500+ Cute and Clever Names for Pairs of Pets

Updated on May 28, 2019
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If you have a new pair of pets and they don't have names yet, then you need this list.  There are over 500 names to choose from!
If you have a new pair of pets and they don't have names yet, then you need this list. There are over 500 names to choose from! | Source

Things are better when they come in pairs, right? At least that's what people say, and it sure is the case with certain pets. In fact, many animals are happier when they live with a friend. Let's face it, who doesn't like to have someone to hang out with all the time? So, if you are planning on getting two animals you are going to need two names, and what better choice than ones that go together?

From funny food pairs to famous sports duos, there are bound to be some names that you and your new best buddies are sure to love.


Food-Themed Names

Burger & Fries
Chips & Salsa
Chocolate & Chips
Ham & Cheese
Ginger & Snap
Wine & Cheese
Mac & Cheese
Lemon & Lime
Cinnamon & Buns
Peanut Butter & Jelly
Shrimp & Grits
Good & Plenty
Cinnamon & Sugar
Biscuit & Gravy
Jolly & Rancher
Bacon & Eggs
Toast & Jelly
Hubba & Bubba
Liver & Onions
Bubbles & Squeak
Jelly & Bean
Cream & Sugar
Beans & Toast
Kit & Kat
Fish & Chips
Chicken & Waffles
Baby & Ruth
Salt & Pepper
Bangers & Mash
Mike & Ike
Tater & Tots
Pea & Nut
Bread & Butter
Cheese & Crackers
Butter & Milk
Cookies & Cream
Peas & Carrots
Hush & Puppy
Pickles & Onions
Spaghetti & Meatballs
Fluffer & Nutter
Peaches & Cream
Rice & Beans
Sausage & Gravy
Ketchup & Mustard
Lettuce & Tomatoes
Apple & Dumpling
Pork & Beans
Chips & Dip
Lime & Coconut
Steak & Potatoes
Oil & Vinegar
Pea & Pod
Chocolate & Marshmallow
Like ham and cheese or cookies and cream, some foods just naturally go together. That makes these choices just delicious for your new best friends. Whether you have dogs, cats, or something else, you can't go wrong naming them after tasty treats.

Drink-Themed Names

Johnnie & Walker
Gin & Fizz
Chivas & Regal
Gin & Tonic
Bud & Weiser
Jack & Daniels
Scotch & Soda
Fire & Ball
Elmer & Lee
Rum & Coke
Jim & Beam
Crown & Royal
Whiskey & Sour
Ginger & Ale
Captain & Morgan
Black & Tan
Coke & Pepsi
Tom & Collins
Brandy & Alexander
Sprite & Seven Up
Jose & Cuervo
Pina & Colada
Doc & Pepper
Mai & Tai
Tequila & Sunrise
Mello & Yellow
Apple & Cider
Orange & Juice
Grape & Soda
Chocolate & Milk
There are a surprising number of drink names that work well with pets. If you drink soda like it's going out of style, or you like the occasional nip of something a little stronger, your pet pair will never get thirsty with names like these.

Fictional Characters

Hansel & Gretel
Chandler & Joey
Starsky & Hutch
Harry & Ron
Phoebe & Rachel
Thelma & Louise
Holmes & Watson
Monica & Rachel
Drake & Josh
Cagney & Lacey
Skipper & Gilligan
Barbie & Ken
Frodo & Sam
Laverne & Shirley
Romy & Michele
C3PO & R2D2
Lenny & Squiggy
Punch & Judy
Luke & Leia
Will & Carlton
Porgy & Bess
Lucy & Ethel
Arriana & Craig
Tarzan & Jane
Cheech & Chong
Andy & Barney
Mulder & Scully
Wayne & Garth
Jerry & George
Sheldon & Amy
Butch & Sundance
Walter & Jesse
Romeo & Juliet
Jekyll & Hyde
Norm & Cliff
Patsy & Edina
Kirk & Spock
Felix & Oscar
Avon & Stringer
Tony & Ziva
Mike & Carol
Annie & Lillian
This list would never end if you listed every fictional pair out there, so here are the most well known ones. You'll find characters from literature, television, and even the big screen. If your new best buddies are bound for stardom then maybe this

