Stephen King Inspired Dog Names

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Introduction

Stephen King is by far one of the best known American horror, suspense and fantasy authors. With 54 novels, six nonfiction books, more than 200 short stories and several feature film, television series and miniseries credits to his name, he is one of the most successful authors of his generation. If you are a fan of the horror master, you may want to consider giving your dog a name inspired by one of his books. Maybe your dog loves spending time by your side while you read your favorite book, or maybe you would just love to have one of your favorite characters living in your home. In any case, a Stephen King inspired dog name is a great way to show your love for the legendary writer. 

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Stephen King Inspired Dog Name Considerations

Choosing the perfect name for your canine companion is no easy task. The name you select will be his or hers for 10 to 15 years or more, and it’s the name you’ll find yourself calling out the door during late night potty breaks and providing to your veterinarian when making appointments. If you’re thinking about choosing a Stephen King inspired name, remember to avoid those that could be deemed offensive. Think about your dog’s breed and characteristics. An Irish setter would make a great Kojak, for example. Cujo works well for Saint Bernards, as well as dogs with intimidating personalities. Be creative, and come up with a name that honors your dog and the horror master himself. 

You may also want to consider your favorite Stephen King novels or books and their characters. If you have a favorite, it will really narrow down your options. Be creative! While the names of characters are great ideas, think about settings, themes and even book titles. For a more subtle tribute to the author, you could even choose to name your pet after one of his children or family members. Stephen King provides plenty of opportunities for the perfect pet name. Check out some of our favorites. 

Male Stephen King Inspired Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
8
Creed
For Dr. Louis Creed in Pet Sematary
8
Barlow
For Kurt Barlow, a vampire in Salem's Lot
7
Pennywise
The name the clown demon goes by in It
7
Horace
A Welsh Corgi owned by Julia Shumway in Under the Dome
7
Kojak
The Irish Setter in The Stand; portrayed as a Golden Retriever in the TV miniseries version
5
Roland
The Gunslinger in the Dark Tower Series
5
Duke
For the police chief in Under the Dome
5
It
For the demon in the novel of the same name
5
Cujo
The fearsome Saint Bernard in the novel of the same name
4
Danny
The son in The Shining; appears as an adult in Doctor Sleep
4
King
For Stephen King
3
Owen
One of Stephen King's sons; also a novelist
3
Marlowe
The name of a Corgi owned by Stephen King
3
Del
Convicted murderer Eduard "Del" Delacroix in The Green Mile
2
Arnie
For Arnie Cunningham, owner of the car in Christine
1
Leland
For Leland Gaunt; shopkeeper in Needful Things
1
Sheldon
For novelist Paul Sheldon in Misery
1
Stephen
For the master of horror himself
0
Joseph
For Joseph Hill King, one of Stephen King's sons
0
Ralph
For the character in Insomnia
0
Ripley
The name of the virus in Dreamcatcher
0
Shawshank
For one of King's most well-known works, The Shawshank Redemption
0
Jingles
For Mr. Jingles, the intelligent mouse in The Green Mile
0
Buddy
An Irish Setter in Under the Dome
-1
Derry
For Derry, Maine; the fictional city in which many of King's stories take place
-2
Tad
The young boy terrorized by Cujo
-2
Coffey
For wrongly accused man John Coffey in The Green Mile
-2
Jack
For Jack Torrance from The Shining
-2
Clayton
For Clayton Reynolds, lead character in Cell
-3
Ben
For the hero in The Running Man

Female Stephen King Inspired Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
9
Kyra
For Kyra DeVore, a young girl in Bag of Bones
8
Rhea
The name of the witch in The Dark Tower
7
Frannie
For Fran Goldsmith in The Stand
5
Willow
For Willow, Maine; the setting for Rainy Season
5
Evie
Mysterious female character in Sleeping Beauties
5
Ayana
A blind girl with healing powers in the short story of the same name
5
Susannah
From Song of Susannah
5
Abra
Young girl in Doctor Sleep
5
Annie
For Annie Wilkes in Misery
5
Blondi
German Shepherd in Kingdom Hospital
5
Duma
For Duma Key; fictional setting for the novel of the same name
4
Naomi
Stephen King's daughter
4
Bev
For Beverly Marsh in It
3
Wendy
For Wendy Torrance from The Shining
3
Diamond
The leader of The Sisters in the Shawshank Redemption, Bogs Diamond
2
Rose
For Rose Daniels in Rose Madder
2
Tabby
For Stephen King's wife, Tabitha
2
Jessie
For Jessie Burlingame in Gerald's Game
2
Trisha
The little girl in The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
2
Charlie
For Charlie McGee, the girl with pyrokinetic power in FIrestarter
1
Darlene
A single mother in Luckey Quarter
1
Lucy
For Lucy Swann, survivor of the superflu in The Stand
1
Abagail
Spiritual leader in the novel The Stand
0
Fury
For the Plymouth Fury in Christine
0
Carrie
Young girl with telekinetic powers in the novel of the same name
0
Christine
The name of the possessed Plymouth Fury in the novel of the same name
-1
Sasha
The Queen in Eyes of the Dragon
-2
Lila
Police chief in Sleeping Beauties
-2
Audrey
Golden Retriever owned by Linda and Rusty Everett in Under the Dome
-3
Swann
For Lucy Swann in The Stand

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