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
9
Creed
For Dr. Louis Creed in Pet Sematary
9
Barlow
For Kurt Barlow, a vampire in Salem's Lot
8
Pennywise
The name the clown demon goes by in It
8
Kojak
The Irish Setter in The Stand; portrayed as a Golden Retriever in the TV miniseries version
6
Roland
The Gunslinger in the Dark Tower Series
6
Duke
For the police chief in Under the Dome
6
Horace
A Welsh Corgi owned by Julia Shumway in Under the Dome
6
Cujo
The fearsome Saint Bernard in the novel of the same name
5
King
For Stephen King
4
Owen
One of Stephen King's sons; also a novelist
4
Marlowe
The name of a Corgi owned by Stephen King
4
Del
Convicted murderer Eduard "Del" Delacroix in The Green Mile
4
It
For the demon in the novel of the same name
3
Leland
For Leland Gaunt; shopkeeper in Needful Things
3
Danny
The son in The Shining; appears as an adult in Doctor Sleep
1
Ripley
The name of the virus in Dreamcatcher
1
Shawshank
For one of King's most well-known works, The Shawshank Redemption
1
Derry
For Derry, Maine; the fictional city in which many of King's stories take place
1
Arnie
For Arnie Cunningham, owner of the car in Christine
0
Sheldon
For novelist Paul Sheldon in Misery
0
Jingles
For Mr. Jingles, the intelligent mouse in The Green Mile
0
Stephen
For the master of horror himself
-1
Joseph
For Joseph Hill King, one of Stephen King's sons
-1
Ralph
For the character in Insomnia
-1
Jack
For Jack Torrance from The Shining
-1
Buddy
An Irish Setter in Under the Dome
-3
Tad
The young boy terrorized by Cujo
-3
Coffey
For wrongly accused man John Coffey in The Green Mile
-3
Clayton
For Clayton Reynolds, lead character in Cell
-4
Ben
For the hero in The Running Man

Female Stephen King Inspired Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
10
Kyra
For Kyra DeVore, a young girl in Bag of Bones
8
Frannie
For Fran Goldsmith in The Stand
7
Rhea
The name of the witch in The Dark Tower
6
Willow
For Willow, Maine; the setting for Rainy Season
6
Evie
Mysterious female character in Sleeping Beauties
6
Abra
Young girl in Doctor Sleep
6
Duma
For Duma Key; fictional setting for the novel of the same name
5
Ayana
A blind girl with healing powers in the short story of the same name
5
Bev
For Beverly Marsh in It
4
Susannah
From Song of Susannah
4
Annie
For Annie Wilkes in Misery
4
Blondi
German Shepherd in Kingdom Hospital
3
Rose
For Rose Daniels in Rose Madder
3
Naomi
Stephen King's daughter
3
Charlie
For Charlie McGee, the girl with pyrokinetic power in FIrestarter
2
Wendy
For Wendy Torrance from The Shining
2
Diamond
The leader of The Sisters in the Shawshank Redemption, Bogs Diamond
1
Fury
For the Plymouth Fury in Christine
1
Tabby
For Stephen King's wife, Tabitha
1
Jessie
For Jessie Burlingame in Gerald's Game
1
Trisha
The little girl in The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon
1
Carrie
Young girl with telekinetic powers in the novel of the same name
0
Sasha
The Queen in Eyes of the Dragon
0
Darlene
A single mother in Luckey Quarter
0
Lucy
For Lucy Swann, survivor of the superflu in The Stand
0
Abagail
Spiritual leader in the novel The Stand
-1
Lila
Police chief in Sleeping Beauties
-1
Christine
The name of the possessed Plymouth Fury in the novel of the same name
-2
Swann
For Lucy Swann in The Stand
-3
Audrey
Golden Retriever owned by Linda and Rusty Everett in Under the Dome

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