11 Cats and Dogs With Cool Names

Naming your pet is a big decision. Should you go the traditional route, with a moniker like Fido or Muffin? Or what about something trendy, like Luna or Thor? We’re fans of unique, clever and funny cat and dog monikers, so we combed through our fan-submitted photos to find pets with neat-o names. And we admit it: We’re pop culture nerds with a soft spot for animal names inspired by movies, books and TV.

Check out our photo gallery, then let us know in the comments below if your cat or dog has a cool name.

Creative, Quirky and Funny Pet Names

Dudette the Manx

Dudette the Manx seems like she's a pretty cool cat.

Amelia Bedelia the Chihuahua/Jack Russell Terrier

We wonder if Amelia Bedelia the Chihuahua-Jack Russell Terrier mix takes things as literally as the beloved children's book character.

Curly, Larry and Moe the domestic shorthairs

Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk! Curly (left), Larry (middle) and Moe (right) the domestic shorthairs really are as funny as their names suggest.

Keyser Soze the cat

Is Keyser Soze the cat the real Keyser Söze? Though he certainly doesn't look like he could be a crime lord, it would clear up a lot of questions we have about the 1995 film The Usual Suspects.

Cherub Canton Alexandra Russell III the Chow

Try saying this Chow's name five times fast: Cherub Canton Alexandria Russell III.

Samwise Gamgee the cat

The brave and galliant Samwise Gamgee (Sam for short) loves going on adventures in his backyard.

Radio Flyer the Jack Russell Terrier

Radio Flyer the Jack Russell Terrier makes us nostalgic for our favorite red wagon.

Lady Smudgepot the cat

Lady Smudgepot is quite the silly kitty. And, yes, she needs to work on her hide-and-seek skills.

Heisenberg the Boxer

Whom do you think Heisenberg the Boxer mix is named after? Walter White's alter ego or the famed German physicist? We're uncertain.

Abraham Lincoln the Labrador Retriever in a pool

Let's be honest: Abraham Lincoln the Labrador Retriever gets our vote for having a great name.

Lloyd Christmas the Vizsla

We bet Lloyd Christmas the Vizsla is very excited for the upcoming Dumb and Dumber To.

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