Punny dog names
June 19, 2006 2:14 PM   Subscribe

Giacomo Poochini, Rover Cleveland, Rutherford B. Bays, Billie Howliday...

I need more punny dog names, with particular interest in the more esoteric/nerdy/historical names. So Mary Louise Barker good, Droolius Caesar better, and Dwight D. Eisenhowler best.
posted by hindmost to Pets & Animals (51 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Michael Canine.
Bark Simpson.

Mr. Oflinkey insists I also give you his favorite punny cat name: Clawed Le Mew.
posted by oflinkey at 2:22 PM on June 19, 2006

George & Ira Grrr-shwin
posted by emelenjr at 2:22 PM on June 19, 2006

Luciano Pawvarotti
posted by necessitas at 2:28 PM on June 19, 2006

Woofdrow Wilson
posted by necessitas at 2:29 PM on June 19, 2006

Bob Barker?
posted by ninjew at 2:33 PM on June 19, 2006

Johan Sebastian Bark
Joan of Bark
Barko Polo
(this is fun!)
posted by necessitas at 2:35 PM on June 19, 2006

Doglaus MacArthur
posted by vito90 at 2:37 PM on June 19, 2006

Andy Warhowl
Notpullingthe Boneapart
posted by found missing at 2:49 PM on June 19, 2006

Oedipus Rex
Jesus Nazarenus Rex Judaeorum
posted by The White Hat at 2:55 PM on June 19, 2006

Lady Dogiva
Snarl Marx
posted by found missing at 2:57 PM on June 19, 2006

Johan Kibbler
Arfred Einstein
Stephen Pawking
Clawed Shannon
posted by adamrice at 2:58 PM on June 19, 2006

Fetcher Christian
Karl Rover
Bernard Malamute
Joe Cocker Spaniel
Wolf Blitzer
Legendary film critic Pawline Kael
posted by Hildago at 3:02 PM on June 19, 2006

Maybe a stretch, but former president of Turky Kemal Ataturk --> Kennel Ataboy!

There's also, of course, President Rover Cleveland

Sorry. Sorry.
posted by Hildago at 3:05 PM on June 19, 2006

Woofy Allen (he left Mia Marrow.. hmm, that ones weak)
posted by muddylemon at 3:25 PM on June 19, 2006

Collie Kibble. (Hey, you said esoteric . . . )
posted by Skot at 3:25 PM on June 19, 2006

Britney Spaniel
posted by emelenjr at 3:26 PM on June 19, 2006

Pugsy Siegel
Beagle Bailey
Airedale Carnegie
posted by vito90 at 3:28 PM on June 19, 2006

getting progressively worse:
Martin Muzzlewit
Rod Brindle'Amour
Richard, Cur-de-Leon
Sun "She" Tzu
Sweetie of Mastiff
posted by rob511 at 3:28 PM on June 19, 2006

Growlcho Marx
Babe Woof
Dogaustus Caesar
Christopher Columbark
Dobie Gillis
Fu Dobermanchu (or Dobermanchew)
Barbruff Streisand
posted by diddlegnome at 3:29 PM on June 19, 2006

Li Paw
Gilgameow (sorry, couldn't help it)
Pad Dameron
Douglas MacArfur
posted by Captaintripps at 3:29 PM on June 19, 2006

i know this is dogs but my friend has a cat named chairman meow and i think its brilliant.
posted by atom128 at 3:35 PM on June 19, 2006

Chehuahua Guevara
Dachshund Hammutt
Spalding Greyhound
Edmund Husky
Jed Clampitbull

And earlier, of course, that should have been Dogustus Caesar.
posted by diddlegnome at 3:39 PM on June 19, 2006

Butrous Butrous Doggy

(atom128: we call one of our cats Chairman Meow as a nickname, heh.)
posted by sugarfish at 4:04 PM on June 19, 2006

Aaron Grrr
Collie North
posted by amro at 4:05 PM on June 19, 2006

Karl Barks
Ezra Hound
Immanuel Pant
Arthur C. Bark
Ludwig Woofgenstein
Bertrand Russell Terrier
Leonardo Dog Vinci (Leonardog? I don't know...)
Barkimedes (Barchimedes?)
Nicolaus Pupernicus
Dogenes the Cynic