Cartoon Characters

Bart & Lisa
Tweedledee & Tweedledum
Boris & Natasha
Homer & Marge
Thing 1 & Thing 2
Bugs & Elmer
Ren & Stimpy
Jaq & Gus
Huey & Louie
Scooby & Shaggy
Batman & Robin
Henny & Penny
Daphne & Velma
Mario & Luigi
Rocky & Bullwinkle
Tina & Louise
Chip & Dale
Olive & Popeye
Johnny & Hadji
Waldorf & Statler
Timon & Pumba
Tom & Jerry
Snoopy & Woodstock
Mike & Sulley
Lilo & Stitch
Stewie & Brian
Bambi & Thumper
Bert & Ernie
Fred & Barney
Lightning & Mater
Phineas & Ferb
Bugs & Daffy
Max & Ruby
Mickey & Minnie
Woody & Buzz
Calvin & Hobbs
Donald & Daisy
Miss Piggy & Kermit
Nemo & Dory
Spongebob & Patrick
Tweety & Sylvester
Gumball & Darwin
Pooh & Piglet
Beavis & Butthead
Yogi & Boo Boo
Lady & Tramp
Wallace & Gromit
Dora & Boots
Everybody needs a sidekick, right? Well, practically every cartoon character has one, and here are the most famous of them all. Names like these might be just perfect for your dynamic duo.

Famous Duos

Lennon & McCartney
Sam & Dave
Joe & Marilyn
Penn & Teller
Ike & Tina
Gertrude & Alice
Simon & Garfunkel
Brooks & Dunn
Frida & Diego
Laurel & Hardy
Big & Rich
Charles & Diana
Abbott & Costello
Slash & Axl
Kate & William
Hall & Oates
Adam & Eve
Albert & Victoria
Martin & Lewis
Kid & Play
Captain & Tenille
Keith & Mick
Milli & Vanilli
Jan & Dean
Sonny & Cher
French & Saunders
Cain & Abel
Bonnie & Clyde
Gilbert & Sullivan
Romulus & Remus
June & Johnny
Fred & Ginger
Lancelot & Guinevere
Ashford & Simpson
Anthony & Cleopatra
Napoleon & Josephine
Where would Laurel be without Hardy? Who knows, but over the years, there have been some pretty famous duos, and your new furry friends will be in great company if you give them names like these.

Sports Figures

Joe & Jerry
Peyton & Marvin
Misti & Kerry
Troy & Emmitt
Magic & Kareem
Mickey & Roger
Michael & Scottie
Rivaldo & Ronaldo
Babe & Lou
Shaq & Kobe
Rudi & Jurgen
Tom & Rob
Mario & Jaromir
Kyle & Richard
Gretsky & Messier
Sid & Geno
Mario & Michael
Magic & Kareem
Venus & Serena
John & Jimmy
Terry & Lynn
The Pittsburgh Penguins probably wouldn't have won so many Stanley Cups without Sid & Geno, so it's only fitting that your sporty pet pair gets named after some of these superstars. Who knows, maybe they'll be champions some day too.

Fun Names

Sugar & Spice
Thunder & Lightning
Rhyme & Reason
Flip & Flop
Fric & Frac
Rock & Roll
Tick & Tock
Love & Bug
Sooner & Later
Mish & Mash
Shake & Bake
Touch & Go
Huff & Puff
Santa & Claus
Bow & Arrow
War & Peace
Delta & Dawn
Ebony & Ivory
Slip & Slide
Harley & Davidson
King & Queen
Double & Trouble
Cup & Saucer
Yin & Yang
Book & Worm
Prim & Proper
Crackle & Pop
Some pair names just don't fit in a particular category, but that doesn't mean they aren't awesome. Funny and clever, these will put a smile on anyone's face.

Will These Names Work for Any Type of Animal?

The list isn't broken down by type of pet, but the choices will work with any animal you can think of.

Whether you are getting a doberman duo, a pair of parakeets, a couple of cows, a doublet of ducks, a set of salamanders, a combo of cats, or a twosome of tortoises, this list has you covered.

