Name your dog or horse after a famous war horse or war dog, a famous military hero, a military term, or a military base.
Dogs and Horses have served alongside soldiers in many wars throughout history.
Famous U.S. War Horses:
Cincinnati was Union General Ulysses S. Grant’s horse during the civil war.
Traveller was Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s horse during the Civil War.
Gen Lee rode Traveller from February 1862 until Lee’s death in 1870. Traveller was a Gray American Saddlehorse who stood 16 hands and had great endurance. He is buried at the Lee Chapel Museum in Lexington, Virginia.
Comanche (above in photo from 1887) was a horse attached to General George Custer’s 7th Cavalry when it engaged with the Lakota during the battle for Little Big Horn in 1876. All the troops were killed but Comanche survived. Injured, he was nursed back to health.
Sergeant Reckless was a famous horse who served during the Korean War.
Famous U.S. War Dogs:
Sallie – Civil War
Rags – WW I
Sergeant Stubby – WW I
Bob – WW II
Kurt – WW II – one of The Dobermans
Chips – WW II
Smoky – WW II
Sinbad -Coast Guard during WW II
Beauty – WW II rescue dog
Nemo – Vietnam War – A German Sheperd
Valdo – Afghanistan 2011
Lex – Falluja
Name your dog or horse after a famous military hero.
Use the full name (“President George Washington” is a fun, very long name for a dog) or just the last name. Here are some suggestions of names of military heroes:
President George Washington was a Revolutionary War hero.
Winfield Scott, known as “Old Fuss & Feathers,” was a high ranking Army officer during the early and mid 1800s.
General George A. Custer. Plus General Custer loved dogs. Here is a photo of Custer with his dog from 1862.
Robert E. Lee (note: this name may be controversial today)
Ulysses S. Grant
John J. Pershing
Dwight D. Eisenhower
General George Patton (or just “Patton”)
General Douglas MacArthur (or just “MacArthur.”)
H. Norman Schwarzkopf
Military Terms also make great names for Dogs and Horses:
Private (or Private Ryan)
Sergeant or Sarge
Military weapons and vehicles:
Remington or Remy
Military Bases make good names for Dogs and Horses. Here are some suggestions:
Bashur (in the Middle East)
Kirkuk (in the Middle East)
Pearl (as in Pearl Harbor)
Or use a name from the NATO phonetic alphabet (i.e. “Alpha – Bravo – Charlie”) which is commonly used in the military
The 26 code words in the NATO phonetic alphabet are assigned to the 26 letters of the English alphabet in alphabetical order as follows: