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500+ Cute and Clever Names for Pairs of Pets

Claudia has been creating content one post at a time for more than seven years and writes about a variety of subjects.

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!

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. What better choice than using names 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

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.




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


Drink-Themed Names

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.




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


Fictional Characters

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




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


Cartoon Characters

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.




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


Famous Duos

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.




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


Sports Figures

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.




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


Fun Names

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.




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

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.

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.

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 Porter


Lilly on August 14, 2020:

My new dwarf hamsters are called sugar and spice

Jasmine on August 13, 2020:

Dim sum

mama blue on August 11, 2020:

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!

ann on July 14, 2020:

My two new black kitties are Bits and Bobs!

Caitlin on June 26, 2020:

I love Peanut and Caramel for small animals

Jace on May 16, 2020:

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

Hailey on April 26, 2020:

Fred and George would be good for fictional

rylee on April 23, 2020:

in naming my gunnie pigs scooby and shagey

ela on April 07, 2020:

Jaden and James

Madeleine on March 28, 2020:

Sandy and Danny - Grease

Chicken and Nuggets

Mocha and coffee

o on March 01, 2020:

Salt and Pepper

Tiffany Perales on January 31, 2020:

Shrek and Fiona

Alan on December 24, 2019:

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

Roo the Poo on October 23, 2019:

Kit and Kat for food names

Aladdin and jasmine?

Tessie Tinch on October 15, 2019:

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

Abigail on July 20, 2019:

Nibbles and bits could be a good food themed name

Claudia Porter (author) on June 14, 2019:

Oh boy! That will be interesting.

Fran Mullen on June 13, 2019:

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

mystery on April 19, 2019:

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

pippa on April 18, 2019:

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

Riley Potter on April 13, 2019:

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

Isabella Twigley on April 06, 2019:

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

Claudia Porter (author) on December 01, 2018:

Thanks Natalie! I appreciate it.

Claudia Porter (author) on December 01, 2018:

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.

Natalie Frank from Chicago, IL on November 29, 2018:

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

Adrienne Farricelli on November 29, 2018:

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.

Claudia Porter (author) on November 16, 2018:

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

Susan Hazelton from Summerfield, Florida on November 15, 2018:

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

Claudia Porter (author) on November 15, 2018:

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

Liz Westwood from UK on November 14, 2018:

Another great selection of pet names.