Stevie Nicks shares how she decided on the perfect name for her dog

Stevie Nicks is one of the biggest names in rock ‘n’ roll, infusing his lyrics with his love for all things wizarding. This love of witchcraft also extends to her daily life. The singer is passionate about nature and animals. When it came time to name one of her beloved dogs, Nicks relied on her more dramatic instincts to choose the perfect name.

Is Stevie Nicks a witch?

While Nicks has repeatedly said she’s not a witch, the world continues to believe the Fleetwood Mac star practices witchcraft. Ever since she rose to fame in 1975, people have insisted on classifying Nicks as a witch.

This is largely due to Nicks passion for the occult and mysticism. She imbued her words with this love. One of her hits, “Rhiannon”, tells the story of a Welsh witch. Songs like “Dreams”, “Bella Donna” and “Sisters Of The Moon” also follow a wizarding theme.

The rock star has denied all claims that she is a practitioner of the dark arts. In a 1983 interview, Nicks attributed it all to a simple love of the Gothic aesthetic.

“I don’t believe in witchcraft at all as a natural philosophy,” she pointed out, according to AND online. “I just think it’s fun. And I like black clothes and I like moons and stars and Merlin and Mickey Mouse hats. But no, I don’t believe in that aspect at all.

How Stevie Nicks came up with the perfect name for dog Lily

Stevie Nicks with her dog in 1974 | Late Costello/Redferns

Nicks may not be a witch. But she relied on some of her more mystical instincts to come up with a name for her Chinese crested dog, Lily. Nicks explained to In the style:

“My dog, Lily, is something else. I started looking for a dog about three and a half years ago, and when I first saw a picture of her online, she looked so cute, like a little tree fairy. I immediately flew to Houston to meet her. Sitting on the floor in the middle of a litter of Chinese Crested puppies, I knew it was her.

The Fleetwood Mac singer continued: “I went through every possible name you could imagine and then I found Lily because it made me think of an old singer or a sophisticated actress. Her personality reminds me of very much that of Marilyn Monroe.

Nicks even claims that Lily shares some of her “quirks,” ranging from being dramatic to needing time for herself. The singer even credits the dog for saving her life after her grief at losing her longtime four-legged companion, Sulamith.

Why Stevie Nicks’ Dog Sulamith Freaked Out [her] first of all

Nicks named Sulamith after one of his favorite artists: German artist Sulamith Wülfing, famous for painting mystical scenes and figures.

While Nicks and Sulamith shared a deep bond, the singer admitted that the dog’s appearance scared her at first. When she first saw Sulamith in the late 90s, Nicks said she thought the dog was deathly ill or had a serious medical condition.

“I completely freaked out!” Nicks explained. At the time, she was unaware that Sulamith was among the Chinese Hairless Crested. This meant that the dog had large patches of long hair surrounding the bald areas.

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