Kiki's Delivery Service Dog Names In Pop Culture
As a result of leading a fairly unadventurous life, Jeff doesn't do much in the film. His role is very small when compared to characters like Kiki, Tombo, or even Kiki's pet cat Jiji. In fact, Jeff's most prominent scene is shared with Jiji; during the latter half of the film, Jiji is separated from Kiki and finds himself face to face with Jeff. Now up until this point, Jiji and Jeff never really had an opportunity to get to know one another. It's also worth mentioning that Jiji was fairly wary of Jeff, as he thought the dog would try to harm him the first chance he got.
To Jiji's surprise, Jeff not only didn't harm him but helped him a great deal in his time of need. Rather than cast Jiji off to the wolves and let chance decide the outcome, Jeff kept Jiji sheltered and safe until Kiki was able to successfully reunite with her cat. As a result, Jiji came to respect Jeff immensely and endeavored to change his outlook on dogs as a whole. Jeff was happy to help, but you probably wouldn't be able to tell as he just got back to doing his thing after he knew that Jiji was safe and sound.
A number of Hayao Miyazaki fans have taken to naming their pets, children, and personal possessions after characters from Studio Ghibli films as a way to show their love for these timeless films. While Jeff may not be the most unique sounding name out there, you should consider naming your dog after this Studio Ghibli character not for his heroism but for his laid back, "go with the flow" demeanor.
Kiki's Delivery Service Dog Name Considerations
Another reason to name your dog after a character from Kiki's Delivery Service is the film's subject matter; despite starring a heroine who can levitate high in the sky on a broom, the film is very grounded and primarily centers on the challenges humans face as adolescents trying to transition into full fledged adults. For this reason alone, Kiki's Delivery Service has inspired many of it's viewers, both young and old, to spread their wings and soar in their endeavors - no matter how scary or difficult that first step may be. Whether you're trying to establish yourself and an independent adult for the first time or whether you're taking your first pass at parenthood, the message behind Kiki's Delivery Service is to give it your all and take pride in doing, not just thinking. Consider Kiki, Kokiri or Jiji as essential contenders for your list of potential dog names.