11.05.2009

Breaking News: Another Tula!

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Two little girl tiger cubs were born this summer at the Milwaukee County Zoo! (a special place b/c my mommie grew up there- no, not AT the zoo but visited when she was little. geesh!)

The Zoo held a special naming contest for the cubs, and the winner was Ashley Goffin, a graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Goffin attended school in Durban, South Africa, where she worked with orphan children. The children helped her learn some of their native language, isiZulu. “Tula” means “quiet.” It can have multiple interpretations such as “all is quiet,” inferring a great sense of calm with the birth. “Nuri” means “my flame,” and is Hebrew in origin.

Awww she looks like a tula.. cute, quiet, fuzzy, wild, big ears, big teefers.. ok ok we're getting off track! Here I thought my name was a combination of Kuma=bear (japanese) and Tala= wolf (native american). I think i like the African meaning bettah!

hmmm...What does your name mean?

BIG MWUAAH TO TULA & NURI!

grrrr,


Click & treat

13 WOO WOOs:

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

How khool!

They look like FUN khats!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra
PeeEssWoo: My word is KITICAT!

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

I am not surprised they named that beautiful tiger after you!

Asta said...

Tula
What bootiful fuwwkids
and how appwopwiate that one of them has youw name..since you'we also big and bootiful
I love those meanings.
My name means staw ow something, but was picked cause mommi wanted to be like nick and nowa chawles in the thin Man movie and sit awound dwinking Mawtunis wif a doggie named Asta hehehe
smoochie kisses
ASTA

Agatha and Archie said...

Awww those are cute kids,and one of them is lucky to have the same name as you!! We were named after 2 PG Wodehouse characters in a book...Love A+A

bbes tribe said...

Way cool! Having a beautiful tiger cub named after you! What an honor Tula. Thank you for the meanings of the names.
Woofs
Ernie & Sasha

NORWOOD UNLEASHED said...

Tula..
I bet that kitty has droopy lips too? You should send your photo to the zoo so Tula can see Tula..
ridiculous.
gb

Maggie and Mitch said...

How nice that they named the cub after you, Tula! What an honor!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

The Thundering Herd said...

Very cool kitty cats. Wonder if they purr. We have lots of meanings - Qannik (Inuit for Snowflake), Kiska (Russian for pure), Cheoah (Cherokee for Otter).

Ok, that last one is a little weird, but we were told by a woman one day that she foresaw us getting another Siberian (duh) that would be named Cheoah, the Cherokee word for spirit. So when we got unnamed Cheoah, we named her so the prophesy would come through. We just forgot to check with the Cherokees - whose reservation is almost next door to us - to confirm that the meaning is Otter and not Spirit - oops.

Works out though, because she loves to be soaking wet as much as possible.

Mango said...

Maybe you will see that Tula at ruffian schools.

Slobbers,
Mango

Anya said...

Wow!!
I love the big pussy cats
they are so beautiful !!!
Tula is also a very cute name :))))
HUgs K. =^.^=

The OP Pack said...

Tula, you must be very special to have them name one of those tiger cubs after you. They are very cute when they are small, aren't they?

Thanks for stopping by our blog.

woos, the OP Pack

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

They are so cute just like you Tula..
Hey Mom and Dad both grew up in Wisconsin.. Both Grandma's and Grandpa's are still there along with lots of bros and sis's..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Cheyenne -Millie said...

Hey! They are very cute!! Handsome!!
that is very interesting about your name.