Pumpkin was an affectionate nickname in my family, so I chose it as the name for my 1st Border Collie.
I love the word Pumpkin-how it fills my mouth and suggests the shape of the fruit.
Yes, a pumpkin is a fruit- actually a berry. It is a member of the Cucurbitaceae family, along with melons and cucumbers. The rule of thumb to tell fruit from vegetables is that: if it has seeds, it is a fruit, no seeds, it’s a vegetable.
Lately, I have found a new, black, love object named Baby Bear. He is enjoying every bit of autumn in Vermont, especially the pumpkins!