One of the most popular television series during its time, Glee is a musical drama-comedy show that aired from 2009 to 2015. Created by renowned producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, the show’s plot is centered on the members of New Directions, a glee club from the fictional William McKinley High School, as they try to navigate their life in the school while dealing with various social issues such as relationships, race and sexuality. During its six-season run, Glee has garnered several major awards, including the Emmy Awards and Golden Globe, and has left its mark in recent pop culture.
Glee Dog Names in Pop Culture
Throughout its run, Glee became an extremely famous show which garnered fans from all over the world. Not only did it gain a huge fanbase, the show also helped catapult some of its cast into instant Hollywood fame. While some of the show’s cast members were already renowned in respective careers, Glee was the major break that they all needed to gain A-list celebrity status.
One of the show’s most beloved characters is Finn Hudson, played by the late Cory Monteith. Finn was a main character in the show and most of the storylines revolved around him as he tried to balance his studies, role as the football team’s quarterback, his relationship and his life as a member of the New Directions.
The name Finn also happens to be popular with pets, particularly dogs. A good example of this is Finn the police dog, who became famous and made headlines all over the world after he was stabbed while trying to apprehend a suspected armed robber in the United Kingdom. During this encounter in October 2016, Finn bit the robber even after he was stabbed. As the robber tried to attack his handler, police officer Dave Wardell, Finn protected Wardell by blocking the knife with his head. Then, he held on to the man’s leg and refused to let go to prevent him from doing any damage to his handler.
After back-up came and the robber was finally subdued, Finn was bleeding out and in grave condition. Fortunately, after hours and hours of surgery, Finn managed to survive the ordeal. He was even able to return to work just a couple of months after and continued serving as a police dog until his retirement on March 2017.
Finn’s loyalty and valor touched the hearts of many dog lovers in the entire world. He even earned the nickname “Bravest Dog in Britain” because of his courageous act. Finn’s predicament also gained considerable attention on social media and inspired the campaign for a legislation that offers improved protection for service animals, known as “Finn’s Law”.
Another popular dog named Finn is the rescue pup owned by Hollywood actress Amanda Seyfried. In a short film she made, Seyfried recounts how she met Finn on the set of one of her movies. Right then and there, Finn won her heart and she knew that she was going to adopt him. Ever since, Finn has been a constant in Seyfried’s life. In fact, she makes sure that her work contracts involve her being able to bring Finn with her on set. Seyfried also shares that her love for Finn has made her more supportive of animal advocacy causes.
Glee Dog Name Considerations
For pet owners who happen to be fans of certain television shows, it is a common practice to choose a name for their pets based on the show that they love. For fans of the show Glee, or collectively and playfully known as “Gleeks”, they can take inspiration for their dogs’ names from anything related to the show. Some samples of name inspirations include characters of the show, names of the actors and actresses and even some of the most popular song titles that were used in the show.
While taking inspiration from the show is simple, there are some factors that you need to consider before settling on a name for your dog. For one, experts suggest that you choose a name that is only one or two syllables long since dogs have a hard time recalling long words and names. In case your heart is really set on a longer name, just make sure that you have a shorter alternative to it. For instance, if your particular favorite character in the show is Rachel Berry, you can pick this name for your female pooch. However, when commanding or calling out your dog, use “Rachel” or “Berry” only, depending on your preference.