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Introduction

Pete’s Dragon was first introduced to the American public in 1977 when an animated green and purple dragon named Elliot helps a young orphan named Pete escape his captors and find a family around the turn of the century in a fictional American fishing village known as Passamaquoddy. In 2016 a new and updated version of Pete’s Dragon was released, this time with events starting in 1977, the original release date of the first Pete’s Dragon, with a new furrier version of Elliot, and a brand new Pete. Although only the 1977 version is a musical, both movies have heartwarming stories with fun and fantastic effects, and were warmly received by both critics and the public. No matter which of these heartwarming tales is your favorite Elliot, this list should provide plenty of inspiration.  

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Pete’s Dragon Inspired Dog Name Considerations

Choosing a new name for your dog is an exciting and important responsibility for new pet owners. Picking a name that is easy to consistently pronounce may help your new canine companion to easily recognize their own name and a name that your specific dog naturally responds to may enhance bonding and training exercises. Many people may choose a name based on a favorite television show or movie and both versions of Pete’s Dragon were well-liked uplifting films, perfect inspiration for an uplifting or nostalgic name. Some individuals may prefer to concentrate on characters from one film or another, choosing names for their dog like Nora, Lampie, or Terminus from the first film or Grace, Jack, or Natalie from the second. The names of the actors and actresses of these films may also provide some inspiration with actor names like Helen, Sean, or Mickey from the 1977 musical and Oakes, Bryce, and Oona from the 2016 feature film. Other people may prefer to give their canine a name that can connect to either movie, choosing a name like Pete, Elliot, or even Saturn. Whichever method you used to pinpoint the perfect name for your pooch, this list should provide you with some magical inspiration.

Male Pete’s Dragon Inspired Dog Names

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Pete
The name of the orphaned boy in both tales is Pete
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Abner
One of the featured lumberjacks in the 2016 feature film
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Bobby
One of the featured lumberjacks in the 2016 feature film
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Brazzle
The 1977 movie includes the uplifting song “Brazzle Dazzle Day”
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Crocodile
In the 1977 film Elliot has the head of a camel, the neck of a crocodile, and the ears of a cow
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Don
Don Chaffey and Don Bluth directed the 1977 film together
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Elliiot
The sometimes invisible dragon goes by the moniker Elliot in both movies
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Gavin
The main antagonist in the 2016 rendition and Jack’s brother
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Gene
Sheriff Gene Dentler is featured in the 2016 film
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Grover
Grover Gogan was one of the sons of Lena and Merle Gogan
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Hatteras
Paul was the only survivor of a shipwreck at Cape Hatteras in the 1977 musical
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Hoagy
The simpering sidekick to Dr. Terminus in the 1977 movie
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Jack
Jack Margary is the widowed father of Natalie Margary and the boyfriend of Grace Meacham
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Lampie
The lighthouse keeper in the 1977 movie was known by the name of Lampie
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Levi
Levi Alexander played the younger Pete during the first part of the 2016 movie
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Lumberjack
Jack works with lumberjacks in the forest
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Mayor
Although the mayor is featured several times in the 1977 movie, he is never actually named
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Meacham
Grace’s father, played by Robert Redford, is known only as Mr. Meacham
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Merle
In the 1977 movie, this is Lena Gogan’s husband and the patriarch of the Gogan family
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Mickey
Mickey Rooney played the role of Nora’s father, the lighthouse operator
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Oakes
Oakes Fegley played the role of Pete in the 2016 rendition of Pete’s Dragon
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Oscar
The 1977 film won two Oscars for it’s best original song “Candle on the Water”
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Paul
Nora’s fiancé in the 1977 film, a sailor who is lost at sea
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Robert
Robert Redford played the father of Grace in the 2016 movie, and the only other person to have seen Elliot
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Saturn
Both the 1977 and the 2016 films won Saturn awards for best fantasy film
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Sean
Sean Marshall played the role of Pete in the 1977 rendition of Pete’s Dragon
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Terminus
A quack and showman in the 1977 movie who is determined to get his hands on the magical creature
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Tranq
Both dragons are brought down for a time by the use of tranquilizers
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Willie
Willie Gogan was one of the sons of Lena and Merle Gogan
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Woodrow
One of the featured lumberjacks in the 2016 feature film

Female Pete’s Dragon Inspired Dog Names

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Betamax
The 1977 Pete’s Dragon was the first Disney feature released on either VHS or Betamax
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Bryce
The forest ranger Grace in the 2016 movie was played by Bryce Dallas Harris
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Camel
In the 1977 film Elliot has the head of a camel, the neck of a crocodile, and the ears of a cow
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Candle
The award-winning song “Candle on the Water” was featured on both the 1977 and the 2016 soundtracks
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Dazzle
The 1977 movie includes the uplifting song “Brazzle Dazzle Day”
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Dragon
One of the main characters in both movies is an enormous dragon who is able to make himself invisible
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Fantasy
Both films are fantasy adventures released by Disney studios
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Flame
In the 1977 film, although Elliot’s flaming breath scares many, it is also instrumental in getting the lighthouse running again
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Forest
Pete and Elliot live in the forest in the 2016 movie
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Grace
The forest ranger that finds Pete in the 2016 film is named Grace Meacham
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Healy
Pete’s last name in the 2016 version of Pete’s Dragon is Healy
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Helen
In the movie from 1977, Helen Reddy played the role of Nora
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Lena
Lena Gogan is the matriarch of the hillbilly family that “owns” Pete
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Lighthouse
The lighthouse is a central figure in the 1977 musical film
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Love
The power of love and family wherever you find them are strong themes in these movies
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Magic
Magic is best found in pairs according to these movies
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Marianne
The song “So long, Marianne” was on the soundtrack for the 2016 film
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Miss Taylor
The strict schoolmarm in charge of Passamaquoddy’s educational system
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Natalie
In the 2016 film, Natalie is Jack’s daughter and the person who first finds Pete
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Nickelodeon
The 2016 motion picture also won an award at the Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards
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Nora
The headstrong but kind daughter to the keeper of the lighthouse lamp in the 1977 movie
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Ocean
In the 1977 version of Pete’s Dragon, Elliot lives in a cave by the ocean
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Oona
Oona Laurence played the role of Natalie in the 2016 movie
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Puppy
In the 2016 movie, Pete calls the dragon Elliot after a puppy in his book
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Ranger
Grace is the forest ranger that patrols the forest where Elliot lives
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Secrets
The tagline for the 2016 film was listed as “Some secrets are too big to keep”
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Laura
A play on Oona Laurence
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Tomato
The 2016 version of Pete’s Dragon earned a Golden Tomato award for Best kids/family movie
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Tracker
Even when invisible, Elliot leaves tracks when he walks
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Wealth
The villains in both movies were after gold and wealth

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