Fans know that there is much more to Buffy the Vampire Slayer than a girl who kicks vampire butt. Many would be honored to name their pet based on inspiration from this popular TV show. Choosing a name for your dog is important so why not name your pet based on your favorite hero or villain from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer? The series is culturally rich and discusses many life issues from friendships to substance misuse as well as fighting against the fiercest evil. Whether you feel inspired by the courageous Spike, the despicable Angelus, or calm, kind Tara, you will certainly find the perfect name for your lovable companion.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Dog Names in Pop Culture
Buffy the Vampire Slayer was originally a movie. It is a 1992 horror film in which a girl is approached by a strange man called Merrick, who tells her she is a vampire slayer and requires training. The popular princess rejects this, but is left with little choice when vampires start to hunt her down - it's fight or die. Due to having the weight of the world on her shoulders, she changes by embracing the responsibilities of the slayer. This means that she loses her friends, her boyfriend, and her popularity. People don’t seem to get the strong-willed and powerful Buffy whose most important thing in life is to save humanity, rather than shopping. This symbolic movie inspired a popular culture TV series in 1997 that saw actress Sarah Michelle Gellar cast as the formidable Buffy, moving to a new school in Sunnydale. Unfortunately for her, the vampires have followed her so the battle continues. The show ran for 7 seasons and covered many life and social issues like substance misuse, friendships, relationships and gang culture.
There is a lot of inspiration to be taken from the series, because there are many characters that range from heroes, victims and villains, but inspiration can also be taken for the other creatures that appear or charms that are used in the series. Sarah Michelle Gellar is the iconic Buffy character for any fan, and as well as being an amazing celebrity that has appeared as Daphne in the Scooby Doo movies (2002-2004), as well as appearing in movies like I know what you did last Summer (1997) and Cruel Intentions (1999).
Sources suggest that Sarah Michelle Gellar is an avid dog lover. This lovable actress who played our brave, fearless, yet cute and well-humored, vampire slayer, has inspired today’s spotlight dog as she owns a beautiful Bernese Mountain Dog named Bella. The name Bella is from the name Isabella, and means beautiful. The name Bella was also listed as the most popular female dog name in 2016 by the American Kennel Club. The Bernese Mountain Dog is intelligent and gentle, as well as being extremely strong. This black beauty, is uniquely colored with white and tan over the eyes, muzzle and chest, and has tan-colored paws. This breed was originally used to pull carts or guard livestock, but their calm and good-natured temperament means that they make excellent family pets. The American Kennel Club have also indicated that this is the 27th most popular breed in America – a popular dog for our favorite vampire slayer!
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Dog Name Considerations
Choosing a name for our dog is symbolic because it signifies something that means something to us. A lot of people choose their dog's name based on temperament, size or color, but there are still many names to choose from. When we watch heroes or even villains on our television, we involve ourselves in the show. We are made to feel like we know those characters personally and that’s why using a specific theme to help us narrow down the search for the right dog name can be beneficial. If we have a Maltese or Bichon breed, who is brave and bold, yet a bit of a princess, we might choose Buffy, because we our dog might have certain traits that remind us of this bold and beautiful character. Maybe we have a lovable, red-haired little lady who reminds us of Willow, or a brave and feisty pooch like Spike. A breed resembling a wolf, like a ShIba Inu or Siberian Husky might remind us of Oz, or Veruca, the werewolves in the series. This guide suggests the best Buffy the Vampire Slayer inspired names from the TV show and movie. Write a few names down that you prefer and then choose a forever name that best suits your new companion.