In the process of naming your pet, you of course need some inspiration. Among the many sources of inspiration are themes. A theme is basically a subject/topic and from a naming perspective, theme names are names grouped together for having a common source, origin, season, or purpose.
Some common name themes for pets include Halloween, fiction such as the Harry Potter Series, seasons such as fall, holidays such as Christmas, food, oceans, music, cars, artists, sports, places, celebrities, space, gaming and more
So instead of racking your brain with the imagination of the perfect name choice, here are multiple and popular themes you can get ideas from. For each section, there are also several examples and name ideas you can borrow from.
Halloween Themed Pet Names
If you are a fan of October 31, you will probably want a way to keep the memories of this holiday fresh in your mind. One way to keep the memories fresh is to give your pets Halloween-related names.
You can base your names on the witches, ghosts, pumpkin carving or spooky costume creativity. Depending on your pet character, you can opt for the creepy, calm, fearful, funny, playful etc.
Some popular examples of Halloween themed cat and dog names include;
- Witch Baby
Fall Themed Names for Pets
Fall is the season of the year between summer and winter during which the duration of daylight becomes shorter and temperatures go down. You can name your pet based on the chill, activities or the food that floods the markets during this time.
Some autumn inspired pet names include;
Beach/Ocean themed pet Names
Ocean related pet names are best for water enthusiasts including swimmers, divers, paddle boarders, surfers etc. Well, some pets also do love water and giving them a name that is linked to what they like makes sense.
The beach also includes an aspect of summer meaning that some bits of this sunny season can be included in the naming.
Some of the top names for your new puppy or kitten in this theme include
Christmas Holiday Themed Pet Names
Pets have become part of many families meaning that they have to be included in every celebration. Won’t it be pawsome to have your kitten or puppy chilling under the Christmas tree? Just think about it….
You can source the names from the movies that target this season, decorations and characters that are common during this time, the foods and activities etc.
Following are some ideas
Fictional Character Theme (Movies, TV Show & Books)
Fictional names are popular in literature and film works. This is one of the most common themes.
All the movie fanatics, critics, fans, and more can copy and emulate character names more especially based on their appearance, dominance, and character trait.
Following are some ideas.
Harry Potter Themed Names for Pets
Whether you follow the book or the show, there are plenty of pet names from this ancient and classical work of fiction.
- Harry Potter
Fans of cartoon network, nickelodeon, and other animated shows can copy character names from these shows. The most commonly used theme comes from Disney names where all if not most cartoon characters are. Here are examples of Disney names you can use.
Disney has TV shows and movies like Frozen, Tarzan, Curious George, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, Mickey Mouse, Robin Hood, Snow White, and Lion king. All the characters had different characteristics and temperaments that could be similar to that of your pet. Here are more names inspired by Disney.
- Li Shang
- Little John
- Peter Pan
- Robin Hood
- Shere Khan
- Snow White
- Tinker Bell
Star Wars Names
For all the sci-fiction goodness, here are the top star wars names:
- Han Solo
- Obi-Wan Kenobi
Where every character has a superpower that either destroys or fixes the nation. Get your inspiration from these names.
Game of Thrones Names
A show about power, stature, wisdom, manipulation, and sometimes hard work can get you all you need to rule others. Here are the common names;
- Grey Wind
Yet another interesting and often used movie theme names;
If you love your pet just as much as your food, then this should be your number one theme. In this category, you can steal some inspiration from spices, famous chefs, recipes, different types of foods including drinks, fruits, vegetables, etc.
Whether you’re naming it after a fruit, your favorite dessert, or spice, there’s no better way than this way.
Most common food names:
Famous Brand Theme
Brands like Coca-Cola, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and more, have the global success that many people admire and look up to. For most people naming their pet after a brand makes them feel a part of the brand. Here are some popular brand choices, feel free to add more.
