Do you know what the Greek word for “dog” is? It’s “kuon”. If your dog has been acting like a jerk lately, it might be because his name doesn’t mean anything.
There are many words in the Greek language that translate to “dog.” Some of them are: canis, kuon, lykos and psaras. The tweets below will make you laugh at how creative people can get with naming their dogs!
I would love to find a dog in the wild and give it my name, as if that will make me feel better about myself.
My mom’s favorite joke is she was told “you’re going to have your first baby” so she named her dog Fido because he’s such a good boy
Our family has always had dogs but this time we got an Easter egger chicken instead of another beagle puppy. This is a more sustainable option for us! We call him Joey Beagley Jr. after our two previous pups who also went by their initials JBR (Joey Barrington & Rusty) lol..he doesn’t mind since his new friends are all chickens too now 🙂
I really love my dogs, but when there’s a dog in the park with a name like “Prince” or “Princess,” it makes me question if they’re actually royalty.
It took less than 24 hours for Lucy to find her new friends on Instagram and tell them all about us! We are so blessed that she is such an awesome ambassador 🙂 Now we just have to figure out what her sister’s handle should be since their names rhyme (Lucie & Mimi) @lucieflynn_coleman vs. @mimilouiseflynn__carter?
A few weeks ago I was walking along at this event then started hearing these yips and growls. I looked around and didn’t see anybody before this German Shepherd pops out from under a bench.
As much as we love our dogs, sometimes their names are just too much to handle. My brother’s dog is named “Fido” which sounds like he might be more of an ID than FIDO (intercontinental ballistic missile). It took me so long trying to convince my Mom that it would never work for him since his initials were JBR!
One time at the shelter there was a little Yorkie with a name tag that said “Chicken.” We’re not sure if they put her up because she wasn’t convinced yet or what but now we call her Chickenski 🙂 – @jenninek
My parents named my brother’s dog “Buddy.” I didn’t know what to say when he told me that all these years, Buddy was always really just a Fido!
All dogs have their own personalities but it seems like some of them are so clearly not suited for the name they’ve been given. When we got our Labradoodle, she would get scared and hide under furniture or behind plants because her fear response made everything sound scary as heck (like WOLF!). We had to take her in before getting an appointment with a vet. She has since become quite popular on social media now 😉 – @MaggieWrightCreative
And then there is this guy.. His fur color was so similar to a certain car company, he was given the name “Tesla.”
Despite my mom’s insistence that I should have been named Zeus, our dog is ironically called Ike. – @sarahgoreycoleman
My sister and her husband were trying to find a good name for their new pup at home depot but couldn’t agree on anything when they saw an item labeled ‘Citrus Extract’. They combined it with their last names (Rossi) and ended up naming him Citron! The cutest thing about this story: Their daughter has now requested we change his name because she thinks Lemon would be more appropriate 😉 -@Kathie_QsBlog
Pyrros means “fiery.”
Enyo is the goddess of war.
Nyx was a shadowy figure in Greek mythology who represented night and symbolized darkness, death, chaos, coldness within people’s hearts and souls.
Kydoimos refers to Hades as the god of dark places.
The name Necro comes from the word for “dead” or “death”. It could be a reference to life coming out of nothingness which parallels its meaning with death–the end of everything we know about ourselves.
Achilles’ mother Thetis dipped him into the river Styx when he was an infant so that he would never die during battle. This coating kept him safe from any harm and guaranteed him victory on the battlefield.
The name Argos is derived from the Greek word for “bright.”
Nyx was the goddess of night, who represented dark, death, chaos, coldness within people’s hearts and in some way symbolized darkness itself. Her Roman counterpart is called Nox. In Homer’s Iliad there are references to a shadowy figure that personifies sleep or forgetfulness, which may have been Nyx herself (Enyo also means “night”). It makes sense that she would be responsible for these conditions as well; her job descriptions were all-encompassing!
Aesop’s Fables: The Dog And His Shadow – A dog was crossing a bridge one night. He saw another dog on the other side of it, and said to him: “I’m sorry for you.”
“Why?” asked the other dog in surprise.
“Because,” replied he who was crossing first, “you are about to lose your shadow.” And so saying, he went his way across without looking back again; but when he reached the middle of the stream, there resounded behind him a mournful howl. The second dog had dropped to all fours and was following at such speed that soon they were both out of sight together.
Number/Bullet Point: None yet! This is where bullet points would go if we want them included here too 🙂
“What is your dog’s greek name?”
“I don’t know, I just got him yesterday.”
“That sounds like an oxymoron!”
@im_a_dog tweetdaily pic.twitter.com/j01bvQfqwc — Jake the Dog (@JakeyTheDog) April 20, 2018
“I am a part of this great land called America and that means I have to be free somehow,” says the lone puppy in her cage at the pet store as she looks out over all of us with kind brown eyes before we pass by on our way home from work. -@sorrygeorgieanna tweeted Monday morning about her
Dog names are serious business, and these days you can’t just give your dog any old name.
There’s a lot of thought that goes into the perfect name for our beloved four-legged friends. The first question is always “What does this breed look like?” or “How are they supposed to behave?”. Sometimes it seems as if most parents use every last letter in the English alphabet when naming their pups! But there was still some room left over for other languages, too. Greek has provided us with many amusing options ranging from ‘Elaphant’ to ‘Eel’. What do you think? Check out these hilarious tweets about greek names for dogs:
The best thing I ever did was buy myself a dog. I love my dogs so much that I named them after the people in Game of Thrones who die. What did you name your new puppy? My first one was called “Dio” because it rhymes with doggy and he’s a dachshund, but this time I’m naming him “Luciferous,” to remind me never to get another dog again. Patton Oswalt -When Dingo got out we had an entire criminal investigation team looking into his identity for two weeks! We found out that there is no such thing as a Greek letter pi (π). How could anyone forget about their own pet?! It turns out even celebrities can be guilty of forgetting their