Uncommon Dog Names

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There are names that are pretty common dog names, such as Maggie, Max, and Ginger, but then...there are dog names that are very uncommon. The uncommon dog names are harder to document because...well, they are not common.

The following is a list of the least uncommon dog names in our database supplemented by names from PetPlace.com readers who have emailed us with their dogs names!

  •         8-Ball
  •         8-Lives
  •         Ad-Rock
  •         Aden
  •         Aika – JapeneseJapanese for "little love"
  •         Airhead
  •         Airy
  •         Aja
  •         Ala
  •         Alexander the Great
  •         Alina
  •         Alley - is the name of one of my girls who was found in an alley
  •         Allyway
  •         Alma Sonriente (Alma for short) – means "smiling soul"
  •         Alvin
  •         Alyeska
  •         Amber
  •         Ami-mai
  •         Anasazi - after the Anasazi Indians or 'Sazi' for short
  •         Andre
  •         Angelina Balerina
  •         Angus
  •         Anxiety Wrap
  •         Arbie
  •         Archemedes -(Archie)
  •         Archie
  •         Areti'ma (Pro.: R-Ettea - Mah)
  •         Ari
  •         Ariel
  •         Aristophanes
  •         Aristotle
  •         Arizona
  •         AskHer
  •         AskHim
  •         Aspirin -(gives them a headache!)
  •         Asthma
  •         Astro - after the dog from the cartoon "The Jetson's".
  •         Ateret
  •         Atticus -(from Atticus Finch in "to Kioll a Mockingbird"
  •         Attitude
  •         Awesome
  •         Azrael
  •         Baba Booey
  •         BabyGirlRiley
  •         Balthazar
  •         Balto - for the famous dog that completed the serum run during the black plague that infected so many alaskansAlaskans so long ago
  •         Bam Bam (from the cartoon The Flintstones)
  •         Bambi Deer
  •         Bandit -– his eyes were so black so you couldn'tyou couldn't see them see his eyes- . It as though looked like he he was wearing a mask!
  •         Banshee
  •         Banshee Stardust
  •         Barfly
  •         Bark Obama
  •         Baskerville
  •         Beatrice
  •         Beauregard
  •         Bee-Bee
  •         Beebo.
  •         Bennie
  •         Benorf
  •         Bernardo
  •         Beta
  •         Bettis - after the now retired Jerome "the Bus" Bettis of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
  •         BIBA - after the seventies store.
  •         Big Red
  •         Biggity Brown
  •         Bijou
  •         Bill Clinton
  •         Bimbi
  •         Bionic
  •         Bismark
  •         Bivouac
  •         BL
  •         Blackie
  •         Bowzer
  •         Landis
  •         Blogger
  •         Blue
  •         Bo-Bo
  •         Bock
  •         Bogie
  •         Bokkie
  •         Boku
  •         Bonanza
  •         Bonehead Wiggle-butt - big head and wags his tail a lot
  •         Bonita -in Spanish means Pretty Girl
  •         Booboo
  •         Booger
  •         Boogie
  •         Bookbag
  •         Bookie
  •         Bootdonnie
  •         Bootsie
  •         Bootstrap Bill
  •         Bou-Tee-Waits
  •         Bowser
  •         Boz
  •         Bregis
  •         Brewster
  •         Briggs
  •         Bristol
  •         Brooklynn
  •         Broom
  •         Buckles
  •         Buddha – spiritual
  •         Buddy Holly
  •         Budweiser
  •         Bugger
  •         Buggie
  •         Bulldozer
  •         Bullet
  •         Bungee Cord
  •         Butterfinger
  •         Buttersworth
            

  •         Cairo
  •         Calendar
  •         Calloway
  •         Capers
  •         Capone
  •         Capri
  •         Captain Jack Sparrow - for the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie.
  •         Cardiac
  •         Cardtrick (aka Diva)
  •         Carson
  •         Cash
  •         Casino
  •         Cassanova...is very loving but demanding of attention
  •         Cassidy
  •         Castle
  •         Catsups
  •         Cedes
  •         Cerebus - given his name because it is reminiscent of Cerberus (three-headed dog in Greek and Roman mythology) because he chews as if there were three heads. also the name of a comic book character that is satire on Canadian politics.
  •         Chab (great for a lab chow cross!)
  •         Chaco - after Chaco Canyon National Park.
  •         Chai
  •         Chaia - pronounced "Kiya" - named after the Hebrew word for life which is "CHAI".
  •         Challenger
  •         Chansey
  •         Chaos - first of the gods
  •         Charlie
  •         Chauncy Gardener -From the movie "Being There" with Peter Sellers
  •         Cheddar
  •         Chemmie - for chemistry
  •         Cherri Berri
  •         Cherry Tree
  •         Chevy
  •         Chewie
  •         Chewy
  •         Chicanery
  •         Chicken
  •         Chickie-Monkey
  •         Chieme – a famous Asian female singer
  •         Chimp
  •         Chinchilla - his coloring & softness of his fur, as a "Chinchilla"
  •         Chiro
  •         Choco
  •         Chops
  •         ChopSuey
  •         Christmas
  •         Chrysanthemum Joy
  •         Cinta (Pro.: Chin Tah)
  •         Clapper
  •         Clarence
  •         Claudia
  •         Claypool
  •         Clean-X
  •         Clementine
  •         Cletus
  •         Clone
  •         Club
  •         Coats
  •         Cobwebb
  •         Coder
  •         Cody
  •         Coffee
  •         Colombo
  •         Colonel
  •         Columbus
  •         Come-on - user named their dog this because he wouldn't come if you don't say "come on"
  •         Compound
  •         Coochie
  •         Cooper
  •         Copernicus –"Copper"
  •         Corazon - heart in Spanish
  •         Corn
  •         Corona
  •         Coruba
  •         Coruba (male)
  •         Cosmo (Cos-dude)
  •         Countess Wihelmina of Pug Butt or Miss Minnie for short.
  •         Coup
  •         Cowboy
  •         Cozmo
  •         Crap Weasel
  •         Crawford
  •         Cricket -she chirps
  •         Crimson
  •         Crimson Chin
  •         Crooks
  •         Cry Baby Jane - a dog that loves to talk...always.
  •         Cryer
  •         Cubbie -looks like a bear cub
  •         Cubby
  •         Cupcake
  •         Curley
  •         Cuy
  •         Cyclone
  •         Cypress
  •         Cyril
            

  •         D.O.G. (Deeyogee)
  •         Dahnja
  •         Damio
  •         Dancer
  •         Danger
  •         Dara,- which means "gift" in Bulgarian language.
  •         Dargo - for the character Dargo in the Sci-Fi show Farscape
  •         Darin
  •         Darth Vader
  •         Dash
  •         Daskeiki
  •         Davidson
  •         Daz
  •         Debra
  •         Decker
  •         Deja
  •         Delphyne - the mother of the monsters.
  •         DeNiro,- after the actor Robert DeNiro
  •         Derbyshier (Derby)
  •         include: Deuc (duke
  •         Deucalion from Greek and roman mythology - he was Prometheus' son and
  •         
  •         ) and Deucy (dukey)
  •         Diamond
  •         Diary
  •         Diary
  •         Didhebite??
  •         Didi
  •         Diego - for "San Diego"
  •         Diesel
  •         Digger - he digs a lot and he's loud like Grave Digger
  •         Ding Bat
  •         Dingo Marie - a former stray mutt
  •         Divot
  •         Django - after the jazz guitarist Django
  •         Dobbie - from Harry Potter
  •         Doby - after the house elf on harry potter
  •         Doc--from Snow White
  •         Dogger
  •         Doggie Do
  •         Dolemite
  •         Doolittle
  •         Doorknob
  •         Dough Boy
  •         Dr. Spock
  •         Draino
  •         Dreifach - is German for "three-footed".
  •         Drexel
  •         Dublin
  •         Dudl
  •         Dundee
  •         Dunkin
  •         Duntada ( strange name)
  •         Easton
  •         Eastwood - for Clint Eastwood
  •         Echo
  •         Eclipse
  •         Edward Scissorjaws
  •         Effie
  •         Ehrixla
  •         El Nino
  •         Electra
  •         Ellie--Short for Ellinora
  •         Emperor
  •         Endo
  •         Eriatarka
  •         Erigal
  •         Espn
  •         Evergreen
  •         Everly
  •         Evie (short for Everest)
  •         Evilness (Evil for short)
  •         Exit
  •         Expresso
  •         Fairway
  •         Fat Boy
  •         Fat Chance
  •         Fat Girl
  •         Fatback
  •         Faulk
  •         Fell
  •         Felony
  •         Fenicia
  •         Fenster
  •         Fever
  •         Fibb
  •         Fiel – means faith as in 'faithful friend' in Portuguese
  •         Fiji
  •         Findi
  •         Fireplug (used on a Dalmatian!)
  •         Fishbone
  •         Flash
  •         Flex
  •         Flo
  •         Fluffy George
  •         Flyin-Flynn
  •         Flynn
  •         Foster
  •         Foxburg
  •         Franic
  •         Frank
  •         Frankie (short for Franken-bunny)
  •         Frats
  •         Frig
  •         Fry
  •         Fudge
  •         Fudgie
  •         Fuhwell
  •         Future
  •         FuzzButt
  •         Gala - after the apple
  •         Garage Boy
  •         Genevieve
  •         Genny
  •         Geoffrey
  •         Geordi
  •         Gertrude
  •         Gia
  •         Gidget
  •         Gildo
  •         Gimpie
  •         GinaRae
  •         Girlfriend
  •         Glasses Diddle Doodle
  •         Glory
  •         Godzilla
  •         Godzooky -Godzilla's nephew from an old cartoon series
  •         Golly Gee
  •         Granite
  •         Grayson
  •         Gremlin
  •         Grimace....after the purple McDonald's character.
  •         GRITS - stands for Girl Raised In The South
  •         Groin
  •         Gucci
  •         Guess (Can you see the ramifications in "What's its name?")
  •         Gunnar
  •         Guster
            

