Half-Life Dog Names

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Introduction

If you're looking for dog names that are instantly recognizable, then you've found the right place. Especially if you're an avid Half-Life fan. Yes, it may be true that Valve is basically just Steam now, and Gaben may still be unwilling to make Half-Life 3, but you can at least honor the epic series by naming your dog after it... And remember all those good times! Those were the days... So, take out your pen and paper, and let's get to work. Remember to note the name meanings if you're looking to remember which characters or game trivia the names reference. Your dog deserves it!

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Half-Life Dog Name Considerations

When naming a dog, there are a few things to keep in mind that make the process much simpler. For instance, anything related to your dog, such as appearance, personality, preferences, breed, gender and funny quirks that set them apart from all other dogs.

Essentially, think of your dog as a human being. Just like each one of us is different from the rest, so are dogs. Despite the things they have in common, there's always glimpses of personality that each and every dog showcases that highlights those amazing differences. So, you may be wise to capitalize on that! Use it as inspiration when naming your dog.

Now obviously, you're a Half-Life fan. Take that into account when naming your pooch. Which characters best reflect your dog's personality? Which characters or objects make the memories flood back to mind? The best name selections are those that make us feel something, or remember something. Nostalgia is something to pursue.

Finally, remember that this is a name you'll be saying several times per day for a long time to come. Make sure it's a name you like, not one you feel forced or settled into. Take your time, and trust in the process. The right name will come along!

Male Half-Life Dog Names

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Arne
Arne Magnusson, one of the few survivors of Black Mesa; worked on a rocket in Half-Life 2: Episode 2
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Barney
Provides comic relief in the series; Black Mesa security guard
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Dog
A main recurring character, and Alyx Vance's bodyguard, he's considered a helpful, loyal dog companion
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Rosenberg
Scientist who worked at Black Mesa at the time of the Resonance Cascade
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Grigori
The Father appears in Half-Life 2, and carries around a shotgun
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G-Man
Possibly one of the most recognizable characters in all of gaming; a mysterious man with disturbing power
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Gene
After the Gene Worm, the dangerous creature that's part of Race X
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Gordon
After the iconic Gordon Freeman, the protagonist and playable character; his weapon of choice is a red crowbar
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Isaac
Mr. Kleiner was an employee at Black Mesa when the Combine invasion occurred; has a Head-Crab pet named Lamarr
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Richard
Richard Keller, the wheelchair-bound scientist at Black Mesa
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Fisherman
The lonely character that requests Gordon take down a Head-Crab shell launcher in an old monastery
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Wallace
Wallace Breen, the primary antagonist of Half-Life 2
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Eli
Alyx Vance's father and Dog's creator
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Xen
The alternative dimension and adopted home of the Vortigaunts
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Combine
After the main antagonist faction in the series
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Ravenholm
Eastern European mining town from Half-Life 2
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Prospekt
After Nova Prospekt, the security and detention installation controlled by the Combine in Half-Life 2
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Gabe
Computer programmer and developer Gabe Newell, often nicknamed Gaben and ridiculed for not making Half-Life 3
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Valve
After the game studio behind the series, and now the face of Steam, the game selling platform
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MIT
The school that Gordon Freeman graduated from with a PhD in Theoretical Physics
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Head-Crab
After the mutated crab enemies that like to jump onto your head and control your body
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Marc
After Marc Laidlaw, the game's writer
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Hazmat
After the hazmat suit that Gordon Freeman wears
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Crowbar
Gordon Freeman's weapon of choice
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Harvard
The university Eli Vance attended; Gabe also attended Harvard in the early 1980's
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Odessa
Colonel Odessa Cubbage, member of the Resistance against the Combine
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Jim
After Jim French, the voice actor who voiced Father Gregori
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Robert
Robert Culp, actor who voiced Doctor Wallace Breen
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John
John Patrick Lowrie, the actor who voiced Colonel Odessa Cubbage
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Harry
Harry S. Robins, the actor who voiced Isaac Kleiner

Female Half-Life Dog Names

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Alyx
After Alyx Vance, the secondary protagonist and Dog's best friend
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Pumpkin
In honor of all those Halloween Pumpkin Night mods for Half-Life
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Mod
Because modding is pretty much an integral part of Half-Life, and a favorite of all players
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Colette
The other female protagonist from Half-Life: Decay and a researcher at Black Mesa
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Gina
Scientist from Black Mesa Research Facility; protagonist from Half-Life: Decay
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Judith
Worked in Black Mesa East with Eli Vance
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Lamarr
Dr. Isaac Kleiner's pet Head-Crab
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Black Mesa
After the Black Mesa Research Facility, where it all began
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Nova
After Nova Prospekt, the security and detention installation controlled by the Combine
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Forest
After White Forest, the fictional mountainous region in Eastern Europe; setting for Half-Life 2: Episode Two
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Olga
After St. Olga, the seaside town featured in Half-Life 2: Lost Coast
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Michelle
Michelle Forbes, the actress who voiced Judith
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Merle
Merle Dandridge, the actress who voiced Alyx Vance
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Terri
Terri Fiddleman, part of the casting department at Valve
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Shana
Shana Landsburg, part of the casting department at Valve
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Kelly
Kelly Bailey, in charge of music for the game
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Karen
Karen Laur worked for Valve from 1997 to 1999
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Lisa
Lisa Mennet worked on Half-Life: Opposing Force and the Game of the Year Edition, as well as the original Half-Life in 1998
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Amanda
After Amanda Dunn, who worked on Half-Life: Blue Shift
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Barnacle
After the barnacle creature that sucks you up from the ceiling
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Azian
Eli's wife, and mother of Alyx Vance
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Jewel
Alyx's mom wore a box-like jewel attached to a necklace
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Friend
Because the best lesson anyone can learn from Alyx and Dog is friendship
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Citadel
After the Citadel Core, a huge radioactive source of energy located in City 17
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City
After City 17
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Hunter
Used by the Combine as a scout and escort
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Rebel
Because rebellion and resistance go hand in hand
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Mortar
After the Mortar Synth, never fought but seen in Half-Life 2
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Hopper
After the hopper mines that hop into the air and explode
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Sky
After the Sky Shield, used by the Combine

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