G.I. Joe Inspired Dog Names

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Originating in 1963, G.I. Joe started as a small set of action figures but blossomed into a massive franchise that today remains one of the most memorable lines of toys for American kids who grew up in the 80s and 90s. Spanning an original run of popularity with their 4-inch figures that lasted from 1982 until 1994, Hasbro and G.I. Joe produced over 500 figures and another 250 vehicles and playsets to boot. Its success not only generated reproductions and spin-offs that are still running today, but with it developed several television shows and movies that shared similar fanfare. With it came a massive list of unique characters, each with their own titles that, for our purpose, serve as a myriad roster of potential dog names.

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G.I. Joe Inspired Dog Name Considerations

Given the mass of names that exist in the G.I. Joe world, from the comics to the action figures and television shows, it’s tough to know where to begin. It can be as easy as naming your dog after a favorite character’s codename or as complex as extracting elements from their past. Thankfully, each character was given a hefty background, so there are more than enough points to pull from. 

For instance, if your dog likes to sabotage your things like a covert ops specialist, the names Lady, Jaye, Claymore, Helix and Poole would all be suitable. If they love to zoom around like some kind of fighter pilot, then the names Ace, Wild Bill, Cutter, Blaster, Maverick and Payload would be good fits. If they are particularly silent or sneaky, then naming them after one of the team’s many ninjas, such as Scarlett, Snake Eyes, Jinx, Shadow or Dojo would be perfect. 

The best place to start would likely be isolating which generation you’d like to pick the name from, then finding a character with attributes similar to your dog from that series. But don’t forget to be creative. All of the characters have real names and backgrounds as well, so if you don’t want to be too obvious, dig a bit deeper into the profiles of characters you like best.

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