  •         Habibi Chun-Ji (Loosely translated Beloved of Heaven and Earth)
  •         Hadley - for the town we adopted her
  •         Hairspray
  •         Half-a-face
  •         Halftime
  •         Hamlette
  •         Hammerhead
  •         Handsome
  •         Handsome Devil
  •         Harley - because he's so smal
  •         Heckle
  •         Helen Anne (she is blind; named after Helen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan)
  •         Herbie
  •         Hercules
  •         Hermoine - nickname Miney
  •         Heshel
  •         Highway
  •         Hiho
  •         Hipster
  •         Homer--The Simpson
  •         Honda
  •         Honey Bunny
  •         Hoover
  •         Hopie
  •         Hotdog
  •         Houdini - is the name of her brother who was always escaping from the crate
  •         Howard
  •         Huck
  •         Huckleberry
  •         Huggie Bear
  •         Hurley....he was a sick puppy, and "hurled" all over the place.
  •         Huttser
  •         I-bee " Because he always looks at you with his eyes saying I'll be good, I promiss....
  •         Icabaud
  •         Idayia - pronounced Eye-Day-Ya
  •         Ignorance
  •         Indy
  •         Ireland
  •         Isaiah
  •         Isbad - because it "is bad"
  •         Isis
  •         Ivan
  •         Ivy- Boo boo
  •         Jabari - means God
  •         Jada
  •         Jaeger
  •         Jagger
  •         Jamima Puddle Duck
  •         Jammer Bammer
  •         Jareth the Goblin King
  •         Jawaharal Nehru
  •         Jay
  •         Jed - from the Beverly hill Billies
  •         Jellybean
  •         Jeppetto
  •         Jerry
  •         Jeter
  •         Jeter -for Derek Jeter, of course
  •         Jib
  •         Jiggs
  •         Jinny
  •         Joey
  •         Joggs
  •         Johnny Cash
  •         Joker
  •         Jonah
  •         JoSeppe.
  •         Journey
  •         Judy
  •         Juliette
  •         June
  •         June-Bug
  •         Jupitor
  •         K-Nine
  •         Kaba
  •         Kaba - beautiful Alaskan dog name
  •         Kaelar - phonetic spelling of a Klingon name
  •         Kahlua
  •         Kalique
  •         Kalonna
  •         Kamiko, means 'tortiosetortoise child' in Japanese
  •         Kanawha – Native American for "sparkling water" - little did we know he would want to wizz on EVERYTHING!
  •         Kanga
  •         Kansas--like the state
  •         Kaos - I named her "Kaos" (phonetics for chaos)
  •         Karlee
  •         Kayunguq - In Alaskan Aluttiq language it means Storm
  •         KC
  •         Kemo Sabe
  •         Kenmore (found in Sears parking lot)
  •         Keppi - for joy of life
  •         Keshnal
  •         Kharman
  •         Kiana
  •         Kid Courage (KC)
  •         Kilo
  •         Kiska after one of the Aleutian Islands
  •         Kleo
  •         Kneepad
  •         Koolaid
  •         Korsakov
  •         Kotzebue
  •         Koufax
  •         Kramer
  •         Krammer (because he always makes a clumsy entrance)
  •         Kricket
  •         Kryten - named after the robot in my at the time favorite TV series
  •         Kudzu (vine)
  •         Kuza – Swahili for "praise"
  •         Kyeik (Pronounced: Ky-E)
  •         Kylita
  •         Kyreeve
  •         Kyro
  •         Kyser
            

