Foster Dog Names

The tradition of naming our foster dogs, the beginning of giving them a second chance.

We have a tradition to rename dogs that come into rescue, a tradition that celebrates their second chance at love and a fresh start in life. When we bring a dog in, we give him or her a name that begins with the next available letter in the alphabet. For example, our first rescue dog was named Astro, our second Banshee, etc. If the dog already knows his or her name, we do keep the name.

After a few rounds of this, we decided to do rounds of the alphabet using themes. To date we have had the following themes: Cars, Cartoon Characters, Astronomy, Drinks, Star Trek, Mythology then Russian. We shall see what's next!

Listed here are some of the names we have used, as well as some other interesting names we have encountered in our travels.

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'Wolfram', 'theme' => 'Minerals'); $array[1] = array('name' => 'Misty', 'theme' => 'Military'); $array[2] = array('name' => 'Imoya', 'theme' => 'African'); $array[3] = array('name' => 'Butters', 'theme' => 'Minerals'); $array[4] = array('name' => 'Mistic Star', 'theme' => 'Military'); $array[5] = array('name' => 'Name with no theme', 'theme' => 'none'); */ $array[1] = array('name' => 'Adara', 'theme' => 'Astronomy'); $array[2] = array('name' => 'Alexei', 'theme' => 'Russian'); $array[3] = array('name' => 'Ammaretto', 'theme' => 'Drinks'); $array[4] = array('name' => 'Ana', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[5] = array('name' => 'Annastasia', 'theme' => 'Cartoons'); $array[6] = array('name' => 'Anastasia', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[7] = array('name' => 'Apollo', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[8] = array('name' => 'Arianna', 'theme' => 'Star Trek'); $array[9] = array('name' => 'Argon', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[10] = array('name' => 'Aston Martin', 'theme' => 'Cars'); $array[11] = array('name' => 'Astro', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[12] = array('name' => 'Athena', 'theme' => 'Mythology'); $array[13] = array('name' => 'Ayla', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[14] = array('name' => 'Bailey', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[15] = array('name' => 'Bandit', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[16] = array('name' => 'Banshey', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[17] = array('name' => 'Bartles', 'theme' => 'Drinks'); $array[18] = array('name' => 'Beata', 'theme' => 'Star Trek'); $array[19] = array('name' => 'Bellatrix', 'theme' => 'Astronomy'); $array[20] = array('name' => 'Bianca', 'theme' => 'Cartoons'); $array[21] = array('name' => 'Blazer', 'theme' => 'Cars'); $array[22] = array('name' => 'Blue', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[23] = array('name' => 'Bobo', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[24] = array('name' => 'Bohdana', 'theme' => 'Russian'); $array[25] = array('name' => 'Boomer', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[26] = array('name' => 'Boomhauer', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[27] = array('name' => 'Branwen', 'theme' => 'Mythology'); $array[28] = array('name' => 'Brody', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[29] = array('name' => 'Buck', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[30] = array('name' => 'Buster', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[31] = array('name' => 'Calvin', 'theme' => 'Cartoons'); $array[32] = array('name' => 'Cardea', 'theme' => 'Mythology'); $array[33] = array('name' => 'Carlin', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[34] = array('name' => 'Casey', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[35] = array('name' => 'Ceasar', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[36] = array('name' => 'Champ', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[37] = array('name' => 'Chardonnay', 'theme' => 'Drinks'); $array[38] = array('name' => 'Cheyanne', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[39] = array('name' => 'Chila', 'theme' => 'Russian'); $array[40] = array('name' => 'China', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[41] = array('name' => 'Cisco', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[42] = array('name' => 'Cody', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[43] = array('name' => 'Concorde', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[44] = array('name' => 'Copper', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[45] = array('name' => 'Corona', 'theme' => 'Astronomy'); $array[46] = array('name' => 'Cosimo', 'theme' => 'Star Trek'); $array[47] = array('name' => 'Cougar', 'theme' => 'Cars'); $array[48] = array('name' => 'Cupid', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[49] = array('name' => 'Daisy', 'theme' => 'Cartoons'); $array[50] = array('name' => 'Dakota Sioux', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[51] = array('name' => 'Damona', 'theme' => 'Mythology'); $array[52] = array('name' => 'Darya', 'theme' => 'Russian'); $array[53] = array('name' => 'Daytona', 'theme' => 'Cars'); $array[54] = array('name' => 'Deke', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[55] = array('name' => 