The Fugitive is a 1993 action drama film based on the 1960 Roy Huggins’ television series of the same name. The film stars Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones in the lead roles and centers on Dr. Richard Kimble (played by Ford), a renowned surgeon who was wrongfully accused of his wife’s murder and was unjustly given the death penalty. After a wreck gives him an opportunity to escape from custody, he sets out to find the real murderer and prove his innocence. Deputy Samuel Gerard (portrayed by Jones) leads a team of U.S. Marshals assigned to pursue Kimble and bring him to justice.
The Fugitive Inspired Dog Names in Pop Culture
In the 1993 thriller film The Fugitive, Harrison Ford plays the role of Dr. Richard Kimble, who is unfairly accused of the murder of his wife. He is pursued by a group of U.S. Marshals led by Deputy Samuel Gerard. One of the members of Gerard’s team is U.S. Marshal Cosmo Renfro. In the movie, Cosmo Renfro is often seen with his superior Gerard; the two almost always exchange playful verbal jabs against each other. He is also arguably Gerard’s most trusted man and is always by his side as they try to solve the mystery of Helen Kimble’s murder. In a way, Cosmo acts like a sidekick for Gerard.
The name Cosmo also refers to a famous fictional canine character known as Cosmo the Spacedog, a telepathic Soviet dog who has appeared in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by Andy Lanning and Dan Abnett, Cosmo made his debut appearance in Nova volume 4 #8 and is a nod to real-life Soviet space dog Laika. He is a member of the Guardians of the Galaxy and serves as the security chief of a space station called Knowhere. He also appears in Guardians of the Galaxy, which is part of the highly successful Marvel Cinematic Universe.
According to his fictional biography, Cosmo was originally used as a test animal for a Soviet space program. In the experiment, he was launched into the orbit of the Earth but accidentally drifted off into space around the 60s. He unexpectedly ends up in the space station Knowhere. After being affected by cosmic rays, Cosmo becomes the security chief of the station. In one story arc, he meets superhero Nova, who was upset after witnessing Suspensor become a zombie. Cosmo then informs Nova that he is currently living in the city of Knowhere, which is located inside the decapitated head of a Celestial. Cosmo and Nova build mutual trust and friendship as they try to locate the creature responsible for the deaths occurring in Knowhere.
For some time, Peter Quill and his original Guardians team operated from Knowhere. As a result, the team got Cosmo involved with many of their adventures. One example was when he and the other members of the Guardians bounced around the time stream in order to prevent “The Fault”, a tear in the universe, from destroying all of reality. In this scenario, Cosmo turned into a puppy for a temporary period before reverting back to his old self.
Cosmo the Spacedog is one of the most revered characters among fans of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. He has appeared in most forms of GOTG media, including the film adaptations, television series, video games and even in the amusement park rides.
The Fugitive Inspired Dog Name Considerations
Getting a dog is one of the biggest events in your life; it is a time when you decide to care for another living creature and provide them with all their needs. The feeling you get when you meet your new furry buddy is indescribable and a moment that you will treasure for the rest of your existence. By having a new pooch, you can expect your life to be ten times more fun, adventurous and even chaotic! After all, a dog can have a mischievous streak every now and then.
Apart from giving your dog a warm welcome to their new home, one of the first things that you need to do is pick a name. As easy as that sounds, a lot of dog owners feel stumped and lack the creative juices to come up with the right moniker for their four-legged pal. One of the best ways to name your dog is to find an inspiration. This can come from all kinds of references, including different pop culture works, famous personalities or even other popular canine characters.
Aside from pop culture, another source of inspiration for a name is your dog’s personal traits. Lots of furparents pick names based on their dog’s attributes, such as personality, temperament, color, size, and the like. What you can do is find the quality that stands out the most in your dog and make a decision based on that.