  •         L'il Bit
  •         Lace
  •         Lady Bird
  •         Laika - The first dog in space in the Soviet "muttnik" program
  •         Lali - means "Darling girl," in Hindu
  •         Lampshade
  •         Lance
  •         Latte
  •         Leaves
  •         Lefty
  •         Leighlah (Layla) Falling Star
  •         Leon
  •         Lex Luthor
  •         Libby - (Libby's, Libby's Libby's on the label, label, label)
  •         Liberty
  •         Lika - endearment in Romania (which means love) and means Lisa in Hawaiian
  •         Lil' Lady
  •         Lilith- , I actually named her after the ex-wife of TV's Frasier Krane,
  •         Linux
  •         Little girl
  •         Little Loco
  •         Longshanks
  •         Lucky number Slevin (7th pup)
  •         Lucy
  •         Lucyfur
  •         LuLuBelle
  •         Luther Sage
  •         Mab
  •         Mac
  •         Maddie
  •         Madeleine
  •         Mahogany
  •         Makita
  •         Mali Chito - which means "Storm" or "Big Wind" in the Choctaw language.
  •         Mall
  •         Mancha -means "spot" in spanish
  •         Manchita -little spot in Spanish
  •         Mandel (yiddish for "almond")
  •         Maple
  •         Marco
  •         Marguerita
  •         Marguerite
  •         Mariner
  •         Maris
  •         Marlin
  •         Marmie
  •         Marple
  •         Mary Hellen Walton
  •         Maryann
  •         Marzapan or Marzi
  •         Matches
  •         Maude-Alida
  •         Mavis
  •         Maybe
  •         Maynard
  •         McClane - john mcclane in the die hard movies.
  •         Meat
  •         Meatloaf
  •         Mehetabel (Bella)
  •         Meisho (Me-shoe)
  •         Melvie Koleen
  •         Meoko
  •         Metchee
  •         Mew
  •         Mia Marie
  •         Midnight Snack
  •         Mighty
  •         Mighty Mite
  •         Mike Tyson
  •         Miko
  •         Mildred
  •         Mini Scoob - cross of Mini-Me and Scooby Doo.
  •         Minnie the Moocher
  •         Minus
  •         Miracle
  •         Misdemeanor (Missy)
  •         Misery
  •         Mishka
  •         Mister Tim burton
  •         Misty BLu
  •         Mitso
  •         Mitts
  •         Moe
  •         Moe Mojo
  •         Mojo Jojo
  •         Mokey Bob
  •         Moku, meaning island in Hawaiian
  •         Mole
  •         Molotov.
  •         Mompeli - doesn't mean anything, named after another Mompeli
  •         Momster Meister
  •         Monarch
  •         Monday
  •         Monepenny
  •         Monet
  •         Moody Blue
  •         Moonshine (Moon)
  •         Morpheus
  •         Moxie
  •         Mr Biz
  •         Mr. Butters
  •         Mr. President
  •         Mr. Tugger Magoo - he would tug on our pants to get our attention
  •         Mrs Itsy
  •         Mrs. Snitchnose -after a witch in a book called bangers and mash
  •         Muckluck – after an Eskimo boot
  •         Mugwai
  •         Munchkin
  •         Munchy
  •         Munky
  •         Murdoch
  •         Mustard
  •         Muta
  •         My Left Foot,
  •         Myara
  •         Mydnyte -not that unusual except for the spelling
  •         Myrtle
  •         Mystic

