Fellow reader, you who loses yourself between the pages, you who soaks up the words, syntagmas, phrases, and sentences, you who gets immersed in the paragraphs, and who churns out novels, you, yes, you are now a richer person. Not only do you have all the beauty of the world at your fingertips each time you pick up a good old classic novel, you also have all the love in the world right there at your disposal. The undying, omnipresent love of your new dog. And such love must be rewarded by a proper, glorious, meaningful name – a name inspired by one of many classic novels and their characters.
Classic Novel Inspired Dog Names in Pop Culture
Who here hasn’t heard of the legendary White Fang? The main protagonist of Jack London’s famous novel White Fang has found its way to almost everyone, children, teenagers, and adults. Chances are you had to read this book during your school years, and the chances are even higher of you reading this novel for pleasure, well into your adult years. The legendary literary piece tells a tale of a wild wolfdog aptly named White Fang who goes through thick and thin, on his way to domestication. What is special about this novel is that most of it was written from the dog’s point of view, something authors seldom do.
Ever since his birth, White Fang had a hard life. His father was killed by a lynx, and his mother tried her best to keep her baby alive, suffering tremendous injuries along the way. The two of them end up in a Native American camp, where White Fang is alienated by other dogs, due to being a wolf dog, and therefore deemed untrustworthy. Since the dogs never accepted him, White Fang grew up to be resentful, a lone wolf, and the one who fights to death. During the famine, White Fang is separated from his mother, and after spending some time in the wilderness, realizes how hard it actually is to survive. At one point he reunites with his mother, only to be chased away because she has a new litter now.
All this time, various humans attempted to domesticate White Fang, but not with much success. Then, one day, after suffering terrible injuries inflicted by a Bulldog Cherokee, a gold hunter named Weedon Scott buys White Fang, saving him from certain death. Having been a fighting dog prior to this, White Fang has a hard time adjusting to domestic life, however, after a long time, a lot of effort, and incredible amounts of love, Weedon Scott manages to domesticate our protagonist, who later even has his own little family – six adorable puppies with a beautiful Collie!
White Fang is an important novel that tells many stories and offers many underlying themes. One of them would be a theme of progression. Just like White Fang progresses from a wild wolf dog to a domesticated creature, the human kind has progressed from the stone ages to the era of civilization. Another theme to be explored is the theme of individuality and freedom, and one can definitely see how the society suffocates individualism, and tries to make conformity the norm.
Classic Novel Inspired Dog Name Considerations
Inspired by White Fang, and especially if you are a proud owner and best friend of a Bulldog, giving them a name such as Cherokee is a great way to honor this amazing novel. If, however, you would like to pay tribute to the fantastic author who made White Fang come to life, name your dog Jack, after Jack London. You get bonus points if your adorable doggo is a Jack Russell Terrier! Speaking of the famous author, another cool name for your dog can be simply – London! Effective, interesting, and just elusive enough to make your friends at the dog park wonder if you were thinking about the city of the writer when you were naming your pup. Talk about a conversation starter!
For all those noble souls who decide to adopt a dog that might not be “perfect” physically, for example if your poopoo is missing an eye, honor White Fang’s father by naming them One-Eye. Of course, there is nothing wrong with a dog without one eye, as all dogs are beautiful, perfect, and deserve all the love just the way they are. If, however, your pup is a gorgeous lady with a strong attitude, try naming her Kiche, after White Fang’s mother.