Dog Names Ending in 'n' in Pop Culture
While baby names ending in "n" seem popular these days, famous dogs in popular culture that end with an "n" are not as common. In Welsh mythology, the famed spectral hounds known as Cwn Annwn are one such group of dogs. These mostly white hounds have red-tipped ears, and while Christian mythology tends to associate these hounds with Hell and therefore, Satan, the true Welsh mythos of these dogs is one of justice, beauty, and everlasting youth. Cwn Annwn may bring death with them during the Wild Hunt, but according to Welsh tradition and myth, death comes for the villain, and the Cwn Annwn represents justice for those the villain has wronged in his life.
The Cwn Annwn is a legendary pack of hounds and well known in various mythologies as Hell Hounds, Gabriel's Hounds, and the Yell Hounds. However, in pop culture, the Cwn Annwn may not hold the title for the most well-known dog name ending in "n." That title must belong to the famed German Shepherd, Rin Tin Tin who's three-part name ends in three "n's."
Rin Tin Tin is the name of the most famous Hollywood dog in movie and film history, though his birth and life were 100 years ago. Rin Tin Tin, nickname Rinty by his owner, Duncan Lee, had a rough start in life. Duncan Lee discovered the five-day-old pup in a bombed-out kennel in Lorraine, France during the Great War, World War One. Duncan, rescued Rin Tin Tin and a female sister pup he named Nanette According to Hollywood legend, Duncan named his dogs after the small French puppets Rintintin and Nanette, which French children gifted to soldiers for good luck. When Duncan set sail from Europe to return home, he was lucky enough to arrange for both of his dogs to come home with him. Unfortunately, Nanette did not survive the journey, leaving Rin Tin Tin the only surviving puppy from his litter. While in Europe, Rin Tin Tin showed great promise in training and intelligence, and when Duncan returned home to Hollywood, he captured the entertainment's eye with his story and his talented dog. Rin Tin Tin quickly rose to fame in silent films and was in 28 feature films during his lifetime. The name, Rin Tin Tin, also continued through the 1950s with the offspring of the famed German Shepherd to the great grand pup Rin Tin Tin IV. Rin Tin Tin help properly introduce the German Shepherd as a great family dog during this time and not the feared war dog some may have associated with the breed when it first came to America.
Dog Names Ending in 'n' Considerations
You will not know for sure what your dog's personality will ultimately become, but you might be able to project or even take an educated guess based on the first few days with your new dog. Some dog owners who want to give their new friend a name ending in "n" may look to nature as well. While many nature-inspired words end in "n" and are color specific, some are just fun and easy to give any dog. Names like Acorn, Thorn, Glen, and Cairn are not color specific. Finally, there are no rules that say you cannot give your dog a "people" name, like Mason, Owen, Lillian, or Lincoln.
Community Dogs with Names Ending in 'n'
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