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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
Brother of the Wind
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
Chief Red Owl
High Plains Drifter
Tiger of Canton
Never Back Down
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
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
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Another Batch of Bad to the Bone Pet Names
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: