Life of Pi Dog Names

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Introduction

The story Life of Pi has become somewhat of a modern classic. From a world-renowned book to a very popular movie, many people know about the wild journey that Pi undertook with a tiger in his boat. In addition to being a fantastic story, there are also many places mentioned within where you can find inspiration for your dog's new name. From a wide array of characters to numerous scenes and occurrences, there are several ways you can discover ideas for your dog's tag. Rather than read the whole book or watch the movie, check out this helpful list that will guide you to a perfect Life of Pi dog name!

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Life of Pi Dog Name Considerations

While you have already narrowed down your choices in names for your dog by choosing to go with a Life of Pi theme, there is still a lot to consider. First, it is good to think about who your favorite characters in the book are. Are you a fan of Richard Parker the Bengal tiger? Or maybe you like the main character Pi.  Assessing who you like will guide you toward which dog name would be best.

With various animals playing major roles in the storyline, you can think about what animal your dog most represents. Is your pup a feisty tiger or perhaps has tiger stripes? Or maybe your dog looks similar to a monkey -  you could then name them Orange, after the orangutan in the book. This can be a helpful way to approach naming your dog!

You should definitely think about how much you want Life of Pi to play a part in your dog's day to day life. If you name them something direct (like Pi, for example), the reference will be very noticeable. If you choose a name that is a little more subtle, you may have to explain to people where it originated, which can be quite fun! 

Male Life of Pi Dog Names

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Pi
The name of the main character of the film
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Molitor
The middle name of Pi - you could call your dog Mo
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Patel
The last name of the main character and a popular name worldwide
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Richard
The name of the Bengal tiger who is on the boat with Pi
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Parker
The surname of the tiger who is also Pi’s friend
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Bengal
The tiger on the boat with Pi was a Bengal tiger which makes a cool dog name
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Tiger
If you have a pup who looks like a fierce tiger, name them that
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Thirsty
The original name of the tiger before it was switched by accident
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Zoo
Much revolves around the family’s zoo, this would be a unique name for your dog
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Francis
The name of a family friend from Paris
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Ravi
Pi’s older brother is named Ravi
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Mamaji
An Indian term that means uncle
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Santosh
The name of Pi’s father
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Satish
Pi’s biology teacher who inspires Pi to study zoology
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Martin
Father Martin introduces Pi to Christianity
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Kumar
A popular last name throughout the novel
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Nikhil
The name of Pi’s son
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Okamoto
An official who investigates the boat's sinking
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Atsuro
An official who works to investigate the sinking of the boat
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Tsimtsum
The name of the large boat which sank in the book
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Suraj
Actor Suraj Sharma played Pi in the movie
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Irrfan
The name of the actor who played the adult Pi in the film
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Rafe
Actor Rafe Spall plays a writer in the movie
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Adil
The part of Santosh Patel was played by actor Adil Hussain
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Khan
The part of young Ravi Patel is played by actor Ayaan Khan
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Yann
The writer of the screen play was Yann Martel
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Magee
David Magee is one of the screenplay writers
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Pacific
The lifeboat sails around the Pacific Ocean for months
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Booker
The novel won the Booker Prize for Fiction
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Gandhi
The Patel family leaves India when Prime Minister, Gandhi, declares an emergency

Female Life of Pi Dog Names

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Paris
Many references are made to Paris throughout the book and movie
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Omega
The tiger is often the omega of the boat
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Hyena
A hyena plays a big part in the boat ride and would be a cool name for your wild dog
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India
Much of the book takes place in India, the home of Pi and his family
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Cherry
The family is from a town called Pondicherry
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Madras
The name of the hotel owned by Pi’s father
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Gita
The name of Pi’s mother
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Meena
Pi’s wife is named Meena
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Usha
The name of Pi’s daughter
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Zebra
An important character in the book and a great name for a striped dog
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Orange
The name of the orangutan who swims to the life boat
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Juicy
Orange Juice was the name of the monkey on the boat
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Chiba
The name of an official who investigates the sinking of the boat
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Sailor
The human counterpart to the zebra in Pi’s second story
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Tabu
The part of Gita Patel is played by an actress named Tabu
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Andrea
The priest in the film is played by actress Andrea Di Stefano
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Elie
Actress Elie Alouf plays the part of Mamaji
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Mina
Actress Hari Mina plays the librarian in the film
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Deiva
Actress Deiva Sundari plays a dancer in the movie
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Ang
The director of the movie is Ang Lee
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Stormy
The large boat sinks when it encounters a massive storm
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Manila
The port where the ship left from before its eventual sinking
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Meerkat
The boat is eventually taken over by Meerkats, also a cool name for a dog
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Alpha
There are many strong, alpha personalities in this book
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Mythili
The name of the actress who plays Pi’s wife
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Hadiga
The name of the actress who plays Pi’s daughter
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Joey
Joesephine Nithya plays a dancer in the movie
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Swati
Actress Swati Rijswijk plays a friend in the film
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Anandi
A friend of Pi’s
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Pondi
Pi and his family own a zoo in a place called Pondicherry

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