Name Ideas for Pairs of Pets

Romantic, Sibling, BFF, and Silly Names for Pet Pairs

pet name ideas for pairs of pets

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Many people adopt pairs of kittens and puppies with the idea that multiple pets will keep one another company while their human companions are off at school or work. In some cases, paired pets are expected to mate. Most of the time, though, pets are just pals that may (or may not) come from the same litter.


Pets in Pairs Are Double the Fun

If it's tricky to choose a name for one pet, you'd think it would be harder to choose names for two. Luckily, though, there are all kinds of paired names ready for you to select. It's just a matter of matching the naming options to your pets' genders, relationships, and personalities.

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

Very often, you adopt puppies and kittens from a single litter. They're brothers and sisters, so it makes sense to choose names that come from famous sibling pairs. Some of these are real-life siblings, but many are not. Here are some to consider:

  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

Movies, books, and history are filled with stories about best friends. Even if your pets don't always get along, it can be fun to give them names that suggest they do. In this list, you'll find male/male, male/female, and female/female pairings.

  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


They say that opposites attract. While that may not be completely true, they can certainly go together. Here are some cute opposites that make fun pet names, especially for animals that look or behave very differently from one another.

  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

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