Did You Know?

In Switzerland it is illegal to own only one guinea pig. They get depressed if they don't have a partner.

Tips on Getting More Than One Animal

There are many things to think about before you get two animals. You want to make sure that your new friends are going to be able to live well together.

Having two means:

  • They may not get along. Luckily most pet adoption agencies will tell you if the type of pet you are interested in can be with other ones. Also, there are some animals that should never live in pairs. Make sure to do your research before bringing home your new pals.
  • It will be more expensive.
  • There will be more to clean up.
  • They will take up more space.
  • You'll get double the love.

What About You?

What kind of pair of animals are you getting?

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Hopefully you were able to find good names for your new best buddies, but if you didn't, I'm sure you'll find the right ones soon.

If you did find ones that you liked, then congratulations. Your pets are going to love them!

© 2018 Claudia Mitchell


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      mama blue 

      25 hours ago

      after a month of getting to know them, I named my twin (beefer)

      baby calves "hugs & kisses"....they are so kind, the names fit

      them perfectly!

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      4 weeks ago

      My two new black kitties are Bits and Bobs!

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      6 weeks ago

      I love Peanut and Caramel for small animals

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      2 months ago

      We loved Pina & Colada! This was a very helpful cute naming site!

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      3 months ago

      Fred and George would be good for fictional

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      3 months ago

      in naming my gunnie pigs scooby and shagey

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      4 months ago

      Jaden and James

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      4 months ago

      Sandy and Danny - Grease

      Chicken and Nuggets

      Mocha and coffee

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      5 months ago

      Salt and Pepper

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      Tiffany Perales 

      6 months ago

      Shrek and Fiona

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      7 months ago

      Just bought a brother d sister pair of 8 week old Rottweiler puppies as i couldn't tke one without the other so i;m gonna call them Mork & Mindy

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      Roo the Poo 

      9 months ago

      Kit and Kat for food names

      Aladdin and jasmine?

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      Tessie Tinch 

      10 months ago

      This was very helpful and I would suggest this to my friends!

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      12 months ago

      Nibbles and bits could be a good food themed name

    • Glimmer Twin Fan profile imageAUTHOR

      Claudia Mitchell 

      14 months ago

      Oh boy! That will be interesting.

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      Fran Mullen 

      14 months ago

      6 grandchildren will have to agree to the names ! Geesh !

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      16 months ago

      I found this very helpful found the perfect names tater and tots thank you very much :)

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      16 months ago

      looking for pig names and something like peanut butter and jelly or pancakes and waffles, syrup and honey

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      Riley Potter 

      16 months ago

      this helped a lot thanks. here's another idea that didn't see grip and rip.

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      Isabella Twigley 

      16 months ago

      I didn’t find anything useful on here....sorry

    • Glimmer Twin Fan profile imageAUTHOR

      Claudia Mitchell 

      20 months ago

      Thanks Natalie! I appreciate it.

    • Glimmer Twin Fan profile imageAUTHOR

      Claudia Mitchell 

      20 months ago

      Hi Adrienne - I love those names. thanks for the support. I think if we ever get another dog after our old boy Max passes, we'll get a pair so they can keep each other occupied.

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      Natalie Frank 

      20 months ago from Chicago, IL

      Such a cute idea for an article on pets. Very creative.

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      Adrienne Farricelli 

      20 months ago

      Great to see so many name options for those who adopt animals in pairs. We called our two cats Mousse and Mocha and we once had two turtles that were named "X" and "Y." I will bookmark your article for any doggy owners seeking names for their new additions.

    • Glimmer Twin Fan profile imageAUTHOR

      Claudia Mitchell 

      21 months ago

      I love that set of names. Glad you enjoyed the article!

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      Susan Hazelton 

      21 months ago from Summerfield, Florida

      What a great selection of names for a pair of animals. I have a friend who has two cats named Frick and Frack.

    • Glimmer Twin Fan profile imageAUTHOR

      Claudia Mitchell 

      21 months ago

      Thanks Liz. I always appreciate you stopping by to read.

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      Liz Westwood 

      21 months ago from UK

      Another great selection of pet names.


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