Badass Pet Names for Your Killa Companion

Updated on May 8, 2018
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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.

A Quick Note About the Title

The words "killa companion" is a play on irony and humor. I sincerely hope that no one takes it to mean that dogs,cats or any kind of pets are inherently violent or dangerous in any way (because most are not). Those that are, are usually that way because of a bad or abusive owner. Never forget that your actions will have the biggest impact on the temperament and personality of your new pet.

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

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 pets that you don't see every day.

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

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.

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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
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These Fearless Cats Deserve an Awesome Name

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
 
 
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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

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