Fairy Tale Inspired Dog Names in Pop Culture
Pongo (the male Dalmatian lead) and Perdita first meet when their owners are taking a walk in a London park, only to run into each other and fall in love. It was Pongo's idea all along to get his owner, Roger, out of the bachelor life and it was all too perfect that he found himself a mate in the process. Soon after Pongo and Perdy (along with their owners) get married, they have a litter of 15 puppies. The villainess of the story, Cruella de Vil, makes her appearance right after the pups are born and demands that Roger sell her the puppies so she can complete her fur coat. Of course, Roger refuses, sending Cruella into a mad frenzy. The rest of the movie involves Pongo, Perdy, and their 15 puppies attempting to stay one step ahead of Cruella de Vil as she madly attempts to steal them away without Roger knowing.
It is during this mad chase, when the family takes refuge in a barn out in the country, that they find another 84 Dalmatian puppies trapped there; all stolen by Cruella de Vil for her horrible coat. Of course, Perdy and Pongo can't bear to leave the other puppies there, and so they all escape together. Eventually, the 99 Dalmatian puppies and their parents (making 101) finally make it back to the safety of their home with the help of a few other animal friends along the way. Cruella's plans are foiled and Roger decides to buy a large house in the country where he and his wife, along with their 101 dogs, can life in peace.
Interestingly enough, Dalmatians were most likely chosen for this story as the average litter size for this breed is around 10 to 13 puppies; however, 15 is definitely not out of the question. In fact, there has definitely been a Dalmatian mama out there who, in 2017, was recorded of having 18 puppies in one litter! So whether you have a Dalmatian, or you just really like the name, there is no doubt "Perdita" will be a great fit for a lovely dog with a big heart, and a lot of love to give.
Fairy Tale Inspired Dog Name Considerations
While there are lots of human names to choose from, there are also many animals that are found in fairy tale stories. For instance, if you have a Dalmatian, the names Pongo or Perdita may be the perfect fit for your pet (especially if you love the fairy tale 101 Dalmatians). Although this particular tale does not have any magic involved in the plot, overall it still fits into the fairy tale category as 101 Dalmatians is a children's story that includes "magical and imaginary beings and lands".