I have two dogs, both are Maltese. My older Maltese is named Princess Shalimar III. She is 11 years old and is my service dog. She has been with me for her entire life and I depend on her daily for my disability.
I named her Princess Shalimar because I liked the name. She was NOT named after the perfume. When I named her, I didn't even know about the perfume.
My other Maltese is 8 months old. Her name is Pandora Hope. She is a service dog in training. She is being trained to take the place of Princess when she retires. It takes 1 1/2 to 2 years to train a service dog and by the time she is done with her training, Princess will be ready to take her well-deserved rest and just be my loving pet.
Pandora was so named because I'm Wiccan and I also love the names of the ancient gods and goddesses. Her middle name is Hope because in the legend of Pandora's box, the last thing found at the bottom of the box, after the evils of the world were let out, was "hope." Because of that, they were able to put the evils back in the box.