There are many methods that new pet parents can use when choosing a new name for their pets. Many people will choose a name for their canine companion that honors a previous pet or a close family member, while others may choose one that closely matches the name of a pet that they have already. Some pet parents look for suitable names in favorite pieces of literature, movies, or even favorite songs and singers. For new pet owners who feel like their dog is a lucky magical charm in their life, the names on this list may appeal!
Dog Names Meaning Magical Charm in Pop Culture
When David Fung, a graphic designer, and Yena Kim, a fashion designer for Ralph Lauren, decided to dress their dog Bodhi in menswear as a joke, they had no idea that dressing their dapper Shiba Inu would soon turn into a lucrative full-time job for both of them. When they first started dressing him up in stylish menswear in 2013, Bodhi seemed delighted by the idea. His face brightened up and the pup began striking poses that reminded the couple of the models in the movie Zoolander, and they began posting the images on Facebook, then Tumblr. The timing was perfect. Menswear as a subject was exploding on Tumblr at the time, and the images of the pooch caught the attention of the growing community that surrounded menswear on Tumblr. By the following Monday, even GQ was posting about the discerningly dressed dog, and a star was born. He was dubbed The Menswear Dog, and he gained a huge following, not just on Tumblr, but on Instagram, Twitter, and other popular social media sites.
Yena Kim used her considerable talents to tailor the menswear to her dog’s shape, and several men’s fashion companies began to contact her regarding using Bodhi as a model to exhibit their fashion, starting with Coach and expanding to names like Brooks Brothers, The Tie Bar, American Apparel, and Salvatore Ferragamo. Menswear Dog was in demand, procuring a monthly contract with Purina and becoming the unofficial mascot for the Korean department store Comodo Square. They were approached by Ben Lashes, the manager responsible for book and movie details for the incredibly popular Grumpy Cat, but they weren’t willing to part with their creative control and chose to manage his career path on their own.
Managing their charismatic canine has become a full-time career with an income that runs between $10,000 and $15,000 a month; the pair quit their original positions and delved fully into the phenomenon that their dog had become. They created a coffee table book entitled Menswear Dog Presents The New Classics: Fresh Looks for the Modern Man, in which Bodhi models the best of classic men’s fashion showcasing his unique style that Yena Kim describes as “elevated classics mixed with vintage and some hype street items.” As of Fall 2018, the career or the Menswear dog is still going strong. He was recently featured in a spread from Pacific Rim Life, where he modeled several outfits, including a doggie-sized Fairmont Hotel bathrobe.
Dog Name Meaning Magical Charm Considerations
There are several ways to choose an appropriate name for a new canine companion from a list of magical charms and symbols. The appearance of the dog may lend itself to certain names, a small brown or copper colored dog may be given names like Acorn or Penny, while a dog that has many different colors in their coat may find a name like Pysanka to be more fitting. The dog’s breed or origin may also lead you in the right direction giving names like Clover or Bell to an Irish Terrier or a Kerry Beagle, while names like Qilin, Jin Chan, or Origami may be more appropriate for Asian dogs like the Japanese Chin or the Korean Jindo. Your own interests and aims may also influence your decision; actors and actresses may choose a name like Jasper, a particularly beneficial stone for their profession, and an entomologist may be more likely to choose a name like Ladybug or Scarab to honor their field of study. For those who are naming a pair of dogs, there is even the option of naming them after a pair of good luck dolls that were given to soldiers during World War I, Nenette (or Nanette) and Rintintin.