Rocketeer Inspired Dog Names

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Introduction

While The Rocketeer may have been considered a commercial disappointment, there’s little doubt that it still resonated with fans. At its core, the film essentially set out what it aimed to do and more, paying homage to film serials that were popular during the era that the film was actually supposed to take place in — films serials were popular in the 1930s-1950s and The Rocketeer took place just prior to WWII in 1938. Regardless of the reviews, many fans who enjoyed it in their childhood still hold it in high regard, and with it, a fantastic cast of characters and memorable moments perfect for dog-naming.

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Rocketeer Inspired Dog Name Considerations

Trying to find the perfect name for your dog is no easy task, but if you want to rocket to success, start by making a list of your dog’s most notable traits from their looks to their quirks and personality, as this will be the easiest measure for comparison.

For instance, if your dog is hyper or fast and zooms around like a high-speed vehicle, the names Rocket, Gee Bee, Racer, Sportster and Z would be solid choices. If they are classically handsome or pretty, then the names Hollywood or Gable would be great picks just like Lothar and Tiny Ron would be ideal for a dog with many wrinkles and folds. For dogs that tend to act like classic “tough guys”, then the names Neville, Sinclair or Valentine would be decent options. If they love to sniff out hidden objects then the names Fitch and Wooly are certainly suitable. 

There are plenty of directions you can go, such as naming them after a filming location you have ties to or after elements of the film that were as inspirational to the creators (such as Bettie Page, Commando Cody, Rondo Hatton) as they are to you, so don’t be afraid get creative by firing up the mental jets and letting it fly!

Male Rocketeer Inspired Dog Names

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Cliff
After Cliff Secord, the film's protagonist
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Rocket
As in Rocketeer, what Cliff quickly becomes
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Blake
After Jenny Blake, Cliff's love interest
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Peabody
After A. "Peevy" Peabody, who discovers the rocket pack with Cliff
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Neville
After Neville Sinclair, the actor who hires gangsters to steal the rocket pack from Howard Hughes
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Hughes
After Howard Hughes, whom the rocket pack is stolen from
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Eddie
After Eddie Valentine, the leader of the Valentine Gang
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Otis
After Otis Bigelow, the owner of the air circus
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Bigelow
After Otis Bigelow, played by Jon Polito
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Wilmer
The gangster who hides the rocket pack on the air strip
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Lothar
The monstrous Valentine gangster
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Malcolm
Cliff's older friend who must be saved from a malfunctioning plane
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Lenny
The gangster who perishes in the initial car crash
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Pauly
A minor role played by Paul DeSouza
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Charlie
One of the fake actors
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Pilot
Cliff's vocation
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Racer
The type of planes Cliff was used to flying
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Griffith
The name of the observatory Cliff had to rescue Jenny from
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Beeman
The brand of gum Hughes rewards Cliff with, along with a new Bee Gee racer
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Commando
After Commando Cody, a classic serial the low-budget version of the film was inspired by
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Cody
After Commando Cody, a serial the original movie planned to make homage to
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Zeppelin
An important object and location in the film
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Johnston
After Joe Johnston, the film's director
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Baker
After Rick Baker, who designed several prosthetics including Lothar's face
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Hosking
After Craig Hosking, the film's aerial coordinator
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Sportster
The type of plane the Gee Bee Model Z is: a Super Sportster
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Bulldog
After the Bulldog Cafe, an important setting
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Rondo
After Rondo Hatton, whom the Rocketeer mask/helm was inspired by
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Tiny Ron
After Tiny Ron Taylor, whose face and height helped make the perfect figure for Lothar
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Horner
After famed composer James Horner, who did the soundtrack

Female Rocketeer Inspired Dog Names

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Secord
After Cliff Secord, the stunt pilot the movie centers around
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Peevy
After A. "Peevy" Peabody, Cliff's airplane mechanic
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Sinclair
After Neville Sinclair, the evil secret Nazi actor
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Fitch
After FBI Agent Fitch who is tasked with finding and recovering the rocket pack
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Wooly
After FBI Agent Wolinski, better known as Wooly
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Valentine
After the Valentine Gang, the first to steal the rocket pack
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Skeets
Part of Cliff's ground crew
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Millie
The owner of the Bulldog Cafe
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Rusty
Played by John Lavachielli
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Goose
Played by Don Pugsley; holds up Lothar in the observatory
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Irma
A minor character played by Nada Despotovich
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Patsy
The little girl from the diner
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Pye
After Mrs. Pye, the woman who owns the boarding house
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Gable
As in Clark Gable, the character named after the real life Hollywood actor
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Fields
After W.C. Fields, a real American actor and writer portrayed in the film
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Gee Bee
After the Gee Bee Model Z, the type of stunt plane Cliff ended up crashing
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Spruce
As in Spruce Goose, the model of plane (as a glider) Cliff escapes with
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Lux
After the Luxembourg, the name of the Zeppelin
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Hollywood
Where most of the story takes place
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Bilson
After Danny Bilson, one of the screenwriters
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Demeo
After Paul De Meo, one of the film's main story and screenwriters
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Bettie
After Bettie Page, who originally inspired Jenny's character
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Page
After Bettie Page, who was highly similar to Jenny before Disney wanted to gear the film towards kids
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Campbell
After Bill Campbell, who played Cliff
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Chaplin
After Chaplin Air Field, the fictional location of many scenes
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Z
After the Gee Bee Model Z, the racer Cliff crashes
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Bissell
After the film's production designer Jim Bissell
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Hatton
After actor Rondo Hatton, who was supposedly the inspiration for the iconic Rocketeer helmet
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Dear
After William Dear, who helped develop the story
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Valencia
After Valencia, California, where several important scenes were filmed

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