Fancy having a member of the royal family as a member of your own? No, you don’t have to marry Price Harry (he’s taken anyway), or court Queen Rania (married as well). All you have to do is acknowledge that your dog is royalty and treat them like one! You treat your pup as one of the royals either way, so why not match their name to their status? Luckily, there are many options out there since monarchy was basically the norm back in the day, and many kings, queens, princes, and princesses have marked history with their incredible achievements and conquests.
Royal Dog Names in Pop Culture
The most famous Corgi squad in the world is without a doubt the group of Queen Elizabeth’s royal Corgis. Ever since she was a little girl, the Queen was very fond of Welsh Corgis, and owned over 30 of them since 1952, when she officially became the Queen.
The first royal Corgi was Dookie, adopted in 1933 by king George VI, Elizabeth’s father. After Dookie came Susan, who is actually the queen mother of the line of royal Corgis we know and love today. Susan and the Queen were so close that the adorable munchkin accompanied her even to her honeymoon! Sugar was Susan’s daughter who even appeared on the cover of Australian Women’s Weekly magazine. After them came Whisky and Sherry, Heather and Tiny, Smoky and Dash, Disco and Dagger, Flora and Minnie, Pundit and Mint, and then finally, Monty, probably the most famous of the gang. Monty, Holly, and Willow had the honor to appear in the 2012 London Olympic opening ceremony, and not only that, they also got to go there with none other than James Bond!
In 2015 the report came out which stated that the Queen has stopped breeding corgis, as she does not wish to leave them alone after her death. If that does not show true love, we don’t know what does! The Queen treats her Corgis as royalty too! Each day, they eat gourmet food specially prepared for them, they go on daily walks with the Queen Elizabeth herself, they have their own room and fresh sheets in their beds each day, which are carefully elevated so they wouldn’t catch a cold. It is safe to say that they live a lifestyle that most people would love to live.
As cute as they are, the royal Corgis can be quite mischievous at times. In 2012, the Corgis attacked Princess Beatrice’s terrier Max, back in 1954 Susan actually bit the Royal Clockwinder Leonard Hubbard, and one of the pups even bit a police officer! The Queen herself was not exempt either, in 1991 she had to receive stitches after she attempted to break up a fight among her Corgis and got bitten. Prince Harry has stated that the Corgis have been barking at him for over 30 years, and even Prince William said that he’s in awe of how the Queen can live with all the barking each day. However, they do seem to like the future Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle.
Royal Dog Name Considerations
Whether you’re a royalist or not, giving your name a proper royal name can be a great way to show the world that your new best friend has blue blood, at least to you. Time to dust off the old history book or a hefty encyclopedia and search for the most inspirational king or queen whose name resonates with you. However, if you would like to honor some of the royal dogs immortalized in history, you might opt for the name Caesar. Caesar was not only one of the most well-known historical figures, but also the beloved pet of King Edward VII, a Wire Fox Terrier.
If you are a proud owner of an Italian Greyhound, why not name them after Zemira, Catherine The Great’s companion? A Pug named Mops is a good way to show your history knowledge, as he was Marie Antoinette’s dog, and a Cocker Spaniel named Lupo is for the Kate Middleton and Prince William fans out there. Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark has a Border Collie named Ziggy, which is a great name that also pays an homage to one of the greatest musicians that ever lived, David Bowie.