By now you probably already know that Dublin is the capital of Ireland, a city with a rich history, numerous stories to tell, and grandiose historic sites you must visit. Indeed, the city is fascinating, but this is a story of another Dublin, Dublin of activities, hidden cafés, and gorgeous nooks you can visit with your new dog, and hey, maybe you’ll get inspired and name them after a famous Dubliner! If you like your coffee like you like your country, independent, you can visit one of Dublin’s many artisanal coffee shops, snuggly fit into small shop windows, surrounded by rustic buildings. Or if you are more into art, you can satisfy your avant-garde needs in the Project Arts Centre. Ireland is fascinating and inspiring, and your doggo can bear the name of one of the famous Irish men or women and maybe even get some of that luck everyone is talking about!
Dublin Dog Names in Pop Culture
What do Finbar Lynch, an Irish actor from Dublin and a police dog have in common? Why they share a name of course! Finbar the actor and Finn the brave police dog are proud bearers of the Finn name, a charming moniker that maybe your dog can have as well. The story of a brave police dog named Finn starts in an exhilarating chase after a criminal, in a dark alley, in a dangerous situation. Finn and his partner, PC Dave Wardell were chasing after a suspect who committed armed robbery, and Finn managed to catch up with him and clamp his jaw around the criminal’s leg. Usually, in these situations, the perpetrator would be so scared that he would just give up and allow Dave to arrest him, and Dave thought that this situation would not be any different. However, this time it was not the case. Dave caught a glimpse of the suspect pulling a long metal rod out of Finn’s chest, and to his horror, he figured out that it was a huge hunting knife!
Finn was hurt and in pain but did not let go of the suspect’s leg. He held on tight, doing his job even when he was badly injured. The suspect even lunged a knife at Dave, but Finn bravely jumped between them and gripped his teeth into the criminal again. Once the backup came, Dave rushed Finn to the vet. He was losing blood at a rapid rate and every second mattered. The vet promised that he would do everything in his power to save him, but also said that the injuries were so severe that there was a possibility that Finn would not make it.
After four hours of surgery, Finn managed to pull through. For four weeks Dave was by Finn’s side, helping him gain strength and recover from a vicious attack. Luckily, the brave doggo managed to fully recover after eleven long weeks. At age eight, he retired with a bang when he won The Mirror’s Animal Hero Award and all the awards in the Police Dog Championship. And because of the bravery and selflessness of this German Shepherd, Dave Wardell is trying to push for the passing of Finn’s Law, a bill which will make the attacks on service animals a criminal offense. MPs backed the bill and it is currently undergoing further scrutiny that will be the stepping stone of it becoming law.
Dublin Dog Name Considerations
Dublin is full of inspiring places and people who could lend their name to your new pup. If you are a music enthusiast, you probably know about the band The Dubliners, formed in the capital of Ireland and playing Irish traditional folk music. One of the band members can be your inspiration, so your doggo can be named Luke, after Luke Kelly who plays the banjo, Ronnie, after Ronnie Drew – a guitarist, Barney, after Barney McKenna who plays the mandolin, or Paddy, after Paddy Reilly – the guitarist. If you are a fan of the band Thin Lizzy, you can name your special princess – Lizzy! Or you can borrow the names of the bandmates and use them instead! So, your doggo can become Phil, After Phil Lynott, Gary, after Gary Moore, Midge, after Midge Ure, or Snowy, after Snowy White, a name that would work perfectly if your doggo has fluffy white fur.
Keeping close to the realm of music, another cool band comes from Dublin, The Script. Danny O’Donoghue can bear the same name as your doggo, and so can Rodney Alejandro or Mark Sheehan. And who can forget the famous boy band Boyzone, and the members with fantastic names such as Ronan Keating, Keith Duffy, or Michael Graham, all of which can suit your doggo perfectly, especially if they are fond of “singing.”