The video games series of “The Secret of Monkey Island” first came out in 1990; developed by LucasArts, it is about pirates with names such as Guybrush Threepwood. Guybrush is is a wannabe pirate with high ambitions of becoming a fearless villain.
If you want to name your dog after the characters in “The Secret of Monkey Island” you are certain to find some interesting specimens in our list; mull them over before you name your pooch. This article will be just what you need to gain inspiration so that you can name the newest member of your family after an old star favorite from the video game, “The Secret of Monkey Island.”
Monkey Island Dog Names in Pop Culture
The Monkey Island Franchise enjoys the presence of "Dinghy Dog”, a mascot at the carnival who tries his hand at guessing the weight and the age of those who seek to enter the carnival. A large cartooned character who wears a blue hat and has the personality of a henchman but with an exuberant laugh, Dinghy Dog has only a minor role in "The Curse of Monkey Island". Seen in the Big Whoop Carnival, this canine may be an undead crew member in costume but no one knows for sure.
The Monkey Island franchise also features a talking skull named Murray in "The Curse of Monkey Island". Murray the dog, of Mad About You fame was a lovable, funny little dog with a determination to his personality just like the talking skull. Murray is a Border Collie mix who was lost in Central Park as a puppy. The character Paul on the Mad About You sitcom found him and thought having a puppy would be the perfect solution for him and his buddy, Ira, to attract women.
Murray is a dog who is loyal, lovable and affectionate - but a little lazy and slow. Murray is always chasing an invisible mouse around the apartment. He then “hooks up” with a Cairn Terrier, a show dog across the hall named “Sophie” and then becomes the proud father to a litter of five puppies. It is also revealed that Murray really was chasing after a mouse when his owner, Paul, later discovers one. Murray the dog lived in New York City, New York.
Moose, a character on Monkey Island, is also the name of the dog that played the part of “Eddie” the dog on the sitcom Frasier. Eddie was Frasier’s father’s pet dog who was very witty, apparently having a high IQ. He liked to taunt Frasier. Moose is a Jack Russell Terrier and this fan favorite received more fan mail than any of the other cast members on the sitcom. Moose retired after ten years and was replaced by his son, Enzo. Moose lived to be close to 16 years of age and had several magazine and television highlights in his canine acting career.
The Secret of Monkey Island Dog Name Considerations
A type of dog that may be fitting for a Monkey Island moniker would be the Saint Bernard. Saint Bernards are large dogs that can look intimidating; they are very loyal to their masters and protective as well. This type of dog would be perfect as a pirate dog because they could guard the ship and its loot from any other pirates wanting to steal from them. Dog breeds such as the Border Collie, Jack Russell Terrier, and Cairn Terrier are also popular breeds of dogs that people choose for their lifetime companions due to their friendly, loyal demeanor making them seaworthy companions and fitting for Monkey Island names as well.
Another forever friend type of dog for a pirate might also be a Beagle. These dogs are very smart and can get out of any trouble they might be in, using their witty actions as does the fast-talking Spiffy, a canine character found in the Scumm Bar of Monkey Island. If your dog, Beagle or otherwise, has a spunky attitude with a little bit of mischief thrown in, a pirate name would suit them well. Fans of "The Secret of Monkey Island" can also consider coat color; Spiffy is a grey and white dog with a perky personality to boot.