Located in Southern California, Los Angeles has close to four million residents, making it second in population size among United States cities behind New York (and the most populated in California). Known as the “City of Angels”, Los Angeles is Spanish for “the angels” and is considered the cultural, financial and commercial center of Southern California. If you live in the city currently or have in the past, or feel a connection to it, choosing a Los Angeles-inspired name will be an ongoing reminder of a place that is important to you. Fortunately, Los Angeles offers plenty of ideas to choose from when it comes to a name for your new pooch.
Los Angeles Dog Names in Pop Culture
There are plenty of Los Angeles dogs seen in pop culture. For example, the 2008 comedy Beverly Hill Chihuahua features Chloe, who is a Chihuahua from Beverly Hills, a city within Los Angeles county. Chloe gets dognapped while visiting Mexico and winds up sent to Mexico City for dog fighting. A new friend, Delgado, a former police dog, helps her to escape. Chloe is able to reunite with her relative that took her to Mexico and return home to Beverly Hills. Beverly Hills Chihuahua 2 followed and was released directly to DVD in 2011; a third movie was then released in 2012.
The Brady Bunch, a popular television series that ran from 1969 through 1974, featured a family dog named Tiger. The exterior shots of the Brady home were of a house that was located in Studio City, which is in the Los Angeles City limits, and the show was presumed to take place in the Los Angeles area. Tiger was a large pooch with a lot of fur. The original dog who played the pet died after being in a car accident prior to the fourth episode in the first season, however a dog close in appearance was found to fill the role. In the second season, the family dog was quietly dropped from the show.
Los Angeles dogs are popular on the internet; many have their own Instagram feed with a high number of followers. One such dog is Tuna, a Chiweenie (Chihuahua-Dachshund mix). Tuna has a large overbite but that has not stopped him from being a social media star with 1.8 million followers. Tuna likes to dress up; he can be seen in a bow tie and suspenders or dressed as a tuna sub from Subway for Halloween. He has a book about him on Amazon and a meme developed in his honor that has gone viral. The internet star was not always so popular; he had been abandoned by a former owner on the side of the road in San Diego before being adopted by Courtney Dasher who saw him at an Los Angeles farmers market
Another popular internet pooch is Jiff, a Pomeranian with 3.8 million followers on Instagram. Jiff’s popularity is in part due to his skills; he can ride a skateboard and complete handstands. Jiff can even be seen in Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse” music video.
Los Angeles Dog Name Considerations
Searching for just the right moniker for your new canine pal can be a challenge; choosing a Los Angeles-inspired name will give your search direction and ensure that the name you decide upon has meaning to you. If you live in the city or have before, or feel a particular affinity for the area, choosing a name that brings Los Angeles to mind is logical. On each occasion that you have to call the name of your new friend, you will be reminded of the city you care about.
You may decide on a Los Angeles inspired name for your pooch because he brings to mind a specific dog (whether real or fiction), from the city. This may be due to his looks, personality or breed. Something about the city may be important to you and this can guide your choice of name for your pet. For example, if you are a fan of movies, you may choose to name your dog after a movie that was made in the city.
No matter why you are considering a name inspired by the city of Los Angeles, there are many options from which to choose, meaning you should not have difficulty finding just the right moniker for your pup.