The animated film, Madagascar, brought out tears of laughter and joy to all those that watched the movie. Released in mid-2005, it followed the story of four animals from the Central Park Zoo who found themselves stranded on Madagascar. This movie started a franchise that later went on to include another three movies. The movie follows the characters as they are put in an unknown situation and setting to what the four animals are used to. It would not be a surprise if you wish to name your dog with a name that is inspired by the movie, Madagascar. The characters are funny, entertaining, and up for a party even after being stranded.
Madagascar Inspired Dog Names in Pop Culture
To start off our Pop Culture Spotlights, we have Skipper, an eight-year-old Beagle mix. He works at the San Francisco International Airport as a Sniffer Dog. In January 2018, he located a banana, which made that his 20,000th find, beating the previous record of 14,000 by a landslide. Before he started working at the airport, he was a stray dog on the streets of Michigan.
The next dog is Nana, a three-year-old Newfoundland from Blackburn, England. In March 2018, she competed at Crufts for the Blue Riband Trophy. She won the working dog title which put her through to the final round for the Best In Show Award. She was one out of seven of the 21,000 dogs who competed in Birmingham’s NEC Arena. She won her class, the Good Citizen Dog Scheme class then later went on to beat other best of the breeds in her group, which made her the group winner. As a Newfoundland, she is a strong and large dog. The breed also has webbed feet, which make them very capable swimmers. She is very comfortable in the show ring. Though Nana has competed for several years now, this seems to be her lucky year as she finally pulled through and showed off her tremendous capabilities.
There is another dog named Nana; she is a fourteen-year-old chocolate Labrador from North Reading, Massachusetts. Nana loves baked treats in the morning, which her owners, Susan and James Demetri sell to raise money for the MSPCA and other dog rescue groups. Her owners state her as a dignified and not arrogant dog, but she does get nervous among strangers.
The next spotlight goes to Mort, a Bulldog from New York who could never remember how to get onto the couch. His owner is Jennifer Weiner, a writer for The New York Times. She stated that Mort did not like walks, as he would get winded if he had to walk anything longer than the driveway. During the summer or any other hot day, he would collapse on the nearest puddle that he could find.
Stanley Laurel Kowalski is a Beagle pup from the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Though he is not named after Kowalski, the character in Madagascar, he does share the namesake. Paul Genega, Stanley’s owner, combined Stanley Kowalski and Stan Laurel to make his name. He chose Stanley Kowalski for the macho side of his Beagle and Stan Laurel for his gentler and sweeter side.
Madagascar Inspired Dog Name Considerations
With a Madagascar themed name, it’s a given that your pet should be on the goofier side. There are certain breeds that have a higher likelihood of being sillier than others, including Bulldogs and Springer Spaniels. Bulldogs, also known as English Bulldogs, are short, large, and wrinkly dogs that have a great temperament. They are excellent companions. They are balanced enough to be active, yet lazy when they wish to be.
The Boxer is very playful and goofy. They have an enthusiastic personality that is sure to make those around them laugh with joy. The Pembroke Welsh Corgi has a strong resemblance in appearance to a fox with their face and short legs. They have a playful, active, and energetic personality and are always up for a good time. French Bulldogs, though smaller than their English cousins, are just as playful with the right amount of clownish temperament.
Springer Spaniels have large personalities and are known to be goofy dogs. They are always ready to go, making them great companions for active families. Other similar breeds are Yorkshire Terriers, Labrador Retrievers, Miniature Bull Terriers, Border Collies, Siberian Huskies, Boston Terriers, and Pugs. Regardless of the breed, it really depends more on the personality of your dog. If they are fun-loving and goofy at times, Madagascar inspired names will suit them perfectly.