Picking a name for a new canine companion is an exciting prospect, but it can also be challenging. New pet owners have many different methods for choosing their pet names, from a straightforward “He looks like a Joe,” to days and even weeks pouring over lists for the perfect name. Some new pet owners may settle on a name starting with the letters "d" and "o" to honor a pet that went before them while others may be trying to match a current pet or other family member. If you are still in the scouring phase or if you have narrowed your choices down to names that start with "Do", this list should provide some inspiration.
Dog Names Starting with 'Do' in Pop Culture
There are many examples of names that start with the letters "d" and "o" in popular culture. Dougal, the tawny mastiff in the book, “Little Lord Fauntleroy” is an older example of this type of name, while Doc, the dog that originally belonged to Meredith Grey in the popular television drama "Grey’s Anatomy", but was later adopted by the characters Addison Forbes Montgomery and Derek Shepherd, is a much more recent example. Names that start with "Do" are also quite commonplace in animated TV shows and movies as well. "Oswald the Lucky Rabbit" had a Dachshund named Doxie back in the 1930's, the street-smart Jack Russell Terrier in "Oliver & Company" goes by the moniker Dodger, and Dougal the animated dog was a key character in the stop-motion animation children’s television show “The Magic Roundabout” between 1964 and 1971. A movie by the same name was released in England in 2005, and then in America in 2006 under the name of "Doogal". The movie centers on the character of Dougal and the adventures he shares with his friends Zebedee the jack-in-the-box, Brian the snail, Ermintrude the cow, and Dylan the rabbit, but unfortunately did not gain support from either viewers or critics.Another dog with a name starting with the letters "d" and "o" that became famous, or more accurately, infamous, was an Airedale in 1921 named Dormie, who was accused of murdering fourteen cats. While most dogs would end up euthanized or in the pound for this type of offense Dormie somehow found himself in a San Fransisco courtroom, with a lawyer, trying his case in front of a jury of his peers. The owner of the wayward terrier was Eaton McMillan, a well-to-do car salesman, and when the owner of one of the cats who had been dispatched by the animal insisted that the dog be put down, McMillan balked, bringing the case to the attention of the California Justice System. The court case was a spectacle, with several dogs from their neighborhood being paraded through the courtroom to prove the accuser’s ability to recognize the specific dog and the defense even called another Airedale Terrier, Rowdy, to the stand due to his close relationship to a Persian cat named Mary Ann. Rowdy was brought to the stand to be questioned as a character witness during the trial to show that Airedales do not have an instinctive grudge against cats. Although the fact that only Dormie was escorted by a police officer, caused the accuser’s identification of him to be moot, Dormie was eventually cleared of charges due to the fact that his dog license was up-to-date, at the time giving the dog freedom to roam the neighborhood, whereas unlicensed animals such as a cats did not have that freedom.
Dog Names that Start with 'Do' Considerations
Choosing a new name for our pets may be exciting, but it can also be a very important decision. While your dog is unlikely to take offense at the meaning of their name, they will bond more easily and be better able to follow commands if they are able to clearly understand their name. It is important that the name can be clearly pronounced by all members of the household that will be working with the canine and it is often a good idea to start with a name to which the dog naturally responds. Names starting with "Do" can be a good choice as the hard consonant sound at the beginning is one that many dogs will respond easily. If you already have another pet whose name also starts with "Do" it is generally advised to pick something with a very different ending sound to make it clearer for both canines. The options available for names that start with do are quite varied, and there are names that can fit many dogs and many situations. Some people choose to narrow it down by the dog’s physical character traits, like Donovan for a little brown dog, Dove for a white one, or even Donar for a dog with a big, deep bark, while others may choose names based instead on the relationship you have with your dog, choosing names like Dovid, Dolce, or even Dogbert.