Famous Composer Dog Names

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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?

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