  •         Nails
  •         Nanuck
  •         Naomi
  •         Napkin
  •         Narcole
  •         Narfnee
  •         Nash
  •         Nash
  •         Natasha Pepsi Bailey
  •         Navarr and Isabeau, from the movie Ladyhawke
  •         Nera
  •         Nibbles
  •         Nickle
  •         Nike
  •         Nisse
  •         Noodles
  •         Nosy Rosy
  •         Notebook
  •         Nyomah
  •         O'Toole
  •         Oatmeal (Otis)
  •         Obi-Won-Konob
  •         Oblomov
  •         Octane
  •         Octivia
  •         Odor
  •         Okie Dokie - because of his positive attitude!
  •         Old yeller
  •         Orejas
  •         Orson
  •         Oshi
  •         Osirus
  •         Othello
  •         Otto
  •         Ottolynn
  •         Outlaw Josie Wales - after the Clint Eastwood character.
  •         Owl
  •         Ozmosis (ozzy for short) from an ozzy osbourne album
  •         Ozone
  •         Pacia
  •         Pacino (he came to us with a scar over his eye and my husband called him Scarface, but I was afraid he'd get a complex, so we named him after Al Pacino, who starred in the movie Scarface)
  •         Pagan or Pag
  •         Pajar
  •         Pallas - Athena's girlfriend
  •         Pandora
  •         Paula
  •         Pavlov
  •         Peace
  •         Pebble
  •         Pele - after the "Hawaiian Goddess of Fire and Volcanoes"
  •         Peloni – you can also use pp or pelo..she was named for the
  •         Pepe - (after Pepe' Lepu the skunk cartoon character)
  •         Pepe'
  •         Pepper--Short for Pepsi
  •         Percy
  •         Perfect
  •         Petrus (after the famous Chateau Petrus)
  •         Phoenix
  •         Picca
  •         Pig
  •         Piggly Wiggly
  •         Piggy Boy
  •         Pilgrim - for thanksgiving
  •         Pilot
  •         Pinky Toebiter or PinkyToe
  •         Pippen
  •         Pippin - from the movie Lord of the Rings
  •         PIRATA – Spanish for Pirate
  •         Please
  •         Podunk
  •         Pogo - the 3 legged dog, so named because he hops like a pogo stick when he walks
  •         Pokemon
  •         Poker
  •         Polaris
  •         Police
  •         Pollyanna
  •         Polo
  •         Pooh bear
  •         Pookey Shoo
  •         Pookie
  •         Pookie Mew
  •         Poolcover
  •         Poona
  •         Poopsie
  •         Poppet
  •         Poppy
  •         Porkchop
  •         Porsche
  •         Port
  •         Portia
  •         Posey
  •         Pots
  •         Potter
  •         Pres (President)
  •         Prince Charming
  •         Princess Chewibacca - chewed everything on hand
  •         Princess Tiger Lily
  •         Princeton
  •         Prism
  •         Prudence
  •         Puck - named after the fairy in A Midsummer Night's Dream)
  •         Puddles
  •         Pudgy
  •         Pue Dog Long Tail
  •         Pumper
  •         Punkin Head
  •         Punky
  •         Puplet (Scooner)
  •         Pupperoni
  •         Zilla
  •         Purrsia - (play on Persia & purring)
  •         Purry Mason
  •         Puschkin
            

  •         Qittee
  •         Quarter
  •         Queentut
  •         Qwerk
  •         Raianne
  •         Rain
  •         Rainbow
  •         Rambunctious
  •         Ramona
  •         Ramses
  •         Ranch
  •         Rappily Fat
  •         Rasta - because Rastafarians wear their hair in dreadlocks.
  •         Ratbait
  •         Raven
  •         Razzmatazz
  •         Razzy (short for Rasputin)
  •         Reality
  •         Recess
  •         Reebok
  •         Reef - for Coral Reef
  •         Reggie
  •         Reiken
  •         Remington Steele
  •         Remy - after Rem Dog from the Red Sox
  •         Reno
  •         Report Card
  •         Retread
  •         Rico
  •         Ripcord
  •         Roadster
  •         Roast Beef
  •         Rodie - short for Rodeo
  •         Rollerskate
  •         roman goddess the soldiers prayed to to kill their enemies. – used on a dog which is silly cuz she is a big baby :)
  •         Ronin
  •         Roo-ROO (because she never responded to Roo).
  •         Rookie
  •         Rosalie Gail
  •         Rose
  •         Roudy..he bounces off the walls
  •         Rover Dangerfield
  •         Rubber Ducky
  •         Rubicon
  •         Rufus
  •         Rug
  •         Rush Limbark

