Our ten-month-old rottie girl was named “Sabrina” and still goes by that name. However, my niece started calling her “Brina Bean” and that has since morphed into, simply, “Bean”.
She is a devoted and loving little girl who is quite fond of any attention she can get.
I thought it was interesting that Bean likes to sidle up to me and push herself up against me, quite forcefully sometimes. I have since read here that that behavior is not uncommon and I take it as I always have, as a sign of genuine affection and trust.
The feeling is more than mutual, I love the Bean!