When it comes to shows about law, few, if any, are as slick, witty, and perfectly dramatic as the television series Suits, and if you need any further indicator, the show is about to enter its 8th season in 2018, even without two of its main stars, one of which is now British royalty. But possibly even more impressive, is that the show made those who perform one of the most nefarious real life jobs actually likable, which is a feat in itself. On top of the great writing and a top notch soundtrack, the series is littered with fantastic characters that, for our benefit, also provide a hefty list of names from which to derive a perfect themed dog name.
Suits Dog Names in Pop Culture
When we usually think of dogs and technology, most probably think about better collars, leashes, food, and toys, but military science seems to be on a much higher plane.
While it sounds more like something that would come straight out of a science fiction novel, the military and police have actually begun experimenting with cloned dogs for the purposes of tactical use, including sniffing out explosives and other harmful chemicals. In fact, they’re already several generations in, including Specter, a mix who was cloned from the DNA of a top military dog, who as of 2016, was already receiving full training.
Specter is the third dog to be produced, raised and trained this way, as the two dogs who came before him are already employed by federal SWAT units. As it stands, the process is actually quite a bit more efficient in producing the right types of dogs for this type of work. Normally, prime male and female candidates would produce a litter of around eight or so, only four of which may actually be well-suited to be trained for service. This way, the results are much more direct, and so far, they have proven to live up to expectations by producing highly-intelligent dogs with excellent noses, great temperaments, and a desire to learn and please.
The cloning has been done by a South Korean lab called Sooam and although the work is still considered highly controversial, that hasn’t seemed to stop the military or police from testing the technology thoroughly. In fact, it’s the same technology that was used to produce Dolly the cloned sheep in the mid 1990s: nuclear transfer.
But the US military aren’t the only ones getting in on the action either. Since they first started up back in 2006, Sooam has cloned hundreds of dogs, most of which were done so for private parties who pay $100,000 to have a clone made of their dog. Of course, the cloned dog is not the same as their old dog, as they are merely genetically identical and are without the experiences that truly define a dog’s personality — some even show variations in spots and coat patterns, so few are perfect replicas. But in essence, they may still carry at least a few of the traits inherent to the dog’s bloodline, enough so that a healthy number of people have gone the distance in trying to keep their pet alive as long as possible.
Controversy or not, there could certainly be worse things to do than helping people have their beloved pets live on, even if it does cost an arm and a leg, which most dedicated owners might give up anyway, just to have a little more time with their faithful and furry friends.
Suits Dog Name Considerations
Unless your dog happens to have an exceptionally distinct appearance, chances are you won’t be able to use their looks to match them up with a similar-looking character from the show, that is, unless they were born in a suit-looking coat like a Boston Terrier, in which case this naming guide is all the more perfect. For our purposes, the best approach is likely going to be making a list of your dog’s most defining characteristics in terms of quirks and personality, as that should be the easiest route to finding a good fit.
For instance, if your dog is brash and independent, then Harvey or Specter would both be great names. If they are smart and authoritative, then Pearson would be a solid choice the same way Zane would be a good pick for a tenacious dog. If they have a snide or snarky attitude, or tend to rat on or imply blame on other dogs in the house, then both Louis and Litt would be excellent fits.
For inspiration, sit down and watch a few episodes and see if anything pops out that reminds you of your dog in terms of overall personality, anecdotes, actions, looks, or anything else of the like. Chances are if you’re a dedicated fan, it won’t take long before an idea strikes quicker than your average corporate lawsuit.