  •         Sa-Sa
  •         Saavik
  •         Sacharov
  •         Sally
  •         Samara
  •         Sammie Lee
  •         Sassafras
  •         Sassie
  •         Satin
  •         Saturn
  •         Sausage
  •         Sausage Patty
  •         Scathach (also known as Suki)
  •         Schmeka
  •         Schnapps
  •         Scoobie
  •         Scooter
  •         Scrapper..very independent ,will not take any crap lol
  •         Scrapple
  •         Scrotum
  •         Scrunt - (Runtini)
  •         Seamare Hop-a-long
  •         Sebastian
  •         Secret
  •         See More
  •         Sehla
  •         Seiko
  •         Seja
  •         Selina
  •         Semetary
  •         Sequel
  •         Seraphina
  •         Serious
  •         Setzer
  •         Seven
  •         Seven
  •         Seymor
  •         Shady
  •         Shamas
  •         Shana
  •         Shannon O'Beans
  •         Shanti – peaceful
  •         Sheba Ann
  •         Shiba Inu
  •         Shiel
  •         Shindi (pro.: shin-D)
  •         Shipley
  •         Shoes
  •         Shoogie Boogie
  •         Shrub
  •         Sid
  •         Sierra
  •         Silly Putty
  •         Silverbell
  •         Sinatra
  •         Sir
  •         Sir Coltrane
  •         Sir Elton John
  •         Sir~viver
  •         Sirus
  •         Six Kilogram
  •         Skeezer
  •         Skittle
  •         Skittles
  •         Sklypedypedoo
  •         Skully
  •         Slipper
  •         Slippers
  •         Slyar
  •         Smasher
  •         Smitty
  •         Smudge
  •         Snapon
  •         Snaptight
  •         Sniffels
  •         Snigglefoot
  •         Snipper
  •         Snowcone
  •         Snuffleupagus - (Sesame Street character)
  •         Socrates
  •         Socrates
  •         Solan - a historical Greek figure
  •         Somo - Swahili for friend
  •         Sophia
  •         Spain
  •         Spanky
  •         Spark..she is little but live wire
  •         Sparx
  •         Spaz
  •         Spider
  •         Spirine (Sandy) (Pronounced Spier-Eene),
  •         Sponge
  •         Spook
  •         Spork
  •         Spork Chop
  •         Sport
  •         Spritzy
  •         Sprockett
  •         Squeaky
  •         Squeegie
  •         Squid
  •         Squidney Lou
  •         Starlight
  •         Stinky Pete
  •         Stitch
  •         Strayhorn
  •         Strider
  •         Stripes
  •         Stroganoff
  •         Stupidity
  •         Stupido
  •         Stymie
  •         Suchi
  •         Suga-Buga
  •         Sugar Pop
  •         Sugar Toast
  •         Sully
  •         Sully
  •         Surabaya - little city in Indonesia
  •         Surge
  •         Surra - in Portuguese, "surra" means "spanking".
  •         Sweet Lips - (George Washington's dogs name)
  •         Sweet Potato Louise
  •         Sylvie
            

  •         T.V.
  •         Tadmore
  •         Tahtonka – after "Dances with Wolves"
  •         Tala- Native American word for 'wolf'
  •         Tamlin
  •         Tanker
  •         Tanoose
  •         Tanzie--Short for Tangerine (the marigold)
  •         Tarus
  •         Tasso
  •         Tater Tot
  •         Tax - dumped on April 15 (which is Tax day)
  •         Taxi
  •         Taxi
  •         TAYLEE
  •         Taz
  •         Tazz
  •         Teacake
  •         Teezles
  •         Tefal
  •         Tegar
  •         Tejas
  •         Teka Leeka
  •         Tekia
  •         Tela (full name Tela Sunrise), my son and his friends chose the name from a Phish song "Princess Tela".
  •         Tenza
  •         Tequila
  •         Tereza
  •         Tess Edythe Toenails
  •         Thai-yoda
  •         The Brain
  •         The Fabulous Miss Boo
  •         Thea
  •         Theo
  •         Thomasina
  •         Thud
  •         Tickles
  •         Tidbit
  •         Tiddles
  •         Tiffani
  •         Tiggy
  •         Tights
  •         Tilkaracha - an ancient Siamese king
  •         Tilo
  •         Timid
  •         Timmy
  •         Tina
  •         Tippie
  •         Tobygoodboy
            Tocokki (Too Cocky)
  •         Toenails
  •         Toffie
  •         TomTom
  •         Tonka
  •         Tocokki (Too Cocky)
  •         Toomba
  •         Tooter
  •         Tori--Short for Toronto
  •         Toulouse--after the Aristocat
  •         Traggie
  •         Trap
  •         Travis
  •         Trevor
  •         Trinity
  •         Trinity (Trinnie)
  •         Trinnie
  •         Triple
  •         Tripp
  •         Tristan – after the imperfect knight of Tristan and Isolde fame torn between
  •         Trixie
  •         Trogdore
  •         Trout
  •         Tubac" Tubee for short for a little town called "Tubac" in Az.
  •         Tubby
  •         Tucker
  •         Tugger
  •         Tulip
  •         Tumbles
  •         Tummy Tum Tum
  •         Tundra
  •         Tunis
  •         Tupac
  •         Tupelee
  •         Tupelo Honey - (from a famous Van Morrison song)
  •         Turbo
  •         Turtle (because she is a little slow)
  •         Twig
  •         Twinkie
  •         Twinkie
  •         Twizzler
  •         Twofer - (from the old Payless slogan "Two for Five")
  •         Tybee
  •         Ty-Bo
  •         Typhon - the father of some of the best monsters in Greek Mythology.
  •         Tyra
  •         Tysen
  •         Tzar