'Dervish', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[56] = array('name' => 'Diamond', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[57] = array('name' => 'Disco', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[58] = array('name' => 'Diva', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[59] = array('name' => 'Dixie', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[60] = array('name' => 'Dorado', 'theme' => 'Astronomy'); $array[61] = array('name' => 'Drambuie', 'theme' => 'Drinks'); $array[62] = array('name' => 'Drea', 'theme' => 'Star Trek'); $array[63] = array('name' => 'Ebony', 'theme' => 'Russian'); $array[64] = array('name' => 'Echo', 'theme' => 'Cars'); $array[65] = array('name' => 'Eclipse', 'theme' => 'Astronomy'); $array[66] = array('name' => 'Ellie', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[67] = array('name' => 'Endar', 'theme' => 'Star Trek'); $array[68] = array('name' => 'Envy', 'theme' => 'Drinks'); $array[69] = array('name' => 'Eternity', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[70] = array('name' => 'Eury', 'theme' => 'Mythology'); $array[71] = array('name' => 'Eva', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[72] = array('name' => 'Evie', 'theme' => 'Cartoons'); $array[73] = array('name' => 'Eyeore', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[74] = array('name' => 'Fantasia', 'theme' => 'Cartoons'); $array[74] = array('name' => 'Favstavian', 'theme' => 'Russian'); $array[75] = array('name' => 'Finlay', 'theme' => 'Astronomy'); $array[76] = array('name' => 'Fireball', 'theme' => 'Drinks'); $array[77] = array('name' => 'Frankie', 'theme' => 'Star Trek'); $array[78] = array('name' => 'Freya', 'theme' => 'Mythology'); $array[79] = array('name' => 'Frontier', 'theme' => 'Cars'); $array[80] = array('name' => 'Frost', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[81] = array('name' => 'Frosty', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[82] = array('name' => 'Fugas', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[83] = array('name' => 'Galileo', 'theme' => 'Astronomy'); $array[84] = array('name' => 'Galina', 'theme' => 'Russian'); $array[85] = array('name' => 'Galway', 'theme' => 'Star Trek'); $array[86] = array('name' => 'Gara', 'theme' => 'Cartoons'); $array[87] = array('name' => 'Garrett', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[88] = array('name' => 'Geo', 'theme' => 'Cars'); $array[89] = array('name' => 'Glacier', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[90] = array('name' => 'Griffen', 'theme' => 'Mythology'); $array[91] = array('name' => 'Guinness', 'theme' => 'Drinks'); $array[92] = array('name' => 'Gypsy', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[93] = array('name' => 'Hadys', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[94] = array('name' => 'Haiku', 'theme' => 'Drinks'); $array[95] = array('name' => 'Haley', 'theme' => 'Astronomy'); $array[96] = array('name' => 'Haley II', 'theme' => 'Star Trek'); $array[97] = array('name' => 'Ham', 'theme' => 'Mythology'); $array[98] = array('name' => 'Hannah', 'theme' => 'Cartoons'); $array[99] = array('name' => 'Harrison', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[100] = array('name' => 'Hombre', 'theme' => 'Cars'); $array[101] = array('name' => 'Hunter', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[102] = array('name' => 'Hurricane', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[103] = array('name' => 'I\'Dania', 'theme' => 'Star Trek'); $array[104] = array('name' => 'Iblis', 'theme' => 'Mythology'); $array[105] = array('name' => 'Ice', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[106] = array('name' => 'Iciss', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[107] = array('name' => 'Iggy', 'theme' => 'Cartoons'); $array[108] = array('name' => 'Imoya', 'theme' => 'Drinks'); $array[109] = array('name' => 'Impala', 'theme' => 'Cars'); $array[110] = array('name' => 'Indus', 'theme' => 'Astronomy'); $array[111] = array('name' => 'Irina', 'theme' => 'Russian'); $array[112] = array('name' => 'Iris', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[113] = array('name' => 'Isis', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[114] = array('name' => 'Jade', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[115] = array('name' => 'Jade Ann', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[116] = array('name' => 'Jake', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[117] = array('name' => 'Jana', 'theme' => 'Mythology'); $array[118] = array('name' => 'Jasmine', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[119] = array('name' => 'Javelin', 'theme' => 'Cars'); $array[120] = array('name' => 'Jack Daniels', 'theme' => 'Drinks'); $array[121] = array('name' => 'Jelena', 'theme' => 'Russian'); $array[122] = array('name' => 'Jenna', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[123] = array('name' => 'Jerricho', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[124] = array('name' => 'Jessel', 'theme' => 'Star Trek'); $array[125] = array('name' => 'Jetson', 'theme' => 'Cartoons'); $array[126] = array('name' => 'Juno', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[127] = array('name' => 'Jupiter', 'theme' => 'Astronomy'); $array[128] = array('name' => 'Kachada', 'theme' => 