Pet Pairs With Ingenious Names

pet name ideas for pairs of pets

Many individuals purchase kittens and in pairs in the hopes of keeping their human partners company while they are away at school or work. Coupled pets are sometimes expected to mate. Pets are usually just friends who may (or may not) have originated from the same litter.


Pets in Pairs Are Double the Fun

If naming one pet is difficult, you'd think it would be even more difficult to name two. Fortunately, there are a variety of matched names available for you to choose from. Simply match the name options to the genders, relationships, and personalities of your pets.

Romantic Pairings

If you have a pair of animals that you're hoping to mate, it makes sense to give them the names of famous lovers. Here are some to consider; as you'll see, some are much sillier than others.

  1. Romeo and Juliet
  2. Antony and Cleopatra
  3. Homer and Marge
  4. Beauty and Beast
  5. Cinderella and Prince Charming
  6. Harry and Sally
  7. Alladin and Jasmine
  8. Scarlett and Rhett
  9. Adam and Eve
  10. Fred and Ginger
  11. Bonnie and Clyde
  12. Boris and Natasha
  13. Mickey and Minnie
  14. Pongo and Perdita
  15. Lady and Tramp

Sibling Pairings

Puppies and kittens from a single litter are frequently adopted. Because they're brothers and sisters, it's only natural to name them after legendary sibling pairings. Some of these are actual siblings, but the most are not. Consider the following:

  1. Romulus and Remus
  2. Linus and Lucy
  3. Cain and Abel
  4. Wilbur and Orville
  5. Castor and Pollux
  6. Niles and Frasier
  7. Kim and Kourtney
  8. Eva and Zsa Zsa
  9. Venus and Serena
  10. Bart and Lisa

Best Friends

Stories of closest buddies abound in movies, novels, and history. Even if your dogs don't always get along, giving them names that indicate they do may be entertaining. Male/male, male/female, and female/female pairings are all included in this list.

  1. Amos and Andy
  2. Bambi and Thumper
  3. Batman and Robin
  4. Ben and Jerry
  5. Betty and Veronica
  6. Bert and Ernie
  7. Calvin and Hobbes
  8. Buzz and Woody
  9. Thelma and Louise
  10. Nemo and Dory
  11. Wallace and Gromit
  12. Laverne and Shirley
  13. Frodo and Sam
  14. Lilo and Stitch
  15. Pebbles and Bam Bam
  16. Pooh and Piglet

Two Parts of One Word or Name

Separately your pets are incomplete, but together they rock. Choose names to represent their close ties by breaking one name or word in two.

  1. Dust and Buster
  2. Bob and Dylan
  3. Maggie and May
  4. Bumble and Bee
  5. Cherry and Blossom
  6. Chili and Pepper
  7. Pip and Squeak
  8. Fortune and Cookie
  9. Scooby and Doo
  10. Shark and Bait
  11. Ali and Baba

Things and Foods That Just Go Together

Some things are just natural pairs, and it's fun to find the perfect pairing for your pets. Here are some classic and not-so-classic options.

  1. Buttons and Bows
  2. Sugar and Spice
  3. Calamity and Chaos
  4. Salt and Pepper
  5. Gadget and Gizmo
  6. Gadget and Penny
  7. Hip and Hop
  8. Hugs and Kisses
  9. Ima and Cronk
  10. Jetsam and Flotsam
  11. Lightning and Thunder
  12. Parsley and Sage
  13. Snitch and Bludger
  14. Starlight and Moondust


Opposites are said to attract. While this isn't entirely accurate, they do go well together. Here are some charming opposites that make great pet names, especially for creatures with extremely distinct appearances or behaviors.

  1. Yin and Yang
  2. Ebony and Ivory
  3. Chocolate and Vanilla
  4. Sunny and Moony
  5. Spring and Autumn
  6. Summer and Winter
  7. Grumpy and Happy
  8. Sleepy and Peppy
  9. Cuddly and Prickly

Rhyming Pairs

What could be more fun than calling your pets by rhyming names? It not only flows off the tongue, but it also amuses the neighborhood kids. Here are some fun rhyming options.

  1. Thumper and Bumper
  2. Fuzzy and Wuzzy
  3. Bow and Wow
  4. Yertle and Turtle
  5. Lily and Milly
  6. Nora and Cora
  7. Bill and Phil
  8. Rhett and Brett
  9. Miley and Kiley
  10. Sadie and Katie