Taken Inspired Dog Names

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Introduction

Taken refers to both an action thriller film franchise and a short-lived TV series. Both the Taken movies and the Taken show center around Bryan Mills - he's a man who learned "a very particular set of skills" from his time working as an American CIA agent. In the films, Irish superstar Liam Neeson plays Bryan Mills - who is retired and is trying to bond with his family. British actor Clive Standen plays a younger version of Bryan in the TV series, which serves as an origin story for Mills. The Taken franchise has enjoyed massive amounts of critical acclaim and commercial success since the first film hit theaters back in 2008. Despite its flaws, the Taken series stands out as one of the most popular action thriller franchises in contemporary pop culture.

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If nothing else, the Taken series is incredibly entertaining. Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen wrote the first Taken film before asking Pierre Morel (Besson's longtime cinematographer) to direct. The trio then collaborated with hundreds of other cast and crew members to bring their vision to life. The result is a film in which Liam Neeson runs around Europe karate chopping terrorists and looking good while doing it. The first Taken film was successful enough to spawn two direct sequels and previously mentioned TV series, which ran on NBC from February 2017 to June 2018.

The Taken franchise isn't for everyone - you aren't going to be blown away by the series' writing or moved to tears by anyone's acting performances - but you can have an incredibly fun time if you suspend your disbelief. Despite the series' production design and marketing campaigns, the series has more in line with the over the top action films of the 1980s than any sort somber, serious films. If you enjoy movies like Commando, Cobra, Roadhouse, or anything that stars Steven Seagal, then you'll love the Taken franchise. Consider giving your dog a Taken inspired name if you're a fan of this series. We'll list a slew of names down below that you can bestow upon your pup. 

Male Taken Inspired Dog Names

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Bryan
The main character of the Taken series
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Brian
Another way to spell Bryan
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Miller
A name that's similar to Mills
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Liam
Alluding to Liam Neeson
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Larry
After Larry Wu-Tai Chin
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Sam
Taken from Sam Gilroy
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Samuel
A longer version of Sam
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Leland
Leland Orser plays Sam Gilroy
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Jones
Leland Orser's middle name
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William
Based on William Kampiles
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Marko
Marko Hoxha was the main bad guy of the first film
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Marco
Another way to spell Marko
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Arben
Arben Bajraktaraj played Marko
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Baj
A shorter version of Bajraktaraj
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Harold
Referencing Harold James Nicholson
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Murad
Murad Hoxha is the villain of Taken 2
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Rad
A nickname based on Murad
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Stan
A play on Istanbul
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Boris
Rade Šerbedžija played Boris the Blade
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Aldrich
Alluding to Aldrich Ames
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Mark
After Mark Casey from Taken 2
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Casey
Based on Mark's last name
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Jonny
After Jon Gries
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Francis
Jon Gries' middle name
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David
David Henry Barnett spied for the USSR
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Luc
Taken from Luc Besson
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Robert
Borrowed from Robert Mark Kamen
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Rob
A shorter version of Robert
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Pierre
Referencing Pierre Morel
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Julius
A callback to Julius Rosenberg

Female Taken Inspired Dog Names

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Kimberly
After Kimberly Mills
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Kim
A shorter version of Kimberly
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Maggie
Maggie Grace played Kimberly
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Margaret
Maggie Grace's full first name
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April
After Secret Agent April Fool
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Lenore
Bryan's ex-Wife
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Lennie
Lenore's nickname
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Famke
Lenore is played by Famke Janssen
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Beumer
Ms. Janssen's middle name
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Sharon
Taken from Sharon Scranage
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Sheerah
A pop star from the Taken world
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Shirah
The Hebrew word for sing
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Holly
Holly Valance plays Sheerah
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Rachel
Holly Valance's middle name
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Ana
Ana Montes spied for Cuba
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Amanda
One of Kim's close friends
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Europa
One of the production companies was Europa Productions
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Katie
Katie Cassidy plays Amanda
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Foxy
A tribute to 20th Century Fox
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Mata
After the infamous Mata Hari
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Isabelle
Isabelle Pitrel is Jean-Claude's wife
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Belle
A shorter version of Isabelle
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Camille
Camille Japy plays Isabelle
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France
The film was first released in France
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Virginia
Based on British spy Virginia Hall
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Cali
Cali Mills was Bryan's younger sister
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Christina
Based on Christina Hart
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Jennifer
Jennifer Beals played Director Hart
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Jennie
A nickname for Jennifer
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Ethel
Alluding to Ethel Rosenberg

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