ER Inspired Dog Names

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Introduction

The television show ER was a medical drama series that was originally created by Michael Crichton, the author of works such as The Andromeda Strain, Sphere, and Jurassic Park. It was based on Crichton’s time as a medical student and revolved around the doctors and nurses who worked at the fictional County General Hospital in Chicago, IL. The show was fast-paced and could go from merely intriguing to emotionally wrenching in a matter of seconds, and often did. It was the second longest-running primetime medical drama in the United States, with only Gray’s Anatomy lasting longer, and during its fifteen seasons on the air, it earned one hundred and sixteen awards, including several Screen Actor Guild Awards, Primetime Emmys, and even a Peabody Award. 

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ER Inspired Dog Name Considerations

There are several ways in which to select a name for a new canine companion. Some individuals may choose a name that describes the dog’s physical appearance, names like Goldie for a golden coated dog, Pipsqueak for a small one, or Curly for one with a curly coat. Others may consider a name that fits the dog’s circumstances, such as Chance for a dog that came from a shelter, or Ranger for a dog going into Search and Rescue or Police work. 

Another option is to choose a name based on a favorite book, movie, or television show, such as the television show ER. ER was a very long-running television show with a constantly shifting cast. The characters were dynamic and diverse, giving new pet parents that were fans of the show several opportunities for inspiration. Owners of no-nonsense, driven dogs may choose to name their pets after characters such as doctors Gregory Pratt, Kerry Weaver, or Cleo Finch, while those that have a sunnier disposition may be better suited to names like Randi,  Doug, or Lucy. Those naming differently-abled dogs may also find inspiration for their pets here, such as the name Reece for a deaf dog, after Peter Benton's deaf son, or Rocket for a dog with missing limbs, after Dr. Robert Romano, who was often referred to as Rocket. 

Male ER Inspired Dog Names

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Alex
Samantha Taggart gave birth to her son Alex Taggart when she was just fifteen
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Archie
Dr. Archibald Morris, who goes by Archie, starts out as an incompetent slacker, but eventually matures and becomes a senior figure for the other doctors at County General
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Carter
Dr. John Carter started the series as a medical student, but eventually becomes a valued doctor and opens a medical center for the underprivileged
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Chuck
Dr. Susan Lewis married Chuck Martin in Vegas, had the marriage annulled, then later became pregnant with his child, Cosmo
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Cosmo
Susan Lewis gives birth to Cosmo Martin after she becomes the Chief of Emergency Medicine
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Dave
Dr. Dave Malucci was both a resident and a physician at County General; he often came into conflict with other doctors and nurses
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David
Dr. David Morgenstern was the head of the ER and the chief of surgery for the first several seasons until he resigns after a heart attack
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Donald
Chief of Staff and surgeon Donald Anspaugh resigned after the leukemia-related death of his son
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Doug
Pediatric doctor Doug Ross is dedicated to helping children through medicine
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Dwight
Paramedic Dwight Zadro appeared on the show more than any other paramedic
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Frank
The caustic desk clerk at the County General ER, Frank Martin is a retired police officer with a down syndrome daughter
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Gabriel
Dr. Gabriel Lawrence was Kerry Weaver’s mentor who later develops Alzheimer’s disease
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Greg
Dr. Greg Pratt, who takes care of his mentally disadvantaged brother Leon, started out as a medical student at County General, but later became an attending physician
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Jack
Chief of Cardiology Jack Kayson frequently clashes with the ER staff
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Jerry
Emergency room clerk Jerry Markovic was a bit of a prankster with a caring and protective nature
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Joe
Little Joe is the only child of doctors Abby Lockheart and Luka Kovac
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Kevin
Dr. Kevin Moretti, an abrasive but efficient doctor, was the Chief of Emergency Medicine for a short time
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Lucien
A talented but arrogant surgeon, Dr. Lucien Dubenko, becomes Chief of Staff over Dr. Elizabeth Corday’s objections
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Luka
Attending physician Luka Kovac experienced tragedy in Croatia prior to relocating to the United States
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Malik
LPN Malik McGrath is a long-time nurse who worked closely with Abby during her ER years
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Mark
Dr. Mark Green was a much loved Chief Resident and attending physician at County General Hospital
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Michael
ER doctor and Army Reservist Dr. Michael Gallant receives orders to go to Iraq, where his convoy is hit by a roadside bomb
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Peter
Dr. Peter Benton was an arrogant and brusque man, but an exceptionally competent surgeon
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Ray
Dr. Ray Barnett is a talented doctor whose loyalty is split between his career and his passions
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Reece
Reece Benton is Dr. Peter Benton’s young son who is also deaf
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Rocket
Dr. Robert Romano, Chief of Emergency Medicine and a brilliant surgeon with an obnoxious attitude, is often referred to as Rocket
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Simon
Attending physician Dr. Simon Brenner is Donald Anspaugh’s nephew
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Tony
Dr. Anthony Gates, known by Tony, is a strong-willed and sometimes rebellious physician with a difficult past
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Victor
Dr. Victor Clemente is an unorthodox doctor who is eventually driven into an altered psychiatric state due to his girlfriend's husband, a violent stalker
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Yosh
Nurse Yosh Takada was a Japanese convert to Judaism who was laid off due to staffing cuts

