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Celebrity Pet Names: What Do Celebs Name Their Pets?

By: Heather Stern

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If you're looking for a superstar name for your pet or just want to stay informed of what's happening in Hollywood. The who's who of the dog and cat world goes by all sorts of names.

The Traditional

Celebrity of not, some Hollywood pups, share the same popular dog names of their blue-collar counterparts.

  • Daisy is what Jessica Simpson affectionately dubbed her Maltipoo.
  • Jack is what Maria Carey chose for her Jack Russell Terrier companion.
  • Jennifer Aniston named her favorite pup Norman.
  • Singer Joss Stone chose Dusty for her pooch's name.

    The Whimsical

    Luckily celebrity dogs aren't likely to be picked on about their names. Pets of the true Hollywood "A" list are known for their elaborate and sometimes ridiculous names.

  • Honeychild and Foxy Cleopatra are the names of Nicole Ritchie's famous pooches.
  • Brittany spears named her famous Chihuahua Bit-Bit.
  • Tinkerbell, a Chihuahua with her own fan club, shares home with heiress, Paris Hilton.
  • Cha-Cha is what Barbara Walters dubbed her Havanese pup.
  • Eva Longoria named her puffy Pomeranian Jinxy.

    The Inspired

    Some celebrities are inspired to name their four-legged companions after a literary work , historical reference or some other artistic reference. These represent the thoughtful pet name choices of Hollywood.

  • Jake Gyllenhaal named his Puggle Boo-Radley after the character in To Kill a Mockingbird.
  • Fall Out Boy rocker, Pete Wentz named his puppy Hemingway after the famous author.
  • Jessica Alba was musically inspired to name her two pugs, Sid and Nancy, in reference to the famous Sex Pistols rocker Sid Vicious and his love interest Nancy Spungen.

    Presidential Pups

    Perhaps the most famous pups of history are those that reside at The White House. Presidential pups often have interesting names that are worth remembering.

  • President Nixon was a dog lover with Checkers, sharing the Oval Office.
  • Current President Bush has two Scottish Terriers, Barney and Miss Beazley.
  • President Harding's dog Laddie Boy was rumored to have his own seat in the cabinet meetings.

    Celebrity Cat Names

    Although they're not as often in the spotlight, many celebs share their home with famous felines. Celebrity cats aren't left off the list for great pet names.
            
  • World famous rapper, Snoop Dogg, has two Siamese cats affectionately named after his legendary idols, Miles Davis and Frank Sinatra.
  • Justin Timberlake has a cat at home named Alley
  • Actress Cameron Diaz has a pampered kitty at home she calls Little Man.
  • Who can forget, Socks, the presidential cat owned by the Clintons?


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