Cliche Pet Names

Im trying to come up with a list of cliche or silly pet names. You know the ones that I am talking about. When you hear the name, you think dog or cat like Rover, Spot, Fluffy, Duke, King, Rex, Frisky, Socks, Whiskers. Its not a name you would call a person like George or Bill or Fred.

So Ive got Rover, Spot, Fluffy, Duke, King, Rex, Frisky, Socks, Spike, Whiskers,

I seem to know a lot of animals calls that.

Also I know at least three cats called socks or sox. And an awful lots of bunnies called buttons... or hoppy

Almost any hereditary title works for dogs -- King, Prince, Duke, Baron or Earl. Others that dont work quite as well can be combined to give the dog an aristocratic-sounding name -- Count Blackie.

Ive always found cat names to be more interesting, but then Im more of a cat person myself. Ive got a friend who consorts with (owns is such an inappropriate and quite inaccurate concept): Henry, Ophelia, Guinevere, Lancelot and Dartanian. Of course, she may be a cat lady in training.

But other good cliche cat names could include Tiger, Lion, Puma.

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I have a person friend named baron though.

Dog names weve had over the years have included Astra, Simon, Roxy and Wiley. Wiley is currently my forum avatar.

Cats have included Oscar, Boris, Oberon, Frobenius, Hobbes, Callisto, Merlin and Leo.

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Weve had Dante, Suki, Gudanov, Rimsky, Thor (who is deathly afraid of thunder), and Fenris.

One of my favorite dog names was a Basset Hound named Sparkles.

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Our cats are Patches, Cuddles, and Diamond. The first two names are pretty silly, as are the two cats

Our dogs have less silly pet names (Zeus, Isis, and Chocolate ... and formerly, Maggie and Sheeba).

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Buddy, Sparky, Smokey. All previous birds weve had. The feathered one currently ruling my house is Sammy- cute, but not helpful to you lol Though we often call him pickle- which is another common one.

The dog is Rolo- coz despite (or maybe because) half doberman, hes the biggest softie going

About 50% of chocolate labs in existance are called Rolo. The other half are called Cadbury. It used to be the vogue to give black labs very un-pc names.

At the moment weve got Agnes and Hattie, so no good to you. Hattie is the biggest tom cat Ive ever seen.

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Oh dog names.....they are so fun...not.

Okay, first Junior (Deceased) Was half pug and half something else (Not sure what.)

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Socks or Boots, for a cat with white paws.

Thanks for all the responses. These names are for a humorous piece I am working on and the names will be used for some other critters.

After I asked, I tried google which wasnt very helpful, but I did come across a list of two thousand dog names. Most of which wont work for what I have in mind.

BUT, the list did have these two names on it: Bearlock Holmes and Beowoof. heeheeheeheehee

One day, I will have a Leonberger named Lord Byron and an ocelot named Findus. Our current bunny is named Esme.

As to cliched names, Id say anything that obviously has something to do with the animals appearance. Many of these have been mentioned, but a few others that I can think of for horses, for example are Star, Stocking, Big *color*, and so on.

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Id love an ocelot! Theyre so cute. Id name mine Spot...

Im also really excited that Salvador Dali had one.

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The cats we had growing up (the names I remember).... Lets see.

Tawny, full name Tony Tawny Whiskers (Tony because thats what my older brothers thought my parents said when they told them the name)

A part-Siamese name Sammy (full name Samuel J Ausema--the J didnt stand for anything)

Midnight, Misty, Spots...hmm, I cant remember any others at the moment. Tawny had a lot of litters of kittens when I was quite little, and we would name every one, but theyd only be around for a little while before being given away or wandering off on their own, most of them. Names like Tiger would get repeated from one litter to another, I think. Spots was one of the only ones of her kittens who stayed around for long.

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The non-human family members my family had/has probably dont have the most cliched of names (in Finnish or English). The familys usual doctrine has been to give the fuzzy boys proper names rather the predictably cutesy names people often give their pets. The closest to regular pet names theyve had is Np/Snuggles (for the briard) and Tipi/Tweety (a bunny [big], I clearly named her). Other than that there were:

Vili/Willburn (a crossbred dog), Anttu/Antoin (a Landseer), Pekka/Peter (the first cat the family had) and Hiski/Higuri (a cat with an amputated tail).

Currently the parental household includes:

Jarmo/Charlie (the only cat that weve had since he was a kitten), Veikko/Vermeer (a giant mound of kitty-flesh), Kalle/Carl (a longhaired cat) and Ali (the tortoise).

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I dont have any pets now (impractical where I am) but past ones:

Dogs - Zip (named after a dog in a series of kids books I read a lot at the time), Rollo (not Rolo) and Leo (because he looked a bit like a lion as a puppy).

Cats - Binker (from an A.A. Milne poem), Toby (originally short for Tobias, till the vet found a basic problem with that) and Dusty (after Dusty Springfield)

Guinea-pig - Gulliver (well, it alliterated)

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Thanks, everyone! Some of you have some awesome names for your pets.

Personally, all I have right now is a Siamese cat who talks a lot. His name is Wolverine named for one of the X-Men not the animal. Other cats have been: Ninja, Geisha, Mommy Kitty, Chester. Dogs were: Scotty, Sara, Toranaga, and Bear. Two gerbils one named Pepsi. I cant remember the other one. A rabbit named Flash also for one of the X-men.

This is what I have so far that will work with my story:

Rover, Spot, Fluffy, Frisky, Socks, Spike, Whiskers, Mittens, Snowy, Snowball, Hoppy, Buttons, Blackie, Midnight, Red, Big Red, Big Black, Astra, Thunder, Scooby Doo, Patches, Cuddles, Diamond, Chocolate, Buddy, Sparky, Smokey, Bandit, Rolo, Fly, Skippy, Junior, Missy, Misty, Boots, Star, Stocking, Tawny, Snuggles, Tweety, Zip, Binker, Scooter, Barky

If you can think of any more that are similar to these, Id appreciate it.

How about my favorite, Mr. Bighead Stupo?

Okay....just typing that out makes me have a giggle-fit. Hes such a sweet kitty, but he really did earn his name!

How about Muffin, or Muffy? Has that been mentioned?

When I was about five I named my dog Mary Poppins.

Ironically, she was a German shepherd with serious anger issues. No spoonfuls of sugar there.

Just thought of another clich - calling a snake Monty (especially if its a python, of course).

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