Literary Inspired Dog Names in Pop Culture
Dogs in literature are prevalent from sad stories such as Where the Red Fern Grows and Old Yeller to literary masterpieces. Some satires masterpieces feature dogs as well, such as Mikhail Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita and Kurt Vonnegut's reoccurring dog character, Kazak, first seen in The Sirens of Titan.
The Master and Margarita is hailed as perfectly capturing the heart, soul, and life of the Russian people living under the dark regime of Stalinism and may also be considered one of the greatest masterpieces of the 20th Century. Though the novel takes place in two settings, modern-day Russia in the 1940's and the days leading to the crucifixion of Yeshua Ha-Nozri (Jesus Christ), the two time periods are masterfully interconnected by time and space in the third part of the novel. The second setting is where Baga, the dog is introduced and involves the immortalized Pontius Pilate, the procurator of Judea and condemner of Yeshua Ha-Nozri. Pilate is plagued by his decision to condemn Yeshua Ha-Nozri and spends eternity in deep contemplation with his faithful dog Banga. Banga, while in Pilate's lifetime, was the only creature that loved Pilate. Banga did not leave Pilate's side during the entirety of his two thousand years of contemplation. When the two settling are brought together, the Master, a Russian author who tells the story of Pontius Pilate, is given the opportunity to free Pilate from his torment with the truth of his words. The Master does so by proclaiming Pilate free, and both Pilate and his faithful dog Banga run off together down the path of moonlight to rejoin Yeshua Ha-Nozri.
If Banga seems a little too heavy a name for your dog, another satirical work by American author Kurt Vonnegut may be called for. Zazak is a Doberman Pinscher guard dog, a space dog, and even a seeing-eye dog who appears in several of Vonnegut's novels. The re-use of the same characters was a particular style of Vonnegut though the stories were not necessarily connected. Kazak makes for a great Doberman Pincher's name or any other dog name given by a Vonnegut loving dog owner.
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Named Pip for my fav book, Great Expectations.