Capricorn, the tenth sign in the zodiac, is represented by a creature that has the head and front of a goat, but the hind parts of a fish. It represents those born between December 23rd and January 21st of each year, and those born under the sign of Capricorn, or who are strongly influenced by Capricorn, are typically considered to be practical people who are careful and hard-working. Capricorns are often seen as shy and serious, but they are also known for their ability to reach their goals while still maintaining diplomacy, and tend to be subtle and tactful when communicating with others
Famous Capricorn Dog Names in Pop Culture
Orlando Bloom has played many roles in his lifetime: the irresponsible prince Paris in the movie Troy, pirate Will Turner in the Pirates of the Carribean series, and even Legolas the Elven archer in The Lord of the Rings. Orlando, a Labrador Retriever in New York City who shares the actor’s name is not an actor himself, however, and he only knows how to play one role, that of a hero. Ten-year-old Orlando was employed as a guide dog for Cecil Williams, a blind man with diabetes living in New York City. Cecil and Orlando were making their way to the dentist via subway when the man lost consciousness and fell onto the subway tracks. Witness statements are unclear as to whether the dog leaped onto the tracks or was unintentionally pulled onto the tracks, what was clear was Orlando’s devotion to Cecil as he licked his master’s face, and even tried to pull him off of the tracks, away from the oncoming train. Due to the faithful dog’s efforts, Cecil regained consciousness just as the train was barrelling down on them and heard a worker calling out to put his head down. He and Orlando stayed as still as possible as two of the train cars passed overhead and both dog and man were miraculously unharmed.
The story gained nationwide attention, and when the public learned that Cecil and Orlando were to be separated due to Orlando’s upcoming retirement, they rallied. Seeing-eye dogs are generally retired when they become too old to work, and Orlando was nearing eleven years old, and while some dogs are able to live with their owners or with the family of their owner, but Cecil didn’t have the funds to feed and care for Orlando in his old age without the help of the company that provided the pooch, and he faced the prospect of having to find Orlando a new home. Fortunately for the pair, donations came in from venues like GoFundMe and Indiegogo which allowed him to keep his best friend at home, certain in the knowledge that he will be able to return Orlando's faithfulness. In addition, the organization who had originally trained Orlando and put the two of them together, Guiding Eyes for the Blind, gave Cecil another generous gift, a newly trained yellow Labrador named Godiva will be taking over for Orlando, giving him a chance to relax and enjoy his well-deserved retirement.
Famous Capricorn Dog Name Considerations
There are many ways to choose a name for your canine companion from a list of notable individuals like this one. The personality of your pooch may help you to ascertain the best name for them. If your dog loves to make you laugh, there are a number of comedians and comedic actors born under the sign of Capricorn that you can honor, including Betty White, Oliver Platt, Tracey Ullman, or Rowan Atkinson. Owners of serious or more cerebral dogs, however, may find names that honor Edgar Allen Poe or Zora Neal Hurston to be more appropriate choices. Your own hobbies and interests can influence your decision as well; those that prefer athletics or have athletic dogs can find inspiration here in names like Muggsy, for point-guard Muggsy Bogues, Gabby, for Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas, or Tiger, for golfing pro Tiger Woods. Those who enjoy country music may choose names like Crystal, for Crystal Gayle, or Jimmy, for Jimmy Buffet, while fans of rock and roll may be more likely to select names like Lars, for Metallica Drummer Lars Ulrich, or Janis, for Janis Joplin. Your favorite television shows even may play a part in the naming of your dog, with names that pay homage to Kit Harrington for fans the Game of Thrones, Nichelle Nichols for Trekkies, and Rod Serling for aficionados of the original Twilight Zone.