Bridge to Terabithia Dog Names

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Introduction

Competition can make competitors friends or enemies. Such is the relationship between Bridge to Terabithia's main characters, Jess and Leslie. Jess Aarons is an outcast among his peers as well as most of his family. His only real friend for most of his childhood is his younger sister, May Belle. Jess likes solitary activities - drawing and running. Just as he enters the fifth grade, Jess commits to a goal of being the quickest runner in his class. However, a new girl in Jess's class, Leslie, gives him quite a run for his goal. Like Jess, Leslie is a lonely person, and, even though Leslie is competition regarding running, she and Jess become fast friends. Together, they dream up a land where the two of them rule a kingdom of their own, Terabithia.

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Bridge to Terabithia Dog Name Considerations

What kind of dog would benefit from having a name inspired by the Bridge to Terabithia novel and accompanying film? First, in the novel, Jesse is gifted a dog he nicknames P.T. (which stands for Prince Terrien). Although we are not told for certain exactly P.T.'s lineage, in the film, Prince Terrien is portrayed by a Havanese. This would make the Havanese particularly suited for a Bridge to Terabithia-inspired name. 

One of the character traits that Jess and Leslie both share deals with their love for running. Although many dog breeds enjoy running and playing, there are some dogs just built for speed. The Greyhound, the Italian Greyhound, and the Whippet all come to mind when considering dogs capable of great speed. 

Most dog breeds like to pursue game - any game. Sometimes this game is a tennis ball or a bone thrown by their owner. Other times this game is literal small game such as birds or squirrels. It might even be larger game such as a deer or wild turkey. Sporting dogs, as grouped by the AKC, include Cocker Spaniels, German Wirehaired Pointers, and the Wirehaired Pointing Griffon. Not only will these dogs shine with a unique, Bridge to Terabithia-inspired name, but they embody the main characters' love for running. 

Male Bridge to Terabithia Dog Names

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Prince
Jesse's dog, Prince Terrier, was nicknamed P.T.
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Jesse
Lead character in the novel and film
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Josh
Josh Hutcherson plays the part of Jesse in the 2007 film
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Jack
Jesse's father; this is fitting name for a Jack Russell Terrier
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Robert
Robert Patrick played the part of Jesse's father in the film
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Billy
Bill Burke is Leslie's father in the novel and film
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Latham
Latham Gaines plays the part of Bill Burke in the 2007 film
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Cameron
Cameron Wakefield plays the part of Scott Hoager in the film
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Scottie
Scott is one of Jesse and Leslie's classmates; this is a great name for a Scottish Terrier
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Jamie
James Gaylyn plays the part of Principal Turner in the 2007 film
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Turner
The principal of Jesse and Leslie's school is named "Turner"
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Ian
Ian is a great name for an Irish Springer Spaniel
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Kenny
The bus driver in the 2007 film
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Phil
Phil Grieve plays the part of Kenny the bus driver
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Davey
David Patterson is one of the screenwriters of the 2007 film
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Devin
Devin Woods plays a part in the 2007 film
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Elliot
Elliot Lawless plays the part of Gary Fulcher in the 2007 film
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Gary
Gary Fulcher is a primary antagonist
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Brandon
Brandon Cook plays the part of a first grade classmate of Jesse
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Tyler
Tyler Atfield plays the part of an eighth grade classmate of Jess and Leslie
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Hudson
Hudson is a great name for a regal dog
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Willard
Leslie's love interest in the novel and film
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Fernando
Fernando is a great name for a Chihuahua
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Aaron
Aaron Beard played as an extra at the art gallery
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Luke
Luke Burnyeat plays the part of a classmate of Jesse and Leslie
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Wilson
Dwight Wilson is a P.E. teacher
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Tim
Tim Coddington is a co-producer of the 2007 film
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Alex
Alex Schwartz is an executive producer of the 2007 film
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Roger
Roger Guise is an art director for the 2007 film
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Vinnie
Vinnie Ashton was a hairstylist for the 2007 film

Female Bridge to Terabithia Dog Names

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Leslie
The female protagonist of the film and novel
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Katherine
Katherine Paterson wrote the original novel
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Annie
A play on the name of AnnaSophia Robb who played Leslie
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Sophia
This is a great name for a miniature, elegant pup
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Zooey
Zooey Deschanel plays the part of Ms. Edmunds in the 2007 film
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Bailee
Bailee Madison plays the part of May Belle Aarons, Jesse's sister
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May Belle
Jesse's little sister and best friend in the novel
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Kate
Kate Butler plays the part of Mary Aarons
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Mary
Mary Aarons is Jesse and May Belle's mother
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Brenda
Brenda Aarons is Jesse's oldest sister
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Emma
Emma Fenton played the part of Jesse's sister, Ellie
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Ellie
Jesse's sister, a great name for a hunting companion
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Gracie
Grace Brannigan played the part of Joyce Aarons
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Joyce
Joyce Aarons is another of Jesse's sisters
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Judy
Judy McIntosh plays the part of Judy Burke, Leslie's mother
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Patricia
Patricia Aldersley plays the part of Grandma Burke
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Lauren
Lauren Clinton plays the part of Janice Avery
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Janice
Janice Avery is one of the main protagonists in the novel
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Belle
Isabelle Kircher plays the part of Carla in the 2007 film
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Carla
Carla is a classmate of Jess and Leslie
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Carly
Carly Owen plays the part of Madison in the film
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Jenny
Jen Wolfe plays the part of Mrs. Myers in the film
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Maisy
Maisy McLeod-Riera plays the part of a first grade classmate of Jesse's
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Mikaila
Mikaila Baumel lends her voice to the 2007 film
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Shelby
Shelby Young lends her voice to the Ellie Aarons character
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Lizzie
Liz Mullane was in charge of casting the 2007 film
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Jackie
A great name for a female Jack Russell Terrier
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Barbara
Barbara Darragh was a costume designer in the film
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Anita
Anita Aggrey is a stylist and makeup artist for the 2007 film
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Amelia
Amelia Owen worked as a stylist on the 2007 film

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