You might have grown out of trick-or-treating, but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate Halloween! While you might think that cats are more associated with the season, dogs are also perfect companions for all your spooky adventures. Why not share your love of the day or acknowledge their October birthday with their very own Halloween name?
To help you find inspiration, we put together these lists. Included are fall and Halloween names, food-inspired names, white dog names, black dog names, monster names, and magic names.
How to Choose a Halloween Name for Your Dog
You brought a new puppy home and helped them get settled, and now they need a name. How do you know which spooky name suits them best? The best way to know for sure is by taking a few days to learn who your puppy is.
As they settle into your home, you’ll quickly learn about their quirks and favorite treats. You might even see something in their coat markings that inspires you.
That said, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure that you choose the best name. Avoid names that sound like commands or ones that are too long or complicated. The name of your new puppy needs to be short, easy to say, and something that they won’t confuse with another word.
Make a list of your favorites, bounce ideas off your friends and family, and give yourself plenty of time to choose your final name.
The 134 Spooky Pop Culture Dog Names
Curling up on the couch for an evening binge-watching your favorite horror media is one of the best ways to celebrate Halloween. There are so many horror films and shows out there that suit all tastes, they’re great sources for name inspiration. Here are names from our favorite films and TV shows, ranging from ones with simple supernatural elements to full-out horror fests.
The 44 Fall/Halloween-Inspired Dog Names
Halloween doesn’t just mean trick or treating or spooky stories; you’ve got the breezy fall weather to draw inspiration from too! This list of names is inspired by autumn, the month of October itself, and a few classic Halloween expectations.
The 30 Food-Inspired Dog Names
You can’t have Halloween without candy or all the other awesome treats. Whether you want to name your dog after a favorite sweet or seasonal spice mix, here are a few fall and Halloween foods that make great names.
The 12 Names for White Dogs
From bones to ghouls, ghosts, and the full moon, there are plenty of Halloween names to suit your white dog. They might cling to you like a sticky cobweb, get into mischief like a poltergeist, or be a little angel. Here are a few ideas.
The 30 Names for Black Dogs
Nothing gives more of a spooky feeling than wandering around in the dark. With their pitch-dark fur, your black dog can inspire all sorts of Halloween-related names. You might want something simple to acknowledge their inky fur or something more fiery, so here are a few ideas.
The 20 Monster-Inspired Dog Names
Halloween without all the monsters would be missing something, and we can’t have a list of names without our favorite boogeymen! Even if your dog hates dressing up, you can use this list of monsters to give them a delightful spookiness.
The 19 Magic-Inspired Dog Names
A bubbling cauldron and a witchy brew have always been closely associated with Halloween. If none of the previous names have inspired you, why not try a more magic theme instead?
You don’t have to limit your love of Halloween to once a year. If your dog is born in October or the day of spooks itself, an eerie monster name is a great choice. Choose one from the list, or let it inspire something new. Either way, your dog will have a spooktastic name that’ll make them the perfect protagonist for your own scary campfire story.
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