Let’s face it, at some point in your life, you wanted to approach a barmaid in an effortless, yet charming matter in your expensive custom-tailored suit, looking super fly and polished and order a martini, shaken, not stirred. You may have also wanted to introduce yourself as Bond, James Bond. You wanted to drive an amazing Aston Martin, have incredible gadgets up your sleeve, and of course, a license to kill. You also may have wanted to be the Queen’s protector, and the best secret service agent in the world. Well, even though life had other plans, you can still live your childhood dream by naming your dog after a character from the movie Skyfall, and have one piece of the awesomeness that is James Bond in your life!
Skyfall Inspired Dog Names in Pop Culture
Ralph Nathaniel Twisleton-Wykeham-Fiennes, apart from having an awesome long name is an English actor whose career is anything but ordinary. He has starred in many hit films, including Skyfall, where he plays the role of Gareth Mallory. Ralph is not only a great actor and a respected artist, but he also shares his name with another celebrity, admittedly of a furrier appearance. His name is Ralph the Dog, and he is the mascot of the Canadian Football League team called Calgary Stampeders.
Ralph the Dog was introduced back in 1975 when Bond movies were in full force coincidentally, and he was the first mascot to be introduced by the Calgary Stampeders! The team officials say that he was created, or “born,” on Labour Day in 1974 and that he became a part of the team in 1975, long before your doggo was even planned to be born!
As any good mascot, Ralph represents his team, entertains the audience, and cheers on his Stampeders in each game. He even does charity work, and regularly goes to children’s hospitals to cheer up the little fighters and help them in their battle with diseases. One of those charity events is the Alberta Children’s Hospital mini-Calgary Stampede parade, where Ralph proudly represents his team, and cheers on the little heroes.
In 2006, the Calgary Stampeders banned the rival team’s mascot, Gainer the Gopher, who is a mascot of Saskatchewan Roughriders, explaining that the ban was introduced because the officials were afraid that Gainer’s presence would take away the effect of Ralph. The president of the Stampeders, Ted Hellard, said that their fans deserve to be led by their mascot, without unnecessary competition from Gainer the Gopher. This move saddened the Saskatchewan team and the whole fan base of the Saskatchewan Roughriders, but hopefully, they have resolved their issues and that they are back on each other’s good sides.
In a better and more innocent world, Ralph the Dog and Gainer the Gopher are friends, living in the mascot city with other fellow mascots, practicing their routines and sharing tips and tricks on how to entertain the crowds. Either way, even if this fantasy will never come true, what remains certain is that Ralph is universally loved by the Stampeders and their fans and that they are utterly proud of the doggo representing them.
Skyfall Inspired Name Considerations
James Bond movies have inspired numerous boys and girls over the years to pursue their dreams, be classy, be professionals, and taught them how to be cool. And of course, how to be the most charming guest in a bar! However, James Bond movies, including Skyfall, have also inspired numerous dog names to be “born.” Doggos around the world bear the names of Bond, James Bond, Miss Moneypenny, M, Q, and other iconic characters, as well as the actors and actresses who portrayed their roles and paved their way to superstardom through these movies. If you decide that Skyfall is the Bond movie you like the most, you can name your dog after one of these characters, actors, and even musicians who made this film possible and made it into a big hit.
One of the most obvious choices is to name your pup after the titular character, or even the actor who played him, Daniel Craig. Both his first and last name can work as your pup’s moniker, and that’s always a plus! Another fantastic name is Adele, after the amazing English singer with the angelic voice who created and sang the theme song for the film. Adele is an amazing singer, so much that this song even received an Academy Award for the Best Original Song!