Vampires are an iconic monster that have grown in popularity since the 1990's. They are used to represent lots of different social situations including our ever-changing culture. If you love vampires, then why not name your pooch with inspiration from your favorite vampire character or movie? Bram Stoker’s Dracula was published at the end of the 19th century, but 100 years later, we are still drawn to this bloodsucking novel and character. If you find yourself drawn to vampires, why not seek inspiration here by reading this guide and choose a hypnotic and vampiric name for your four-legged friend – we won’t bite!
Vampire Dog Names in Pop Culture
Vampires are iconic monsters in popular culture. They are very symbolic creatures that represent social anxieties and our changing society and culture. Bram Stoker’s Dracula plays a significant role in the increasing popularity of the vampire creature. Dracula is hypnotic: a parasite that lives by draining the life from others. The movie Dracula has been released several times over the decades, but this character is referred to in several movies since then, also.
In 2012 the children’s movie, Vampire Dog, was released in which a
little boy named Ace inherits his belated grandfather’s dog, whose name is Fang. Of course, Fang, who is sent from Transylvania, is no ordinary dog! Fang is the
spotlight name for this article.
Fang is actually a talking, 600-year-old, vampire
dog that is allergic to sunlight. He is
a hero, and it turns out that his actions saved Ace’s ancestors hundreds of
years ago, when they were attacked by the vicious Count Vlad. Fang was bitten and turned into a vampire
dog, and he has lived with every generation of the family since, as he is
immortal. Vlad the Impaler is actually
thought to be the inspiration behind Bram Stoker’s Dracula. With this being a
children’s movie, Fang doesn’t drink blood.
He explains to Ace how he lives on jelly pudding, although previously, before
discovering this delicious dish, used to live on horse hoofs. Whilst Ace’s
scientist friend tries to help Fang with his sunlight problem, Dr. Warhol tries
to kidnap the legendary dog in order to create a face cream that will leave
people looking young forever. Fang is such a lovable character, and this is a
suitable name for your brave and heroic, vampiric, pooch!
Dracula appears in the 2004 movie, Van Helsing and in Blade Trinity, also from 2004. In Blade
Trinity, Dracula is resurrected and named Drake, a more popular name that
helps Dracula blend into society and provides a more modern feel. Drake is intrigued with Blade, as he is a day
walker. Drake can also day walk, but he
can shapeshift too. For a moment, it
appears that Drake is unstoppable. He is
comfortable with being a vampire, unlike Wesley Snipes’ character, Blade. Blade defeats Drake with a man-made virus. This in turn wipes out all vampire -kind, as
well as risking himself!
There are many popular movies and TV shows
that include the vampire creature. TV
shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Shadow Hunters, Vampire Diaries, Angel,
True Blood, The Originals, and Van Helsing all include a range of Vampire
creatures. Blade is also available as a
TV series. Movies like Underworld,
Twilight (5 movies), Blade (3 movies) Van Helsing and Buffy the Vampire Slayer
have all been released since the 1990s.
The vampire changes, and in TV shows like The Strain, the vampire is very different and although there is a
master, some of the monsters are very docile and zombie-like.
This popular creature can provide inspiration for you when naming your family pet. There is a comparison between good and evil vampires also as in Twilight; some of the vampires say they are vegetarian and eat only animal blood. In Buffy the Vampire Slayer, when vamps Spike and Angel have souls, they stop killing humans and drink either animal blood or blood from a blood bank. Choose wisely!
Vampire Dog Name Considerations
There are some considerations to think about when choosing a vampire inspired name for your dog and these considerations can help you to narrow down your dog name search.
You might go with color inspiration, for example there are many colors that could represent blood, like Ruby, Scarlett, and Garnet. If you have a white pooch, you might choose names like Spike or Rosalie, or Seline for the darker colored pooch. You may choose based on your favorite vampire - so are you inspired by the good vampire like Angel, or the evil Angelus? Sure it’s the same person in body, but Angel is so very different to his soulless double, Angelus.
You might also choose based on temperament or size, for example, Emmet from Twilight is large and athletic, whereas Edward is shy, and Alice is kind. Jasper and Rosalie can both have feisty tempers.
Remember, take your time. Write down a few that you like, and get family and friends to look at the list and do the same. You can then compare any common names you have chosen. Which names you like and which you don’t! Narrow it down – you are choosing a forever name after all!