In 2018, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle adopted an lovely black Lab. After two years of hypothesis and thriller, the world lastly realized the royal canine’s significant identify in 2020: “Pula.”

Pula is the official forex of Botswana, the African nation the place Harry and Meghan traveled after they first began relationship in 2016 and fell in love. In different phrases, their canine’s identify honors the foundations of their relationship.


Hearing that background, you would possibly assume Pula’s identify is nice and becoming. Well, it seems the phrase “pula” truly means one thing a lot completely different in Romanian.

Social Media Laughs At A Double Meaning

While the media started reporting that Harry and Meghan’s canine’s identify has “a special meaning,” individuals who converse Romanian have been confused. If you don’t converse the language, the phrase “pula” means, um, male intercourse organ in Romanian. Whoops.

“[Y]ou understand of course that Pula in my country means penis,” @ally_sima replied to an InModel announcement of Pula’s identify dubbing it “cute.”


The story of Pula getting her identify is quite a bit much less cute once you hear it as a slang phrase for penis. Another tweeter replied to The Independent’s protection:

“Oh, yes, a very special name indeed: in [R]omanian the word “pula” is the vulgar phrase for penis and in [A]lbanian [it] means ‘hen.’”

Technically, pula additionally means “rain” in Setswana. Because it hardly rains there, many locals contemplate rain, or pula, a precious blessing. Unfortunately, that extra that means is simply not as attention-grabbing as “your dog’s name means ‘penis.’”

Oh nicely. As lengthy as Pula nonetheless has that supposed particular that means to the canine’s dad and mom.

Harry & Meghan’s Dogs

By now, all about Pula, the black Lab who joined the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s household in 2018 (and whose identify was not purported to imply penis.) The couple additionally has one other canine, a rescue Beagle named Guy.


Markle has at all times been a canine particular person since earlier than her relationship with Prince Harry. And in fact, Harry is from the royal household well-known for his or her a number of Corgis.

Unlike the Queen’s Corgis and the Duchess of Cornwall’s terriers, Guy and Pula are within the public eye a bit much less typically. There was that one time in 2020 when Pula made it into the background of her dad and mom’ TIME 100 video message, although.


Of course, Harry and Meghan even have two human kids, Archie and Lilibet, however we are likely to concentrate on the canine right here.

H/T: Daily Star
Featured Image: Instagram

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