The fifth sun sign of the zodiac, symbolizing those born between the 23rd of July and the 22nd of August each year, is Leo the Lion. Those born under the astrological sign of Leo are said to be bold and gregarious individuals with a flair for the grandiose. While some Leos can sometimes appear to be vain or attention seeking on the surface, these traits often mask a generous and loving nature. If you are seeking a name for a dog that was born under the sign of Leo, or that displays traits common to Leo individuals, you may find inspiration in this list of notable people that were born between July 23rd and August 22nd.
Famous Leo Dog Names in Pop Culture
Over two decades ago a little dog named Herbert, a name shared with presidential Leo Herbert Hoover, fell overboard while traveling through the French Pass in New Zealand, a treacherous stretch of water known for its whirlpools. By the time the men driving the boat realized that the pooch had fallen overboard, there was no way to turn back, at least not until morning. When the seafarers gave the dog’s young owner, Tim, the news he insisted that his dog was still alive. He, his father, and several of the seafaring men went back in the morning to look for the little canine, despite the odds. After many hours of searching and at least thirty hours after the little dog had tumbled into the water, the searchers found Herbert, still swimming, and retrieved him from the water. In 2008, a children’s book, written and illustrated by Robyn Belton, was published detailing his adventure.
In November of that same year, an Australian Cattledog by the name of Sophie Tucker fell overboard off the coast of nearby Queensland. While Sophie Tucker is named after Capricorn singer and comedian Sophie Tucker, it is also a name she shares with Leo Sophie Okonedo, a Tony and Oscar Award winning actress of stage and screen. Sophie’s owners, Jan and Dave Griffith, were able to turn back right away, but it was a grey day and a grey dog, and after searching for well over an hour, there was no sign of their beloved canine. Believing that their dog had perished at sea, the couple returned home devastated. Sophie was not ready to give up, however, and unbeknownst to the Griffiths, the determined dog swam five nautical miles to the island of St. Bees. When she was first spotted by locals of the mostly uninhabited island they thought that she was a malnourished wild dog, she was skinny, dirty, and wouldn’t let anyone touch her. Several weeks later locals noticed that the once starving canine had started filling out, around the same time that baby goat carcasses started being found around the island and rangers were called in to capture the predator around April. Friends of the couple had heard the story about the wild dog causing havoc on the island and mentioned it to the couple, prompting the Griffiths to call the rangers. The rangers that had captured the canine ferried it from the island to the mainland, and the couple was astonished when their long-lost pooch tore out of the cage and straight into their arms, alive and well.
Famous Leo Dog Name Considerations
There are several factors that you can take into consideration when choosing a moniker for your new pet from a list of celebrity individuals. In some cases, the name may be descriptive of a physical characteristic, for instance, owners with large dogs may lean towards a name like Hulk and those that have dark brown colored dogs may embrace the similarity of the name Coco to the color of cocoa. The personality of your canine companion may also influence your final choice of name. A commanding dog with natural leadership abilities may find that names of people known for their political and military leadership like Barack, Khaleda, or Napoleon may fit the bill, while those dogs that display the physical prowess that many Leos are known to exhibit may be better suited to names honoring great athletes such as Marlen, for the first American female Olympic boxer, or Usain for the man often referred to as the fastest man alive. Some people may even choose a name based on their own interests, possibly leading a literature buff to chose names like Beatrix, Herman, or Jo, where a scientist may be partial to names like Story, for the only astronaut to have flown in all five shuttles, or Alice, for the chemist who came up with the first treatment for leprosy.