Gulliver's Travels Inspired Dog Names

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When it comes to classic literature, few reach as far back into history and revel in satire as thoroughly as Gulliver’s Travels or its true but lesser known full title, Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. In Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships. As a great literary work, it shows incredible creativity — especially for the times — and in turn, highlighted many important social issues through the use of humor. Of course, for our purposes, it doesn’t hurt that it’s also filled with some of the most unique and ridiculous names ever put on paper, so eat your hearts out dog-namers. 

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Gulliver's Travels Inspired Dog Name Considerations

When attempting to come up with an appropriate Gulliver’s Travels-themed dog name, the easiest approach starts with making a list of your dog’s most prominent traits, from their appearance to their quirks and personality. One you have that down, you can begin to compare the items on the list with characters, places and ideas from the story that we have listed below (although you may want to reference external materials as well for a more in-depth look at each). 

There are plenty of angles you can play off of. For instance, you can use their size. If your dog is particularly small, the names Lilliputian, Lilliput, or Tiny would be suitable, as would Gulliver itself if you consider yourself a giant to them. In turn, if they are considerably larger than most dogs, then names related to Part II (Brobdingnag) would certainly be good choices such as Glumdalclitch (especially if they want over you), Farmer, Queen, Houyhnhnm or Eagle. 

You can also base their name on a personality from the book that happens to share traits. If they think or act they are ultimately smarter than you, Laputa, Rocks and Lagado would work, as would Mendez for a savior or one with a kind heart. 

There are many different approaches you can take and elements to play off of, so do yourself a favor if things feel a bit foggy: re-read the book or find a solid synopsis of characters so you have more to work with. 

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