Picking out the perfect name for the new addition to your family is important. Your dog is going to be a party of your family and slapping a generic name like Spot or Fido onto your dog just isn’t going to cut it.
Names based on a theme or taken from a book or film are especially popular, and what could be more fitting than Disney dog names?
Once you start thinking about all the different dogs that have featured in various Disney films, it can get a little overwhelming! Of course, you could simply pick your favorite name from your favorite film and go with that. However, if you’re spoiled for choice, here are a few suggestions.
Choose a Name Based on Breed
There are some notable dog characters in films which might match your dog’s breed. Here’s a few examples:
Lady, for a Cocker Spaniel (Lady and the Tramp)
Jock for a Scottish Terrier, (Lady and the Tramp)
Napoleon, for a bloodhound (the Aristocrats)
Nana, for a Saint Bernard (Peter Pan)
Percy, for a Pug (Pocahontas)
Duke, for a Great Dane (Swiss Family Robinson)
Pongo or Perdita, for a Dalmatian (101 Dalmatians)
If your dog has no obvious breed, don’t worry. There’s just as many Disney dog names to suit any kind of dog:
Buster (Lady and the Tramp)
Max (The Little Mermaid)
Sultan (Beauty and the Beast)
Zero (The Night Before Christmas)
You can probably think of many more dog names. If you’re not sure, why not re-watch your favorite Disney movie for some inspiration?
Disney have a made plenty of animal movies, and whether you’re naming a dog, cat, or pet mouse, there are plenty of ideas from these movies. If you’re struggling to find the perfect name for your new pup, here’s a few good movies to watch in the hopes of picking up a new name idea:
Lady and the Tramp
Oliver and Company
101 Dalmatians (a must if you have a new Dalmatian in the house!)
The Incredible Journey
The Fox and the Hound
Beverley Hills Chihuahua
This isn’t an exhaustive list, there are so many more movies to choose from. And you don’t need to stop there.
Favorite Disney Characters
Criteria for a potential dog name doesn’t have to include the name of a dog character. For many of us, Disney shaped our childhood. We all have our favorite movies, and our favorite characters.
You could name your dog after the main character in a movie, for example:
Belle, from Beauty and the Beast
Elsa, Anna, or Hans from Frozen
Aurora or Briar Rose, from Sleeping Beauty
Giselle, from Swan Lake
Tiana, from The Princess and the Frog
Merida, from Brave
There are so many more options! You might choose a name based on your dog’s physical appearance (vibrant red curls for Merida, for example!) or on their personality (Briar Rose or Aurora for a dog that’s always sleeping on the couch!).
In conclusion, there are so many unique and meaningful names for your dog. There are hundreds of Disney dog names to choose from. It’s a good idea to approach choosing a name with an open mind – perhaps the name you had in mind when you first picked up your new dog doesn’t quite fit their personality. That’s OK – individuality doesn’t come easily!