We all grew up watching cartoons –be it Disney or Warner Bros – and there are some cartoons that still have a special place in our hearts. So, if you have to give your new dog a name, how about digging into some of your favorite dog cartoons?
Scooby-Doo – From Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?
During the 60s and 70s, Hanna Barbera introduced an insane number of cartoons that followed nearly the same storyline including a group of teenagers and their lovable pet or a vehicular sidekick that would travel around and solve mysteries – for reference, you can look for cartoons like Funky Phantom, Jabberjaw, Josie and the Pussycats, SpeedBuggy, The Clue Club, Jonny Quest, Amazing Chan Clan, Teen Angels and the Captain Caveman. But, their most popular cartoon was and still is “Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?” and the most enduring character is Scooby Doo.
Although the show made its debut in 1969, Scooby-Doo –be it the character or the show itself – is still very popular among audiences. And, there’s no denying that if you grew up watching this popular cartoon, you would be tempted to name your pooch after the show’s mascot.
Courage – Courage the Cowardly Dog
The show that follows the life of an easily frightened dog was officially premiered in 1999. Back then, other cartoons like SpongeBob SqaurePants, Family Guy, Futurama and Rocket Power were released, but people preferred watching a small purple dog save the life of its master. While the whole show was somehow interesting, some episodes were definitely horribly dark and petrifying. The mummy, Ramses, which appeared in the episode “King Ramses’ Curse” for example, or the lunatic barber has been remembered by many as the creepiest cartoon character ever. Even if children were paralyzed with fear, they continued to watch the show as there was nothing more fascinating than Courage and his interestingly terrifying adventures.
So, if you’ve got a small dog with tiny limbs and a diamond-like nose, how about naming him Courage?
Tyke – Tom & Jerry
Tom & Jerry is a true classic that has been around forever. It has embedded itself as a legend among all cartoon shows and thus there is very little chance of it ever losing popularity. This cartoon consists of a type of comedy that all ages will find entertaining and provides the perfect opportunity for an entire family to sit together and enjoy some television time. And, last but not least, one cannot deny that the animals featured on the show can make anyone go “aww”, especially the little gray bulldog puppy called Tyke.
While Tom and Jerry are the main leads of the show, Tyke is another lovable character that appears in several episodes. He is raised by a single father (called Spike) and like his father, he also shows a strong dislike for Tom.
So, if you’ve got a cute little bulldog puppy that’s quite energetic and always happy-gooey, you might name him Tyke.
Nana – Peter Pan
Unlike Scooby-Doo and Courage, Nana is not really known as an iconic doggie cartoon character but it deserves some recognition.
There are many who haven’t shown an interest in the 1953 Disney animated movie, but readers can often relate to Peter Pan due to the feeling of never wanting to grow up and fearing the perils of adulthood. So, whether you’ve watched the Disney film or read the book, you must have come across a dog called Nana.
Unlike Tyke who is a puppy and Courage who is a small dog, Nana is a quite big senior dog who was the “nurse” or “nanny if you want, of Wendy, Michael and John Darling. The dog was known for her caring and kind attitude and behavior towards the kids and was often portrayed as a St. Bernard.
If you are the owner of a caring and sweet St. Bernard, naming it Nana is not a bad idea at all.