Halo Inspired Dog Names

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Introduction

The Halo series is one of the most popular and longstanding video games franchises in the gaming industry. Often considered to be the pinnacle of the first person, sci-fi shooter genre, the Halo games have been well received across of all Microsoft's gaming platforms and the series has even inspired multiple animated and live action films over the years. The games focus on the ever engrossing conflict between a futuristic, more technologically advanced mankind, a collective of hostile alien races known as the Covenant and the hive-minded, parasitic race known as the Flood. And in the midst of it all, a biologically and technologically augmented super soldier by the name of John 117, better known as Master Chief, struggles to bring this intergalactic war to an end. The Halo games are known for their gripping stories, refined gameplay, fantastic scores, and and genuinely inspiring tones.

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Halo Inspired Dog Name Considerations

Often times, dog owners struggle to find unique and meaningful names for their pets that are also not overused or too conventional. Luckily, the Halo franchise offers a wealth of distinct names that are also culturally, artistically, and religiously significant by way of the names, ranks, and titles of the characters found therein. Master Chief, for instance, is the often used nickname of John 117 but it's also the name of his rank, which is based off of the real world United States military rank of Master chief petty officer. Furthermore, the chief's birth name, John, combined with his designated ID number, 117, can be viewed as an allusion to numerous other historical, religious, and culturally significant figures, like the 7th Bishop of Jerusalem "John I" or the Biblical verse John 1:17. 

The characters from the Halo franchise are some of the most iconic and lasting mascots in the industry, so naming your dog after one of them is an excellent way to let others know that you're a died-in-the-wool Halo fan. The weapons and vehicles found within the series are also prime candidates for consideration, as many of them are also renowned in gaming culturally  and have slick names that roll right off the tongue; Banshee would be a great name for a female dog or Ghost for a pup of either gender.

Male Halo Inspired Dog Names

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John
A reference to John the Cavoodle and John 117
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Chief
Taken from John 117's nickname, Master Chief
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Spartan
In honor of the UNSC's breed of super soldiers
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Avery
The first name of Sgt. Avery Johnson, a friend of the Chief's
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Johnson
Sgt. Avery Johnson's surname
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Junior
Sgt. Johnson's middle name
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Jacob
Taken from Jacob Keyes, a UNSC captain who was assimilated by the Flood
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James
A few character share this name, chiefly Col. James Ackerson
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Ackerson
Col. Ackerson presented the SPARTAN-III program to UNSC higher ups
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Franklin
A Senior Chief Petty Officer and trainer of SPARTAN II's on Reach
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J.D.
The mysterious main player character from Halo ODST
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Rookie
The nickname of Lance Corporal J.D. which was given to him by his squadmates
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Edward
Taken from the first name of Gunnery Sergeant Edward Buck
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Malcolm
Buck's middle name and a reference to Malcolm Reynolds of Firefly
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Buck
Buck is voiced by Nathan Fillion, who also portrayed Malcolm Reynolds on Firefly
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Taylor
The first name of the rough, truck driver turned ODST member
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Henry
Corporal Taylor Henry Miles' middle name
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Dutch
Corporal Miles' slick and quick nickname
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Miles
Miles was voiced by Adam Baldwin back in Halo: ODST
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Kojo
The first name of Lance Corporal Kojo "Romeo" Agu
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Carter
In honor of Carter-A259, the leader of Noble Team on Reach
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Noble One
Carter-A259's Noble Team callsign
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Emile
Based off of Emile-A239, another member of Noble Team
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Jorge
Derived from Jorge-052, the heavy weapons specialist of Noble Team
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Jun
Taken from the expert marksman of Noble Team, Jun-266
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Jameson
The first name of Jameson Locke, a SPARTAN IV and main character of Halo 5
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Frederic
Based off of Frederic-104, a close friend of the Chief's and one of the few remaining SPARTAN II's
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Steve
An allusion to Steve Downes, the prolific voice behind Master Chief
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Arbiter
A close friend of Master Chief's and the second main protagonist of Halo 2 and 3
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Thel
Thel 'Vadam received the highest ranking the Covenant could bestow, becoming the Arbiter

Female Halo Inspired Dog Names

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Cortana
This smart A.I. was Master Chief's stalwart companion in the original Halo trilogy
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Catherine
A reference to the doctor who created Cortana and the SPARTAN II program
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Elizabeth
Catherine Elizabeth Halsey also created the Mjolnir power assault armor
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Jennifer
Taken from Jennifer Taylor, the voice actress behind Cortana and Dr. Halsey
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Jen
Jennifer Taylor's often used middle name
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Kat
The sole female member of the ill fated Noble Team
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Noble Two
Kat's Noble Team callsign
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Miranda
Miranda Keyes is the daughter of Jacob Keyes and Katherine Halsey
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Julie
In honor of Miranda Keyes' voice actress, Julie Benz
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Dare
The commander of Alpha Nine and Buck's former love interest
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Veronica
Captain Dare's first name
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Kelly
Kelly-087 is another SPARTAN I and one of John-117's closest friends
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Linda
Another female SPARTAN II and old friend of John-117's
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Michelle
Kelly-087's voice actress in Halo 5
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Brittany
Linda-058's voice actress in Halo 5
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Han
Han 'Chavam was the wife of Arbiter Fal ' Chavamee
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Sarah
Based off of Sarah Palmer, the SPARTAN IV who first appeared in Halo 4
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Ilsa
A former SPARTAN IV who's failed procedures broke her mind
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Librarian
The alias commonly associated with the Didact's wife
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L
The only known name for the Librarian during the events of Halo 3
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Holly
A reference to the Spartan Holly Tanaka
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Cynthia
The first name of Tanaka's voice actress, Cynthia Kaye Williams
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Mahkee
Based off a commanding Sangheili officer of the same name
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Jean
The first name of Mahkee 'Chava's voice actress, Jean Gilpin
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Britt
A shortened and often used nickname for Linda-058's voice actress
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Shannon
The first name of Shannon Owen, a prominent scientist in Halo 4
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Kate
Shannon Owen's voice actress is Kate Higgins
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Vedette
The actress whose likeness was the basis of Sarah Palmer
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Tedra
The first name of the female SPARTAN IV who fought with Fireteam Majestic
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Elle
SPARTAN Tedra's voice actress is Elle Newlands

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