The Princess Bride Dog Names in Pop Culture
Surprisingly, the name Buttercup belongs to many dogs of a variety of breeds! One outstanding Buttercup is an English Bulldog with a propensity for skateboarding. Known as "Canada's Skateboarding Bulldog," Buttercup not only entertains her viewers, but she also steals their hearts. She has a large following on social media; she has followers on both Twitter and Facebook. She was introduced to the skateboard at eight months old, and she took to it immediately! Only a mere four years old, Buttercup can mount the skateboard, then push and steer the board as well! Her Facebook profile tells us that she "lives to skate." A native of Edmonton, Alberta in Canada, Buttercup has been featured in the Pet Express magazine.
Another Buttercup worthy of mention is a dog that was a companion to a group of Special Forces military members in Afghanistan. Buttercup was not a dog that was purposely brought to the military outpost. However, the soldiers agree that Buttercup accompanied them on a number of missions. One soldier states that Buttercup went on more missions than some of the soldiers assigned to the outpost. She is also described as one tough dog. Just a few months before the soldiers returned to see about rescuing Buttercup and the two other dogs, Buttercup had been shot by an Afghan soldier. Injured in her hind leg, Buttercup was scavenging on her own away from the military camp. The crew thought Buttercup was lost, but she was found by an American soldier making his rounds. The Special Forces soldiers valued Buttercup, not because she was very brave or a military dog, but because she gave them hope and provided some compassion to soldiers away from home. Fortunately for Buttercup, the soldiers arranged for her and her companions to be taken to an animal shelter in Kabul. Buttercup was supposed to go to a soldier who had been part of the Special Forces group, but, somehow the arrangement fell through. However, Buttercup now belongs to a soldier's family in Minnesota, where she works on the family sheep farm. This came courtesy of one soldier whose father happened to be employed by the Animal Allies Welfare Society. She lives on the Minnesota farm with two new friends, a Border Collie and a short-haired Collie.
The Princess Bride Dog Name Considerations
Furthermore, for more name considerations, let's think about the setting of the book and movie. Certainly, Florin, the fictional town from which Buttercup hails, can't be found on any map. However, one can safely assume that Florin is somewhere in Europe. In addition, we know that one of the outlaws hails from Sicily, so this further promotes the idea that Florin is in Europe. The Italian Greyhound might fit a Princess Bride inspired name, as would a few other traditionally European breeds: the Bichon Frise, the Samoyed, and the Maltese are all suited for names inspired by The Princess Bride.