Pet or Person?

For these names, do you think they belong more on a pet or a person? (Or neither?!) Some of these are pets I know, have heard of, Names from Pop Culture, or off the most Popular pet names list! [name]Just[/name] for a bit of fun today!


Annnnnd go!

I think pretty much all of these could go either way. Giving pets human names is popular these days and more people are giving names to babies that would have been only considered for pets in the past. I know someone with a son named [name]Shadow[/name] and a dog named [name]Toby[/name]. My pup’s name is [name]Liam[/name].

These are all just my opinion of course…

[name]Ralph[/name]- person (not a fan though)
[name]Abby[/name] - person (cute girl’s name)
[name]Sadie[/name] - person (same as above, very cute)
[name]Bandit[/name] - cat
[name]Mayhew[/name] - huh?
[name]Benji[/name] - person
[name]Dorothy[/name] - person
[name]Trevor[/name] - person
[name]Shadow[/name] - pet
[name]Elmo[/name] - pet
[name]Bailey[/name] - person
[name]Axel[/name] - person
[name]Gus[/name] - person
[name]Piper[/name] - person
[name]Milo[/name] - person
[name]Roxy[/name] - person
[name]Shiloh[/name] - person
[name]Karma[/name] - not sure, neither i think
[name]Mimi[/name] - same as above
[name]Max[/name] - person, although it’s a hugely popular dog name.
[name]Luna[/name] - My cousin had a dog [name]Luna[/name]…
[name]Sam[/name] - person
[name]Beau[/name] - person
[name]Misty[/name] - person
[name]Loki[/name] - person
[name]Dinah[/name] - person
[name]Nemo[/name] - A fish is too obvious, i’m going to say person.
[name]Otis[/name] - person
[name]Icarus[/name] - never heard of it, so neither.
[name]Molly[/name] - another popular dog name in my area, but person.
[name]Brandy[/name] - same as above, except I would keep it as pet.
[name]Buddy[/name] - pet
[name]Rex[/name] - person
[name]Maggie[/name] - person
[name]Marley[/name] - I like it for a boy person.
[name]Daisy[/name] - pet
[name]Lucy[/name] - person
[name]Charlie[/name] - person
[name]Ginger[/name] - pet
[name]Rusty[/name] - pet
[name]Sasha[/name] - person
[name]Harley[/name] - person
[name]Lily[/name] - person, although again a dog name in my circle.
[name]Duke[/name] - person
[name]Coco[/name] - pet
[name]Oliver[/name] - person!
[name]Penny[/name] - person
[name]Bentley[/name] - person

thanks, that was fun!!

[name]Ralph[/name] - person? It doesn’t really seem like a pet name.
[name]Abby[/name] - person.
[name]Sadie[/name] - child.
[name]Bandit[/name] - pet.
[name]Mayhew[/name] - ? I have no clue.
[name]Benji[/name] - neither. I can’t stand [name]Benji[/name], lol. I would use [name]Benjamin[/name]/[name]Bennett[/name]/[name]Benedict[/name] nn [name]Ben[/name] for a boy, though!
[name]Dorothy[/name] - pet.
[name]Trevor[/name] - neither.
[name]Shadow[/name] - pet.
[name]Elmo[/name] - pet.
[name]Bailey[/name] - [name]Person[/name]! I absolutely love [name]Bailey[/name] for a little boy; I wish people would stop naming their dogs this, haha. I have to admit, though, if I had a male dog, I would seriously consider either [name]Bailey[/name] or [name]Oscar[/name]–I just love those names, but I am not sure I’d get to use either of them.
[name]Axel[/name] - I wouldn’t use it on either. person?
[name]Gus[/name] - person!
[name]Piper[/name] - person!
[name]Milo[/name] - It seems more like a pet name here, but I usually like it a lot for a person.
[name]Roxy[/name] - pet. [name]Roxy[/name] seems a bit stripperish for an actual person to me.
[name]Shiloh[/name] - person! I love [name]Shiloh[/name] for a little boy. I know I’m in the minority, though.
[name]Karma[/name] - pet
[name]Mimi[/name] - both.
[name]Max[/name] - both, I think I like it more for a dog, though.
[name]Luna[/name] - both.
[name]Sam[/name] - person
[name]Beau[/name] - both
[name]Misty[/name] - pet.
[name]Loki[/name] - pet.
[name]Dinah[/name] - both.
[name]Nemo[/name] - pet.
[name]Otis[/name] - person! [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Otis[/name].
[name]Icarus[/name] - I don’t think I’d be brave enough to use it on either, but more for a person, I think.
[name]Molly[/name] - pet.
[name]Brandy[/name] - I honestly don’t know, lol. I wouldn’t name a pet OR a child [name]Brandy[/name]!
[name]Buddy[/name] - ha. Well, my brother’s nn is [name]Buddy[/name]. :slight_smile: But I agree it does make a great dog name.
[name]Rex[/name] - I think it’s more impressive on a boy; it’s so stereotypically doggish. I think it could work equally well for both.
[name]Maggie[/name] - person. See [name]Bailey[/name]!
[name]Marley[/name] - both.
[name]Daisy[/name] - pet. I know the cutest dog named [name]Daisy[/name], and I just can’t see it aging well enough on a person.
[name]Lucy[/name] - person.
[name]Charlie[/name] - person.
[name]Ginger[/name] - both. I think it’s more impressive for a little girl, though.
[name]Rusty[/name] - I’ve only known Rustys that were guys, so I don’t really see the dog appeal, but I suppose it could work.
[name]Sasha[/name] - either. I’m partial to this on a pet since it was my first dog’s name, but I think it’s nice for a human, too. :slight_smile:
[name]Harley[/name] - either.
[name]Lily[/name] - person.
[name]Duke[/name] - both! I love [name]Duke[/name] as a nn for a little boy, although it’s probably because of Twelfth [name]Night[/name] and [name]Duke[/name] [name]Orsino[/name]. :slight_smile:
[name]Coco[/name] - pet.
[name]Oliver[/name] - person.
[name]Penny[/name] - person.
[name]Bentley[/name] - person.

