Alternative Rock Music Dog Names in Pop Culture
One popular TV dog that did not shy away from the spotlight is the Jack Russell Terrier simply known as "Eddie" on the hit television show Frasier. Frasier was a spin-off of the wildly popular series Cheers. The spin-off followed the life of Dr. Frasier Crane, who moved to his hometown of Seattle after a messy divorce. Frasier soon found that his father, a retired policeman, needed round-the-clock care, and, after speaking with his brother, Frasier agreed to move his father into his apartment. However, part of the package was a ratty old recliner (a favorite item of Martin, Frasier's dad) and his Jack Russell Terrier named Eddie.
Eddie vexed Frasier from day one. He had a loud, annoying bark and was quite hyper, as Jack Russells tend to be. Eddie could jump quite high, and he had a penchant for getting on Frasier's high-dollar couches. However, the most annoying, yet hilarious thing that Eddie did was to stare indefinitely at Frasier. Food need not be handy; Eddie wasn't begging for table scraps. He simply sat and stared at Frasier. Eddie was highly intelligent, much like other Jack Russell Terriers. He would respond to commands and would perform tricks on occasion, but only if Martin gave the command. He could recognize certain words, even if an individual spelled them out (B-A-T-H is one example). Once Daphne Moon moved into the apartment as Martin's physical therapist, Eddie grew fond of her. He would obey Daphne seldom, however. At one point during the show's run, Eddie escaped Frasier's apartment and fathered a litter of puppies. Again, Frasier prepared to take Eddie to the vet - a word he understood and did not want any part of - which made for a hilarious episode (Eddie was eventually tricked into going to the vet). Eddie was played by a dog named Moose, and, when Moose retired, his son Enzo played the part of Eddie.
Alternative Rock Music Dog Name Considerations
Alternative rock music is all about doing things in an unconventional way. Dogs who might be a little headstrong, such as any Terrier breed, a Bulldog, or the Chihuahua can successfully depict an alternative rock music name. For instance, David Bowie created the Ziggy Stardust character for a concept album. He was about twenty years ahead of the alternative rock movement, but many bands cite Bowie as an influence. Therefore, Ziggy might be a good name for a Yorkie or a Boston Terrier.
Many of the musicians of the 1990s, the height of the alternative rock music era, dealt with a desire to play music without the fame and fortune of Hollywood. Kurt Cobain and Eddie Vedder are two prime examples of this phenomena. Kurt would be a great name for a Chihuahua as they are often a "one-person" dog, and they do not welcome relationships with other people. Of course, a name such as "Beast" would be fitting of a large, muscular dog such as the Pit Bull or Rottweiler. This nod to the Beastie Boys could also refer to a pup with a rowdy personality.
Again, alternative rock music dog names fit almost any breed and are at the discretion of the owner. However, these original names can say something about your pup's personality as well as your own personal favorite music.