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Introduction

Many people opt to adopt senior pets who suffer from a variety of health conditions such as blindness. In such circumstances, the name of the animal may not be known and the new owner must pick a name that fits their new buddy. People may want to bestow a moniker on their new pet that honors the many seeing eye dogs around the world and the brave individuals who utilize their services. No matter what category you fall into,  you will have many options when picking a blind dog name.

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Blind Dog Name Considerations

When considering a name for your pooch you should focus on if you will be naming your dog after a famous seeing eye dog or focusing on your old pooch's loss of sight. You may also want to choose a name that denotes sight or some other unique perspective. There are many avenues you can explore when it comes to blind names. 

Research into dogs for the blind first started when a field hospital physician noticed how well behaved and helpful a canine was to a blind soldier under his care. The experience spurred the doctor to start training dogs at a local center to help soldiers who had lost their sight during World War I. 

Wealthy Swedish philanthropist  Mrs. Dorothy Harrison Eustis heard about the physician's center and decided to write about it for a U.S. newspaper. After the article appeared, a blind man contacted Dorothy wondering how he could obtain a seeing-eye dog. She saw a serious need for the animals and decided to dedicate her life to obtaining dogs for the blind. 

Mrs. Eustis met with British dog trainers Muriel Crooke and Rosamund Bond to discuss starting a training facility in Britain and she also started training at her home in Sweden. In 1931, the first seeing eye dogs, Judy, Flash, Folly, and Meta, were trained. Interestingly, public outcry against the dogs was intense. Many people did not think it was acceptable to make the dogs work. However, the ladies continued to push forward with their plans and to educate the public on how great seeing eye dogs could truly become. They displayed the strong and significant bond between the blind person and the dog that developed. Soon, people started to understand the process and it became more accepted by the general public. 

World War II set the training program for the seeing eye dogs behind a bit but it despite the setbacks it continues to grow. By 1956, there were 102 dogs trained to guide the blind. Today, in Britain alone, there are 5,000 seeing eye dogs. The need has also spread around the world and they are common in virtually all countries. 

Male Blind Dog Names

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Aldous
An author who is also blind
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Louis
Louis Braille
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David
New York governor who is also blind
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Andrea
A singer who was blinded in a sports injury
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Wonder
Last name of the singer and songwriter Stevie Wonder
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Stevie
Refers to Stevie Wonder a blind musician
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Charles
Last name of Ray Charles
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Ray
Refers to Ray Charles
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Tiresias
The blind seer
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Sisamai
House of blindness
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Andre
As in Andrea Bocelli
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Kilian
Latin for blind
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Hoder
The blind son of Odin
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Demodocus
A blind barb
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Cedl
Latin for blind
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Cedlio
To be blind
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Celio
A name that refers to being blind
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Dalan
Variant of blind
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Dallin
An Irish name for a blind saint
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Najar
Refers eye sight
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Iksana
Means sight
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Dalon
Refers to being blind
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Daphnis
It refers to being blinded
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Idhash
Means insight
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Frank
After Morris Frank who owned Buddy
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Miles
Miles Hilton-Barber, a climber of British descent
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Allen
The owner of the guide dog Flash
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Meta
One of the first guide dogs
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Folly
One of the original seeing eye dogs
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Flash
One of the first seeing eye dogs

Female Blind Dog Names

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Buddy
First U.S. seeing eye dog
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Helen
After Helen Keller
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Kisses
Buddy's original name
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Judy
One of the first seeing eye dogs in Britain
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Roselle
Guide dog who saved blind owner during 9/11
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Beena
The name means clear sighted
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Cecile
Means dim sighted
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Cecily
Latin for dim sighted
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Cicilia
Refers to a dim sighted individual
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Darishti
Means sight
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Darsana
Not blind but being able to see
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Darshinika
Given the gift of sight
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Drashti
Vision of the eye
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Dristi
Having sight
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Idha
Possessing deep insight and not being blind
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Jessica
Someone with foresight
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Vili
Long sighted
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Zezili
Means blind gray eyes
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Xexilia
American for blindness
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Ima
A play on the word image
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Dorothy
The lady who started The Seeing Eye School
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Silkie
A soft Latin word for blind
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Silka
Latin for blind
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Sheelah
Irish for blind
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Shelagh
Irish for blind
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Morag
Latin for blind
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Jocasta
Shining moon and wife of blind Oedipus
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Cili
Hungarian for blind
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Celia
Latin for blind
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Sarakshi
A girl gifted with sight

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