  •         Uno
  •         Usker
  •         Utley
  •         Vader (short for "Invader")
  •         Valdez
  •         Veda
  •         Veda Blue Paws
  •         Vegas
  •         Venamous (aka nickname Venny)
  •         Venus
  •         Vester
  •         Veto
  •         Video
  •         Vikingo
  •         Vinegar
  •         Virginia
  •         Visage
  •         Vito
  •         Vocal
  •         Wag - because his tail is like run by a motor that never stops
  •         Wallet
  •         Warner
  •         Warrior
  •         Way Cool
  •         Weasel
  •         Wee-wee
  •         Westie
  •         Wexford
  •         Whiskey
  •         Whisper - (as in "soft as a whisper" for her coat)
  •         Whispering Dawn
  •         Who - (short for who's on first)
  •         Wicca- named for a dog that is all white and bewitched her owner.
  •         Wiggle
  •         Wild Thing
  •         Windy
  •         Wink
  •         Winkie
  •         Winslet
  •         Winston Churchill
  •         Witlof - (Dutch for a kind of cabbage)
  •         Wolfface
  •         Woogie
  •         Worthless
  •         Wyatt
  •         X-box
  •         Xanax
  •         Xandra
  •         Xena- because of her distinctive puppy cries
  •         Yahnabara
  •         Yahzee - one of the Navajo in the movie "Wind Talkers"
  •         Yogi
  •         Yoshi - which means adopted male child in Japanese.
  •         Yoshi (Mario Bros. pet dinosaur)
  •         YouSing
  •         Yuengling – for Yuengling beer, the oldest brewery in the country
  •         Yuma
  •         Z-Z
  •         Zakk - for guitar player is Zakk Wylde.
  •         Zara
  •         Zenite (zen-eat) which means zenith in Portuguese
  •         Zephyr - from a whiff of a cattle ranch right after I picked up the little puppy
  •         Zeppelin
  •         Zeta
  •         Ziggy
  •         Ziggy
  •         Zip
  •         Zipper
  •         Zloty
  •         Zodiac
  •         Zoi zoi
  •         Zoloft
  •         Zoltan
  •         Zorah
  •         Zoro
  •         Zoshie
  •         Zsa Zsa
  •         Zula
            
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    debra-primovic Dr. Debra Primovic

    Debra A. Primovic, BSN, DVM, Editor-in-Chief, is a graduate of the Ohio State University School of Nursing and the OSU College of Veterinary Medicine. Following her veterinary medical training, Dr. Primovic practiced in general small animal practices as well as veterinary emergency practices. She was staff veterinarian at the Animal Emergency Clinic of St. Louis, Missouri, one of the busiest emergency/critical care practices in the United States as well as MedVet Columbus, winner of the AAHA Hospital of the year in 2014. She also spends time in general practice at the Granville Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Primovic divides her time among veterinary emergency and general practice, editing, writing, and updating articles for PetPlace.com, and editing and indexing for veterinary publications. She loves both dogs and cats but has had extraordinary cats in her life, all of which have died over the past couple years. Special cats in her life were Kali, Sammy, Pepper and Beanie.