In 2004, Firaxis Games and Atari put out an adventure, action and strategy game called Sid Meier’s Pirates! The game is a remake of the game of the same name from 1987. Even though the gameplay is similar to the original all those years earlier, it boasts a 3D game engine from Gamebryo, removal of sun sighting, mini-games, and a far better turn-based land combat system than the previous version.
With all these changes and improvements, it’s of little to wonder to anyone that it became a big hit. As a result, many people began looking for Sid Meier’s Pirates! dog names that would show intense love for the game. If you are adopting a dog and would love a Sid Meier’s Pirates!-inspired dog name, then read on. There are bound to be many that grab your attention.
Sid Meier's Pirates! Dog Names in Pop Culture
Even though pirates tend to have names that are quite “out there,” there are several names that fit within the game theme but that also feature in pop culture. So, even if someone doesn’t know your favorite game with which your dog’s name is synonymous, it will still also be an “everyday” name that’s entirely relatable. Take Jean and Jack, for example.
In Sid Meier's Pirates! Jean Lafitte is the fourth-most notorious pirate in the game. He has a standout mustache, sails a Brig (fast-paced touring boat), and his pirate treasure is worth around 6,000 gold. Jean’s character also comes from a real person - a Lousiana-based French Privateer. Jean, with his brother Pierre, were both pirates and helped the American army in a war in 1812.
Jean is also a famous dog, known as the Vitagraph Dog from 1902 to 1916. She was a Collie that starred in silent films, trained and owned by director Laurence Trimble. Jean shot to fame for being the first dog to have a leading role in a motion film.
He also came from humble beginnings - a scared, hungry stray that snatched scraps and spent much of his time hiding in a garage. Laurence coaxed him out, won his trust, and went on to train him for movies - citing him a natural. He was a movie star from 1908 until 1913.
Jack is also both a prominent Sid Meier’s Pirates! character and a dog in pop culture. In the game, Jack is a less-than-desirable pirate that’s only worth around 2,000 pieces of gold. You can normally gain access to Jack once you reach level three.
However, like Jean, he was a real pirate and made a career of plundering small vessels. His greatest act was taking two large ships from Bermuda, and capturing a Jamaican vessel known as Kingston to make it their flagship.
Jack is also a household name in pop culture, as he is a Jack Russell Terrier that appeared in the 2011 movie called The Artist. The movie revolves around a silent movie star, Valentin, who believes that talking in movies will be the end of an era. A dog called Uggie plays the role of Jack.
Uggie died in 2015 but had a lucrative career playing significant roles in Water for Elephants, The Artist, and Uggie, My Story - a memoir on himself. Uggie won several awards such as Palm Dog Award at the Cannes Film Festival in 2011.
Sid Meier's Pirates! Dog Names
Because several remakes and re-releases have hit the market, even in the last few years, it’s clear to see that Sid Meier’s Pirates! is not a game that will date. You are unlikely to have to have any worries about naming your dog a Sid Meier’s Pirates! dog name then losing its relevance in the digital age. The original was such an excellent game that it will potentially always be improved upon as the years go by - with no one forgetting the connection.
Alongside never having to worry about relevance, you also don’t have to stress too much about the color, breed, gender, or traits of your dog. No matter what name you choose, it’s bound to be relevant and suitable for your dog. After all, wouldn’t every dog suit a name like pirate or Jack?
However, if you own a small dog, you are bound to have a lot more fun with Sid Meier’s Pirates! dog names. Small dogs tend to be more prevalent on boats - such as the Jack Russell or Schipperke, broadening the options available to you. Now, without further ado, it’s time to learn all there is to know about Sid Meier’s Pirates! and then choose a name to suit your dog.