Musicians Inspired Theme
For the longest time, music has been known to be the key to the soul. Through different genres like Pop, RnB, Hip-hop, Reggae, Dancehall, Oldies / Old School, and soul music. All these songs and their singers have been inspiration enough for people to name their pets after. Examples of names include;
- 2 Pac
- Biggie/ Notorious BIG
- Celine Dion
- Michael Jackson
Already Famous Pet Names
Sometimes it’s as easy as just naming your pet after a famous pet. Famous for being associated with celebrities, Presidents, influential people, and the likes.
More especially for dogs, Presidents and heads of state often have their own dogs, which means you can also name your pet after them.
- Lady Rover
- Jack (Terrier)
- Manchu (Pekingese)
- Pete (Bull Terrier)
- Sailor Boy (Chesapeake Retriever)
- Skip (Mutt)
- Bessie (Collie)
- Blackberry (Chow Chow)
- Boston Beans (Bulldog)
- Calamity Jane (Shetland Sheepdog)
- King Kole
- Palo Alto (Bird Dog)
- Paul Pry (originally Laddie Buck, Airedale Terrier)
- Peter Pan (Terrier)
- Rob Roy (originally Oshkosh) (Collie)
- Ruby Rough (Collie)
- Tiny Tim (Chow Chow)
- Big Ben (Fox Terrier)
- Eaglehurst Gillette (Setter)
- Glen (Collie)
- King Tut
- Patrick (Irish Wolfhound)
- Sonnie (Fox Terrier)
- Weejie (Elkhound)
- Yukon (American Eskimo Dog)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt:
- Blaze (Mastiff)
- Fala (Scottish Terrier)
- Major (German Shepherd)
- Manchu (Pekingese)
- Meggie (Scottish Terrier)
- President (Great Dane)
- Tiny (Old English Sheepdog)
Nature Inspired Theme
The eco-system could also be a great inspiration for you. This can include the weather, different types of leaves, natural occurrences, and more. Here are a few name ideas
Superheroes Inspired Theme
Many times, people often want to be the savior of the day. Always caring about others, keeping people company and safe, watching over young children. This theme symbolizes those who are more ordinary. Here are Superhero names you can name your pet after.
Marvel Pet Names
Marvel is a specialty channel that features superheroes from many shoes. Whether animated or real movies, there’s always someone who saves the day.
- Stan Lee
The movie that still ranks even years past its debut. Featuring a black superhero with power more than simply superficial, but also the power of unity.
- Black Panther
- Killmonger – a name best suited for a guard dog like the Doberman, Rottweiler, or Pitbull.
- Nakia – a name for war dogs and intelligent dogs
Guardians of the Galaxy
- Happy Hogan
- Peg Carter
Cars Inspired Theme
Lastly, a theme majorly inspired by cars. All sorts of cars from four by fours, luxurious, classy, old school, and much more. Here are sample names to select from:
- Accent – Hyundai Accent
- Accord – Honda Accord
- Alpina – Luxurious BMW brand
- Armada – Nissan Armada
- Aston -Aston Martin
- Aurelia – Lancia Aurelia
- Beretta – Chevrolet Beretta
- Brera – Alfa Romeo Brera
- Celica – Toyota Celica
- Dino – Ferrari Dino
- Infiniti – Nissan luxury brand
- Jazz – Honda Jazz
- Laguna – Renault Laguna
- Lexus – Lexus
- Maverick – Ford Maverick
- Mercedes – Mercedes-Benz
- Miura – Lamborghini Miura
- Rio – Kia Rio
- Sienna – Toyota Sienna
- Sonata – Hyundai Sonata
- Spyder – Porsche 918 Spyder
- Stu – short for Studebaker
- Titan – Nissan Titan
- Victoria- Ford Crown Victoria
- Zephyr – Ford Zephyr
Apart from the above themes, you can borrow more inspiration from many other places. Sources like:
- Cities, towns, museums, or states.
- Bookstores and libraries.
- Geographical inspiration like mt Everest in Tibet, and more.
You can name your pet anything from a movie to an actor, a TV star, a football player, world record champion and holder, your favorite book, a cartoon character, a place, and many other choices. All these are called themes. All you need is to pick a theme that suits you and your lifestyle.