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Badass Pet Names for Your Killa Companion

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I have many interests and an inability to make up my mind about which one to focus on. That's how I came up with my name: ControlledChaos1.

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Is Your Pet a Badass? Give Them an Appropriate Name

There are a lot of reasons someone would want to give their new pet an intimidating name, but the most common (in my experience) is to be ironic. There's nothing like giving a small dog a gigantic, imposing name. I also realize that owners of bigger pets sometimes want to name their new friend something that will make people sit up and take notice, and that's fine.

The process of choosing a good pet name is never easy. In many cases, it's just as hard as choosing a name for a child, except the name you give a pet is pretty much set in stone after you use it for a few days. The reason for making this list was simple for me—I got tired of looking through the junk to find the gems. As a matter of fact, a lot of the name suggestions in this article are from my list when I was naming my pet Doberman (his name is Madman).

Found below is a bevy of tough, intense, and hard-hitting names that could easily be used to jump-start your pet naming process. They're not in any kind of order or preference, but I'm confident that you'll find that all of the recommendation as "solid". I hope you find the list useful, and good luck on making your new pet a long-lasting member of your family.

Badass and Intimidating Pet Names

 

 

 

Ivy

Bender

Storm

Atticus

Nemesis

Chop

Luca

Bundy

Reaper

Coffin

Siege

Dahlia

Robotnik

Beast

Raider

Khan

Harley

Dredd

Balboa

Pizarro

Trinity

Rider

Shaka

Calypso

Mustafa

Colossus

Wesker

Venom

Neo

Ludendorff

Ripley

Patton

Joker

Loch

Tomoyuki

Clubber

Suvorov

Bison

Sephiroth

Fury

Scully

Magnus

Meansy

Taboo

Lux

Anarchy

Gunnie

Copper

Venom

Rogue

Griphook

Prometheus

Lash

Alpha

Jericho

Claws

Ultimate Warrior

Big Show

Steamboat

Batista

Rhodes

Justice

Taz

Wahoo

Atlas

Boss Hogg

Tropicana

Belladonna

Matches

Back Country

Prime

Fleetwood

King Pigeon

Tron

Sledge

Whither

Brother of the Wind

Kuso

Dillinger

Godspell

Coffy

Madness

Bushido

Bandit

Pitt

Meteor

Villain

Jobs

One Eighty

Re-Trace

Better Red

Smasher

Ultra

Broker

Queen Dillon

Sears

Polar

Sea Port

Intel

Scuff

Numbers

Rotten

Sometimes losing a pet is more painful than losing a human because in the case of the pet, you were not pretending to love it.

— Amy Sedaris, Simple Times: Crafts for Poor People

Dogs and Cats Aren't the Only Pet Options out There

There are lots of choices for pets out there, so don't be afraid to limit yourself to cats, dogs, fish or hamsters (aka the usual suspects). Some of the most interesting pet owners I know have very unique or unusual pets that you don't necessarily hear about or find at your local pet shop.

Keep in mind that you need to do your research if you are planning to try and have a wild animal as a pet, as there are laws and guidelines depending on the state, region or country you are living in. Also, you need to understand that wild animals, even when raised from a baby, can be very unpredictable. Be careful with them, and especially careful with them if you have kids in the house.

Unorthodox pets can be just as fulfilling for an owner or family as more common pets along as you take the proper precautions and do your research. Getting the right information for these kinds of pets is critical for the happiness of both parties.

Tough Sounding Names for Your Pet

 

 

 

Judge

Hazama

Solo

Tekken

Eastwood

Forge

Nook

Savage

Lex

Caesar

Riggs

Bowser

Ganon

Sun (Tzu)

Hatter

Fallout

Rebel

Saladin

Subutai

Callahan

Thresh

Malak

Rock

Vixen

Deadshot

Geronimo

Bruiser

Stonewall

Temperance

Strange

Hush

Sharp

Helmuth

Bishop

Pershing

Solomon

Juggernaut

Zod

Nimitz

Zhukov

Link

Centaur

Trooper

Oda

Dig Dug

Zsasz

Baronessa

Pusher

Vegas

Reno

Pandora

Hyrule

Gladius

Adder

Malenko

Brutus

Goldust

Vega

Hercules

Mulligan

Murdock

Chief Red Owl

Steiner

High Plains Drifter

Dahmer

Ivan

Magnum

Tiger of Canton

Nobody

Chomps

Butcher

Phantasm

Scavenger

Santini

Champ

Dirt

Fifteen Bucks

Defiant One

Steep

Inversion

Surprise

Advantage Mine

Force

Never Back Down

Solution

Laugher

Nvidia

Solace

Loser

Nation

Player

Reach

Edge

Level 1

Innovation

Scar

Some dog I got too. We call him Egypt. Because in every room he leaves a pyramid.

