Though I think Rowdy is a really good boxer name, I think Wiskey is much better in this case. It has a definit meaning to you and your hubby. And every time you say his name while your DH is away it will remind you of him
And I don't think its inappropriate at all.
I have been in your shoes. Nala was my pup during those time
What a great stress reliever just when I needed it most. Not to mention a nice warm cuddle bug in the night
Nala: born 2/20/07, flashy fawn female, docked and floppy, our princess
Reo: born 3/26/09, adopted 2/11, flashy fawn male, docked and cropped
Smokey: born 1999, long hair black female kitty