Wondering what to name your dog? Whether or not you've already adopted the dog, one thing is for certain: you need to love the name. This is the name the dog will be hearing all throughout their life, the name you'll always be saying on a daily basis. So, you have to love it! But you're in luck, you're already on the right track. If you're here, then you love Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2, and you want to relive those memories each time you call your dog over. Here are a grand total of 60 ideas for names to get you started!
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 Dog Names in Pop Culture
Iggy Van Zandt, a fictional skater and story character in Tony Hawk's American Wasteland, is the owner of Skate Ranch. The Ranch, also known as Green Pipes Point, is an entire level in the game, and is made up of pieces that are found by completing goals and essentially destroying Los Angeles. You can use pieces from the Hollywood Walk of Fame, even. Needless to say, Iggy hasn't done a good job of maintaining the place. That means it's up to the player to do things like steal food to fill in the empty-looking cupboards, build a halfpipe, collect food, and entertain the dog, Sanchez.
Although it isn't clearly stated, Sanchez looks like he could be a Pit Bull, with his stocky front arms, proud stance, and angry-looking face. He's brown and white in color, with a black, spiky collar. Altogether, the dog looks like he could rip someone to shreds. And yet, the funny thing is you can use Sanchez for tricks. If you hold onto his hips, you can ride on the skateboard and he can lead you to where you need to go for your missions.
As the game progresses, we find out a little more about Sanchez too. For instance, there's a reason he's capable of keeping up with a bunch of teenage boys, skaters, and potentially illegal antics: he's a bit of a rebel himself.
There is one scene when you, the protagonist, gets to ride around with Sanchez. You come across a construction site, and one of the workers starts rambling off about how that's a vicious dog, and he shouldn't be out and about with him. The man makes it clear that he thinks Sanchez should be confined to a safe area where he has zero chance of causing any harm. To this, Sanchez replies in the form of peeing right in front of him, raised leg and all. It's not shown too well, or detailed, but it seems he pees on the construction signs.
The construction worker, of course, takes this poorly and yells for help, but Sanchez is long gone by then. He heads back to the Skate Ranch, where the player needs to catch up with him. So, think of Sanchez this way: he looks intimidating, and he's certainly a rebel, but he's also quite useful and fun to hang around with. He rides with you, and helps you with tricks voluntarily.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 Dog Name Considerations
When naming a dog, people tend to consider things like the dog's size and appearance, the gender, breed, personality, likes, dislikes, and even mundane things like the dog's favorite toys. It all adds up to a clear depiction of who the dog is, which makes selecting the right name even easier.
But unfortunately, the only people who can do this, are people who go through a breeder, or those who adopt and then wait to name their dog. This often means the dog is with them for at least a week before they finally get a name.
Of course, there is nothing wrong with waiting to name your pet, but you do want to do it within 2 weeks of the adoption. After all, this helps the dog learn the name its associated with. It's also a matter of training – you want that name during training, you really do. It makes the process simpler.
But if you have an issue waiting to name a pet, there's also another option: select your favorite names from a series you love, such as Tony Hawk's skateboarding games, and use them as inspiration. Who knows? You just might find the right name in the long run.