'Mythology'); $array[129] = array('name' => 'Kanga', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[130] = array('name' => 'Kema', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[131] = array('name' => 'Kendra', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[132] = array('name' => 'Kia', 'theme' => 'Cars'); $array[133] = array('name' => 'Kiara', 'theme' => 'Cartoons'); $array[134] = array('name' => 'Kilana', 'theme' => 'Star Trek'); $array[135] = array('name' => 'Killian', 'theme' => 'Drinks'); $array[136] = array('name' => 'King Kong', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[137] = array('name' => 'Kira', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[138] = array('name' => 'Kita', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[139] = array('name' => 'Klementina', 'theme' => 'Russian'); $array[140] = array('name' => 'Kuma', 'theme' => 'Astronomy'); $array[141] = array('name' => 'Lady', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[142] = array('name' => 'Laika', 'theme' => 'Astronomy'); $array[143] = array('name' => 'Lakota', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[144] = array('name' => 'Lance', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[145] = array('name' => 'Lares', 'theme' => 'Mythology'); $array[146] = array('name' => 'Larissa', 'theme' => 'Russian'); $array[147] = array('name' => 'Legacy', 'theme' => 'Cars'); $array[148] = array('name' => 'Legend', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[149] = array('name' => 'Lexi', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[150] = array('name' => 'Liberty', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[151] = array('name' => 'Lightning', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[152] = array('name' => 'Lionel', 'theme' => 'Cartoons'); $array[153] = array('name' => 'Lipton', 'theme' => 'Drinks'); $array[154] = array('name' => 'Lisa', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[155] = array('name' => 'Lobo', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[156] = array('name' => 'Lokai', 'theme' => 'Star Trek'); $array[157] = array('name' => 'Lonestar', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[158] = array('name' => 'Lucky', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[159] = array('name' => 'Maggie', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[160] = array('name' => 'Magnum', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[161] = array('name' => 'Maia', 'theme' => 'Mythology'); $array[162] = array('name' => 'Mara', 'theme' => 'Star Trek'); $array[163] = array('name' => 'Maya', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[164] = array('name' => 'Mercury', 'theme' => 'Astronomy'); $array[165] = array('name' => 'Michelob', 'theme' => 'Drinks'); $array[166] = array('name' => 'Mischief', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[167] = array('name' => 'Misha', 'theme' => 'Russian'); $array[168] = array('name' => 'Molly', 'theme' => 'Cartoons'); $array[169] = array('name' => 'Montana', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[170] = array('name' => 'Montero', 'theme' => 'Cars'); $array[171] = array('name' => 'Mozart', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[172] = array('name' => 'Mystic', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[173] = array('name' => 'Nacho', 'theme' => 'Russian'); $array[174] = array('name' => 'Nanook', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[175] = array('name' => 'Navigator', 'theme' => 'Cars'); $array[176] = array('name' => 'Nero', 'theme' => 'Cartoons'); $array[177] = array('name' => 'Nigel', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[178] = array('name' => 'Nikita', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[179] = array('name' => 'Nikki', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[180] = array('name' => 'Niko', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[181] = array('name' => 'Nino', 'theme' => 'Drinks'); $array[182] = array('name' => 'Niobe', 'theme' => 'Mythology'); $array[183] = array('name' => 'Niota', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[184] = array('name' => 'Nova', 'theme' => 'Astronomy'); $array[185] = array('name' => 'Nuria', 'theme' => 'Star Trek'); $array[186] = array('name' => 'Nunekheai', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[187] = array('name' => 'Odessa', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[188] = array('name' => 'Odie', 'theme' => 'Cartoons'); $array[189] = array('name' => 'Omega', 'theme' => 'Cars'); $array[190] = array('name' => 'Ona', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[191] = array('name' => 'Onaya', 'theme' => 'Star Trek'); $array[192] = array('name' => 'Oolong', 'theme' => 'Drinks'); $array[193] = array('name' => 'Orbit', 'theme' => 'Astronomy'); $array[194] = array('name' => 'Ostara', 'theme' => 'Mythology'); $array[195] = array('name' => 'Ozzi', 'theme' => 'Russian'); $array[196] = array('name' => 'Pantera', 'theme' => 'Cars'); $array[197] = array('name' => 'Pavlov', 'theme' => 'Russian'); $array[198] = array('name' => 'Pegasus', 'theme' => 'Mythology'); $array[199] = array('name' => 'Peggy', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[200] = array('name' => 'Peppermint', 'theme' => 'Drinks'); $array[201] = array('name' => 