18 Of The Coolest Pet Names We Saw On Social Media This Month

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Here at Cuteness, we see a lot of pet names. And to paraphrase a now classic meme from 2016, they're all good pet names, Brent. Really, they are. But, naturally enough, some pet names rise above the fray.

Be them unique or original, punny or ridiculous, inspired by everyday objects or poached from pop culture, they're instantly memorable and im-paw-sible to forget.


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Presented below: 18 of the coolest pet monikers, appellations, aliases, handles, sobriquets, and nicknames that we stumbled across on the internet this month.

1. Dunkin

"'You’ve got to be hecking kidding me.' Everyone meet our newest rescue! We rescued him this morning and still doesn’t have a name. Suggestions welcome!"

Inventive spelling? Donut brand homage? Some combination of the two? Regardless of the math in this inspo equation, it all adds up to 💯%.


2. Kalbaz

"My little buddy is now 4 😍 They grow so fast. His name is 'Kalbaz' which means chubby in Arabic."

Because obscure words surfaced from foreign languages are an easy and effective way to put a unique stamp on your pet's name.


3. Pinecone

"His name is PINECONE and he’s a 4.5 months old mini Aussie!"

Heart-eyes.exe has stopped responding, please reboot ASAP.


4. Applesauce

"This is Applesauce (Apple for short) 🍎 She’s coming home with me next month [and] she’s an Ee cream mini dachshund."

Pet names derived from foods aren't all that uncommon — see this list of 200 such examples — but they really click when the dish and the animal share a likeness or, in this case, a golden hue.


5. Zuke

"Meet Zuke. Often mistaken for a dalmatian, but once he's full grown people will think he's a cow."

There's no room for ambiguity here: Big dogs need powerful names. Or it's slang for zucchinis. Either way, it's perfect.


6. Jorah

"Jorah. He will be 5 weeks old this Saturday."

HBO's ​Game Of Thrones​ 8-season run has officially come to a close but the characters' names, we suspect, will continue to have appeal for many winters to come.


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7. Bunker

That's Bunky to his fans and frens, of which, we are sure there are untold multitudes.


8. Kit Foxington

"Anyone else have a cute fox doggo? This is my boy Kit Foxington ♥️🦊"

Cutest. Pun. Ever.

9. Einar

"Attention all shoppers: There's an adorable dog in Aisle 3."

Old Norse for bold and valour.

10. Nacho Pants

"Nacho Pants is 5 today. This is his birthday mlem 🥳🎂🎁🎈🎉🎊"

Pairing unrelated nouns can read like one of those name generator memes your former college roommate might share on Facebook, but Nacho Pants is pure brilliance.

11. Kugel Remington Von Fluffybottom III

"Kugel Remington Von Fluffybottom III Does. Not. Approve."

If brevity bookends one side of the pet name binary, then exaggerated and formal-ish, multiple word embellishments occupy the other. For bonus points, accessorize with an honorific.

12. Splinter

"I have a funny feeling that Splinter doesn't love this hat as much as I do."

Just add four turtles, Renaissance teenagers or otherwise, for the full package.

13. Sourdough

"Sourdough was disapproving [of] his pupachino"

There are loaf goals and then there are loaf goals.

14. Banter

"This is Banter the boxer. He has finally done not one! Not two! But three balls proudest of boys he is."

He's not fresh, just mouthy.

15. Mookers

"This is Mookers everyone, he's a sweet precious bean, and also still runs around like he's 2 and he's almost 10. 😂"

FACT: Pluralizing almost any word makes it a million times cuter. (We'll die on this ⛰.)

16. Nor

Make it happen already: Name your other pup Neither and watch the grammar fireworks fly.17. Dr. Stroganoff

Bringing beats #4 & #11 (above) together is for expert pet naming ninjas only.

18. Simon Furocious

"Call 911, I have a sick burn to report"

Okay, something of a cheat here, but this anecdote about the time Queen singer Freddie Mercury pinned an epic dis on punk rock legend Sid Vicious is just crying out to be a real thing.

Does your pet have a unique name (or nickname)? Share it with us in the comments below!