The first sun sign in the astrological chart is that of Aries the Ram and it represents those born between March 20th and April 20th of each year. These individuals are typically athletic, independent, creative, and full of fire. Those with a strong Aries influence can be impulsive and may be known for their optimism as well as their temper. Those born under the sign of Aries tend to choose their own path, get over their anger quickly, and often make superb leaders. If this sounds like your new canine companion, you may find the perfect name in this list comprised of several notable people born between March 20th and April 20th, under the sign of Aries.
Famous Aries Dog Names in Pop Culture
There are several dogs in popular culture who share their names with famous people who were born under the astrological sign of Aries. Eddie, the Jack Russell character on the television comedy Frasier who shares a name with well-known comedian and actor Eddie Murphy, and Gary Fisher, the dog previously owned by Carrie Fisher who shares a name with the Aries actor and director Gary Oldman are well-known examples.
Slightly less well-known examples include Francis, the beloved Poodle narrator of the popular YouTube channel “Cooking with Dog”, who shares a name with Aries Frances Perkins, the first woman to serve on a US Presidential cabinet, although the spelling is a little different, and self-taught skateboarding sensation Eric, a name he shares with Aries Eric McCormack, the actor who plays Will on both the original and the reboot of the hit television series Will & Grace.
The Aries sign often includes athletic and active individuals with a lot of flair, traits which Eric the French Bulldog exhibits in a big way. Eric’s owner took the little dog to a London park when he was just six months old and the impulsive pooch stole a skateboard from one of the kids at the park and was deliberately riding it down the hill. Several videos of Eric skateboarding have since gone viral and the little dog has even gotten to meet human skateboarding legend, Tony Hawk. The little dog is still actively pursuing his sport and is frequently referred to by his new nickname, Eroc when skating.
Cooking with Dog is a popular YouTube cooking show from Japan in which a small grey Poodle narrates cooking instructions in a heavily accented French accent as a kind looking Japanese woman clearly demonstrates each step with sure, steady hands. The show launched in 2007, and the chef’s own pet Poodle was included both as a hook to increase interest in the show and as a way to calm and reassure the chef, who didn’t have any experience on camera. Both the show and Francis quickly developed a large following around the world with over a million subscribers, as well as inspiring a spin-off called “Go Francis” with a cloth representation of Francis visiting cooking based destinations, and several products that sported an image of Francis, including t-shirts, aprons, and bento boxes. Although the English translation of the title gave many English speakers pause, those who watched the show soon became entranced with the combination of whimsy and the simple, clear-cut cooking instructions, without a lot of frills. In November of 2016, fans of the show were notified that Francis had passed away at nearly fifteen years old in a message shortly after filming that episode, an episode entitled “Pressed Sushi with Seared Marinated Mackeral Recipe.” He had lived a long and happy life, and although there were fewer episodes after his death, the show did go on, and chef continues to cook as a picture of Francis or stuffed animal takes his place by the stove and his familiar, soothing narration continues.
Famous Aries Dog Name Considerations
When choosing a name based on a popular figure physical appearance may have some bearing, giving a tall dog like a Great Dane a larger chance of ending up with a moniker like Kareem for Kareem Abdul-Jabaar. A burly dog like a Rottweiler or English Bulldog might be dubbed Peyton for Peyton Manning, but these names could easily fit smaller dogs who can either block all the shots or who constantly change up their play. You are more likely to find the right name from this list by looking to your specific canine’s personality and behavior. There are popular singers and comedians on the list, giving the vocal dog inspirational choices from Aretha Franklin to Eddie Murphy to Elton John, and the owner of a dog that displays a pioneering spirit may be inspired to borrow their canine’s name from Colin Powell, Jane Goodall, Quentin Tarantino, or Marjory Stoneman Douglas, all influential pioneers in their respective fields who changed the way that we thought. The namer's interests may also influence the choice of name; those with an interest in magic and illusion may pick a name like Harry for their dog, after Harry Houdini, whereas a fan of Nascaar may be more likely to choose the name Danica after Danica Patrick.