name, particularly Greek and Roman names for our Chinese Cresteds. They are exotic dogs so it’s a natural route to take. I like to give them big, beautiful and meaningful name for a puppy to go up to. Many families change the names after they adopt but few love the names and they have kept their puppy’s birth name. Over the years, we have had Mythic Venus, Mythic Apollo, Mythic Aphrodite, Mythic Perseus, Mythic Pluto, Mythic Zeus and Mythic Tara. We have also had Mythic Romeo, Mythic Isis and Mythic Romi Khan.
The names we prefer for Mi Kis are on the other hand quite American, as they are an all American dogs. So my personal favorites are after Barbie character names, Disney Princes and Princesses or American celebrities. We have over the years have or had Princess Jasmin, Prince Mythic Dominik, Princess Mythic Ashlyn, Mythic Fred and Mythic Ginger (Fred Astair and Ginger Rogers).
The many families who have visited us know we are real and not a mythical place with tiniest little Chinese Cresteds and sweet Mi Ki puppies. We welcome each visiting family with open arms to our kingdom. We always strive to be the best that we can be for our puppies and our puppy families.