The Crown quickly became a popular show on Netflix due to its very accurate portrayal of the royal family of Great Britain. The series follows Queen Elizabeth II as she reigns over the country for decades. As the show delves into both her personal and royal life, viewers get to see some interesting character development. If you are a fan of the show, or just the royal family in general, you may want to give your dog a royal name. With so many great options from the show, and real life, you are bound to come up with a name from The Crown that is perfect for your pooch.
The Crown Inspired Dog Names in Pop Culture
Since the show is based on real events, the real Queen's Welsh Corgis are our favorite canine stars based off of The Crown, but really it's the other way around. Willow and Holly are two of Queen Elizabeth II's most famous Pembroke Welsh Corgis due to their appearance in a 2012 London Olympic Games sketch in which they are featured alongside actor Daniel Craig as he portrays James Bond. During the sketch, Bond arrives at Buckingham Palace on a mission to take Queen Elizabeth II to the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics. Another of the Queen's Corgis was in the skit, but Monty died shortly after the sketch was filmed. Willow, Holly, and some of the Queen's Corgis were also featured in the Vanity Fair cover to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday.
While Willow and Holly are just two of the Queen's more than 30 Corgis over her lifetime, they were two of the most recent pooches. Additionally, when Willow died in April of 2018 (Holly died in 2016), the royal line of Corgis came to an end, which was surprising for many due to the Queen's well-known love for the breed. The Queen did, however, state that she had stopped breeding the dogs years earlier so that she wouldn't leave any behind when she died.
In addition to Willow and Holly, the Queen's other famous Corgis include Dookie, the first royal Corgi to join the family in 1933, when Queen Elizabeth II was a child. Susan was (then Princess) Elizabeth's first Corgi of her own. She was gifted the pooch on her 18th birthday. The dog was so beloved by the Queen that she even took her on her honeymoon with Prince Philip in 1947.
While there are no more Corgis in Buckingham Palace, there are still two "Dorgis," which are Corgi and Dachshund mixes. Named Vulcan and Candy, these are the last of the dogs for the Queen. Vulcan and Candy are the offspring of one of Princess Margaret's Dachshunds and one of the Queen's Corgis.
Since the Queen has had more than 30 Corgis, along with a few other breeds, it is no surprise that these pooches have also stolen the hearts of many of the British people. Hunting is common among the men of the Palace, so there are also hunting dogs who live on the Queen's estates, but they aren't the same as the dogs that the Queen has treated as pets throughout her reign.
The Crown Inspired Dog Name Considerations
When it comes to naming your pup, you want a name that you will love forever. What better way to do that than name your dog after a character from a television show that you enjoy. Since The Crown is based on real people (royals at that!), you can give your dog a name fit for a queen or king without batting an eye. It is also fun that the names in the series progress with time, so you could give your pooch a name that was popular in the royal family in the 1940s until now, even though the later years have yet to be covered in the series.
Whether you are a fan of the royal family or not, you can find some beautiful names throughout the series of The Crown. If you want an elegant name for your pooch, you are going to have many options from the show. Consider the look and personality of your dog when choosing a name inspired by The Crown.
If you are looking for a modern, unique name, you aren't likely to find one in this series, as the royals have very specific names to choose from. However, if you love old fashioned names, you are going to have a tough time making a decision from our list.