Space Inspired Dog Names

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Introduction

Space has long intrigued man who has looked to the stars for everything from navigation to the meaning of life.  Some people feel amazed and even humbled by the vastness and beauty of space and may choose a cosmic-inspired theme for their new puppy or dog's name.  Both professional and armchair astronomers and those involved with the study of space will find their dog's space-inspired name meaningful.  Meaningful names often inspire happiness and love and are spoken in happy, cheerful tones.  The happiness communicated in a dog owner's voice helps to strengthen the bond between man and dog and makes dog ownership something really out of this world.

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Space Inspired Dog Name Considerations

Few considerations are necessary when choosing the space-inspired theme to name your dog.  However, like most other naming conventions, dog owners should take care not to give their dog a long name with multiple syllables.  Just like with people, we tend to shorten our dog's long name to something easier to say or we go with a completely different nickname that deviated from our dog's name.  Calling your dog by many different names might confuse him and make training more difficult.  

Aside from the length of space inspired names, dog owners should also consider their dog's breed, color, and size.  For example, Belka, who was the first Russian space dog alongside Strelka to orbit Earth, means whitey in Russian.  As an ode to the first dog in space as well as her color, white dog owners could consider giving their new white coated puppy Belka for a name.  Size may also play a factor in space inspired dog names.  Names like Armstrong, Titan, and Apollo sound like big dog names while Sirius, Atom, and Luna might be more suited for smaller dogs.  Finally, if dog owners wish to give their new canine friends names inspired by other dogs of space, they might consider the breeds.  For example, Astro the Jetson's dog was a Great Dane and Comet, the Tanner's dog from Full House was a Golden Retriever.   

Male Space Inspired Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
14
Apollo
The NASA space program to put men on the moon
11
Nova
An astronomical event that produces a large flare of brights during the birth or death of a star
7
Astro
The Jetson's Great Dane
6
Orion
A constellation in the night sky
6
Titan
The largest moon of Saturn, which has Earth-like qualities
5
Pluto
The most distant body in the Solar system
5
Leo
The lion constellation
4
Comet
A solar lit celestial object with its own orbit
4
Cosmo
Relating to space and the universe
4
Archer
Another name for Orion
3
Sirius
The brightest star in the night sky and principle star Canis Major
3
Jupiter
The largest of the planets in the Solar system
3
Mars
The red neighboring planet to Earth
3
Jet
To move fast
1
Yuri
A reference to Yuri Gagarin, the first human in space
1
Orbit
To travel around a larger body
0
Neptune
A distant planet of the solar system and often associated with the oceans
0
Galileo
Champion thinker of heliocentrism
-1
Kazak
Kurt Vonnegut's Hound of Space in The Sirens of Titan
-1
Oberon
A large moon of Uranus
-1
Atom
The smallest unit of matter
-1
Kepler
A German astronomer who founded three laws of space in the 17th Century
-1
Hermes
A proposed French spacecraft
-1
Umbra
The dark side or shadow cast on a object, such as the Moon during an eclipse
-2
Crater
A depression made after a large body strikes the surface of a larger planet or moon
-3
Trojan
A body that orbits a larger body, such as the Moon to Earth
-4
Sputnik
The Russian satellite
-4
Hubble
Discoverer of Pluto
-4
Meteor
A small rocky or metallic body in space
-6
Armstrong
A famous American astronaut

Female Space Inspired Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
13
Aurora
A beautiful light show in the northern hemisphere
12
Luna
Spanish for the Moon
8
Sky
The starlit heavens above
5
Celest
A reference to heavenly bodies
5
Elara
A moon of Jupiter
4
Stella
Stella, meaning star
4
Ophelia
A Moon of Uranus
4
Star
A brightly burning ball of gas
4
Galaxy
A large grouping of stars, like the Milky Way
3
Vega
One of closest stars to the Sun at only 25 light years
3
Astrid
A Swedish Space Corporation satellite
2
Phoebe
A moon of Saturn
2
Venus
A beautiful planet in the Solar System
2
Laika
One of the famous Russian space dogs
1
Ida
A large asteroid
1
Electra
A European Space Agency satellite
0
Corona
A beautiful crown around the Earth or Moon during a Solar eclipse
0
Eclipse
The blocking of the sun by a crossing body, such as the Moon
0
Pandora
A moon of Saturn
-1
Chasma
A deep depression in a planet's geology
-1
Juliet
An inner satellite of Uranus
-2
Cassiopeia
A constellation in the northern sky named after a vain queen
-2
Halley
A reference to Halley's Comet
-2
Catena
A series of craters on one of Jupiter's moons
-3
Nasa
A reference to the US space program
-3
Moonbeam
The bright light beams given off by the moon
-3
Belka
Descendants of Pushinka, the Russian space dog
-3
Strelka
Another descendant of Pushinka
-4
Columbia
A NASA space program in the 1980s
-5
Pushinka
A famous Russian space dog

Community Dogs With Space Inspired Names

Miley's name story for Space Inspired Dog Names
Miley
Female
Mutt
Rochester Hills, MI

When we rescued Miley at the shelter, her given name was Miley! We decided to keep the name as it fit her well!

Kitty's name story for Space Inspired Dog Names
Kitty
Female
Boxer
Wake Forest, NC
Personality
Calm
Sweet
high energy

My dog's naming was kind of a family decision on that kind of name for a boxer.