Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Inspired Dog Names

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The children's television show Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood, created and hosted by ordained Presbyterian minister Fred Rogers, was a revolutionary show when it aired in 1968 and its messages of kindness, thoughtfulness, and love are still relevant and important today. Fred Rogers loved everyone, but most of all he loved children. He believed that they should be treated with respect and honesty and his beliefs and his genuine kindness were palpable in every single episode of his show. The show blended live action and puppetry to teach children about important and serious subjects such as prejudice, assassination, disagreements, and even war and how to peacefully deal with the feelings of anger and confusion that they created.

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Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Inspired Dog Name Considerations

The characters and places that Fred Rogers created were created out of love and kindness, both the characters represented by real people and those that were represented by puppets. His show was on the air from 1968 until 2001 and has continued to influence both children and adults even after his death in 2003. New pet parents that were positively influenced by Mr. Rogers, or whose children have loved the show, can find a number of great sources of inspiration for a name in his show. Dogs that have a melodious voice or respond enthusiastically to music may find fitting names like Edgar, Joe, or Yoshi, all characters who loved singing and music, while those that are shy but sweet may prefer a name like Daniel, after Daniel Tiger or Ana, for Ana Platypus, and names like David, Maggie, or Chuck are appropriate for dogs that like to work hard at whatever they choose to do. When choosing a name, some people prefer to honor a place in the show or a symbol of the show. Examples of these types of names can include things like Oak, for the great oak tree that X the Owl and Henrietta Pussy cat lived in, or Trolley, after the iconic trolley that transported the audience from Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood to the Neighborhood of Make Believe.

Male Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Inspired Dog Names

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Arthur
Arthur the Aardvark appeared in The Neighborhood of Make-Believe, and Mr. Rogers appeared as an aardvark in the Arthur cartoon
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Bill
Dr. Bill Platypus is the veterinarian and pediatrician in The Neighborhood of Make-Believe
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Bob
Bob Trow is an artist and handyman in Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood and both Robert Troll and Bob Dog in The Neighborhood of Make-Believe
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Chef
Chef Brockett is the owner of Brockett’s Bakery in Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood, and works alongside Edgar Cook in The Neighborhood of Make-Believe
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Chuck
Chuck Aber had several jobs in Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood and was the Associate Mayor of Westwood in The Neighborhood of Make-Believe
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Clock
Daniel Striped Tiger lives in a Grandfather Clock on the edge of The Neighborhood of Make-Believe
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Corney
Cornflake S. Pecially, better known as Corney, lives and works at the Rockit Factory in The Neighborhood of Make-Believe
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Daniel
Daniel Striped Tiger is a shy tiger who lives in a grandfather clock in The Neighborhood of Make-Believe
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David
Mr. David McFeely appears as a mailman who delivers mail to Mr. Rogers’ house and to the denizens of The Neighborhood of Make-Believe
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Edgar
Edgar Cook is the singing castle cook in The Neighborhood of Make-Believe
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Eiffel
Grandpere Tiger lived at the Eiffel Tower in The Neighborhood of Make-Believe
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Francois
Francois Clemmons is a policeman in both Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood and in The Neighborhood of Make-Believe
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Frank
Dr. Frank Frogg was the town pediatrician before moving to Westwood
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Fred
Fred Rogers is the kind and caring host of the show
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Friday
King Friday is the benevolent and but over-reactionary king of The Neighborhood of Make-Believe
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Grandpere
Daniel Striped Tiger’s grandfather who lives in the Eiffel Tower in The Neighborhood of Make-Believe
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H.J.
H.J. Elephant occasionally visited The Neighborhood of Make-Believe from nearby Westwood
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Hula
A Spanish speaking mouse from The Neighborhood of Make-Believe who is talented with a Hula Hoop
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Joe
Joe Negri is a jazz guitarist who owns Negri’s Music Shop in Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood, and is a handyman in The Neighborhood of Make-Believe
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Mr. Anybody
Mr. Anybody officiated at the wedding of King Friday and Sara Saturday and was responsible for the trolley's signature whistle
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Oak
The Great Oak Tree was the home of X the Owl and Henrietta Pussycat in The Neighborhood of Make-Believe
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Paul
Aliens from the Planet Purple, where all males are named Paul and all females Pauline, visit The Neighborhood of Make-Believe
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Rockit
The rocking chair factory that was run by Cornflake S. Pecially in The Neighborhood of Make-Believe was called Rockit
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Sergio
Sergio Pinto is an employee of Brockett’s Bakery
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Sneakers
Mr. Rogers put on a cardigan and blue sneakers to relax when he got home from work
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Tadpole
Dr. and Mrs. Frogg have a son named Tadpole Frogg
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Tony
Tony Chiroldes runs a toy, book, and costume shop in Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood
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Tuesday
Prince Tuesday is the son of King Friday and Queen Sara Saturday
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X
X the Owl is a cheerful owl who lives in an old oak tree in The Neighborhood of Make-Believe and loves learning new things
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Yo-Yo
Yo-Yo LaBelle was a friend of Daniel Striped Tiger who came from the stars

