Sweet Home Alabama Inspired Dog Names

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Sweet Home Alabama won the hearts of many when it hit the silver screen. It’s hard to resist Reese Witherspoon and that southern twang on her lips. At one point, her fashion mentor in the film describes “Melanie” as a debutante fresh off the plantation, his steel magnolia in the big city of New York. What Mel doesn’t know is that she still has a deep love for her roots. Maybe your dog has a similar deep love for home, and it’s probably safe to say that you’re mighty satisfied snuggling with your pup in the evenings. Perhaps your furry friend loves the front porch, the worn sofa, the dock by the lake, and your cozy lap more than anything in the world. Those comforts of the old homestead are certainly difficult to top.

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Sweet Home Alabama highlights a journey perhaps all of us understand: whether we’re from the South or not, we all have to find our own way. Sometimes we strive to please others or prove that we can “make it” on our own, but it’s so wonderful to be content, to accept who you truly are and where you come from. In the film, Melanie learns that what she’s been looking for is indeed right where she left it years ago. She is finally honest with herself and others, and she finds love and happiness in Pigeon Creek, a small town that maybe appears odd to outsiders but a place that truly makes her happy.

If your dog enjoys home sweet home, you might choose a Sweet Home Alabama inspired name. And if you’re a fan of the film, all the more reason to look to the romance for inspiration! Names like “Bama,” “Dixie,” and “Country” would definitely make reference to the setting, but you might also like some of the unique, playful character ones as well: “Mo,” “Smooter,” “Lurlynn,” and “Daisy Mae” have a deep southern, homegrown ring to them. Try watching the movie again for even more ideas; you’re bound to hear something delightful in its musical language, Sugarbean! If your dog loves the homeplace and makes your heart feel comfy and warm, give them a name that conveys a little southern solace.

Male Sweet Home Alabama Inspired Dog Names

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Andy
After director Andy Tennant
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Dempsey
For Patrick Dempsey’s role in the film
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Lucas
For Josh Lucas’s role in the film
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Carmike
Melanie’s fake last name in the movie is Carmichael
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Country
Melanie learns to love her southern, country life again
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Lightning
Glass is made with lightning rods in the chick flick
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Mo
Jake’s plan is named “Mo’ Fishing!”
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Pickup
A classic ride in the south and a staple in the film
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Sheriff
One of many hometown characters appearing in the movie
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Jake
Josh Lucas’s character
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Bobby Ray
An old Alabama friend
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Earl
Melanie’s father
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Smooter
Melanie’s parents’ last name
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Wade
An officer in the film
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Perry
Jake’s last name
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Mayor
Melanie is engaged to the mayor of New York’s son
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Yankee
A term used to describe Melanie, since she moved north
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Wiggly
The store Piggly Wiggly is mentioned
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Skeeter
Nickname for mosquitoes, referred to as the state bird of AL
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Tuscumbia
The actual Alabama town with the coon dog cemetery
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Stokely
The film’s producer, Stokely Chaffin, was raised in Tuscaloosa
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Mel
Short for Melanie
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Stud
Because of all the southern hunks in the movie
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Baron
The real name of Jake’s dog, Bryant
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Bear
Jake and Melanie’s dog that passed away
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Chevy
This brand of vehicle can definitely be seen in the film
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Montana
Melanie’s fashion mentor’s last name
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Tractor
Melanie dumped Wade’s mom’s tractor in the pond
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Felony
Her nickname back home was “Felony Melanie”
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Dynamite
Melanie tried to help a cat by strapping dynamite to it

Female Sweet Home Alabama Inspired Dog Names

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Bama
A nickname for the state of Alabama
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Reese
For Reese Witherspoon’s role in the film
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Melanie
Reese’s character in the romantic comedy
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Fashion
Melanie is a New York fashion designer in the movie
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Dixie
Alabama is the “Heart of Dixie”
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Sweetheart
The two main characters were childhood sweethearts
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Jam
“These almost ruined ones sometimes make the sweetest jam.”
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Belle
Reflective of a lovely southern belle
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Memory
The two main characters are haunted by memories
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Accent
The southern accent is a great sound effect in the film
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Dolly
Dolly Parton's music is in the movie
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Pearl
Melanie’s mother
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Darling
A nickname often used sarcastically in the flick
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Stella
Jake’s mother
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Sugarbean
“You can’t ride two horses with one ass, Sugarbean.”
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Tiffany
First film since 1961 to shoot inside of Tiffany’s
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Wynn
Parts of the movie were filmed on Wynn’s Pond in Georgia
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Pigeon
The fictional town is Pigeon Creek, Alabama
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Pauly
In reference to Paul “Bear” Bryant; dogs named for the coach
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Lurlynn
A female friend in Alabama
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Daisy Mae
Mel’s would-be mother-in-law calls her a “psycho Daisy Mae”
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Georgia
Much of the romantic comedy is filmed in Georgia
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Fuzz
The name of the cat that licks the wedding cake
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Yellow
Faded yellow was the color of the Perry house
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Stormy
The young couple shares a kiss during a storm
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Plum
Fruit used in the jam that Melanie and her mom make
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Pickles
Pearl Smooter makes fried pickles
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Bailey
Bobby Ray’s last name
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Greenie
Melanie pretends she’s from a wealthy family in Greenville, AL
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Cornbread
Band that covers the song “Sweet Home Alabama” in the film

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