Roller Sport Inspired Dog Names

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Introduction

Roller sports may not have the tenure of more traditional sports, but they certainly have a cult following few others in the world come close to. Though it took two rounds of popularity to really catch fire, the headliner of roller sports, roller derby, has been a major outlet for amateur players all over the world and with it, developed its own culture and lexicon. Through a glossary of sport-specific terminology and a titling technique that has more fun than nearly any other, it has provided some of the greatest names the world of sports has ever known, all of which are perfect for dog-naming fodder.

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Roller Sport Inspired Dog Name Considerations

Attempting to come up with an appropriate roller sport inspired name for your dog can be tricky business. Our best suggestion is to start by compiling a list of your dog’s most defining traits to use as a shortcut. 

One direction you could take would be naming your dog after one of the sport’s greats, specifically one that shares similar characteristics. If you have a dog with golden hair and or is tough as nails, then the names Blonde, Bomber, Golden, Amazon or Weston, after the “Roller Derby Queen” Joan Weston, would all be perfectly suitable. If they’re particularly small but are tough or have a feisty personality, the names Midge or Toughie would work just as well.

Naming them after roller sport terminology is an option as well. If they’re super fast, the names Hotlap, Abec and Bearing would all be decent fits. For dogs that always seem to play a certain role when interacting with other dogs, such as bumping into them or racing away, then the names Blocker, Jammer and Pivot would all be good fits, depending on their style. 

There are numerous ways to go, so be creative and keep your options open until you roll your way to a winner.

Male Roller Sport Inspired Dog Names

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Axle
The part of the skate the bearings are fitted into
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Bearing
The mechanical bushing that provides the wheels' movement
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Blocker
Players whose aim is to impede the opposition physically
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Bout
A derby match
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Counter
A responsive move that turns from defensive to offensive
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Duro
As in durometer, the measure of a wheel's hardness
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Grip
A common term for the hardness or softness of a given wheel
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Jammer
The star-helmeted player who can score points
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Kingpin
As in kingpin angle, which controls how tightly a skate can turn
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Trucks
Another term for a skate's axle
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Whip
An assist where a player is pulled forward by use of momentum and force
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Major
As in a major penalty issued by a referee
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Ref
As in referee, those who call penalties and enforce rules
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Snowplow
A wide-stance type of blocking, slowing down or stopping
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Goat
A player held behind a wall; used for controlling speed
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Sausage
A single-line skating strategy used to block out opponents
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Seltzer
After Leo Seltzer, the sports promoter of the 30s who organized the first "derby"
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Runyon
After sportswriter Damon Runyon, who encouraged Seltzer to impart more contact
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Quad
A term for a four-wheeled skate
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Juke
A fake one way and a swift movement in the other direction
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Austin
As in Austin, Texas, the locus of the derby revival in the 2000s
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Bomber
After Joan "Blonde Bomber" Weston, the most famous original era derby player
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Weston
After Joan Weston, also known as roller derby's "Golden Girl"
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Calvello
After Ann Calvello, a notable player in early roller derby
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Hotrod
After Suzy Hotrod, one of the bet modern players
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Stripe
After the stripe that denotes the pivot position
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Skate
The foot-strapped tool at the crux of the sport
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Nopack
When a team's skaters are spread out
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Minor
As in a minor penalty
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Bogash
After Ma and Billy Bogash, two of the sport's greatest

Female Roller Sport Inspired Dog Names

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Abec
After Abec Rating; essentially a stress resistance test for a given bearing
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Apex
A type of jump that stretches from one apex of the track to another
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Banks
As in banked track, as opposed to a flat track
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Elephant
As in elephant wrench, a tool for adjusting skates
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Pivot
The stripe-helmeted blocker who can transition to the jammer
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Derby
As in roller derby
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Zebra
A common term for a referee
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Crokiss
Getting scraped by open velcro
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Hotlap
A lap skated as quickly as possible, often used in drills and practice
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Panty
The helmet cover with either a stripe or star (or none) to denote position
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Star
What is worn on the lead jammer's helmet
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Trax
As in tracks, the field of play skaters are on
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Trailer
As in truck and trailer, a technique where certain players pull each other
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Waterfall
Also known as recycling; two blockers rotating to continuously issue blocks to opponents
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Texas
A main location for the amateur circuit's revival
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Eagle
After Scald Eagle, a prominent derby player
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Mainey
After Stefanie Mainey, a prominent modern roller derby player
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Bonnie
After Bonnie Thunders, AKA Nicole Williams, one of the most famous derby players
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Thunders
After Bonnie Thunders, the "LeBron James of roller derby"
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Holy
As in Holy Rollers, a famous team name
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Blonde
After the Blonde Bomber, Joan Weston
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Glass
After talented modern derby player Julie "Atomatrix" Glass
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Midge
After Midge "Toughie" Brasuhn, the 4-foot-11 original derby heat hitter
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Toughie
After Midge "Toughie" Brasuhn, a prominent derby player in the 1940s
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Roller
As in roller derby
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Rink
Often what a playing field is called or considered
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Cherry
After the Cherry Bombs, a well-known team out of Texas
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Hips
Important tools for checking other skaters
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Ivy
After Ivy King, one of the sport's first heroines
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Vizena
After Gene Vizena, one of the sport's first "villains"

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