Female ER Inspired Dog Names

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Abby
Nurse and doctor Abby Lockheart made a number of changes in both her career and personal life throughout the life of the series, eventually marrying Luka Kovac
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Amanda
Amanda Lee was originally hired as Chief of Emergency Medicine, but her lack of credentials and emotional instability were eventually revealed
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Anna
Pediatrics doctor Anna Del Amico made both friends and enemies in her year working in the County General ER
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Carol
RN Carol Hathaway was the ER Nurse Manager for the first six seasons, but later departs to raise her twin daughters
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Cate
Dr. Catherine Banfield, better known as Cate, was brought in as the Chief of the Emergency Department after the death of Gregory Pratt
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Chloe
Dr. Susan Lewis’s troubled and troublesome older sister
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Chuny
Ethel Marquez, more often known as Chuny, is a long-time ER nurse who often helped translate for Spanish-speaking patients
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Cleo
No-nonsense pediatric doctor Cleo Finch helped Dr. Peter Benton to better relate to his deaf son, eventually helping to raise him
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Connie
Senior Nurse Connie Oligario’s story is most prominent during the first three seasons
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Elizabeth
British surgeon Dr. Elizabeth Corday often comes off as opinionated and arrogant, but she cares deeply about other people
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Ella
Mark Green’s daughter who is very young when he dies of brain cancer
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Halah
Nurse Haleh Adams has been working at County General Hospital for more than thirty-five years
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Janet
Dr. Janet Coburn, as the head of the OB department, often assisted ER staff if they became pregnant
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Jeanie
Physician’s Assistant Jeanie Boulet contracted HIV from her philandering husband
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Jing-Mei
As a medical student Dr. Jing-Mei Chen went by the name Deb, but she started using her Chinese name when she returned as a resident
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Kate
Tess and Kate Hathaway are Nurse Carol Hathaway’s twin daughters
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Kerry
Dr. Kerry Weaver is both an ambitious administrator as well as a dedicated and accomplished ER doctor
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Lucy
Lucy Knight, a smart and dedicated medical student, is murdered by a hospital patient in the grip of a schizophrenic episode
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Lydia
RN Lydia Wright-Grabarsky is an experienced nurse with the skill to judge a patient's BAC by smelling their breath
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Maggie
Sally Field earned a Screen Actors Guild award for her portrayal of Maggie Wyczenski, Abby Lockheart’s bipolar mother
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Millicent
John Carter’s grandmother, Millicent Carter, is proud of her grandson’s choices in life and a benefactor of the County General Hospital
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Neela
Dr. Neela Rasgotra is a talented doctor who grows an awkward medical student into a competent and well-liked surgical resident
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Rachel
Dr. Mark Green’s daughter, a troublesome teen who matures a great deal over the course of the show
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Randi
Desk clerk Miranda Fronczak, better known as Randi, is an assertive and somewhat rebellious woman
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Sam
RN Samantha Taggart became a single mother at fifteen years old and has raised her son largely on her own
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Sarah
Dr. Anthony Gates adopts Sarah Riley after her biological mother dies from an overdose
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Skye
Dr. Skye Wexler was unexpectedly made the acting Chief of Emergency Medicine for a short time
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Susan
Dr. Susan Lewis is a capable doctor who has difficulty asserting herself when she first starts at County General
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Tess
Tess and Kate Hathaway are Nurse Carol Hathaway’s twin daughters
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Wendy
Nursing assistant Wendy Goldman assists with both nursing and administrative duties

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