The southernmost of the states in the New England region of the country, Connecticut is often combined with New York and New Jersey into what is known as the Tri-state area. The state gets its name from the Connecticut River, a major river in the country that divides the state nearly in half. The third smallest in land area of the 50 states, Connecticut is the fourth most densely populated. Connecticut has several nicknames to include: the “Constitution State”, the “Nutmeg State”, the “Provisions State” and the “Land of Steady Habits”.
As you search for just the right name for your new pal, the state of Connecticut may be just where to turn to find inspiration. Despite the state’s small size, it has plenty to offer when it comes to naming opportunities.
Connecticut Dog Names in Pop Culture
Albert is a dog from Fairfield, Connecticut, who is well-known on social media. Albert is like most dogs; he loves to run, play with his friends and eat a lot of treats. The Shih-Tzu, who uses a dog wheelchair, is better known, however, then many pups, receiving several hundred pieces of mail a month. A member of the Lawson family, his owner, Jill Lawson explained that it is thought that he was hit by a car as he was found on the side of a road, paralyzed. He was adopted by the Lawson’s at about five years old and since then has been gaining followers, about 100,000 on Instagram. Known as “Albert on Wheels”, fans are treated to a nearly daily picture of him, whether sleeping or exploring.
According to his owners, Albert’s Instagram purpose is to spread the word about rescuing animals, in particular those with handicaps. Albert is proof that regardless of having a disability, a pet with a handicap can be as loving as one without.
Another well-known Connecticut dog is Sergeant Stubby. The pooch, thought to be a Bull Terrier or Boston Terrier, was born around 1916 or 1917 and was found wandering around the Yale University campus in July of 1917, while members of the 102nd Infantry were training. One soldier, Corporal Robert Conroy, became particularly attached to the pooch. When it was time to ship out, he hid Stubby on board the troop ship; as they were getting off the ship in France, he his him under his overcoat to avoid detection. Once Stubby was discovered by Conroy’s commanding officer, Stubby saluted him; as he had learned in camp. The commanding officer allowed him to stay. The pooch was considered the official mascot of the 102nd Infantry Regiment, where he served for 18 months, participating in 17 battles. Stubby was a successful soldier, having saved his regiment from mustard gas attacks, as well as finding and comforting those wounded in battle. He even caught a German soldier and held him by his pants until his soldiers arrived.
Stubby is considered the most decorated war dog of World War I and is the only dog to be nominated for rank and promoted to sergeant through combat. The dog is the subject of an animated film that is scheduled to be released in the spring of 2018.
Connecticut Dog Name Considerations
Many people struggle when seeking just the right name for their new pooch. This makes sense; after all you will be calling the name that you choose many times and for years to come. It is likely that you are looking for a name that not only suits your new friend, but has meaning to you. If you have positive feelings about the state of Connecticut, it may be a place to turn for inspiration as you seek a name that is a match for your canine companion. With a Connecticut-inspired name, you will receive regular reminders of a place that means something to you, each time you call your dog’s name.
You may also consider a Connecticut-inspired name if you dog reminds you of a dog from the state, whether because of his breed, appearance or personality. A name from the Connecticut can also be ideal if your dog seems to enjoy an activity that is popular among the state’s residents.
No matter the reason you are looking to Connecticut of inspiration, you will notice that the state, while small in size, is large in name possibilities. With a little exploration, you may find a name that is just the right match for your new friend.