Figure Skating Inspired Dog Names

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If you’re a fan of figure skating, giving your dog a figure skating name is the perfect way to bring your four-legged friend into the world of two-legged magic. While there may be few similarities between the sport and the canine world inherently, that doesn’t mean there aren’t some clever ways to tie the two together. The best part is, since the elements of figure skating are so uniquely named and defined, rest assured there will be no shortage of options that will likely leave anyone who hears you call their name questions as to where your interests lie.

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Figure Skating Inspired Dog Name Considerations

The biggest considerations when giving your dog a figure skating inspired name will be whether you aim to title them after a great skater or one of many elements used in the sport. Since there will likely be few commonalities in looks, make a short list of their personality traits, tendencies, and breed origin, as these are likely the easiest to work off of. 

For instance, if your dog is an Ovcharka, then Oksana would be a great name as both are famous Ukrainians. If they are a Borzoi or a Russkiy Toy, then the names Plushenko or Petrenko would both be suitable along with numerous others during the Russian reign of gold medal winning pairs. 

You can use the elements to your advantage as well. If your dog has a funny or awkward jump, as if doing a figure skating move, then names Flip, Lutz, Salchow and Axel would all be great fits. If they tend to spin when they get excited, then the names Arabesque, Biellman, Charlotte and Kerrigan would all be equally suitable. 

While the options may be limited in finding clever connections, nothing is stopping you from just naming them after a favorite. After all, there might not be anything more suitable than naming your favorite dog after your favorite skater!

Male Figure Skating Inspired Dog Names

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Axel
A jump with a 180 degree turn
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Biellman
A spin or spiral with the leg held over the head
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Bracket
A type of one-foot turn that ends up looking like a wide bell or } shape
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Cantilever
An element where the skater's knees and back are bent to make them hover parallel backwards over the ice
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Chack
When a noteworthy program is not on television, such as Michael Chack's bronze-winning performance
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Choctaw
A type of two-foot turn
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Element
An identifiable part of a routine or program such as a flip, turn
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Flip
A jump assisted with the toe
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Flutz
An improperly executed Lutz jump that makes it a flip jump instead
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Hollow
The groove in the middle of the ice skate blade
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Hop
A small jump without rotation
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Bauer
As in Ina Bauer, a move with the back leg straight on one edge and the front leg bent on the other
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Lutz
A type of toe-assisted jump
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Mohawk
A type of two-footed turn
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Rittberger
Also known as a loop jump
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Serpentine
An aptly titled dance lift with movement in a serpentine shape
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Stag
A type of leap where the front leg is bent under the body
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Tano
A jump position where the arm is above the head instead of tucked at the belly
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Walley
A jump with a single or double rotation taken off from the backwards inside edge
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Waltz
A 180 degree rotation
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Zayak
As in Zayak rule, one that states a skater can only jump once in a program or twice when combined with another
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Blade
The most important part of the skate
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Boitano
After Brian Boitano, considered one of the best male figure skaters of all time
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Gillis
After Gillis Grafström, the Swedish figure skater who invented numerous moves
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Torville
After Jayne Torville, who received a perfect score in the Olympics
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Curry
After John Curry, who holds the highest men's point total in Olympic history
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Fleming
After Peggy Fleming, one of the most prominent women in skating of her era
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Hamilton
After Scott Hamilton, the skater turned analyst who won an Olympic medal plus four consecutive U.S. and World Championships
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Harding
After Tonya Harding, the first American woman to land a triple Axel in competition
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Hamill
After Dorothy Hamill, a gold medal-winning Olympian skater

Female Figure Skating Inspired Dog Names

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Arabesque
A position where the skater's free leg is extending out straight backwards
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Besti
A spread-eagle like move when the skater rides on the outside edges of the skates with bent knees
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Camel
A spin position where the free leg is up and parallel to the ground
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Chasse
One of few variations of a dance step
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Cherry
As in cherry-flip, also known as a toe-loop jump
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Charlotte
As in Charlotte Spiral, also known as a Candlestick Spiral
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Spiral
Skating with the free leg extended or above the hips
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Grapevine
Figures that are performed on two feet
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Ina
As in Ina Bauer, a two-footed move similar to a Spread Eagle
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Killian
A hold used in ice dancing
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Lasso
A hand-to-hand lift used in pairs
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Lo
The abbreviation for a loop jump
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Pancake
A spin where one leg is tucked over the other and the skater bent over both
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Salchow
A type of edge jump
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Sheep
An aptly titled positional jump
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Soldatova
As in Soldatova Rule, the waiting rule required when skater's change their country of representation
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Swizzle
A two-footed way to skate across the ice, makes an oval shape
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Twizzle
A quick turn that includes several rotations
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Heiss
First female skater to land a double Axel; also won the US and World Championships before the 1960 Olympics
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Meryl
After Meryl Davis, who won gold, silver, and bronze medals at Sochi
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Button
After Dick Button, the only man to simultaneously hold Olympic, World, Euro, N. American and U.S. National titles
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Irina
After Irina Rodnina, who, including Olympic performances, won every competition she entered over 11 years
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Yamaguchi
After Kristi Yamaguchi, a fan-favorite who inspired loads of figure skaters
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Kwan
After Michelle Kwan, who, for almost a decade, was on the podium of US Championships
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Ludmila
After Ludmila Protopopov, whose Olympic win in 1964 is credited with the start of the Russian pairs winning streak
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Henie
After Sonja Henie, who helped define the sport in the 1920s and 30s with numerous Olympic medals
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Kerrigan
After Nancy Kerrigan, who won a silver in 1994 after being attacked
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Oksana
After Oksana Baiul, the Ukrainian who took home gold in 1994
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Lipinski
After Tara Lipinski, the youngest Olympian to win gold in individual ladies (singles) in 1998
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Gracie
After Gracie Gold, a highly accomplished young figure skater

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