Dog Names That Start With I in Pop Culture
Sadly, there aren't too many famous dogs with names that start with the letter "I." This is probably because the letter doesn't really lend itself too well with names, compared to letters like "a" or "d." That being said, there is one dog that presents all other dogs with "I" names in a good light. And that dog is found in an older movie.
One of the dogs from the animated film All Dogs Go to Heaven, Itchiford Itchy Dachshund was a charming pup that still managed to stand out despite the fact that the entire film was about dogs. He wasn't even the main character, he was a supporting role, but he stole the show. He wasn't educated, polite or well-spoken, but he was Itchy, and that was enough!
This 1989 musical comedy-drama film competed directly with the famous Little Mermaid and did extremely well in the box office. It didn't have the same success as other films, like An American Tail, but it was still up there. And it was all thanks to the amazing dogs, especially Itchiford Itchy Dachshund. In the film, a German Shepherd named Charlie dies and goes to heaven. More of a close encounter, he gets sent back to earth, where he meets up with Itchy, his best friend. Together, they teach an orphan girl all about what kindness, friendship and love really mean. Something that any dog owner knows all about. Dogs really have a way of teaching us all about love and friendship!
What makes the film great, however, is how even though Charlie is the main character, it's really Itchy that keeps people invested in the movie. Itchy has vivid dreams, he is an amazing friend, he's loud and quick to act, but he's this lovable, funny dog that really cares about those around him. He even cries when he sees Charlie, thinking he was dead, thinking he was a ghost, but once he realizes that ghosts don't have fleas, he immediately tries to convince Charlie to move to the Himalayas with him to get to safety. He even makes a very good argument, painting a picture of a life filled with food, excitement, and scenery.
As if his heart of gold wasn't enough, he also wears a teal tank top, a red baseball cap, and sleeps in a junkyard. It's, of course, no surprise that is talks and laughs like an older New Yorker who's been smoking for a few years.
Dog Names that Start with I Considerations
Dog names carry much more weight than we think upon first thought. They can focus on your dog's behavior, their personality, their likes and dislikes, or even their favorite food. Some people even name their dogs after the sounds of their barks, with tougher sounding names for the deep, throaty barks, and gentler names for the tiny pups. This is good news. It means that you can use anything about your dog as inspiration. Sounds, preferences or appearance all can play a part.
Speaking of appearance, this is a huge source of inspiration. Big dogs can be named "bigger" names, names that reflect their height or weight. "Biggins", "Incredible", or "Boulder" are names that would be ironic, or even hilarious for a smaller dog, but would seem normal for a bigger breed. If the dog is particularly furry, you could play off that to find a name that suits him. After all, although all dogs have attractive coats, not many have excessively furry ones. Using that as inspiration may result in a name selection few other dogs have. It's great if you're looking for a really original name! Whatever the case is with your dog, remember to give yourself some time to find the right name. There's no rush!