Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Inspired Dog Names

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs is a highly inventive novel that was published by Quirk Books in 2011, the first in a series of  books, and turned into a live action film in 2016. This novel follows Jacob, a young man from Florida, as he comes to terms with his grandfather’s violent death and his own nascent abilities. This story, inspired by the strange antique photographs that are sprinkled liberally throughout the book, focuses on a group of young people with extraordinary powers that have sought haven in a bubble of time known as a time loop, but their safe haven is about to be exposed and their idyllic life is about to change forever. Stories that tap into our imaginations, like Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, are often rich sources of inspiration for dog names.

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Inspired Dog Name Considerations

Choosing a name for your new canine companion is an important decision, one that can impact the ease of training your dog and a decision that can either strengthen or weaken the bond between you and your pet. A good name choice is generally one that is easy to pronounce, both for you and for other members of your family, one that means something to you, and one that your dog responds easily to. Many people draw inspiration from their favorite books, sometimes choosing names based on characters that are similar in nature to our dogs, like naming the quiet dog who likes to hide after the invisible boy Millard or the dog that never seems to touch the ground after the weightless girl, Olive, other times choosing names based off of their appearance, such as Rabbit or Wren for a small dog or Monster for a giant breed. In many cases, the other interests of the person doing the naming may come into play, and a person who enjoys both this book and mythology may lean towards a name like Centaur or Mermaid, referring to the topiary garden that can be found in the time bubble, while those who have an interest in poetry may be more inclined towards a name like Emerson. Whatever your preference, this list should provide some inspiration for your next dog name.

Male Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Inspired Dog Names

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Cairnholm
The fictitious island that is home to Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
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Kev
The owner of the Priest Hole, the Inn and bar where Jacob and his father stay on the island
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Mr. Barron
Jacobs’s hated middle school bus driver, a wight in disguise
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Abe
Jacob inherited his ability from his grandfather Abraham Portman, better known as Abe
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Bomber
The time loop that the home resides in spans one day, September 3, 1940, which ends in a Nazi bomb raid
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Hollow
Hollowgasts are a type of invisible monster that hunts peculiar children, often just referred to as Hollows
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Victor
Victor Bruntley was Bronwyn Bruntley’s older brother who also had super strength, but was killed by a hollowgast
5
Frank
Frank Portman is Abraham’s son and Jacob’s father
5
Hugh
Hugh is a kind and open peculiar child with bees that he controls living in his stomach
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Oggie
The eighty-three-year-old unofficial historian on Cairnholm Island
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Soldier
Abe Portman originally left the island to be a soldier and fight in World War II
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Dr. Golan
Jacob’s psychiatrist from Florida and a wight in disguise
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Jacob
Jacob Portman is the protagonist with the ability to see a type of invisible monster called a Hollowgast
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Ransom
The author of the books goes by the moniker Ransom Riggs
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Caul
Miss Peregrine’s jealous and greedy elder brother, a wight and the unintentional creator of the Hollowgasts
3
Centaur
A large topiary centaur was one of several topiary figures in the garden of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
3
Riggs
Ransom Riggs is the name of the author
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Enoch
Enoch O’Connor is a mischievous and sometimes cruel peculiar child with the ability to briefly animate the dead
2
Martin
Martin Pagett, the museum executive from Cairnholm Island who shows Jacob an ancient preserved body from the bog
2
Worm
One of two self-styled “rappers” native to Cairnholm Island
1
Leapfrog
A technique that peculiars and ymbrynes use to travel to multiple time loops
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Malthus
The hollowgast that killed Abe Portman
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Millard
Millard Nullings is an invisible boy and a student of all things peculiar
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Myron
The younger of Miss Peregrine's two brothers
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Ricky
Ricky Pickering is Jacob’s best friend back in Englewood, Florida
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Dylan
One of two self-styled “rappers” native to Cairnholm Island
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Emerson
A book by Ralph Waldo Emerson with inscribed notes and clues was left to Jacob by his grandfather
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Horace
This peculiar child can project a nightmare through his monacle
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Wight
An evolved and visible form of hollowgast that looks human except for their eyes
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Griffin
A large topiary griffin was one of several topiary figures in the garden of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Female Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Inspired Dog Names

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Bombshell
Abe signed a picture to Emma from the war with the words “To my bombshell, Love Abe”
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Fiona
Fiona Frauenfeld is a wild-looking peculiar child with the ability to grow plants
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Esmeralda
Esmeralda Avocet runs a time loop that also serves as an academy for ymbrynes like Miss Peregrine
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Olivia
An owl that was once a ymbryne in training but is unable to shift back into human form due to an accident
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Alma
Miss Peregrine’s full name is Alma LaFay Peregrine
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Bird, Birdy
Ymbrynes are able to shift from bird to human and back again
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Honeybee
The bees that reside in Hugh’s stomach are honeybees
4
Bronwyn
Bronwyn Bruntley is a caring and protective peculiar child with extraordinary strength
4
Charlotte
A peculiar child who was unable to return to the time loop for two days and in those two days aged thirty-five years
3
Mermaid
A large mermaid was one of several topiary figures in the garden of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
3
Wren
Balenciaga Wren, more often referred to as just Miss Wren, is a ymbryne that has thus far evaded capture
2
Flame
A name that references Emma’s ability to create and manipulate fire
2
Peregrine
Miss Peregrine is a ymbryne, a peculiar adult with the ability to control time and shapeshift into a bird
2
Rabbit
Part of the chant the peculiar children sing as the bombs drop on their home right before their day is reset
2
Shearwater
The birds that Jacob’s father wanted to photograph on the beach were Manx Shearwater birds
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Cymru
Cymru is the Welsh word for Wales and is a clue that helps Jacob discover the peculiar children
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Florida
Jacob Portman grew up in this state
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Sweetheart
Abe and Emma had been sweethearts before he left the island
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Emma
Emma Bloom is a loyal but hot-tempered peculiar girl with the ability to create and control fire
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Monster
Monsters figure heavily in this story
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Quirk
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was published in 2011 by Quirk Books
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Shipwreck
There were abandoned sunken ships under the water near the coast of Cairnholm
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Claire
Claire Densmore is a doll-like peculiar child with a sharp-toothed mouth in the back of her head
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Finch
A ymbryne that is a close friend of Miss Peregrine
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Goose
The first night he met Miss Peregrine and the peculiar children, goose was the meal of the day
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Maryanne
Maryann Portman is Jacob Portman’s mother
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Olive
Olive Elephanta is a weightless peculiar child who has to wear weighted shoes to prevent her from floating away
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Quest
By the end of the book the peculiar children are on a quest to find any remaining time loops
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Susie
Susie Portman is Abraham Portman’s eldest child and Jacob’s aunt
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Loop
Time loops are small bubbles of time, places of safety and sanctuary for peculiars, designed and maintained by ymbrynes

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