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155 Clever Matching Names for Your Pets

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Wondering what to name your pets?

Wondering what to name your pets?

Matching Names

Matching or paired names are a fun way to give your pets unique monikers and identities. This list is drawn from popular culture, sports, arts, and entertainment. The names here are appropriate for dogs, cats, fish, birds, goats, turtles, and other furry and feathered friends. Even if you don't see any names that you like here, this list will hopefully inspire your own creative ideas for your pets!


  • Betwixt and Between
  • Oreo and Hydrox
  • Prego and Ragu
  • Knit and Purl
  • Morning and Midnight
  • Sunrise and Sunset
  • Dawn and Dusk
  • Twist and Tangle
  • Cuff and Link
  • Sunny and Stormy
  • Mocha and Latte
  • Saltine and Ritz
  • Mac and Cheese
  • Hershey and Cadbury
  • Park and Madison
  • Cracker and Jack
  • Twist and Twizzle
  • Drip and Drizzle
  • Twist and Shout
  • Pax and Peace
  • War and Peace
  • Leather and Lace (or Lacey)
  • Pin and Needle
  • Mortar and Pestle
  • Chip and Dip
  • Rum and Coke
  • Beans and Frank
  • Diamond and Pearl
  • Fender and Gibson
  • Gin and Tonic
  • Glisten and Glow
  • Strike and Spare
  • Hippity and Hop
  • Truth and Honesty
  • Hugs and Kisses
  • Beauty and Grace
  • Fire and Ice
  • Comedy and Tragedy
  • Laughs and Tears
  • Fun and Games
  • Grin and Giggles
  • Poke and Jab
  • Parry and Dodge
  • Smile and Nod
  • Music and Lyrics
  • Toil and Trouble
  • Hope and Dream
  • Star and Stripes
  • Sleepy and Snoozy
  • Cain and Abel
  • Romulus and Remus
  • Edison and Telsa
  • Harley and Davidson
  • Burns and Allen
  • Cheech and Chong
  • Anthony and Cleopatra
  • Hatfield and McCoy
  • Laurel and Hardy
  • Leopold and Loeb
  • Abbott and Costello
  • Benson and Hedges
  • Sears and Roebuck
  • Bonnie and Clyde
  • Lewis and Clark
  • Sid and Nancy
  • Jekyll and Hyde
  • Scooby and Shaggy
  • Popeye and Olive Oyl
  • Mickey and Minnie
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Donald and Daisy
  • Chip and Dale
  • Rocky and Bullwinkle
  • Natasha and Boris
  • Samson and Delilah
  • The Colonel and Elvis
  • Butch and Sundance
  • Martin and Lewis
  • Batman and Robin
  • Hedda Hopper and Louella Parsons
  • Elizabeth and Margaret
  • Meghan and Harry
  • Kim and Kanye
  • Pinky and the Brain
  • Sylvester and Tweety
  • Garfield and Odie
  • Ren and Stimpy
  • Yogi and Boo-boo
  • Archie and Jughead
  • Betty and Veronica
  • Zan and Jayna


  • Ali and Frazier
  • Jordan and Pippen
  • Brady and Gronk
  • Mantle and Maris
  • Bird and Magic
  • Chrissy and Martina
  • McEnroe and Borg
  • Serena and Venus
  • Nicklaus and Palmer
  • Eli and Peyton
  • Torvill and Dean


Art and Literature

  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Elizabeth and Darcy
  • Holmes and Watson
  • Tweedledee and Tweedledum
  • Van Gogh and Gauguin
  • Monet and Manet
  • Woodward and Bernstein
  • Eliza and Higgins
  • Beauty and the Beast


  • Sonny and Cher
  • Waylon and Willie
  • Mick and Keith
  • Lennon and McCartney
  • Page and Plant
  • Sam and Dave
  • Salt and Pepa
  • Porgy and Bess
  • Pancho and Lefty
  • Kurt and Courtney
  • Belle and Sebastian
  • B*tch and Animal
  • Noel and Liam
  • Hall and Oates
  • Brooks and Dunn

T.V. and Movies

  • Bert and Ernie
  • Lucy and Ethel
  • Starsky and Hutch
  • George and Weezie
  • Cagney and Lacey
  • Laverne and Shirley
  • Fraser and Niles
  • Mork and Mindy
  • Turner and Hooch
  • Jake and Elwood
  • Mulder and Scully
  • Beavis and Butt-head
  • Edina and Patsy
  • Smokey and the Bandit
  • Thelma and Louise
  • Fred and Ginger
  • Bogie and Becall
  • Rory and Lorelai
  • Oscar and Felix
  • Hepburn and Tracy
  • Dumb and Dumber
  • Walter and Jesse
  • Tango and Cash
  • Drew and Jonathan
  • Lenny and Squiggy
  • Captain America and Billy the Kid
  • Wayne and Garth
  • Crockett and Tubbs
  • Carrie and Mr. Big

© 2020 Donna Herron


Donna Herron (author) from USA on May 05, 2020:

Hi Heidi,

Yes, it's hard to continue a matching names as pets change. But I think using name trend is a nice way to remember and honor pets that have passed. For instance, if you start with Oreo and Hydrox, with each subsequent pet name you can remember where the trend began. Thanks for reading and commenting! Hope you are healthy and doing well!

Heidi Thorne from Chicago Area on May 04, 2020:

These are super cute combos! Sadly, we've never gotten our dogs together. Or one part of a duo passes and then the name game changes when a new one arrives. And one was a rescue who already had a name.

But with the exception of our last one who came with a name, all but one had an Irish-ish name. Never figured out how we got on that kick, but whatever.

Hope you're staying safe and well!

Donna Herron (author) from USA on April 30, 2020:

Thanks, Jill! Hope you and your family are staying healthy and safe.

Jill Spencer from United States on April 28, 2020:

This is a different type of article for you! Hope you and your husband are well. -Jill