For parents inspired by the remarkable ‘tail' of the Russian space dog Laika, consider naming your child in her honor. Laika, written as Лайка in Russian, means "barker," originating from the Russian verb layat (лаять), "to bark." Laika was the Soviet space dog who rose from the Moscow streets to outer space, proving that anyone can achieve greatness no matter where they come from. As the first living creature to be launched into Earth’s orbit aboard Sputnik 2 in 1957, Laika has left a legacy that will inspire your little one to shoot for the stars and beyond!

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from 2003
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