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Introduction

If you're a fan of the classic video game EarthBound, and you've recently adopted a dog (or want to), then you've come to the right place! Released in 1994, the game made waves in Japan as Mother 2, before being launched in North America as EarthBound in June of 1995. A simple concept of a boy and his friends collecting melodies to defeat an evil alien, the game has surpassed even the highest expectations. And it was a sleeper hit too! Took a while for it to pick up steam. So, if you're a fan of the game, and you love your dog, and think that he or she could really pull off the name Ness, check these other name ideas out. 

EarthBound Dog Names in Pop Culture

EarthBound Dog Name Considerations

Here's the thing about EarthBound: it is exactly what you expect, but with a twist. It may look like your average early to mid-nineties video game, pixelated with tiny cartoony characters, but it can be dark! You wouldn't expect it upon first glance – death, cultists, zombies, Porky the control freak.  

But it can also be mold-breaking. For instance, Tony is gay, and this was a 1994-1995 video game. It was seemingly unheard of anything of the sort making it to video games at the time. 

In other words, it's the perfect source of inspiration, because there is something for everyone. An array of well-written characters, hilarious jokes, a long list of places and objects, and a great sense of adventure. You're defeating aliens after all! 

So, when you stop to consider EarthBound names for your dog, start with this: what is it about the game that you love the most? And does that connect with your dog in any way? Maybe you really love Ness, then maybe your dog deserves the name. As long as he's curious, courageous, helpful and surprising, of course.  

Also, think about your dog as a potential character, a place, or object. Maybe a reference from the game perfectly applies. 

Male EarthBound Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
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Porky
The main antagonist, he is a portly, mean boy and Ness's neighbor
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Lier
English occupational name for bookbinder, Old English and French in origin
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Maxwell
Scottish; "great spring/pool, or stream"
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Ness
Scottish; "from the headland"
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Giygas
The name of the evil alien power that the children are trying to fight in EarthBound
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Lucas
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch; from the Greek Loukas, meaning "bright, shining"
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Jeff
German; Jeffrey is derived from an Old German name meaning "district, traveler, or peaceful pledge"
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Poo
Chinese; derived from Pu, meaning "reed; rush"
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Andonuts
Jeff's father in the game, and the creator of the Ultimate Chimera and the Sky Runner
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Aloysius
French; "famous warrior"
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Apple Kid
A fat, sloppy kid that proves super smart and useful to defeating aliens
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Brick Road
A dungeon master, this character creates a dungeon in a cave, joins the party, and pulls of amazing physical attacks on enemies
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Bubble Monkey
A toy from a local drugstore, this money makes it possible for Jeff to float over obstacles
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Buzz Buzz
Bee-like creature that arrives from ten years in the future, and fights along with Ness
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Captain Strong
Chief of the Onett police force, he consistently tries to stop Ness
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Mr. Carpainter
Derived from the word carpenter, from the Old French carpentier, he is the leader of the Happy Happy cult
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Mr. Everdred
Mr. Everdred is a hustler and thief, he attacks first, but if he loses, he proves to be full of useful information
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Mani Mani
Mani is a Persian name, meaning "eternity"
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Frank
French; Latin; "Frenchman or free one"
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George
Greek; "tiller of the soil, farmer"
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Gerardo
Spanish; "spear courageous"
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Montague
French; "pointed hill"
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King
Germanic, Old English, Dutch; heavily influenced by the word "kin," referring to brothers or family
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Minch
Shortened form of English surname Minchin, meaning "slender"
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Master Belch
A large character that is actually one of Giygas's minions; he loves honey and is lord over the other smaller minions
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Saturn
Obviously, the planet, but also, the name of a friendly EarthBound species that helps fight the aliens
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Orange Kid
Smart and popular with the girls, this kid asks players to invest in his company, which if you do, Ness will become a millionaire
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Picky
We all know what picky means, but this character was the younger, more mature brother of Pokey
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Starman DX
A high-ranking Starman under Giygas, the name Starman is just another word for alien
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Tony
Short for Anthony, this English name means "highly praiseworthy"

Female EarthBound Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
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Pippi
Greek; "lover of horses"
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Venus
The planet, but also another name for the Greek goddess Aphrodite; "love"
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Electra
Greek; "sparkling"
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Baby
Late Middle English, this is imitative of an infant's first attempts at forming words
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Paula
Roman, Latin; "small"
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Lardna
Female version of Lardner, English in origin, this is an occupational term used for a servant that takes care of storeroom provisions
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Helena
Greek in origin, it's a form of Helen, often described in legend as the most beautiful woman in Troy
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Tessie
Or Teresa; English in origin, meaning "harvester"
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Tracy
English and French; "domain belonging to Thacius (what is now Greece and Turkey)
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Kumatora
Japanese; "bear-tiger"
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Ana
Spanish; "grace or favor"
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Mary
Hebrew; "wished-for child"
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Nana
Greek, Latin, Korean and Japanese; the meaning varies from "star" to "grace"
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Minnie
German; "love"
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Hinawa
Japanese; "gun"
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Queen
Germanic, Old English; from the words cwen and quean; "female sovereign or monarch"
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White Sesame Seed
Character from the Dusty Dunes Desert, extremely difficult to find, she wants to forgive the Black Sesame Seed for their fight and tell him she still loves him
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Mysterious
Meaning obscure in nature, puzzling or inexplicable, this word comes from the Latin word mysterium referring to something mystical or unexplained
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Laura
Latin; "from the Laurel tree or sweet bay tree"
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Angie
Greek; "angel"
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Abbey
Hebrew; "father's joy"
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Monkonna
A female monkey from the Monkey Caves in the desert, she lets the kids pass in exchange for pizza
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Caroline
Italian; "strong"
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Lindgren
Swedish; "lime tree branch"
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Jackie
English; "God is gracious"
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Miss Fake
The owner of the Topolla Theater in Fourside; The Runaway Five, a band in the game, owes her a lot of money
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Tenda
Japanese for "gummy," this is the name of a tribe in Tenda Village and Deep Darkness
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Talah
Muslim; "kind of tree"
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Misty
Derived from the word mist, meaning "light fog," and is related to Melissa and Michelle
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Peach
Late Middle English, from the Old French pesche ("peach tree")

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