Drama Dog Names

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Introduction

Life’s but a walking shadow, a poor player

That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,

And then is heard no more. It is a tale

Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,

Signifying nothing. – William Shakespeare, Macbeth

To name or not to name, that is the question. To take inspiration from the majestic genre of drama for your new dog’s name is not only sophisticated, but also a fantastic way to show your friends in the dog park that you are more than willing to spend a Friday night frequenting a local theatre, sharing deep conversations with other play lovers, and exploring the world of Shakespeare’s opus. A perfect way to show your love for the good old theatre is to think back on your favorite character from your favorite play and use their name as inspiration for your beloved new doggo. And yes, the options are plentiful and you can rest assured that you will undoubtedly pick a great name whether you decide to go classical and find your favorite ancient play or modern by visiting your local theatre and seeing if any of those characters make you intrigued.

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Drama Dog Name Considerations

Finding the perfect name for your dog inspired by the genre of drama is exciting! You get to re-read all of your favorite plays, go to the theatre for inspiration, and talk about your favorite plots and characters with your friends and family. Maybe in the meantime, you will discover an entirely new play that you haven’t seen before, and fall in love with the story and its protagonists. So, if Romeo and Juliet inspire you, perhaps you can give your doggos the names of the two lovers? Or, maybe you’d want to take a more grave road and name your dog Capulet, or perhaps Montague? 

What about a name like Biff, after Biff Loman from Death of a Salesman? Or maybe Linda and Harold from the same play by Arthur Miller? An excellent idea, especially if you have a big doggo, is to name them Richard III, after the famous Shakespearean character from the play of the same name, famous for being so ugly that dogs barked at him wherever he went. Finally, if you like serious plays, you can take inspiration from A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams and name your pup Kowalski, after the mean Stanley or Blanche, after Blanche DuBois.

Male Drama Dog Names

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Creon
After the ruler of Thebes from Antigone, the Greek tragedy
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Haemon
Creon's son from Sophocles' play Antigone
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Tiresias
After a Theban prophet from the underworld from Odyssey
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Oedipus
After the king of Thebes from Oedipus Rex
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Jason
After a hero who, leader of the Argonauts from Jason and the Argonauts
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Hippolytus
Son of Theseus, from the Euripides' play Hippolytus
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Herakles
After the tragedy by Euripides of the same name
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Agamemnon
After a play by Aeschylus
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Orestes
After son of Agamemnon from the play by Euripides
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Apollo
After a Greek god from the play Alcestis
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Pheres
After a character from the play Alcestis
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Vincentio
After the duke of Vienna from Measure for Measure
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Romeo
After the tragic lover from Romeo and Juliet
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Angelo
After the main antagonist from Shakespeare's Measure for Measure
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Claudio
After a character from Shakespeare's Measure for Measure
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Lucio
After a character from Shakespeare's Measure for Measure
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Hamlet
The young king of Denmark from a Shakespeare's play
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Horatio
Hamlet's friend
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Macbeth
A Scottish general, main character of Shakespeare's Macbeth
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Duncan
King of Scotland murdered by Macbeth
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Othello
A main character from Shakespeare's play Othello
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Iago
The main antagonist in Shakespeare's Othello
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Cassio
Othello’s lieutenant in Shakespeare's play
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Prospero
Duke of Milan from Shakespeare's Tempest
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Caliban
Witch Sycorax's son from Shakespeare's Tempest
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Antonio
Prospero's younger brother from Shakespeare's Tempest
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Malvolio
Main antagonist from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night
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Shylock
After a Venetian Jewish moneylender from Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice
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Lear
The titular character from Shakespeare's King Lear
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Frederick
After Duke Frederick from Shakespeare's As You Like It

Female Drama Dog Names

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Antigone
The main character from the Greek Tragedy Antigone
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Ismene
Antigone's sister from the Greek Tragedy Antigone
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Eurydice
Creon's wife from the Greek Tragedy Antigone
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Medea
After a character from the play Jason and the Argonauts
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Phaedra
After a character from the Roman tragedy Phaedra
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Hécuba
King Priam's wife from Euripides' tragedy Hécuba
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Iphigenia
Daughter of King Agamemnon from Euripides' play Iphigenia at Aulis
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Lysistrata
After a main character from the comedy by Aristophanes
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Electra
From the tragedy by Sophocles
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Alcestis
A princess in Euripides' tragedy Alcestis
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Isabella
After a character from Shakespeare's Measure for Measure
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Juliet
Romeo's lover from Romeo and Juliet
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Francisca
A nun of the order of Saint Clare from Shakespeare's Measure for Measure
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Mariana
Angelo's ex-fiancé from Shakespeare's Measure for Measure
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Ophelia
Main female character from Shakespeare's Hamlet
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Gertrude
Hamlet's mother
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Desdemona
A Venetian beauty from Shakespeare's Othello
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Bianca
Cassio's lover from Shakespeare's Othello
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Emilia
Iago's wife from Shakespeare's Othello
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Miranda
Prospero's daughter from Shakespeare's Tempest
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Hippolyta
Amazonian queen from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream
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Hermia
Egeus' daughter from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream
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Helena
A character from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream
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Viola
The protagonist of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night
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Olivia
A beautiful countess from Shakespeare's Twelfth Night
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Portia
Heiress of Belmont from Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice
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Nerissa
Portia's lady-in-waiting from Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice
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Cordelia
King Lear's favorite daughter from Shakespeare's King Lear
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Rosalind
The protagonist of Shakespeare's As You Like It
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Celia
Duke Frederick's daughter from Shakespeare's As You Like It

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