Nostromo Inspired Dog Names

0 Stories
0 Votes

Introduction

"I suppose everybody must always be a little homesick," wrote Joseph Conrad in his 1904 novel Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard. As the quote suggests, the story is primarily about characters who are dealing with massive changes to their homeland - the fictional region of Costaguana. Through Nostromo, Conrad discusses and dissects pivotal themes and concepts; through his characters and the scenarios that he places them in, Conrad asks if a person can really ever go home again? And if they can't, can they create a new home in a new world that they don't entirely understand? Nostromo is a thinking person's book, known for its deep characters and intricate themes.

Book First Walk Free!

Nostromo Inspired Dog Names In Pop Culture

Nostromo Inspired Dog Name Considerations

Nostromo is one of those great pieces of literature that's been referenced in countless other stories; If you've ever heard the name Nostromo before, chances are you heard it in the film Alien as it was the name of the ship that Ripley was stationed on. The characters featured in the story are among some of the most beloved in literature - having served as the inspiration behind a myriad of other literary heroes and villains. It's all a byproduct of Joseph Conrad's immaculate writing style; for those who don't know, Conrad has produced other famous books likes Heart of Darkness and The Secret Agent. 

Speaking of Conrad's other books, another reason you might want to consider giving your dog a Nostromo inspired name would be if you're a big literature buff. Joseph Conrad rubbed shoulders with some of the greatest writers of the 18th century; Conrad was respected by the likes of F. Scott Fitzgerald - the man who infamously wrote The Great Gatsby as both as a scathing critique and well-informed ode to the bourgeoisie.  Despite taking place in a fictional land, Nostromo serves as both a critique of third world dictatorships and an ode to the indigenous countrymen and countrywomen who truly make up the populace. 

Male Nostromo Inspired Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
0
Nostromo
The titular captain of the book
0
Giovanni
Nostromo's actual name is Giovanni Battista Fidanza
0
Battista
After Nostromo's middle name
0
Capataz
As in Capataz de Cargadores
0
Longshoreman
Nostromo was known as the Head Longshoreman
0
Charles
The owner of the San Tomé Silver Mine
0
Carlos
After Charles' "Don Carlos" moniker
0
King
Charles was called the King of Sulaco
0
Silver
The Silver Mine consumes Carlos' mind
0
Gould
Charles' last name
0
Monygham
After Dr. Monygham
0
Doc
A nickname for doctors
0
Mony
A fan nickname for Dr. Monygham
0
Martin
Martin Decoud is a journalist for the Porvenir
0
Porvenir
Means the future in Spanish
0
Jose
After Don Jose
0
Avellanos
Don Jose's last name
0
Giorgio
Giorgio Viola is a revolutionary turned shopkeeper
0
Gio
A short nickname for Giorgio
0
Sulaco
One of the primary settings of the story
0
Vincente
Vincente Ribiera is Sulaco's first civilian head of state.
0
Vince
A shorter version of Vincente
0
Prez
A nickname for a president
0
Ribiera
Vincente's last name
0
Riviera
Another surname similar to Ribiera
0
Guzman
Guzman Bento was the former dictator of Costaguana
0
Gus
An English name similar to Guzman
0
Bennie
After Guzman Bento's surname
0
Montero
Alluding to Genral Montero
0
Conrad
After the late Joseph Conrad

Female Nostromo Inspired Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
0
Emilia
Don Carlos' Wife
0
Emma
A shortened version of Emilia
0
Antonia
The daughter of Don Jose
0
Toni
A female version of the nickname Tony
0
Nostromonique
Nostromo + Monique
0
Teresa
Teresa Viola is Giorgio's wife
0
Teri
A nickname for Teresa
0
Viola
Taken from Giorgio's surname
0
Linda
Teresa and Giorgio's oldest daughter
0
Cesealia
Cecilia + Sea
0
Giselle
Giorgio and Teresa's youngest child
0
Costaguana
Another major locale for Nostromo
0
Fortuna
Latin for Fortune, a theme of the story
0
Destiny
Another theme of the story that's concerned with fate
0
Boardnadette
Board + Bernadette
0
Capella
A sailing star, means "little she-goat"
0
Aurigae
Capella's Bayer designation
0
Bellatrix
Another sailing star that alludes to a warrior woman
0
Bella
A shortened version of Bellatrix
0
Ewa
Ewa Bobrowska is Joseph Conrad's mother
0
Adhara
A sailing star that represents a virgin
0
Stella
Based on the word stellar
0
Mermaid
A mythical, sea dwelling creature
0
Siren
Another sea creature with more nefarious intentions
0
Corsica
Napoleon Bonaparte's final resting place and a favorite locale of Conrad's
0
Ripley
The main character of the film Alien
0
Sigourney
Sigourney Weaver played Ripley
0
Ellen
Ripley's first name
0
Alexandra
Sigourney Weaver's middle name
0
Aniela
Aniela Zagórska was Joseph Conrad's translator late in life

Community Dogs with Nostromo Inspired Names