Well hello, fellow lover of hard tunes, sharp guitar riffs, and the rebellious lyrics. The time has come to give a proper name to your new dog, and what better way to start that beautiful friendship than naming your pup after some of the most notable personalities in the sky of hardcore music. As we know, hardcore music, especially hardcore punk originated in the late 70s when the young people all over the world decided to rebel against the peaceful and super chill hippie culture and express themselves in a harder, faster, and more aggressive way. So, if you are a fan of this type of music, naming your dog after a hardcore musician is a great way to honor this culture.
Hardcore Music Inspired Dog Names in Pop Culture
Hardcore music may explore controversial themes such as politics, war, and rebellion against society, but here and there you can find some heartbreaking lyrics that describe the desolation of love. Well, one heartbroken artist must’ve been listening to some of these lyrics after his divorce, but managed to find something that pulled him through the tough times. He opted for a creative exit instead of wallowing in his sorrow, and who helped him along the way? His faithful companion called Jimmy Choo!
Jimmy Choo is an adorable Bull Terrier who is best friends with an artist Rafael Mantesso, who, after his divorce, started taking cute photos of his dog and adding little doodles to it to make them more interesting. He noticed that his doggo’s ears contrast the empty white walls of his apartment, which made them the perfect canvas to draw on and make Jimmy into a social media star! Rafael doodled piano keys, microphones, surfboards, thought bubbles, and many other adorable drawings around Jimmy and showed the whole world the (drawn) adventures of his beloved dog. Rafael admits that Jimmy loves to be in the center of attention and that he enjoys the time they spend together doing creative things and making art that the whole world has gone crazy for.
Jimmy’s fame does not end on the Internet of course. As the adventures of an adorable Bull Terrier became so sought-after on the World Wide Web and all social media networks, Rafael decided to turn his photographs into a book, conveniently called A Dog Named Jimmy. The book sold well, and Rafael and Jimmy became a testament of friendship between a man and a dog, and a proof that your doggo can get you out of the most severe depression you can think of.
There are many things we can learn from this heartwarming story. First off, Jimmy Choo and other Bull Terriers are not dangerous dogs. They may look hardcore and scary, but inside they are just cuddly creatures who love to spend time with their humans and who love their owners profoundly. Secondly, we can see that dogs are always there for us, they will always keep us healthy, and they can mend our broken hearts even when it seems that they will never be fixed.
Hardcore Music Inspired Dog Name Considerations
Looking for a perfect name for your doggo is hard. Almost as hard as hardcore music is! So, if you are anything like Rafael and are a proud owner of an adorable Bull Terrier, you can choose to name them Choo, after the lovely Jimmy Choo from the story above. Or, if you are feeling more adventurous, you can give your doggo the name Ginn, after Greg Ginn of Black Flag, one of the most famous hardcore punk bands ever.
If you are feeling a little more rebellious, you can name your dog after one of the famous bands that marked the era of hardcore music. Groups such as Crass, Wilhelm Scream, or Cro-Mags can be turned into great names for your dog. Since hardcore punk is all about DIY culture, combining two or more names can give you something truly unique that no other dog owner can think of! Be rebellious by naming your dog Kennedy, after the band Dead Kennedy’s, or call them Rollins after the Rollins Band.