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Lists of Halloween Names for Pets
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).
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
Looking for a good scare? Lovecraft wrote stories that stay with the reader for a lifetime.
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.
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.
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.
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
A fascinating book on poisons, written for mystery book writers.
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 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.