155 Clever Matching Names for Your Pets

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Matching or paired names are a fun way to give your pets unique monikers and identities. This list is drawn from popular culture, sports, arts, and entertainment. The names here are appropriate for dogs, cats, fish, birds, goats, turtles, and other furry and feathered friends. Even if you don't see any names that you like here, this list will hopefully inspire your own creative ideas for your pets!


  • Betwixt and Between
  • Oreo and Hydrox
  • Prego and Ragu
  • Knit and Purl
  • Morning and Midnight
  • Sunrise and Sunset
  • Dawn and Dusk
  • Twist and Tangle
  • Cuff and Link
  • Sunny and Stormy
  • Mocha and Latte
  • Saltine and Ritz
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Hershey and Cadbury
  • Park and Madison
  • Cracker and Jack
  • Twist and Twizzle
  • Drip and Drizzle
  • Twist and Shout
  • Pax and Peace
  • War and Peace
  • Leather and Lace (or Lacey)
  • Pin and Needle
  • Mortar and Pestle
  • Chip and Dip
  • Rum and Coke
  • Beans and Frank
  • Diamond and Pearl
  • Fender and Gibson
  • Gin and Tonic
  • Glisten and Glow
  • Strike and Spare
  • Hippity and Hop
  • Truth and Honesty
  • Hugs and Kisses
  • Beauty and Grace
  • Fire and Ice
  • Comedy and Tragedy
  • Laughs and Tears
  • Fun and Games
  • Grin and Giggles
  • Poke and Jab
  • Parry and Dodge
  • Smile and Nod
  • Music and Lyrics
  • Toil and Trouble
  • Hope and Dream
  • Star and Stripes
  • Sleepy and Snoozy

History and Popular Culture

  • Cain and Abel
  • Romulus and Remus
  • Edison and Telsa
  • Harley and Davidson
  • Burns and Allen
  • Cheech and Chong
  • Anthony and Cleopatra
  • Hatfield and McCoy
  • Laurel and Hardy
  • Leopold and Loeb
  • Abbott and Costello
  • Benson and Hedges
  • Sears and Roebuck
  • Bonnie and Clyde
  • Lewis and Clark
  • Sid and Nancy
  • Jekyll and Hyde
  • Scooby and Shaggy
  • Popeye and Olive Oyl
  • Mickey and Minnie
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Donald and Daisy
  • Chip and Dale
  • Rocky and Bullwinkle
  • Natasha and Boris
  • Samson and Delilah
  • The Colonel and Elvis
  • Butch and Sundance
  • Martin and Lewis
  • Batman and Robin
  • Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons
  • Elizabeth and Margaret
  • Meghan and Harry
  • Kim and Kanye
  • Pinky and the Brain
  • Sylvester and Tweety
  • Garfield and Odie
  • Ren and Stimpy
  • Yogi and Boo-boo
  • Archie and Jughead
  • Betty and Veronica
  • Zan and Jayna


  • Ali and Frazier
  • Jordan and Pippen
  • Brady and Gronk
  • Mantle and Maris
  • Bird and Magic
  • Chrissy and Martina
  • McEnroe and Borg
  • Serena and Venus
  • Nicklaus and Palmer
  • Eli and Peyton
  • Torvill and Dean


Art and Literature

  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Elizabeth and Darcy
  • Holmes and Watson
  • Tweedledee and Tweedledum
  • Van Gogh and Gauguin
  • Monet and Manet
  • Woodward and Bernstein
  • Eliza and Higgins
  • Beauty and the Beast


  • Sonny and Cher
  • Waylon and Willie
  • Mick and Keith
  • Lennon and McCartney
  • Page and Plant
  • Sam and Dave
  • Salt and Pepa
  • Porgy and Bess
  • Pancho and Lefty
  • Kurt and Courtney
  • Belle and Sebastian
  • B*tch and Animal
  • Noel and Liam
  • Hall and Oates
  • Brooks and Dunn