Female Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Inspired Dog Names

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Ana
Ana Platypus is the daughter of Dr. Bill and Elsie Jean Platypus in The Neighborhood of Make-Believe
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Audrey
In Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood Audrey Roth owns Audrey Cleans Everything; in The Neighborhood of Make-Believe she is King Friday’s telecan operator and goes by Miss Paulifficate
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Betsy
Betsy McFeely is the wife of mailman David McFeely
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Betty
Betty Aberlin is the owner of Betty’s Little Theatre in Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood, and King Friday’s niece Lady Aberlin in The Neighborhood of Make-Believe
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Cardigan
Mr. Rogers put on a cardigan and blue sneakers to relax when he got home from work
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Collette
Grandpere Tiger’s granddaughter is named Collette Tiger
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Donkey
Donkey Hodie operates a Washer Dryer Sorter Dumpster in Someplace Else, a part of The Neighborhood of Make-Believe
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Elaine
Lady Elaine Fairchild runs the Museum-Go-Round in The Neighborhood of Make-Believe
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Elsie Jean
The wife of Dr. Bill Platypus in The Neighborhood of Make-Believe
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Emilie
Miss Emilie, the Poetry lady, taught poetry in Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood and in The Neighborhood of Make-Believe
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Harriet
Harriet Elizabeth Cow is a school teacher in Someplace Else, a part of The Neighborhood of Make-Believe
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Henrietta
Henrietta Pussycat is X’s neighbor in The Neighborhood of Make-Believe, who speaks English punctuated by meows
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Josephine
One of the plays performed in The Neighborhood of Make-Believe was Josephine the Short-necked Giraffe
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Koko
Mr. Rogers once visited Koko the Gorilla
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Latrobe
Fred Rogers hometown was Latrobe, Pennsylvania
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Maggie
Mr. Rogers’ neighbor Maggie Stewart is Mayor Maggie, the Mayor of Westwood in The Neighborhood of Make-Believe
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Margaret
Princess Margaret H Lizard was a college student with King Friday XIII
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Marilyn
Physical Education teacher Marilyn Barnett often visited Mr. Rogers to show him new exercises
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Mary
Mr. Rogers’ neighbor Mary Sweeny is Cousin Mary Owl in The Neighborhood of Make-Believe
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Mrs. Frogg
The original curator of the Museum-Go-Round and the wife of Dr. Frogg, moved to Westwood with her husband
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Panda
A purple panda from the Planet Purple visits The Neighborhood of Make-Believe
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Pauline
Aliens from the Planet Purple, where all males are named Paul and all females Pauline, visit The Neighborhood of Make-Believe
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Platypus
Dr. Bill, Elsie Jean, and Ana Platypus live in a platypus mound in The Neighborhood of Make-Believe
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Sara
The queen of The Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Sara Saturday, was originally from Westwood
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Sesame
Mr. Rogers visited Sesame Street several times
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Tele-can
The residents of The Neighborhood of Make-Believe sometimes communicate by using the tele-can
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Tomorrow
The song that Mr. Rogers sang at the end of many of the episodes was Tomorrow
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Trolley
The trolley to The Neighborhood of Make-Believe signaled the transition from Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood to The Neighborhood of Make-Believe
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Yoshi
Talented opera singer Yoshi Ito is King Friday’s royal pilot in The Neighborhood of Make-Believe
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Zookeenies
The Flying Zookeenies were in charge of running the trolley and performed for King Friday’s birthday

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