Gun Inspired Dog Names in Pop Culture
Chester, as a dog's name, may not immediately jump out as a gun-inspired dog name. However, Chester may refer to the Winchester Repeating Arms Company, an American rifle and ammunition manufacture in business for over 150 years. In fact, the origin of the name Chester actually relates to combat and arms. In Latin and Old English, Chester meant 'a camp of soldiers' who certainly would be armed. Though guns weren't available to the Romans and early English until several hundreds of years later, soldiers then traded their blades for firearms, making a camp of soldiers riddled with guns. since then, there have been a couple dogs that have held the name Chester in popular culture.
One of the first Chester dogs was part of the Looney Tunes cartoon. This small, feisty, yellow-coated Terrier mix had high energy, and was accompanied by Spike, a rough and tough gray English Bulldog. Chester's debut was in 1952 in the short cartoon, Tree for Two, and the duo made a second appearance in 1954. Though Chester was only in two shorts officially during his Looney Tunes career, he made a cameo appearance in the movie Space Jam in 1996, thus spanning nearly 50 years of pop culture.
A second dog named Chester rose in popularity in the 1990's with the show, The Nanny. Chester was a small Pomeranian owned by C.C. Babcock in the show, but took a liking to nanny Fran Fine, played by Fran Drescher. Chester was Fran Drescher's dog and went by the same name outside of the show. He was beloved by Fran, and lived 19 years long, passing away in 2000. While this Chester was most likely not named after the Winchester Repeating Arms Company, the name may have been inspired by his owner's last name; Chester Drescher seems to roll off the tongue in a comedic manner.
Gun Inspired Dog Name Considerations
The color and size of your dog should also be taken into consideration when selecting a name. For example, Gunther is an excellent name for a Black Labrador Retriever because Gunther refers to Johnson and Gunther black powder. When it comes to size, consider the caliber or size of a firearm with regard to your dog's potential size. A perfect example is Mosin, after the Russian Mosin Nagant, a large and high powered rifle. Dog owners of large breeds, like the Great Dane, might want to emphasize the size of their dog with such a name. Owners can even consider the country or region of their dog's breed, such as the Mosin example for a Russian dog breed.
If you'd like to give your dog a gun inspired moniker, read on for some furbulous choices that may be pawfect for your pup!
Community Dogs with Gun Inspired Names
I saw Rifle on a friend's baby gender reveal poster and we loved it!