If you have been made an offer you cannot refuse, an offer of becoming a new dog owner, then it is time to search for a name. Are you a fan of the silver screen? Whether an admirer of the current hits in the industry or the vintage favorites, a true movie aficionado will not pass on the chance to have the name of one of the legendary actors as the name of their dog. Plus, dogs with human names are the best, are they not? Time to visit the cinema and see whose star shines the brightest this week, or keep it classic with some of the Old Hollywood glam!
Actor Inspired Dog Names in Pop Culture
Sharing the name with a famous actor Bradley Cooper is not the only cool thing about the star of the day – Cooper the Hound! Yes, Bradley might be super handsome and universally liked, but Cooper is one of the most lovable characters to ever grace the TV screen. The cute Bloodhound with long brown ears is one of the star characters in a 1981 Disney feature film The Fox and the Hound one of the, to this day, most emotional and heartwarming movies Disney studios has ever released.
Inspired by Daniel P. Mannix’s novel of the same name, movie-Cooper is an inquisitive puppy with a knack for exploration. Many a time he wanders around, following known and unknown scents and other clues, trying to find something interesting. One of his expeditions leads him straight to Tod, an adorable fox who immediately becomes his friend, despite the fact that foxes and dogs should be natural enemies. Since his owner is a hunter, Cooper must keep this friendship a secret, often running off to play with his new best friend. When he ends up tied to his little dog house, Tod comes over to play, not realizing that Chief, the older and more serious dog in charge of looking after Cooper, might wake up and alert the owners. Amos the owner does wake up, and shoots after Tod who managed to escape by the skin of his teeth!
Fast forward to the future when both Cooper and Tod are grown up, on one of the hunting trips their paths cross again. Cooper must track Tod’s scent, however, since he does not want his friend to die, he purposely lets him run away to a safe distance. In an emotional whirlwind of events, Cooper and Amos end up facing a huge grizzly bear! Amos gets caught in his own trap while Cooper tries to attack the enemy and defend Amos. Tod hears Cooper’s screams and runs back to help his friend, getting hurt badly in the process. Once the bear runs off, Cooper stands between Tod and the gun, defending his friend and returning the favor. They share an emotional goodbye, each going their own separate ways but both with little smiles on their faces – a true testament to their undying friendship!
Cooper shares his name with another big star – Gary Cooper, an Oscar winning actor from the golden days of Hollywood, and it is also an old English last name.
Actor Inspired Dog Names Considerations
Are you a proud owner of an adorable Yorkie? Legendary actress Audrey Hepburn used to own a cute Yorkie too, so you can pay an homage to her by naming your new pup – Audrey! Perhaps your doggo has prominent eyes (maybe a Pug or a French Bulldog)? If so, why not name them Fraser, after wide-eyed actor Brendan Fraser? For owners of energetic and funny dogs, a name such as Scott, after Sean William Scott who played Steve Stiffler in the American Pie movies, could be perfect!
An English Cocker Spaniel with long blonde ears might resemble one of a beloved Friends character Phoebe, so naming them Lisa, after Lisa Kudrow (who plays Phoebe) is just fitting! Speaking of Friends, a puppy who is always hungry and perhaps white can be named Blanc, after the actor Matt LeBlanc, who plays Joey. Danny, after Danny De Vito, can be a perfect name for an adorable short doggy, and a tall, dark, and handsome pup will be the talk of the town with the name Jackman, after an undeniably good looking and talented Australian actor Hugh Jackman. A ginger lady with the name Christina will remind everyone of a favorite redhead, Christina Hendrix, so, get creative!