We live in a time where traditional celebrities do not have the same appeal as they used to. They are no longer the ones who influence the youth, no longer the ones who can set the trends and make their audience inspired to do something new and be their unapologetic selves. Numerous influences are taking over the social media platforms, and they amass millions of followers, have amazing engagement, and can truly influence their audience in many, many ways. They can help with the sales of the product, inspire others to unleash their inner artists and follow their dreams.
Influencer Inspired Dog Names in Pop Culture
Most influencers in the blogosphere write, take photos, make videos, and interesting vlogs for all of us to watch. They show off their creative side and inspire their audiences to craft, create, and lift their self-confidence. However, there are some influencers out there who do not necessarily speak, make videos, or blog, they are just there in all their cuteness, blessing our screens every day. One of such non-speaking influencers is an adorable doggo called Doug the Pug.
The cute puggo is currently number one dog on social media when it comes to the number of followers and the influence he has over his audience. He lives in Nashville with his human Leslie Mosier, who decided to share Doug’s adorable face with the entire Internet by starting many social media accounts for him. The celebrity doggo has over 6 million likes on Facebook, and over 10 billion video views on the same platform, which is something that not many social media personalities can do! He is also reigning Instagram, having amassed over 3.6 million followers, as well as Twitter, where he boasts over 2 million followers!
Doug has become so famous that he made appearances in other celebrity events, festivals, film premiers, and meet and greets. He shook paws with Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, John Legend, Cole Sprouse, the cast of Stranger Things, as well as appearing in Katy Perry’s video Swish Swish.
As Doug became more popular on social media, various companies noticed his influence and decided to collaborate with the adorable Pug. Mashable wrote a feature on him, and soon after that big magazines and online portals wrote about the lovely pup. Cosmopolitan, TIME, Huffington Post, and BuzzFeed all expressed their interest in Doug, and Good Morning America had a feature on Doug. Not only is Doug popular in written publications, but he is also the first dog, and the first animal ever to be verified on Spotify.
Leslie, Doug’s owner, wrote a book which became a New York Times bestseller! Doug the Pug: The King of Pop Culture was released in 2016, and after that, the doggo went on a book tour and even launched a merchandise line! Doug the Pug apparel and calendars are selling out fast, and they are inspired by Stranger Things and Stephen King’s It. This lovely dog’s net worth is over half a million dollars, which is something that we humans dream of, and one doggo managed to do!
Influencer Inspired Dog Names
You probably have your favorite influencer that you follow on Instagram or YouTube, and taking their name as inspiration when naming your doggo can be a great idea! And while human influencers are great, there are numerous dog influencers out there who can also serve as inspiration for you. Examples include Marnie the Dog, an adorable Shih Tzu known for her Instagram profile, Manny the Frenchie, a Chicago-based superstar, Tuna the Chiweenie, with her adorable overbite that melts hearts, or even Jiff the Pomeranian, who is just a dashing young doggo!
If you are a proud owner of a Shiba Inu, you can name them Maru, after Maru the Shiba, deemed “The Best Dog in the World” by Time Magazine. Another Shiba who became famous is Bodhi the Menswear Dog, who is the most stylish pupper in the entire world. For all the Dachshund lovers out there, a fantastic name choice is Crusoe, after Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund, a super-famous doggo with a myriad of creative costumes and fantastic captions! Of course, you can always name your doggo after the dogs of one of your favorite influencers, and one of the most creative people when it comes to naming is Jeffree Star. Diva, Drama, Daddy, Delicious, and Diamond are fabulous names for fabulous Pomeranians!