Beastly is a 2011 romantic fantasy film and a loose adaptation of the 2007 novel of the same name by Alex Flinn. Set in present-day New York City, film’s premise is a modern retelling of the famous fairytale Beauty and the Beast. It stars Alex Pettyfer, Mary-Kate Olsen and Vanessa Hudgens in the lead roles. Pettyfer plays the role of Kyle Kingson, a vain and cocky young man who likes to bully people for their appearance. When he bullies his schoolmate Kendra (played by Olsen), who is revealed to be a witch, she turns him into a hideous-looking man and the only way to break the spell is to get someone to fall in love with him.
Beastly Inspired Dog Names in Pop Culture
In both the novel and film versions, the main protagonist in Beastly is a vain and arrogant student named Kyle, the son of a famous news anchor. In the 2011 film version, Kyle turns into a hairless and scarred “ugly” version of himself after being cursed by Kendra, a witch who is constantly bullied by him. He also has tattoos all over his body, including a tree that shows the remaining time he has to get getting someone to fall in love with him in order to reverse the curse. Unable to deal with his son’s transformation, his father Rob sends him to live in a private home with his housemaid Zola and a blind tutor named Will.
During his isolation, he encounters and becomes infatuated with a former classmate named Lindy Taylor. When he finds out that her father is in trouble with some drug dealers, Kyle offers to take Lindy into his home and keep her safe. Here, the two start to develop a relationship. Kyle also realizes how mean he has been in the past and works on becoming a kinder person because of Lindy. Eventually, the two fall in love and the curse on Kyle is reversed.
Kyle also refers to another famous film character – Kyle Gru from the Despicable Me film series. He is the pet dog owned by the Gru family, consisting of Felonious Gru and his three adopted daughters. Later on, he was given to Agnes. He is a monstrous blue creature that can be hard to control. Referred to as a dog, even though he looks nothing like one, Kyle was initially ferocious and aggressive. Despite this tough behavior, however, he gets easily scared by Gru and the girls.
In the first film, Kyle is seen sleeping on the alligator couch just as Gru arrives home. He then pushes his dog aside, which starts a fight between the two. It is interrupted by the arrival of Dr. Nefario, who informs Gru about the theft of the Pyramid. Later on, when Gru adopts the three girls and brings them to his home, they encounter Kyle. He acts like his usual, aggressive self but the girls, particularly Agnes, do not find him scary. Agnes even calls him a “fluffy doggy”, much to Kyle’s dismay. Towards the end of Despicable Me, after the three girls are saved by Gru, Kyle starts to warm up to them. Agnes becomes his new owner and, in return, acts as a loyal pet to her. Kyle also appears in the sequel Despicable Me 2, and the spinoff film Minions.
Beastly Inspired Dog Name Considerations
Whether you are giving a puppy a name for the first time or renaming a dog that you recently rescued or adopted, you want to make sure that you pick out the most appropriate name. This refers to a name that is not only special but one that you enjoy saying over and over and that your dog will happily answer to. While it may seem difficult to find the “perfect” name, it is possible as long as you take some key elements into account.
One of the things you have to focus on when brainstorming for a name is how easily your dog can comprehend it. As cool or impressive as a name’s meaning may be, your pooch won’t be able to appreciate the origin of the name. They will, however, remember how it sounds like to their ears. As a rule of thumb, the best dog names are those no longer than two syllables. This benefits both you and your dog because it is easier for your dog to remember and easier for you to say repeatedly.
The names of the people in your home should also be considered when picking a name for your new pooch. If you have other pets at home or live with other people, it is best to avoid similar-sounding names to prevent any confusion. For instance, if you have a cat named “Lucky”, you might want to stay away from rhyming names such as “Bucky” or “Rocky”.