Located in the Midwestern region of the United States, Illinois is the U.S. state with the 6th largest population. The state of Illinois is diverse, with the large city of Chicago located in the northeast, small industrial cities and agriculture in northern and central parts of the state and natural resources like coal, timber and petroleum in the south. A major transportation hub, the Port of Chicago creates a connection from the state to other ports worldwide and Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport is known to be one of the busiest in the world.
Illinois clearly has a lot to offer, making it a great place to look for unique name opportunities for your canine pal. You may find just the right name for your pup somewhere in the state!
Illinois Dog Names In Pop Culture
There is no shortage of Illinois dogs in pop culture. Take Manny, a French Bull Dog who lives in Chicago’s West Loop. A social media celebrity, it is likely that Manny has way more Facebook friends than any of us. Manny’s humans, Amber Chavez and John Huang, purchased the pup at a discount price from a breeder who thought that the pup, the runt of his litter, was unsellable. He was four and a half months old at the time, which is older than most buyers are seeking. When they met Manny, they fell in love and the pup is now getting the last laugh with over 800,000 Instagram followers.
Manny’s fame began innocently. His humans created his Instagram account as a way to share photos of their new pup with their family and friends. Soon, however, other people were noticing the cute pup and his followers grew to the point of where Chavez, his human, is his full-time manager (as well as the manager for his siblings, Frank, Leila, Filip and Liam).
Manny is not only known for being cute; the pooch is known for his philanthropy. The pooch has helped raise over $100,000 for charities like the ASPCA and the Special Olympics. Manny and his humans collaborated with American Apparel on a T-shirt for the ASPCA and the French Bulldog Rescue Network and have also hosted fundraisers and embarked on a U.S. tour to benefit charities. Manny and his humans hope to one day have their own charity.
Twin brothers Badger and Angus are also internet famous. The two English Bulldogs live with their humans, Christy Simpson and Matthew Beaudry in Wrigleyville. Huge Cub fans, the pups like to roam their neighborhood in custom Cubs jerseys. The pups also enjoy wrestling, car rides and eating treats like bananas, apples and pizza crust.
You don’t have to be a Bulldog in Illinois to be well-known. Jud, for example, is a Great Dane with a social media presence. Born in Springfield, the pup came to Chicago as a puppy. Jud’s human, Aaron White, and his girlfriend did not intend on getting such a large dog (they were considering a Doberman), however, upon meeting the pup it was love at first sight. Now weighing 150 pounds, the pup enjoys Palmer Park and the places where he can enjoy the sunshine.
Illinois Dog Name Considerations
So, you have brought your new pup home and are enjoying getting to know one another. While you did not have a name in mind for your new pal, you figured that you would bring them home, spend some time and the perfect moniker would come to mind. Only, it hasn’t quite worked that way and you are struggling to decide on a name for your dog.
Perhaps you are torn between several options or can’t come up with even one name that feels right. What should you do?
One way to solve the problem and find a name for your pup is to think about a place that you enjoy and that means something to you. Take the state of Illinois. Its economy is diverse and it has a lot to offer, from natural spaces, well-known museums and popular sports teams to unique cities and villages throughout. A virtual tour of the state will introduce you to plenty of name possibilities for your pup. Choose a few that have the right ring for you and try them out on your special friend.
Not only may you find the perfect moniker for your pooch, every time you call their name, you will be reminded of the state of Illinois and all that it offers.