What celebrity would you name your pet after?

Stephen-Colbert-dog_lNews that a dog named Stephen Colbert el dos was winning a cutest dog contest isn’t that surprising: First, the dog is indeed adorable, but more importantly, what a terrific and high-larious name for a pooch. (And just one in a long, proud line of things named after the comedian.)

But is Stephen Colbert the best celebrity to name your dog after? Jennifer Garner has a dog named Martha Stewart; Eva Longoria has one named Oprah; Charlotte from Sex and the City named hers Elizabeth Taylor. In a slightly different vein, Pete Wentz has a dog named Hemingway, and this dog is named Rainer, which isn’t a celeb as far as I can tell, but I really wanted to link to the amazing picture because that dog has a beard.

PopWatchers, surely some of you have a pet named for a celebrity. Let ‘er rip: What’s the best homage pet name out there?

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  • Natkellogg26

    Robert Pattinson…Patty for short.

  • Dawn

    I have long thought Steve Carell would make a great dog’s name. “Come here, Steve Carell! You’re such a good boy, Steve Carell!”
    So reading this article makes me feel less original.

  • J

    I named my fawn Great Dane “Liza” after Liza Minnelli. Why? Because she’s bigger than life!

  • Dawn

    p.s. I adore Steve Carell, so this is not meant to be an insult towards him. I just think he’s really funny.

  • Zeke

    Almost all of my pets are named after celebrities, although probably a little obscure (google the names – they were huge stars when they were alive).

    My dog is named Bixie after Bix Beiderbecke; my cat is Hanshaw after Annette Hanshaw; and previous cats have been named Mercer after Johnny Mercer and Boswell after the Boswell Sisters.

    I also had a cat named Oola – the green head-tentacle dancer from Return of the Jedi. :)

    • Chris

      Those are celebrities?

  • Elizabeth Hinton

    I have a cat named Boo Radley :)

    • Becky

      I want to name my future puppy Boo Radley!

    • Lynn

      My cat’s name is Harper after Harper Lee!

    • Debbie

      I wanted to name my dog Atticus.

    • Too weird

      The misunderstood retard next door was named Boo Radley, what a co-winkie!

  • Rjp of Columbus

    In 1995 I bought a red Dachshound and named her Hillary after obviously, Hillary Clinton. She passed away a year ago at the age of 14. Over those 14 years the majority of the comments on her name were possitive. Unfortunately my Hillary did not end up being named after the first woman preisdent.

  • Logan

    I named my adopted dog after Charlie from “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia!” Not exactly a celebrity, but definitely worth it.

  • Mike

    Rainer could be named after the two-time Oscar winning actress Luise Rainer

    • Chris

      or close to Rainier Wolfcastle, aka The Simpson’s McBain.

  • Dana

    My border collie mix is named Bono after the most amazing rock star ever!

  • Chris

    My cat is named Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She was going to be named Burt Reynolds, but then we found out she was not a dude. We’ve already picked out the name for the next cat too: Serena Van Der Woodsen.

    • Sarah

      So I’m not as strange as I had always assumed I was. One of my cats is named Rehnquist, after William Rehnquist. (Liked his writing style even if I hated what he was saying).

      • Amanda

        I have a lawyer friend who adopted a cat named Thomas and then named his new cat Souter.

  • Kristina

    My cat came from the animal shelter with the name Humphrey and I liked it too much to change. I’d like to think he’s named after Humphrey Bogart. But for future pets I have names already picked out: Otis for Otis Redding, Vaughan for Stevie Ray Vaughan and Marty McFly, even though it’s a character’s name it’s just too good.

    • murpis

      You should call him Bogie for short.

  • pop

    Ray Bolger. I don’t have a dog, but if i ever got a bulldog, that would be its name.

    • Chris

      Yeah, but when it’s time to do the dishes, where’s Ray Bolger?! I’ll tell you where! RAY BOLGER IS LOOKING OUT FOR RAY BOLGER!

  • jeffrey bryan

    I had a dog named Chandler. When he was bad we called him Miss. Chanandler Bong.

    • Nerwen Aldarion

      Okay this had me rolling on the floor!

    • Heather

      Too funny!

    • Meg

      I named my car Miss Chanandler Bong!

    • Jami

      Love you! and our next dog will be named the same as yours. Hope you don’t mind the copycat, but it’s just too funny to resist

    • KC

      haha the tv guide! too funny.

  • Jake

    I have a dog named Kate Austen. LOST

    • Lynne

      just picked up a shelter puppy this weekend and toyed with naming him Sawyer but we went with Radar instead.

      • leo

        We’ve got a Sawyer also. Our other dog is named Shiloh – not really after Shiloh Jolie-Pitt but technically she’s the only Shiloh we know…so maybe it was subconscious :)

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