Officially the Republic of Suriname, Suriname is a country on the northeastern Atlantic coast of South America. The country is bordered to the north by the Atlantic Ocean, by French Guiana to the east, Guyana to the west and Brazil to the south. The population of the country is around 558,360, the majority of whom live on the north coast, in and around Paramaribo. The people of Suriname are considered to be among the most diverse in the world, include a myriad of ethnic, religious and linguistic groups. The country can be divided into two geographic regions; the northern lowland coastal area and the southern area that includes tropical rainforest and minimally inhabited savannah. In addition to its diverse culture and beautiful landscape, Suriname is also a great place to look for unique name ideas, one of which may be just right for your pup.
Suriname Dog Names In Pop Culture
Fred Patrick is a football player that is well-known in Suriname. Fred is also the name of several dogs who have gotten some media attention for their efforts. Take Fred, the ten year-old Labrador, who lives in Essex. Fred decided to “adopt” 9 little ducklings and has been watching out for them at Mountfitchet Castle. When the ducks were found on the grounds of the castle, a tourist attraction, their mother was nowhere to be found. Fortunately, Fred took them in and began to care for them. The ducks enjoy cuddling with Fred as well as riding on his back. Fred even takes them to the castle’s moat for a swim. The castle is home to multiple rescue animals, with Fred “the resident dog”. According to his owner, Jeremy Goldsmith, “he’s got a lovely nature and has grown up around rescued animals”.
Another well-known Fred was discovered in Afghanistan by Sgt. Craig Grossi. Grossi first encountered the dog, who was a stray, when in Sangin, a remote part of Afghanistan, gathering intelligence with an elite Marine recon unity. The unit was regularly under attack when one day Grossi noticed a dog acting as if he hadn’t a care in the world. When he got closer to the pup, the pooch started to wag his tail, which surprised Grossi as they had never met. This was the start of the bond that would grow between Grossi, the marine and Fred the dog, a story that would be told in a memoir written by Grossi about their special relationship titled “Craig & Fred: A Marine, a Stray Dog, and How They Rescued Each Other”.
After Craig first met the dog, Fred began following Grossi to his compound as well as one covert night patrols, where he would stay silent next to the marines while in hostile territory. Because of the Marine’s strict “no stray dogs” policy in Afghanistan, Grossi had to be careful, or the pup would be euthanized. Fortunately, others in the field were on the same page as Grossi, who refused to abandon Fred. Grossi eventually smuggled the pooch in his duffel bag into Camp Leatherneck in Helmand Province in Afghanistan. There, a group of DHL workers and a veterinarian helped him send the dog to the United States where they would ultimately be reunited.
Upon returning to the United States, Grossi realized how much he needed Fred, as he was dealing with a traumatic brain injury as well as mourning the death of a close friend. As Grossi began suffering from hypervigilance and nightmares as a result of PTSD, he struggled to talk about it with anyone. With Fred by his side, he had a reason to open up as someone would ask a question about the pup. Grossi and Fred now live outside of Portland, Maine and travel the country to help others struggling with post-traumatic stress.
Suriname Dog Name Considerations
Don’t despair if choosing a name for your new canine companion has you wanting to growl in frustration. After all, you are not alone in having a hard time choosing a name that feels “just right” for your pup. Many folks struggle to choose a name for their new dog and if you think about it, this makes perfect sense. After all, you will be calling your pup many times over the years to come. Of course, you want to find a name that you like and that is a fit for your pooch. One way to go about discovering unique name ideas is to choose a particular place that means something to you. It does not matter whether or not you have lived in this place or visited; it merely has to interest you. Take Suriname; the country is off the coast of South America and is home to a diverse population. A closer look, albeit virtually, will introduce you to the many things that the country offers, from its cities and towns, mountains, rivers, popular foods and famous people. As you explore the country, choose the names that most appeal to you and then try them out on your pup. You can decide on the name that best suits your pup and that you enjoy calling. With a name from Suriname, not only will your dog have a unique moniker, but you will receive regular reminders of this special country.