— Rodney Dangerfield

Tips for Deciding on the Perfect Badass Pet Name

  • Take some time to get to know the personality of your new pet, and don't forget to take notes. These notes can be a huge help in helping to choose a name that fits your pet, and no matter how good of a memory you have, be rest assured you're sure to forget at least one good idea if it's not on paper.
  • Never think that your pet isn't tough enough for a tough, intimidating name. Most pets will defend their owners against anything, and in many cases be willing to die for them. This shows strength that many humans don't even have.
  • Naming your pet something derogatory or dirty is not recommended. It's also not a good idea to give your new pet a name that would make certain people mad or angry. People, of course, won't hold the pet responsible in any way, but the odds that you are held in a lesser regard will certainly be high.
  • Using more than one word for a pet name is problematic in that most people won't use the whole name all the time. I wouldn't bother with multi-word names unless I was entering my pet into registered contests, and even then I would only use the longer name for those contests and use only a part of the name for when at home. Example: Ranger Of The Nighttime (long name). Short name: Ranger. The shorter the name, the more you'll use it and the more of a bond you'll form with your new pet.

More Awesomely Intense, Cool and Hard-Core Pet Names

 

 

 

Tex

Rooster

Hannibal

Herzog

Metroid

Jinx

Sampson

Wario

Omega

Nova

Leonidas

Hellion

Archer

Charlemagne

Rictus

Tamerlane

Cutter

Heretic

Zero

Darkness

Horatio

Kraven

Napoleon

Zeus

Botha

Jester

Vice

Decimus

Grundy

Ulysses

Mosaic

Vasily

Bizarro

Mannerheim

Athena

Savage

Surge

Vader

Forrest

Kain

Notorious

Shadow

Solus

Reaver

Grudge

Gauntlet

Damage

Fool

Hess

Phoenix

Skinner

Stomper

Cassidy

Kabuki

Deuce

Tor

Crusher

Scorpio

Chance

Sinbad

Caveman

Serpico

Cujo

Wednesday

Geisha

Bravados

Corrigan

Dunkirk

Lefty

Bengal

Puma

Finger

One Side

Avenger

Onslaught

Maxx

Bronson

Killer

Good Deal

Final Countdown

Hate 8

Big Data

Sunshine

Robber

Doctor D

Milestone

Adrian

Nails

Ozzy

Maverick

These Fearless Cats Deserve an Awesome Name

I once went with my cousin to pick out a kitten. When we got there the mother cat was actually fighting off a black snake to keep her young safe. The owner did have the animals in a make-shift pin, but the holes weren't big enough to keep out the snake. We yelled for help and between all of us was able to do away with the snake without harm coming to mamma and kittens. My cousin picked a kitten and named him "Strike".

Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened.

— Anatole France

Another Batch of Bad to the Bone Pet Names

 

 

 

Optimus

Attila

Gekko

Cerrano

Skeletor

Crimson

Akuma

Tempest

Kemper

Scipio

Sergeant

Cryonic

Kong

Destro

Agrippa

Gustavus

Scully

Flux

Count

Washington

Frenzy

Astro

Farragut

Wraith

Grant

Redemption

Apache

Chewie

Chiba

Eisenhower

Blaze

MacArthur

Kang

Abrams

Verbal

Diddly

Carrie

Saint

Dutch

Vector

Hazard

Rain

Tenpenny

Chronic

Cloud

Bane

Matrix

Cypher

Malice

Kelpie

Folly

Damien

Set

Braddock

Aldo

Bast

Marduk

Needle

Ranger

Bronx

Outlander

Nighthawk

Priest

Ruckus

Sphinx

Red

Halo

Tamango

Colonel

Christine

Aykroyd

Rumble

Stinger

Muta

Ren

Ketchup

Future

Hopper

Narrative Black

Dollar Bill

Old Boss

Kingdom

Contessa

Iceman

Opko

Shank

Pulse

Murda

Nurse

Hurtlocker

Rival

Chompers

Downtown

Dogs die. But dogs live, too. Right up until they die, they live. They live brave, beautiful lives. They protect their families. And love us. And make our lives a little brighter. And they don't waste time being afraid of tomorrow.

— Dan Gemeinhart, The Honest Truth

© 2017 Don

Got Any Badass Pet Name Suggestions You Want to Share?

Michele on August 16, 2020:

Grandsons pit bull dog is named Zero bad dog too

paige with bangs on May 20, 2020:

used this to name our squirrel “grandpa”

Felony on April 10, 2020:

Our cane corso

Bernard on February 15, 2020:

I named my Mastiff and St. Bernard mutt this, and I just wanted to add a name that belonged to a dog of power. Not only are St. Bernard's huge, and pretty intimidating, their powerful and protective. I just think it's a name that isn't used enough.

Heather on January 07, 2020:

Junk yard my dogs name call hom junk for short.

Michael on December 03, 2019:

Yo u gotta get my dog's name on ur list as the bad ass names here we go 1st SmaxS 2nd NovaLe 3rd BoZo I've pick all unique names not1person used

PresaCanario on July 19, 2019:

These are actually really great names for tough dogs . Creative, clever and edgy. My Boerboel puppy will thank you!

awesome person on August 26, 2018:

my next snake wil be called Diddly Dutch Rain Cloud, thanks to you!!!!! xD

Cool on August 25, 2018:

Cool