Spectre is one of those films that you never forget. No matter how many similar movies you watch, it will never compare to the 24th film in the James Bond series. Spectre is the fourth movie with Daniel Craig as the M16 agent, and it’s the final Janes Bond film by Columbia Pictures.
If you’re a fan of spy films, or Spectre, in particular, then you’ll no doubt love to give your dog a name that relates to it. After all, it’s an action-packed film that has millions of fans around the globe. Start looking for Spectre dog names to give your dog the ultimate edge.
Spectre Inspired Dog Names in Pop Culture
Sometimes it’s not enough to give your dog a name from one of your favorite movies. It has to mean something more, or relate to something different. If you’d rather have another reference for your dog’s name, then why not look to pop culture and other movies that share the same Spectre-related name as well?
Two dogs fit that bill are Ben and Dog. Ben gets his name from the actor Ben Whishaw who plays Q, the M16 quartermaster in Spectre. The dog star ‘Dog’ comes from the 2011 film starring Daniel Craig. Daniel plays the role of James Bond in Spectre.
Ben (II) is quite a special dog. He is a Golden Retriever who has played several outstanding roles in family films. He played the role of William in Maybe Baby, Messenger in Made in Hong Kong, and Rusty in Purely Belter. His most prominent role, however, was as Shadow in the 1993 American adventure comedy called Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey.
Shadow lives his life with an American Bulldog, Chance, and a Himalayan Cat with a smart mouth called Sassy. When their owners have to relocate to San Francisco temporarily for work, the pets remain with the owners' friends on a ranch. Both the cat and Shadow miss their owners, but Chance wants to use the opportunity of freedom to explore.
When miscommunication sees the animals alone while the stand-in owner goes away, the animals think they were abandoned. Shadow starts to make his way home, with Chance and Sassy following close behind. The movie then follows their great adventure to get their sense of family and normalcy back.
Ben also won fans in the 2000 British comedy-drama Purely Belter. Purely Belter is about two teenagers who desperately want season tickets for a Premier League football game. They try to earn money by any means possible. Ben’s role is as a dog that follows a boy home, owned by a local thug. When they make it to the game, the thug sees his dog and the boy and tries to attack him. The boy floors him with a single blow, protecting his new dog.
Another dog relating to Spectre in pop culture is Dog. ‘Dog’ is Jake’s pet in the 2011 American science fiction film called Cowboys and Aliens. The movie is about an Arizona territory under attack by aliens in the 19th century. Dog relates to Spectre because the film stars Daniel Craig, who played the role of James Bond, 007 in Spectre. In Cowboys and Aliens, Daniel is Jake Lonergan, an amnesiac outlaw.
Spectre Inspired Dog Name Considerations
Before you get too carried away with Spectre dog names, find out if there’s anything that you need to consider or avoid altogether. Not every word or name relating to the Spectre movie is going to be suitable or appropriate for your new family pet.
Gender, for example, will play an integral role in the naming process. A name like James after James bond is not suitable for a female. However, there is nothing wrong with a female variant such as Jamie. Some names will be unisex, but if you’re giving your dog a character or actor name, it may not be.
Along with gender, you should try and consider your dog’s personality. If they’re a little bit sneaky, then a name like James, Bond, Daniel, or Craig - which all form part of actor and character names could work a treat. If you want your dog to be a little bit more villainous, then a name like Marco - who’s the film’s terrorist leader - could work as well.
Finally, think about how your dog looks, their breed, and color. You may be able to match particular traits or colors to characters in Spectre. As you can see, there’s much to consider, so start your homework today.