The Bodyguard is a 1992 drama thriller film starring Kevin Costner as the titular character. He plays the role of Frank Farmer, a former Secret Service agent who has since turned to the private security industry. He is asked to serve as the bodyguard of Rachel Marron (played by Houston), a spoiled but good-natured music superstar after she receives death threats and bizarre notes from an unidentified stalker. The Bodyguard was the first film for Whitney Houston and earned a whopping $411 million worldwide, which made it the second highest-grossing movie of 1992. Moreover, the soundtrack of the film became one of the best-selling soundtracks of all time after selling over 45 million copies.
The Bodyguard Inspired Dog Names in Pop Culture
The Bodyguard is a 1992 film that combines thriller with romance. It features an unlikely pairing in the lead roles: the already famous superstar Kevin Costner (who had won two Academy Awards two years prior for Dancing with Wolves) and singer Whitney Houston, who had made her mark in the music industry but had never appeared in a movie before The Bodyguard.
Because of the serious atmosphere and theme of the film, the presence of two dogs, Bo and Foster, is a welcome distraction. Bo is a Saint Bernard and Rachel Marron’s dog. He is often seen lazing around in the background or during scenes involving Fletcher, Rachel’s son. The other pooch in the film is Foster, a terrier mix owned by Frank’s father, Herb. He can be seen walking around Herb’s cabin.
The film starts with Frank Farmer resigning from his job as a Secret Service agent. Meanwhile, a bomb disguised as a doll was sent to Rachel, which explodes and destroys her dressing room. Fortunately, she was on stage when the explosion took place. While lounging at home and enjoying his “retirement”, Frank is approached by Bill Devaney, Rachel Marron’s manager, who asks for his services as a personal bodyguard for her after the bombing attempt and the other threats she’s received. However, Frank is reluctant because he thinks Rachel is bratty and won’t listen to him.
In the beginning, Rachel dismisses Frank’s concerns and thinks he is just being overly paranoid. After she got caught in a riot in one of her concerts and is saved by Frank, she starts to trust his bodyguard and develop a bond with him. They even end up having an affair, although Frank ends it right away in fear of compromising his job to defend her.
After receiving a phone call from her stalker, Rachel decides to call off her tour and trusts Frank and his judgment completely. Frank whisks Rachel, her sister Nicki, Fletcher and driver Henry to a cabin owned by Frank’s father, Herb. After Fletcher is almost killed by a bomb, Frank deduces that the stalker has found them. During an alcohol-induced confession, however, Nicki admits that she hired a hitman to kill Rachel out of jealousy but she cannot call it off because she doesn’t know who the killer is. When the killer suddenly enters and shoots Nicki, Frank tries to chase him but he escapes. He also learns the next day that Rachel’s stalker has been caught.
During the Academy Awards ceremony, wherein Rachel was nominated, Frank realizes that the hitman is in the building. He notices his former colleague, Portman, was pointing a gun at Rachel and runs on stage to catch the bullet for her. After being shot, Frank was able to regain his balance and kill Portman. The film concludes with Frank recovering fully from his injuries and bidding Rachel goodbye. He goes on to work on his next assignment - to protect a United States congressman fighting the mob.
The Bodyguard Inspired Dog Name Considerations
As humans, we develop a personal attachment to our names even at an early age. As a young child, you probably take pride and ownership when your name is called out. With pets, however, this is not the case. In fact, your dog probably does not care about the meaning of their name or if it’s unique or not. This is not to say that dog names should not be well thought out; on the contrary, you need to really think about your choice because this is the moniker they will carry forever. Not only that, names are essential to dog training and the easier the name is to recall, the sooner you can get your dog to get used to their new name.
This is why the sound that a name makes is an important consideration when naming your pooch. For dogs, recognizing words is more difficult as opposed to humans and certain letters are easier for them to understand and remember. Names containing hard consonants (d, k, and t) make for great doggy names. The length of the name is also a factor that needs to be taken into account when picking a new name for your dog. Go for a name with no more than two syllables so that it will be easier to pick up and learn.