Grim Fandango Dog Names

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Introduction

For old-school gamers and lovers of great storytelling alike, few games reached the status of Grim Fandango when it was first released in 1998 (let alone those who discovered it via the 2015 remaster). At the time, its concepts, artistry, and execution were groundbreaking, its dialogue humorous and clever, and its characters unique and interesting to say the least. Even more remarkable was its blend of classic film noir with the Aztec beliefs of the afterlife, a combination that made it feel ultimately classic, yet wholly incomparable to others of its kind, unpredictable, and truly adventurous (characteristics many dog-owners have come to know). Because of it, even though it was technically a commercial flop, it now has a significant cult following and deservedly so. But even better for your (and our) purposes, it came with a grand selection of idiosyncratic characters with them, a plethora of fantastic names after which to name your dog. 

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Grim Fandango Dog Name Considerations

Outside of possessing some truly original names, Grim Fandango was replete with unique characters that made the game what it was and in turn, left the door wide open for dog-naming possibilities on a wide basis of characteristics from physical attributes to personality. So when you’re looking to find the most suitable name, start by making a mental list of your dog’s strongest qualities, as they will be the easiest to match up with characters from the game. 

For instance, if you have a big dog that is a bit goofy or dopey, Glottis would be a fantastic fit. If they tend to love to roll things around, then maybe Aitor would be suitable. If you have a pair of cute and seemingly angelic dogs, then Bibi and Pugsy would be a great name-duo. If your dog happens to be heroic or particularly charming (let alone well-dressed like a Boston Terrier tuxedo), then Manny or Calavera would be spot-on. 

There’s truly no limit to which ways you can go, as most of the game’s characters had highly-tailored appearances or personalities for you to play off of. If you need any refresher, the game was remastered for newer consoles in 2015 and another play through could give you some more ideas. If nothing else, there are plenty of online videos to remind you of the timeless characters Schafer and his team created.

Male Grim Fandango Dog Names

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Fandango
A lively Spanish dance for two or a foolish act
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Grim
After the game's title
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Tsaykel
After Peter Tsaykel, the game's artist
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Schafer
After the game's writer and director, Tim Schafer
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Temple
Another important location in Grim Fandango
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Velasco
The dock master and ship captain in Rubacava
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Santos
After Toto Santos, the tattoo artist who works on Naranja
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Terry
After Terry Malloy, the Sea-Bee worker
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Salvador
After Salvador Limones, leader of the Lost Souls Alliance
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Raoul
The French-speaking waiter in the High Rollers Lounge
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Pugsy
After Pugsy Peligiano, the brother of the child soul siblings
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Virago
After Nick Virago, Maximino's lawyer
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Colomar
After Mercedes Colomar, who was a volunteer in her living days
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Membrillo
Rubacava's coroner
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Maximino
Owner of Feline Meadows, the cat-racing track
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Manny
After Manuel "Manny" Calavera, the story's protagonist
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Juan
The pink-skinned, Russian-accented character
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LeMans
After evil-doer Hector LeMans, who orchestrates the game's main plot line
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Hector
After Hector Lamans, one of the game's main antagonists
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Keeper
After the Gate Keeper, the guard of the Ninth Underworld
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Don
After Don Copal, Manny's boss
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Hurley
After Domino Hurley, a criminal associate of Hector LeMans
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Domino
After Domino Hurley, one of the game's main antagonists
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Bogen
After police Chief Bogen, who eventually shuts down the Calavera Cafe
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Chief
After Chief Bogen, the police chief of Rubacava
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Celso
After Celso Flores, who was guided by Manny to the Land of the Dead
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Martinez
After the character Bruno Martinez, whom Manny eventually gets stuck with for a time
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Bruno
After Bruno Martinez, Manny's mean-spirited sales client
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Bowlsley
The plant-loving florist who works for Domino Hurley
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Peligiano
After the Peligiano siblings, Bibi and Pugsy, the child souls of the story

Female Grim Fandango Dog Names

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Plana
After Tony Plana, the voice actor for Manny Calavera
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Scythe
Manny's trusty tool
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Spiderbat
After the Spiderbat creature found in the Petrified Forest
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Raven
After the Ravens kept by Hector LeMans to do his bidding
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Sea-Bee
A type of creature in the game, the industrious type
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Rubacava
One of the game's main locations
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Meadow
After Feline Meadows, the cat race track
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Roller
After the High Rollers Lounge, a location in the game
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Marrow
A city and main location in Grim Fandango
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Toto
After Toto Santos, the tattoo shop owner in Rubacava
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Malloy
After the Sea-Bee Terry Malloy, who tries to fight for workers' rights
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Limones
After Sal Limones, one of Manny's endless allies
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Ofrenda
After Olivia Ofrenda, who is involved with Hector LeMans
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Olivia
After Olivia Ofrenda, the game's femme fatale
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Meche
After Mercedes "Meche" Colomar, Manny's love interest
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Mercedes
After Mercedes Colomar, the most kind-hearted character in the game
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Calavera
After Manny Calavera, a charming travel agent/reaper
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Lupe
The energetic coat-checker from the Calavera Cafe
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Lola
The photo-woman in Rubacava
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Brennis
After Juan Brennis, the elevator operator
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Glottis
Manny's goofy sidekick
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Eva
The undercover agent and one of Manny's few allies
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Copal
After Don Copal, a co-conspirator who works with Hector LeMans
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Croupier
Runs the Calavera Cafe's casino
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Clown
After the clown of El Marrow who is foiled by his own bony fingers
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Chepito
The sing-songy, light-equipped resident of the Sea of Lament
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Flores
After the Floreses, who are separated for most of the story only to be reunited in Year 4
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Carla
A security guard who seems to have a romantic interest in Manny
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Bibi
After Bibi Peligiano, the sister of the two angelitos
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Aitor
The big, booming barrel-roller who works in the High Rollers Lounge

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