Field Hockey Inspired Dog Names

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Introduction

While hockey might be more synonymous with ice than fields to westerners, in much of the rest of the world, field hockey reigns supreme. Even its history stretches far beyond the North American concept, as field hockey is believed to date as far back as Ancient Greece. From its inception, it spread all over the world with various cultures from China to South America all playing a similar game, making it easily one of the most tenured and widespread sports on Earth. So whether you’re modern fan or a history buff, rest assured you’ll have found your dog a good fit with a field hockey inspired name. 

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Field Hockey Inspired Dog Name Considerations

When trying to come up with an appropriate field hockey inspired dog name, first consider what avenue you’d likely think is most suitable. If you care more about the players and team than the game itself, consider giving your pup a named based on one of those categories. It can be as simple as that. If you love the game as a whole and want to attribute some more meaning or try to be clever, start by making a list of your dog’s most prominent traits as a basis for comparison, then start to run down our list.

For instance, if your dog loves to retrieve balls and drop them in front of you like an official, then the names Bully and Ref would both be good. If they’re always running at you when you have a toy or treat, then Charger would be a great fit. If they always try to protect their toys instead of giving them up, then the names Defender or Goalie would certainly be suitable. If they’re constantly breaking the rules, such as running under your feet or being too reckless, then the names Redcard, Greencard, Tripper and Trapper would all work. 

There are plenty of ways you can go with it, just don’t be afraid to get creative on your way to the end goal. 

Male Field Hockey Inspired Dog Names

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Turf
One of the game's many playing surfaces
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Blade
The curled end of the stick used to move the ball
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Bully
Similar to a face-off in ice hockey, the ball is dropped between two opposing players to restart play
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Center
The middle field positions such as halfback and forward
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Charger
A play used to draw a foul by means of charging for the ball through another player
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Dribble
Controlling the ball with short taps or hits
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Defender
One of many defensive positions a player can have
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Dodge
Physically avoiding a defender by moving around them
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Drag
As in drag flick, an advanced move on a penalty corner to lift and shoot on-goal
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Fields
Where many matches take place
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Greencard
An actual green card used to issue a warning for minor rule violations
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Hacker
One who hacks at another player's stick instead of the ball
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Hook
When a player uses their stick to hook an opponent's foot instead of the ball
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Kevlar
What many modern sticks are made from
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Link
A term for a midfielder or halfback, those tasked with "linking" the offense and defense
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Overtime
The extra time at the end of a game to act as a tiebreaker
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Rebound
When the ball bounces off the goalie and back into play
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Redcard
What referees pull out for an intentional foul, the result is ejection
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Roster
A list of the team's players
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Rusher
The defensive player who attacks those taking a penalty corner
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Sideline
The outer limits of the legal, in-bounds playing field
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Swatter
A foul called against the goalie for swinging at the ball
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Trapper
One who is penalized for stepping on the ball or landing on it with some part of the body
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Tripper
One who trips opponents with their legs or stick
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Zone
What the field is divided into
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Beni
After Beni Hasan, a cemetery where the sport was first depicted
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Blackheath
The first field hockey club formed in south-east London
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Chand
After Indian hockey player Dhyan Chand, who scored more than 400 career goals
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Dwyer
After Jamie Dwyer, considered the best modern player, winner of Wold Cup and several Olympic Games
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Shahbaz
After Shahbaz Ahmed, one of the most celebrated Pakistani players

Female Field Hockey Inspired Dog Names

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Addten
A delay of game foul that also moves the ball 10 yards closer to the goal
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Aerial
A cross-field pass that flies over opponents' heads
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Carry
To move the ball
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Channel
A defensive tactic used to drive or keep opponent's towards the sidelines and away from the goal
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Cross
A pass from the right side of the field to the left or vice versa
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Drive
A hard, solid hit downfield
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Flick
An advanced move that quickly lifts the ball from the ground to the air
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Goalie
Or goalkeeper, the player who protects the defensive goal
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Inner
A forward or midfielder lined up towards the center
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Jab
The defensive tactic of poking at the ball with the stick in attempts to force a miss or turnover
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Kicker
The protective covering over the goalie's shoe/foot
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Passer
The one who is passing the ball
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Pitch
Another name for the field of play
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Push
The action of pushing the ball with the stick, moving it towards the goal or teammate
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Scoop
Using the stick like a shovel to lift the ball off the ground
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Shield
Obscuring sightlines of opposing players by standing in front of others
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Shuttle
A warm-up routine used to practice passing
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Spin
Turning with the ball in attempts to free a pass or move past an opponent
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Striker
Another name for a forward, a position used for scoring goals
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Dee
Play on the shooting circle outlining the goal area
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Tackle
The action of attempting to take the ball away from an opponent
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Wings
The positions close to the sidelines
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Keretizein
Believed to be the game's original name in Ancient Greece
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Khety
An ancient Egyptian administrator whose tomb the first depictions of the sport were discovered on
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Beikou
The 1,000-year-old Chinese game with similar rules
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Chueca
A similarly played game in Chile with roots in the 1600s
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Dhyan
After Dhyan Chand, who is considered one of the greatest field hockey players of all time
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Annan
After Alyson Annan, one of the most decorated female players in history
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Luciana
After Luciana Aymar, who is considered the best female player of all time
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Aymar
After legend Luciana Aymar, the 8-time Player of the Year

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