Famous Composer Dog Names

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Introduction

Many composers throughout history have been influenced by one or more muses, many of which have been, believe it or not, of the canine variety. After all, even Ludwig van Beethoven was noted to have had a relationship with Gigons, the dog of the student he proposed to in 1810. Although the proposal did not work out in his favor, Beethoven continued to write to friends about his furry companion and the enjoyment and entertainment he provided. 

Possibly even a better example would be that of Frédéric Chopin, who enjoyed his lover’s dog Marquis so much that the initial title of his Minute Waltz was Valse du Petit Chien (The Little Dog Waltz), the playful tune supposedly inspired by watching Marquis chase his tail. 

Whether you’re a lover of jazz or classical music, full soundtracks or single songs, giving your dog a famous composer name will surely not only provide it a bit of gentility, but tie two beloved things together with musical eloquence. 

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Famous Composer Dog Name Considerations

Giving your dog a name is often already a tough job, but doing so cleverly is an even taller order, especially when it comes to finding something equally suitable. If you’re trying to give your dog a famous composer name, or something related, you can always look to the dog’s breed (and breed name), overall look or even personality for inspiration. 

For instance, Beethoven and Chopin were German and Polish respectively, so if you have a dog that has one particularly strong lineage, it’s safe to say a composer with the same origin would be appropriate, such as a German Shepherd named Ludwig or a Polish Tatra Sheepdog named Frédéric. 

Looks alone can be a great basis for naming and if you need any further proof, do an image search for Beethoven himself — the guy had some pretty wild hair. Thus, naming your Bichon Frise after him would be perfectly suitable. For this same reason, a poodle named Sebastian Bark or a Brussels Griffon named Strauss would be equally apt. 

Finally, a dog’s personality can also be a great way to come up with name ideas. An intense, brooding dog would be perfectly suited by the name Danse, after Camille Saint-Saëns’ Danse Macabre and Fairy and Sugar-Plum would be great for a slow yet curious dog, like Tchaikovsky’s Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy

Whatever you choose, don’t be afraid to think outside the box. After all, the greats were inspired by some pretty obscure thoughts and ideas, so why can’t you?

Male Famous Composer Dog Names

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Ludwig
As in Ludwig van Beethoven
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Beethoven
Refers to Ludwig van Beethoven, and the canine character
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Wolfgang
After Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Amadeus
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is the composer
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Sebastian
After Johann Sebastian Bach
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Bach
In reference to Johann Sebastian Bach
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Frédéric
Frédéric Chopin is the composer
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Schubert
Franz Schubert is the reference
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Poochini
A play on Giacomo Puccini
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Hector
After Hector Berlioz
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Gustav
After Gustav Mahler
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Copland
Refers to Aaron Copland
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Cage
John Cage is the composer referred to
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Lloyd
After Andrew Lloyd Webber
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Webber
As in Andrew Lloyd Webber
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Weill
After Kurt Weill
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Styne
Referring to Jule Styne
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Stone
After George, Richard, or Robert
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Noble
Refers to Noble Lee Sissle
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Schwartz
After Stephen Schwartz
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Rome
As in Harold Rome
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Rice
After Tim Rice
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Porter
Cole Porter is the composer referred to
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Crawford
After Ruth Crawford Seeger
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Hans
As in Hans Zimmer
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Zimmer
In reference to Hans Zimmer
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Shore
After Howard Shore
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Morricone
Referring to Ennio Morricone
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Herrmann
Referring to Bernard Herrmann
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Bear
After Bear McCreary

Female Famous Composer Dog Names

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Mozart
After Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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Tchai
After Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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Chopin
After Frédéric Chopin
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Brahms
Referring to Johannes Brahms
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Haydn
After Jospeh Haydn
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Händel
As in Georg Friedrich Händel
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Claude
After Claude Debussy
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Mahler
Gustov Mahler is the reference
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Strauss
After Richard Strauss
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Sibelius
As in Jean Sibelius
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Gio
Gioacchino Rossini is the composer
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Camille
After Camille Saint-Säens
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Saint
After Camille Saint-Säens
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Purcell
In reference to Henry Purcell
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Modest
After Modest Mussorgsky
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Joplin
Referring to Scott Joplin
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Britten
After Edward Benjamin Britten
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Jule
After Jule Styne
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Satie
After Erik Satie
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Sissle
After Noble Lee Sissle
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Ruth
After Ruth Crawford Seeger
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Ennio
After Ennio Morricone
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Clara
After Clara Schumann
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Nobuo
After Nubuo Uematsu
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Rocca
After Frank La Rocca
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Ramin
As in Ramin Djawadi
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Daquin
After Louis-Claude Daquin
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Vivaldi
After Antonio Vivaldi
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Liszt
Referring to Franz Liszt
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Béla
After Béla Bartók

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