T.V. and Movies

  • Bert and Ernie
  • Lucy and Ethel
  • Starsky and Hutch
  • George and Weezie
  • Cagney and Lacey
  • Laverne and Shirley
  • Fraser and Niles
  • Mork and Mindy
  • Turner and Hooch
  • Jake and Elwood
  • Mulder and Scully
  • Beavis and Butt-head
  • Edina and Patsy
  • Smokey and the Bandit
  • Thelma and Louise
  • Fred and Ginger
  • Bogie and Becall
  • Rory and Lorelai
  • Oscar and Felix
  • Hepburn and Tracy
  • Dumb and Dumber
  • Walter and Jesse
  • Tango and Cash
  • Drew and Jonathan
  • Lenny and Squiggy
  • Captain America and Billy the Kid
  • Wayne and Garth
  • Crockett and Tubbs
  • Carrie and Mr. Big

© 2020 Donna Herron

Donna Herron (author) from USA on May 05, 2020:

Hi Heidi,

Yes, it's hard to continue a matching names as pets change. But I think using name trend is a nice way to remember and honor pets that have passed. For instance, if you start with Oreo and Hydrox, with each subsequent pet name you can remember where the trend began. Thanks for reading and commenting! Hope you are healthy and doing well!

Heidi Thorne from Chicago Area on May 04, 2020:

These are super cute combos! Sadly, we've never gotten our dogs together. Or one part of a duo passes and then the name game changes when a new one arrives. And one was a rescue who already had a name.

But with the exception of our last one who came with a name, all but one had an Irish-ish name. Never figured out how we got on that kick, but whatever.

Hope you're staying safe and well!

Donna Herron (author) from USA on April 30, 2020:

Thanks, Jill! Hope you and your family are staying healthy and safe.

Jill Spencer from United States on April 28, 2020:

This is a different type of article for you! Hope you and your husband are well. -Jill

Pet Turtle Names

Turtles are great pets for both adults and kids. Box turtles, red-eared sliders, painted turtles, and Russian tortoises are all popular species of pet turtles. Turtle names are often culled from literature and pop culture. When you choose a pet turtle, consider some of these popular names.

Names for Aquatic Turtles

Consider the following for your aquatic turtles:

  • Ao
  • Awanata
  • Bubbles
  • Charybdis
  • Crush
  • Gamera
  • Gojira
  • Grindylow
  • Jaws
  • Melusine
  • Monstro
  • Morla
  • Ogopogo
  • Pandaria
  • Slider
  • Squirtle
  • Tiamat

Land Turtle and Tortoise Names

Slow moving and sturdy, land turtles lend themselves to all kind of clever names.

  • Ajax
  • Blastoise
  • Climber
  • Crate
  • Fudu
  • Genbu
  • Great A'Tuin
  • Hare
  • Kameyo
  • Kobe
  • Kurma
  • Racer
  • Scoot
  • Seismo
  • Snappy
  • Speedy
  • Tank

Other Turtle Names

Names from entertainment, music, and literature also make great monikers for your pet.

  • Cecil
  • Clifford
  • Donatello
  • Fillmore
  • Franklin
  • Leonardo
  • Michelangelo
  • Myrtle
  • Peek-a-Boo
  • Raphael
  • Scarlet
  • Shelby
  • Shelly
  • Shredder
  • Splinter
  • Terry
  • Yurtle

Minecraft Dog Names


But are you ready to take the ultimate step in Minecraft fandom? Will you be naming your next fur-baby after the Mojang classic? If you answered a resounding "yes", then join us as we jump into everything Minecraft and give you our favorite pet names inspired by this well-loved game.

Minecraft Dog Names in Pop Culture

All creatures in Minecraft are referred to as "mobs", indicating that they are mobile features in the game. Each mob spawns (or begins) in a specific area and acts in predetermined ways. Wolves are neutral mobs, meaning that they will not attack unless provoked. An untamed wolf will also naturally attack any livestock you may be raising in the game. It's easy to tell if a wolf is going to attack, as their eyes turn red and their tail goes straight up, looking quite evil.

To tame a wolf, the player must seek out and give the mob an undetermined number of bones. You'll know when you've tamed your wolf into a dog as they will look friendlier and wear a collar (just like in real life!) Tamed wolves act just like loyal puppers and will follow their owner wherever they go, sit when they're told to, and fight to protect the player. Players can have as many pooches as they'd like and a trophy called "Leader of the Pack" is awarded to anyone who can tame 5 wolves during gameplay.

Adding wolf mobs was one of the early features of this game, beginning way back in 2011. Right from the get-go, they were made to be tamed by players and all updates since that time have made the miner-wolf relationship even closer. Players can breed wolves and must continue feeding them meat to keep them happy and healthy. Once a player has hurt a wild wolf, feeding it food will not cause them to stop attacking, as the player has lost the creature's trust.

