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10 Nerdy, Fandom-Based Pet Names

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It’s not easy to come up with pet names. There are so many options! If you’re a fan of some particularly nerdy franchises, however, you might be able to find some inspiration that your friends will appreciate and your pet will love!


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The legendary vampire slayer, Buffy, ruled the TV landscape in the late 90s and early 2000s. The show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, was unlike anything else on TV at the time. This name would be a great fit for a fearless pet—especially one good at slaying pests!


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Fans of The Big Bang Theory know how funny Sheldon Cooper can be—usually without even meaning to be! His goofy antics are the source of much frustration for his pals, but he’s a lovable loser with a huge intellect. This name would be ideal for a smart, awkward pet.


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It’s only logical that Star Trek fans could find some inspiration for their pets’ names on this list. Spock, the half-Vulcan Starfleet officer who worked aboard the Enterprise, was known for his calculating intelligence and loyalty to his friends. Do you have any pets like that?


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The Marvel Comics hero Thor is stronger than any other Avenger and imbued with the power of Asgard. Whether he’s fighting ice giants in Muspelheim or saving the Earth from another of Loki’s schemes, he’s an inspiring figure. This name is perfect for any light-colored, athletic pet.

The Doctor

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The protagonist of Doctor Who isn’t known by a name but is instead just called “The Doctor”. The time-traveling alien uses a vessel disguised as a blue police box and zips through various time periods to save the day. The name “Doctor” would be cute for any pet—after all, The Doctor is capable is shape-shifting to prolong their life!

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The legendary detective Sherlock Holmes has been the subject of countless movies and TV shows, so this name is about as evergreen as it gets for nerds. Which is your favorite depiction: the Robert Downey Jr. iteration from the big screen, the Benedict Cumberbatch take on the BBC, or the original literary version? A dog with a nose for mysteries would be an adorable Sherlock.


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The legendary wizard Gandalf is invaluable during Frodo’s journey to destroy the One Ring in The Lord of the Rings. Whether you know him from the movies or the books, one thing is certain: Gandalf is awesome. Consider this name for an older pet with wise eyes and a touch of magic about them!


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Has any character been in more fights than Goku from Dragon Ball? The lovable martial artist has ascended to godlike levels of athleticism, making this name perfect for any active, strong pet who just loves to run around and exercise.

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The Flash is the World’s Fastest Man in DC Comics and has graced numerous films and TV shows. Consider naming a particularly fast sighthound Flash or Barry (the Flash’s real name is Barry Allen!) and watch your nerdy friends smile when you call your speedy pal over.

Read More: Ten Mythological Pet Names


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Luffy, the rubbery, fun-loving protagonist of the long-running manga One Piece, is one of the most recognizable characters in the world. His stretchy superpowers and dauntless courage make him a fun character to root for as he sails the ocean in search of a legendary treasure. If you’ve got a particularly bouncy, rubbery pet, consider naming them “Luffy!”

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