'Piglet', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[202] = array('name' => 'Piper', 'theme' => 'Star Trek'); $array[203] = array('name' => 'Pippi', 'theme' => 'Cartoons'); $array[204] = array('name' => 'Pixie', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[205] = array('name' => 'Polaris', 'theme' => 'Astronomy'); $array[206] = array('name' => 'Pooh', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[207] = array('name' => 'Preston', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[208] = array('name' => 'Qaynan', 'theme' => 'Mythology'); $array[209] = array('name' => 'Quake', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[210] = array('name' => 'Quasar', 'theme' => 'Astronomy'); $array[211] = array('name' => 'Quazik', 'theme' => 'Russian'); $array[212] = array('name' => 'Que', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[213] = array('name' => 'Queenie', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[214] = array('name' => 'Quesadilla', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[215] = array('name' => 'Quest', 'theme' => 'Cars'); $array[216] = array('name' => 'Quik', 'theme' => 'Drinks'); $array[217] = array('name' => 'Quinn', 'theme' => 'Cartoons') ; $array[218] = array('name' => 'Quintana', 'theme' => 'Star Trek'); $array[219] = array('name' => 'Rahsta', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[220] = array('name' => 'Rainy Night', 'theme' => 'Drinks'); $array[221] = array('name' => 'Raisa', 'theme' => 'Russian'); $array[222] = array('name' => 'Ramirez', 'theme' => 'Star Trek'); $array[223] = array('name' => 'Ramses', 'theme' => 'Mythology'); $array[224] = array('name' => 'Ramsey', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[225] = array('name' => 'Rana', 'theme' => 'Astronomy'); $array[226] = array('name' => 'Rascal', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[227] = array('name' => 'Raven', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[228] = array('name' => 'Relay', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[229] = array('name' => 'Ren', 'theme' => 'Cartoons'); $array[230] = array('name' => 'Rendezvous', 'theme' => 'Cars'); $array[231] = array('name' => 'Reno', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[232] = array('name' => 'Rocky', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[233] = array('name' => 'Roo', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[234] = array('name' => 'Roxy', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[235] = array('name' => 'Sabbith', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[236] = array('name' => 'Sam', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[237] = array('name' => 'Sambucca', 'theme' => 'Drinks'); $array[238] = array('name' => 'Sandy', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[239] = array('name' => 'Sasha', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[240] = array('name' => 'Sava', 'theme' => 'Russian'); $array[241] = array('name' => 'Scooby', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[242] = array('name' => 'Seven', 'theme' => 'Star Trek'); $array[243] = array('name' => 'Sheba', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[244] = array('name' => 'Shekela', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[245] = array('name' => 'Shyan', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[246] = array('name' => 'Sierra', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[247] = array('name' => 'Silver', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[248] = array('name' => 'Simba', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[249] = array('name' => 'Sirus', 'theme' => 'Astronomy'); $array[250] = array('name' => 'Sobo', 'theme' => 'Mythology'); $array[251] = array('name' => 'Stimpy', 'theme' => 'Cartoons'); $array[252] = array('name' => 'Storm', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[253] = array('name' => 'Stuart', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[254] = array('name' => 'Sundance', 'theme' => 'Cars'); $array[255] = array('name' => 'Susie', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[256] = array('name' => 'Tacoa', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[257] = array('name' => 'Tacoma', 'theme' => 'Cars'); $array[258] = array('name' => 'Tala', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[259] = array('name' => 'Tasha', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[260] = array('name' => 'Taz', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[261] = array('name' => 'T-Bone', 'theme' => 'Cartoons'); $array[262] = array('name' => 'Tequilla', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[263] = array('name' => 'Thunder', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[264] = array('name' => 'Tigger', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[265] = array('name' => 'Titus', 'theme' => 'Mythology'); $array[266] = array('name' => 'Tobi', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[267] = array('name' => 'Toby', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[268] = array('name' => 'Tonic', 'theme' => 'Drinks'); $array[269] = array('name' => 'Tori', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[270] = array('name' => 'Trapper', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[271] = array('name' => 