Lists of Halloween Names for Pets

Jack

When my son was a small boy, he walked into my room holding a little orange kitten. He named him Jack Pumpkin King after the movie Nightmare Before Christmas.
When my son was a small boy, he walked into my room holding a little orange kitten. He named him Jack Pumpkin King after the movie Nightmare Before Christmas. | Source

Bram

Bram Stoker wrote the famous vampire story Dracula. Dracula was based on Vlad the Impaler (Vlad Tepes),the Prince of Wallachia. Vlad's family was a member of the House of Draculesti, hence the name Dracula. Other names from Bram Stoker's Dracula include Mina (the woman Dracula becomes infatuated with), Van Helsing (scientist and vampire hunter), Lucy (Mina's best friend), and Renfield (madman and Dracula's henchman).

Warlock

Witchy titles are very popular for cats and dogs, although I did meet a friend's iguana named Merlin. Other witchy type names for pets include Witchcraft (popular for black cats), Wizard, Rasputin (an infamous Russian magician), Appentice, Hermit, Hecate (goddess of witches), Circe (an enchantress), Salem, and Sabbat. More names can be found in the popular Harry Potter series.

H. P. Lovecraft Stories

The Best of H. P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre
The Best of H. P. Lovecraft: Bloodcurdling Tales of Horror and the Macabre

Looking for a good scare? Lovecraft wrote stories that stay with the reader for a lifetime.

 

Lovecraft

Much loved story writer, H. P. Lovecraft wrote the most fabulous and strangest of tales. He was also the author of the infamous Necronomicon. Other names from H. P. Lovecraft's stories include Cthulhu, Dagon, and Hastur.

Ghost

While ghost names are often given to black furred animals, gray and white furred animals can also carry many of these types of names. Popular pet names in this genre include Spooky, Boo, Wraith, Mist, Spirit, Phantom, Nightmare, Specter, and Banshee.

Vulture

Names associated with death, such as Vulture, are popular Halloween names.
Names associated with death, such as Vulture, are popular Halloween names. | Source

Toad

Halloween conjures up scary and magical images. Many people will name their pets after something that may seem creepy to others. For instance, my mother named a black kitty Spider. More creepy creature names include Owl, Flea, Bat, Bedbug, Frog, Cockroach, Newt, Leech, and Beetle.

Hogshead

Old measurements conjure up images of alchemists and witches mixing up strange potions. Hogshead, for instance, is a measurement for 63 gallons. Other neat measurement names are Noggin (1/4 pint), Firkin (a quarter barrel), and Kilderkin (18 gallons). Widdershins, while not exactly a measurement, means counterclockwise or in the opposite direction of the sun.

Book of Poisons

HowDunit - The Book of Poisons
HowDunit - The Book of Poisons

A fascinating book on poisons, written for mystery book writers.

 

Nightshade

Years ago, I had a stray, black cat move in with me. I named him Nightshade because he was so sleek and magical. Fast forward ten years, and sleek old Nightshade was a fat, frumpy kitty, but my kids and I loved not-so-Deadly Nightshade all the more. The names of herbs and plants are often mixed in with Halloween lore and can make great pet names, such as Willow, Ash, Rowan, Myrtle, Rue, Rosemary, Hemlock, and Lobelia.

Egyptian Names

Egyptian names are wonderfully magical and makes one think of the mysteries of the pyramids and, of course, mummies. Some great Egyptian names include Pharaoh, Ramses, Cleopatra, Sphinx, Nile, Ra (sun god), Horus (falcon god), Isis (popular Egyptian goddess), Osiris (god of the underworld), and Sekhmet (warrior goddess).

More Fun Names

If I could find a job where my sole purpose was to give things a name, I would be ecstatic for the rest of my life. Halloween monster and scary people names would include Ogre, Shelley (after Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein), Giant, Hag, Demon, Fae, Dwarf, Imp, Troll, and Gnome. In the realm of magic, I would choose names like Bell (bells were rung to get rid of ghosts and evil spirits), Ouija, Crystal, Broom, Onyx, Pearl, Voodoo, Talisman, Charm, and Greegree. Cobweb and Pumpkin are also popular Halloween pet names.

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JakeFrost 4 years ago from London, United Kingdom

Although I probably won't be naming my pet any of these it was still very interesting to read.

Well done!


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kittythedreamer 4 years ago from the Ether

Too fun!


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Silverfish 4 years ago from Edinburgh Scotland

Lovely- I have just been adopted by my familiar, a jet black kitten. She is called Kali.


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Mom Kat 4 years ago from USA

I think the best names for people or animals are the ones that roll off the tongue with ease. It's so frustrating when you're calling for your pet and you stumble over their name....

The newest member of our family is Shadow ~ he's 1/2 black lab, 1/2 retriever, almost entirely black in coloring & fantastically suited for the season :) He came with the name & it was perfect for him.

Shadow IS my shadow... he follows me EVERYWHERE around the house.


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SkeetyD 4 years ago from Barbados

This was a good read. Unique topic too, well done!


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justateacher 4 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

Great ideas for Pet names!


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moonlake 4 years ago from America

Loved all the names. We always name our pets people names like Stella, Kelly, Heidi, Tatum. Lately we have been a little off track with the names. We now have Levi Jones, Wannbe, Blackie and Doc. I don't like Doc but that was his name when we got him. Voted uP!

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