Tag: Animals

Generic Dog Names Around the World

Non-Americans, does your culture have “old-fashioned” dog names like we do in America, such as Fido, Rex, Spot, Rover, etc, and what are some? from r/AskReddit

Snati, Sámur, Hvutti

In Singapore, Male dog: boy boy. Female dog: girl girl.
We’re not a creative people.

Australia has Dusty, Sheila, Max, Dog and Bluey.

Pochi and John serve this purpose in Japan, but much like Spot, they’re pretty much only reserved for dogs that an author didn’t want to spend any effort naming. You almost never see actual dogs named either.

Tuzik, Bobik (Russian), Sirko (Ukrainian). No one gives them to dogs any more but they are still used in pet-related jokes.

Indians – Moti and Hira ( pearl & diamond) . There’s also Sheru ( tiger) .

In Ireland, the typical dog name is “Bran” after the legendary hero Fionn MacCumhaill’s hound. Rover is also an old one.

Firulais in Mexico

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