updated 07/20/2012 AT 2:10 PM ET
•originally published 07/23/2012 AT 6:00 AM ET
Why stick with one when many will do?
“Francis Willoughby is his full name,” Lynch tells PEOPLE, but that’s not the only one he goes by.
“We call him Bannis, I don’t know why. Instead of Francis, I call him Bannis or Ban Ban. Franny, Francisco, Francois We have tons of nicknames for him.”
The multi-monikered puppy joined a big family that includes two other dogs and a cat.
“He’s doing great,” Lynch says, “but my 12-year-old Lhasa Olivia is not too pleased with him. They’re not getting along great, but they’ll be OK.”
“He’s mellowing out already, but he’s sweet and he’s funny.”
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