“There’s something rotten in the state of Denmark”, says one of the most famous lines from a Shakespeare’s play Hamlet. However, while something may have been rotting in Shakespeare’s times, nowadays the situation is much different! Not only is Denmark not rotten, it is considered to be one of the best places to live in the world! The quality of life in Denmark is at its peak, and the country cannot be more interesting to tourists and travelers alike, so choosing this northern European country as your inspiration when naming your dog can only bring them happiness and joy that Danish people feel every day!
Danish Dog Names in Pop Culture
Grace Kelly, Grace Jones, and now Grace, the royal dog! The three most important Graces that ever graced this Earth are here and here to stay. The new addition to the Danish royal family is incredibly cute. So cute in fact, that major news portals, blogs, and other media have decided to welcome the little girl into the family with fanfare and media buzz. Little Grace, the cute furry friend to Princess Mary of Denmark has taken the hears of Danish people and the whole Internet in a whim!
Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary have adopted the lovely little Grace and welcomed her to Gråsten Palace in July of 2017. Prince Frederik’s and Princess Mary’s children Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, and the twins Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine were over the moon about the latest member of their royal family and they are surely enjoying little Grace’s cuteness and playfulness. Even the Danish Royal Palace posted about the little doggo on their official Instagram page. They raved about the adorable Border Collie and compared her to the previous royal dog, Ziggy.
When Ziggy passed away, the family was devastated, as he was by their side for twelve years. Ziggy was a wedding gift to Princess Mary and Prince Frederik, so he did hold a special place in their heart. So, when he died, they were in mourning for a while, and decided it was time to move on and give a home to another dog in need, the lovely little Grace. Her cute face and her playful nature filled the hole that Ziggy’s passing left, and helped the family cope with their loss a bit easier.
Grace’s light blue eyes, her adorable face, and her big smile have made everyone in the royal castle happy, not only because of her as a person (well, a dog), but also because she is related to their beloved Ziggy. And this story of lovely Grace is a heartwarming one. We have all lost a pet we loved and cared for so much. We all had a furry member of the family who was with us for decades. We all felt the pain of losing them and the crushing realization that they are gone. But in those times, we need to remember one thing, if we made their lives better, if they were happy, if they loved us back, that is the only thing we can ask for. And we should welcome a new pet into our families and provide love and shelter for them.
Danish Dog Name Considerations
If your heart has melted over the story of little Grace, the royal dog, then you are ready to start thinking about the perfect moniker for your new pup. They deserve a great name that they will carry with pride throughout their lives, and Danish names are just that, powerful, elegant, and most of all, cool. So, if you too are a proud owner of a Border Collie, you can name them Grace, just like the Danish royal family did. Or perhaps you lean more towards Frederik, after the Danish Crown Prince. Perhaps Mary works better? Or you can name your pup after one of their children: Christian, Isabella, Vincent, or Josephine. All great names that carry grace and elegance!
However, if you are more into pop culture, you can name your new pup after a famous actor from Denmark? The name Viggo is a great one, after the legendary Viggo Mortensen who played Aragorn in Lord of the Rings. Or perhaps Mads, after Mads Mikkelsen, a famous actor known for his role as Dr. Hannibal Lecter in the hit TV show Hannibal. Maybe Nikolaj, after Nikolaj Coster-Waldau sounds perfect for you, and he is also famous for his iconic role as Jaime Lannister in Game of Thrones. The options are endless, as Denmark is full of talented people whom you can take as inspiration.