Hahah! Actually the fish for me was an after thought!! I was thinking of a [name]Cat[/name] in a kids cartoon!! ([name]Arthur[/name]!)

The only names here I would say are pet only are:

Elmo (although I would love to meet the parents bold enough to use Elmo on their son)

As previously mentioned, all names could go either way.

However, names I would consider only for pets are…

[name]Buddy[/name] (I know both a person and a dog named this)


[name]Ralph[/name] - [name]Person[/name]
[name]Abby[/name] - [name]Person[/name]
[name]Sadie[/name] - [name]Person[/name], but I think it’s cute for a pet too.
[name]Bandit[/name] - [name]Pet[/name]
[name]Mayhew[/name] - Maybe either, not a fan.
[name]Benji[/name] - I had a leopard gecko named this :slight_smile: [name]Pet[/name] unless it’s a nn for [name]Benjamin[/name].
[name]Dorothy[/name] - [name]Person[/name]
[name]Trevor[/name] - [name]Person[/name]
[name]Shadow[/name] - [name]Pet[/name]
[name]Elmo[/name] - [name]Pet[/name]
[name]Bailey[/name] - [name]Pet[/name]
[name]Axel[/name] - [name]Pet[/name]
[name]Gus[/name] - [name]Person[/name]
[name]Piper[/name] - [name]Person[/name]
[name]Milo[/name] - [name]Person[/name], but works well for a pet too.
[name]Roxy[/name] - Either. [name]Kinda[/name] like it more as a pet name personally.
[name]Shiloh[/name] - [name]Pet[/name]
[name]Karma[/name] - [name]Pet[/name]
[name]Mimi[/name] - [name]Person[/name]
[name]Max[/name] - Either
[name]Luna[/name] - [name]Pet[/name]
[name]Sam[/name] - Either but more person
[name]Beau[/name] - I hate this name… so neither
[name]Misty[/name] - [name]Pet[/name], but I do know a girl with this name.
[name]Loki[/name] - [name]Pet[/name]
[name]Dinah[/name] - Neither
[name]Nemo[/name] - [name]Pet[/name]
[name]Otis[/name] - [name]Pet[/name], works as a person name too though
[name]Icarus[/name] - Neither really, maybe more pet.
[name]Molly[/name] - [name]Person[/name]
[name]Brandy[/name] - [name]Person[/name]
[name]Buddy[/name] - [name]Pet[/name]
[name]Rex[/name] - [name]Pet[/name]
[name]Maggie[/name] - [name]Person[/name], works for a pet too though.
[name]Marley[/name] - [name]Pet[/name]
[name]Daisy[/name] - [name]Pet[/name], I want to name a dog this, it was my sorority’s flower :slight_smile:
[name]Lucy[/name] - [name]Person[/name]
[name]Charlie[/name] - [name]Person[/name], works for a pet too though.
[name]Ginger[/name] - [name]Pet[/name]
[name]Rusty[/name] - [name]Pet[/name], though I did know a guy by this name (who also had bright red hair… not kidding)
[name]Sasha[/name] - [name]Person[/name] but works for a pet
[name]Harley[/name] - [name]Pet[/name]
[name]Lily[/name] - [name]Pet[/name], works for a person though
[name]Duke[/name] - [name]Pet[/name]
[name]Coco[/name] - [name]Pet[/name] unless it’s a nn.
[name]Oliver[/name] - [name]Person[/name], works for an orange cat though :slight_smile:
[name]Penny[/name] - [name]Person[/name] if it’s a nn for [name]Penelope[/name]
[name]Bentley[/name] - Either