So, pick up a pen and a notepad and make a note of any names that strike your fancy. Remember to pay extra close attention to name meanings, so that you are able to make an informed decision. You don't want to misname your new buddy! And finally, jot down both male and female names to be safe, unless you already adopted the dog, of course!
Congo Dog Names in Pop Culture
In it, Skeeter, a 14-year-old orphan finds a dog out in the Mississippi woods. He has to get the help of some fellow townsfolk to track and find her, but when they do, they are quick to name her Lady. And soon, Lady is flushing quail, much to Skeeter's amazement. Upon seeing this, he is determined to train her as a bird dog, but there are some obstacles to overcome. For instance, Lady's behavior suggests that she is someone else's dog already.
But Skeeter has fallen in love with Lady, not wanting anyone to find out who the dog's owner really is. Because that would mean an end to their adventures, their friendship. No more flushing out quail or bird dog training.
Putting it out of sight and mind, Skeeter takes Lady out for another adventure one day and quickly realizes Lady has a dark side: she chases and kills a water rat. This goes against what Skeeter ideally wants a dog to do, and he's young and impressionable, so this is a horrific moment for the poor kid. But alas, months go by and Lady's owner is nowhere to be found, so Skeeter focuses on dog training. And soon, Lady is a proper bird dog, detecting quail from fifty yards away.
But the fame is short-lived. Soon, it's heard that a salesman from out of Alabama lost a Basenji (a dog breed originating from the Congo, which just so happens to be a spot-on description of Lady). And Skeeter, being a well-behaved boy and all, can't keep her. He decides to be honorable, and let the salesman know. He even puts her in a cage and adjusts her onto the salesman's truck.
So in the end, Skeeter and Lady don't stay together. They are but moments in time that were shared together, before floating apart. But at least Skeeter gained friendship and companionship for months, and Lady got properly trained as a bird dog in the end. Both sides won something, even if they had to part ways.
Congo Dog Name Considerations
For starters, write down everything you already know about the dog. Things like breed, age, gender, appearance, favorite toys, games and hobbies. Maybe your dog is super clingy, or moody. Maybe "independent" is more of an appropriate word. Whatever the case, this is mainly for people who already have the dog.
For people adopting from a shelter, it's critical to write down any sources of inspiration. In this case, you're looking at names from the Congo, so surely, you're interested in foreign names that remind you of your heritage, or the dog's heritage, for that matter. Maybe the Congo is a place you visited before, and it holds a special place in your heart. Perhaps there are other places you love just as much?
Finally, remember to make a sizable list of inspirational sources and names you truly like, complete with meanings. Once it's time, you can cross out whatever doesn't make the cut. Cross out what doesn't feel just right. You'll know you've found the name when you get excited, no worries!