Rio Dog Names

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Introduction

Following the tradition of the animated films Happy Feet and Surf's Up, Rio tells the story of a family of macaws. Rio is set in Rio de Janeiro, and the original movie was so popular that a sequel was released in 2014. Blu is the star macaw; he is rescued by a young girl, who raises him after Blu falls out of a moving truck. Blu is often scared to fly - no one has ever taught him how - and he is often mocked by the Canadian geese that winter in Rio. The timid Blu is given a big responsibility; he is asked to help repopulate the macaw population. Eventually, Blu will help to protect birds like himself from smugglers. 

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Rio Dog Name Considerations

 Rio depicts the story of Blu, a macaw who is raised in captivity. While Blu does have a great life, he seems to sense that something is missing in his life. He can't fly, and, in all honesty, Blu is afraid to do so. Never taught to fly by his mother, as he would have been in the wild, Blu is the subject of ridicule by other birds who have had the chance to grow up in the wild. This makes Blu rather timid. 

Anyone who has ever been around young puppies knows that they often established what some might call a "pecking order" -  some pups are more dominant than others, and they tend to set a protocol as to the behavior of others. The Canadian geese which spend time near the bookstore (owned by Blu's rescuer, Linda) often pick on Blu because he can't fly the way they can. Blu is intimidated by these other birds, but the viewer soon learns that the shy macaw is more of a hero than first thought. For this reason, shy pups might be the best suited for a Rio-inspired name. By the same token, heroic pups are also perfect fits for a Rio-inspired name. 

Male Rio Dog Names

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Blu
The main character who is a flightless bird
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Nigel
Serves as an antagonist "for all birds of beauty"
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Nico
A yellow canary who befriends Blu when he comes to Rio de Janeiro
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Roberto
A macaw who was Jewel's childhood friend
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Eduardo
Jewel's father; he is suspicious of Blu
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Tiago
Blu and Jewel's son; what a unique name for a dog
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Rafael
A very romantic bird who loves the Carnival
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Fernando
An orphan who assists the bird smugglers
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Felipe
Leader of the Red Macaw Tribe; this name fits a Chihuahua
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Pedro
A rather plump friend of Blue and Pedro
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Tulio
An ornithologist who loves all birds
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Mauro
A marmoset whose primary purpose is stealing from tourists
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Luiz
A Bulldog that often serves as an antagonist for Blu
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Charlie
An anteater who was once Blu's antagonist
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Marcel
The lead bird smuggler located in Brazil
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Kipo
A Spoonbill bird who performs at the Samba Club
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Tiny
A small house finch; this name is perfect for a very small dog
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Armando
One of Marcel's smuggling partners
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Barbossa
A dentist who enjoys the Carnival
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Peri
A blue macaw that greatly resembles Blu

Female Rio Dog Names

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Jewel
Blu's love interest
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Bia
Blu and Jewel's youngest daughter
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Carla
Blu and Jewel's oldest daughter
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Gabi
Small poison-dart frog; Nigel's love interest
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Linda
Rescues Blu after he falls from the smuggler's truck
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Mimi
Jewel's aunt; this name is perfect for a designer dog
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Eva
Raphael's wife; this name is great for a Maltese
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Monae
A veterinarian appearing in Rio 2
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Alice
A goose; this name is good for Golden Retriever
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Chloe
Alice's sister; this name fits a designer pup
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Lady
This traditional name is in honor of Lady Macaw

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