It's only natural that we include man (and woman)'s best friend in our virtual lives as well as our real ones. Having a pooch nearby - even one that isn't real - gives us a warm, fuzzy feeling inside. Our relationship with dogs is one that is thousands of years old and one that will likely continue on for as long as we're on this planet.

Minecraft Dog Name Considerations

When it comes to names sourced from Minecraft, there are many different directions that you can go in. There are a plethora of different creatures - some found in nature, some only in nightmares - that you can choose from. Then, there is the neverending list of materials found in the game. Some are more standard or rustic sounding, while others are beautiful and exotic. Numerous biomes house a variety of natural features and plants, all which you can take inspiration from.

Really, the great success of the game is what makes it so easy to find excellent dog names from it - it's based on real life! The opportunities really are endless, so take a good look at your pooch and keep reading to see what options we've come up with below.

Paired Dog Names for Two Pets


Paired Dog Names for Two Pets in Pop Culture

Yeah, we know. They might not sound like catchy duo names, but just you wait! This “official” puppy couple got their start when they got hitched back in 2016. And dog-lovers everywhere (as well as the Internet in general) went wild for them. The dogs’ Instagrams boasted pictures of the two getting ready to wed. Toast, the lovely lady, was even pictured wearing her custom-designed Marchesa wedding gown and veil. This was real life. This was real, good life.

Toast actually passed away in December of 2017, so the two weren’t married for long. But they had some wonderful times together, and she left quite a legacy. Toast and Finn actually sold tickets to their wedding and raised money for charities aimed at their favorite cause: putting a stop to puppy mills. Toast was famous for “the tongue that will never be forgotten.” This dolled-up King Charles rescue maybe didn’t have teeth, but she had a heart that knew nothing but love. What a bride!

Finn is an adorable Chiweenie who was rescued from a puppy mill just like Toast. Maybe their similar background is what brought them together. He’s still alive and kicking (and digging), and he carries on what the two started: raising awareness and money in the name of the #adoptdontshop movement. A quick Internet search will give you all the details you need to relive their special day and adventures together.

The pair announced their engagement in November of 2016 with a photo that made us all howl with delight! In the golden foliage of autumn, the doggy duo posed on a park bench, Finn looking off lovingly in the distance and Toast’s wavy hair and signature grin basically stealing the show. (You might be thinking of another doggo tongue-star, Norbert. Before you go thinking they should have been friends, they were.)

Toast and Finn hosted many benefits together before and during their union in New York City at the High Line Hotel. They’ve left their mark on us and inspire us all to be the change that we would like to see in the world. They were saved from puppy mills, knew the horrors, and worked to put an end to those horrors. Isn’t it amazing how inspirational our canine companions can be? They can say so much without speaking a word and do so much without lifting a paw. Sometimes, presence, gratefulness, and belief in love are all you need to make a difference.

Paired Dog Names for Two Pets Considerations

Deciding on a pair of dog names is going to be so much fun but also potentially overwhelming. There are so many options out there, many of which we didn’t even get to here in our guide. So read below, of course, but keep the research going. Talk to your friends and family about their favorite pairs in pop culture and history. You’ll more than likely get some great answers. We hope these two will be together for a long time, and we want you to get the pawfect titles for your pawfect, poochy pair!

The cartoon route is a sure bet with names like “Scooby and Shaggy,” “Pooh and Piglet,” “Lady and Tramp,” “Bob and Pat,” along with “Mickey and Minnie.” And the famous couples are impossible to skim over: “Scarlett and Rhett,” “Buzz and Woody,” and “Olive and Popeye” keep standing the test of time. Some duo monikers work completely as one unit: “Romeo and Juliet,” “Sonny and Cher,” and “Starsky and Hutch.” You literally can’t say one without automatically mentioning the other. You might even prefer something a little more simple like “Zig and Zag” or “Salt and Pepper.” Once again, you can’t say one without speaking the other.

57 Great Names for Your Pet Fish

Picking a name for your pet fish can be a lot of fun but it can also be really tricky (especially if you have a tank full of similar looking fish)! Whether it's a betta, a clownfish, or a guppy, you'll be sure to find a unique, funny, cute, or plain fish name for your scaled, aquatic friend in this list. Now you'll just need to be able to tell who is who in that school of fish.

Pet Fish - Great Names and Fun Facts

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