'Traveller', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[272] = array('name' => 'Trinity', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[273] = array('name' => 'Tucana', 'theme' => 'Astronomy'); $array[274] = array('name' => 'Tucker', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[275] = array('name' => 'Tundra', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[276] = array('name' => 'Tuvok', 'theme' => 'Star Trek'); $array[277] = array('name' => 'Uisce', 'theme' => 'Drinks'); $array[278] = array('name' => 'Ultima', 'theme' => 'Cars'); $array[279] = array('name' => 'Umali', 'theme' => 'Star Trek'); $array[280] = array('name' => 'Unity', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[281] = array('name' => 'Universe', 'theme' => 'Astronomy'); $array[282] = array('name' => 'Uri', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[283] = array('name' => 'Ursula', 'theme' => 'Mythology'); $array[284] = array('name' => 'Utah', 'theme' => 'Cartoons'); $array[285] = array('name' => 'Vanessa', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[286] = array('name' => 'Vaporeon', 'theme' => 'Cartoons'); $array[287] = array('name' => 'Vargas', 'theme' => 'Star Trek'); $array[288] = array('name' => 'Vega', 'theme' => 'Cars'); $array[289] = array('name' => 'Venus', 'theme' => 'Astronomy'); $array[290] = array('name' => 'Victoria', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[291] = array('name' => 'Vila', 'theme' => 'Mythology'); $array[292] = array('name' => 'Voodoo', 'theme' => 'Drinks'); $array[293] = array('name' => 'Weather', 'theme' => 'Astronomy'); $array[294] = array('name' => 'Wendigo', 'theme' => 'Mythology'); $array[295] = array('name' => 'Wheezy', 'theme' => 'Cartoons'); $array[296] = array('name' => 'Wiley', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[297] = array('name' => 'Windstar', 'theme' => 'Cars'); $array[298] = array('name' => 'Winter', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[299] = array('name' => 'Worf', 'theme' => 'Star Trek'); $array[300] = array('name' => 'Wrexham', 'theme' => 'Drinks'); $array[301] = array('name' => 'Xanadu', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[302] = array('name' => 'Xango', 'theme' => 'Drinks'); $array[303] = array('name' => 'Xena', 'theme' => 'Cartoons'); $array[304] = array('name' => 'Xi', 'theme' => 'Astronomy'); $array[305] = array('name' => 'Xile', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[306] = array('name' => 'Xindhi', 'theme' => 'Mythology'); $array[307] = array('name' => 'Xindi', 'theme' => 'Star Trek'); $array[308] = array('name' => 'Xo', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[309] = array('name' => 'Xterra', 'theme' => 'Cars'); $array[310] = array('name' => 'Yareena', 'theme' => 'Star Trek'); $array[311] = array('name' => 'Yasmine', 'theme' => 'Cartoons'); $array[312] = array('name' => 'Yaz', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[313] = array('name' => 'Yoda', 'theme' => 'Astronomy'); $array[314] = array('name' => 'Yogi-Bear', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[315] = array('name' => 'Yonne', 'theme' => 'Mythology'); $array[316] = array('name' => 'Yoo-Hoo', 'theme' => 'Drinks'); $array[317] = array('name' => 'Yukon', 'theme' => 'Cars'); $array[318] = array('name' => 'Zack', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[319] = array('name' => 'Zanzibar', 'theme' => 'Drinks'); $array[320] = array('name' => 'Zeke', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[321] = array('name' => 'Zen Nikita', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[322] = array('name' => 'Zephyr', 'theme' => 'Cars'); $array[323] = array('name' => 'Zeppelin', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[324] = array('name' => 'Zeus', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[325] = array('name' => 'Ziggy', 'theme' => 'Cartoons'); $array[326] = array('name' => 'Zimba', 'theme' => 'none'); $array[327] = array('name' => 'Zodiac', 'theme' => 'Astronomy'); $array[328] = array('name' => 'Zor', 'theme' => 'Star Trek'); $array[329] = array('name' => 'Zurvan', 'theme' => 'Mythology'); // sort 1st by theme, then by name foreach ($array as $key => $row) { $theme[$key] = $row['theme']; $name[$key] = $row['name']; } array_multisort($theme, SORT_ASC, $name, SORT_ASC, $array); echo '

Names by Themes

'; echo '
'; $current_theme = "empty"; echo '
'; foreach ($array as $item) { if($item['theme'] != $current_theme){ if($current_theme != 'empty' ){ echo '
'; } $current_theme = $item['theme']; if($item['theme'] != 'none'){ echo '

'.$item['theme'].'

'; } } if($current_theme != 'none'){ echo '
  • '.$item['name'] . "
  • "; } } echo '
    '; // --------------------------------------------- function build_sorter($key) { return function ($a, $b) use ($key) { return strnatcmp($a[$key], $b[$key]); }; } // Start sort by name usort($array, build_sorter('name')); echo '

    Names in Alphabetical Order

    '; echo '
    '; echo '
    '; $current_char = 'aa'; foreach ($array as $item) { if(substr($item['name'], 0,1) != $current_char){ if($current_char != 'aa' ){ echo '
    '; } $current_char = substr($item['name'], 0,1); echo '

    '.$current_char.'

    '; } echo $item['name'] . "
    "; } // close the grid, row echo '
    '; // end sort by name ?>