Locke & Key Inspired Dog Names

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Introduction

Locke & Key is a comic book series created by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez. Produced by IDW Publishing, Locke & Key isn't a regular series by any stretch of the imagination; the story doesn't follow a linear chronology, the information given by the series' characters and narrators is unreliable at best, and nothing is what it seems on the surface. Locke & Key is a horror story through and through, with each issue growing more deranged and disturbed than the issue before it. There have been numerous attempts to adapt Locke & Key into a live-action television series. Netflix is the most recent company slated to adapt the series, with the first season allegedly airing sometime in 2019.

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Locke & Key Inspired Dog Name Considerations

Locke & Key is undoubtedly a very horrifying series that's guaranteed to chill your bones and keep you up at night. But the series is also very character driven and features a compelling, dramatic centered around the Locke family. Tyler, Kinsey, and Bode Locke are the closest the series has to main characters. Despite being a high schooler, a tween, and a young child respectively, the Locke Children are very perceptive protagonists. You'll see them stumble and fall numerous times throughout the series, but that will only make you root for them more. Should any of the Locke Children resonate with you, consider naming your dog after one of them to pay homage. 

Speaking of paying homage, Locke & Key has tons of winks and nods to other horror stories and authors; the series namedrops HP Lovecraft within its first issue, to give you a sense of perspective. It's no surprise that Locke & Key pays tribute to so many different horror stories considering Joe Hill's backstory. You see, Joe Hill is the pen name of Joseph Hillstrom King - the oldest child of Stephen and Tabitha King. But Hill has a very distinct writing style that shines through in Locke & Key. If you're a fan of Stephen King, we encourage you to give Locke & Key a try - not to compare the works of father and son, but to appreciate how different and unique their styles are from one another. After you've done that, compare characters to quirky traits you see in your dog and a name may pop out at you.

Male Locke & Key Inspired Dog Names

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Tyler
The oldest of the Locke children
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Ty
A nickname for Tyler
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Bode
Tyler's younger brother
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Bo
A nickname for Bode
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King
Alluding to the King family
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Rendell
Tyler, Kinsey, and Bode's father
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Ren
A shorter version of Rendell
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Duncan
Rendell's younger brother
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Dunk
A playful nickname for Duncan
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Hillstrom
Joe Hill's middle name
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Brian
Duncan's boyfriend
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Hartwood
After the Hartwood Acres set location
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Sam
After Sam Lesser
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Shadow
After the title Crown of Shadows
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Owen
Owne King is Joe Hill's younger brother
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Locke
Based on the Locke Family's name
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Key
After the titular keys
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Alpha
After the Alpha Key
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Angel
Alluding to the Angel Key
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Stephen
After Stephen King
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Echo
As in the Echo Key
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Age
After the Age Key
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Chain
Based on the Chain Key
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Hercules
Referencing the Hercules Key
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Gabriel
In honor of Gabriel Rodriguez
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Moon
Taken from the Moon Key
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Benjamin
The Locke Family's ancestor
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Ben
A shorter version of Benjamin
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Omega
As in the Omega Key
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Phil
After Phil the dog

Female Locke & Key Inspired Dog Names

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Kinsey
As in Kinsey Locke
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Kin
Kinsey's nickname
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Nina
The mother of the Locke children
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Berkeley
After UC Berkeley
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Tabitha
After Tabitha King
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Miranda
Benjamin's sister
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Mira
A shorter version of Miranda
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Erin
A close friend of Rendell's
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Erica
A name similar to Erin's
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Danielle
Referencing Danielle Finley
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Tempest
After the Tamers of the Tempest
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Kim
As in Kim Topher
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Lovecraft
For the title Welcome to Lovecraft
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Jean
Alluding to Jean Locke
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Lenore
After Edgar Allen Poe's lost Lenore
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Ellie
After Ellie Whedon
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Tide
The title Clockworks was originally Time & Tide
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Mendy
Based on the Mending Key
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Star
Inspired by the Star Key
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Mary
After Mary Shelley
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Jackie
A friend of Kinsey's
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Ghost
In reference to the Ghost Door
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Jordan
As in Jordan Gates
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Jo Jo
A nickname for Jordan
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Agatha
In honor of Agatha Christie
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Owl
Based on the Owl Key
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Undertree
Alluding to the Undertree Key
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Muse
Inspired by the Music Box Key
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Harlequin
After the Harlequin Key
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Tananarive
Based on Tananarive Due

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