Also, because I just happened to think of them, two cows:
J.R.R. Holstein
Cowlexander the Great
posted by moss at 4:14 PM on June 19, 2006

Frederick Puglass
posted by amro at 4:17 PM on June 19, 2006

posted by amro at 4:26 PM on June 19, 2006

Benjamin "Bugsy" Beagle

(Sorry, I keep thinking I'm done, then another pops into my head.)
posted by amro at 4:30 PM on June 19, 2006

Not to be all let's-all-hold-hands-we're-all-winners but I really did love all the answers. Grrr-shwin and Johan Kibbler both had me exclaiming aloud with delight though, and so they earned special mention.
posted by hindmost at 5:26 PM on June 19, 2006

Hindmost, I'd love to know what these names are for. Please say cartoon characters.
posted by emelenjr at 5:29 PM on June 19, 2006

A friend of mine had a dog named Gordon Whitefoot. To this day it's the best-named dog I've met.
posted by ewagoner at 7:37 PM on June 19, 2006

Aldous Husky
Mary Higgins Bark
Claude Saint Bernard
Mongrel Thatcher
posted by shokod at 7:44 PM on June 19, 2006

I know someone with a cat named Edward R. Meow ;)
posted by radioamy at 8:58 PM on June 19, 2006

My girlfriend, on seeing this, adds: "What about Howlexander the Great? Also, Fido Castro. ...I guess Meowsolini isn't really what you're looking for, or Mewsolini."
posted by moss at 12:03 AM on June 20, 2006

"Joe McArfy
J.K. Growling
Mutter Theresa
Mutthatma Gandhi
Pup John Paul II (or any other Pup)
Snarls Darwin"
posted by moss at 12:18 AM on June 20, 2006 [1 favorite]

"Hairy S Truman"
posted by moss at 12:22 AM on June 20, 2006

"Theodore Ruffsevelt
F. Scotty Fitzgerald
Thomas Jef-fur-son
Sir Walter Pawley
Christarfur Columbus"
posted by moss at 1:01 AM on June 20, 2006

Bark, Offenbark & DePussy.
posted by polyglot at 6:02 AM on June 20, 2006

David Bow-wow-ie (and your big fat dog)
posted by merocet at 6:37 AM on June 20, 2006

Pierre Fur-met
posted by Mr. Gunn at 6:50 AM on June 20, 2006

In one of the Wallace & Grommet flicks, Grommet was reading "War & Peace" by Fido Dogstoevsky.
posted by ObscureReferenceMan at 9:18 AM on June 20, 2006

The full name of my childhood dog was Winnie The Pooch. : )
posted by SisterHavana at 10:26 AM on June 20, 2006

Charles Barkley
posted by LilBucner at 3:33 PM on June 20, 2006

After The War (yes, it's very obscure)
posted by Kraftmatic Adjustable Cheese at 4:31 PM on June 20, 2006

It's not very high brow, but my parents had an Ally McBeagle for several years.

I also know a family whose last name was Chess, who had a dog Harry.
posted by marc1919 at 8:40 PM on June 20, 2006

Wolfgang, and Pavlov.
posted by awenner at 11:23 AM on June 21, 2006

Or riffs theron. Pawvlov, maybe?
posted by awenner at 11:26 AM on June 21, 2006

My dog is named La Chienne Nikita, an alternate name was Chi Chi Dogriguez.
posted by annaramma at 3:35 PM on June 21, 2006

Easy Money
posted by zackdog at 8:51 PM on June 23, 2006

"Deefur" as in - D for Dog
posted by Mattydread at 2:37 PM on July 5, 2006

How about...

Groucho (or Chico or Harpo) Marks?
[every good dog needs to check their P-Mail after all]

Or a play on Philosophers...
Heibegger or heidigger? Or Schopenshnauser?

Or artists...
Or Baythoven? Or Van Gogh Fetch?

Or, for good ol' Sam Clemens...
Mark Twees?

Or scandinavian mythology...

Or by prescription only...

Or Latin?
Carpe Osteo - ulum? [seize the bone]

Or T.V....

Or Watergate/politics
G. Gordon Setter?
Jaquelyn Bouvier? [aka - a dog of Flanders and JFK's bride]

Stop me before I pun again!!!
posted by SalvoSensu at 8:47 AM on July 10, 2006

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