The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Dog Names

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Introduction

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a short story that was written by renowned author James Thurber. First published in The New Yorker on 1939, this work was by far the most popular and successful out of all of Thurber’s stories. In fact, it is considered as one of the most “acknowledged masterpieces” by Thurber. Furthermore, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is also one, if not the most anthologized short story in all of American literature. Because the story was such a hit, it was adapted into a film of the same name, which premiered in 1947 and featured Danny Kaye in the role of Walter Mitty. A 2013 film adaptation, starring Ben Stiller in the title role, was also released. However, the plot of the films vary one another and from the original short story. 

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Dog Name Considerations

Whenever dog owners try to devise the perfect name for their beloved four-legged pal, they often look to pop culture for inspiration. Oftentimes, they turn to their favorite literature, films, television shows, music or even memes for the most fitting name for their pooch. For fans of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty who happen to own a new pup, they may opt to choose a name inspired by this story.

For The Secret Life of Walter Mitty-inspired dog names, it all boils down to personal preference. While there are numerous versions and adaptations of this story, the most prominent ones are the original by James Thurber, the 1947 film adaptation and the 2013 film adaptation. The latter helped put the story on the map for the newer generation. In these works, the only constant character is Walter Mitty; the rest are all different. The storylines are also different from each other, although they all share the “daydreaming” theme which Walter Mitty is known for.  

If you are a fan of the more recent film, you can pick a name based on that. An example would be “Ben”, after actor Ben Stiller who plays Walter Mitty in the 2013 version. If you are more “old school” and prefer the older film, you may base your dog’s name on any of the characters, actors or cast involved in the 1947 version. 

Male The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Dog Names

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Walter
After Walter Mitty, a man who likes to have heroic daydream episodes
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James
After James Thurber, the author of the novel The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
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Sean
After Sean O’Connell, a photojournalist who works with Mitty in the 2013 film version
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Hendricks
After Ted Hendricks, Walter’s boss in the 2013 film version
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Tim
After Tim Naughton, one of Walter’s co-workers in the 2013 film version
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Hernando
Walter’s co-worker and understudy in the 2013 film version
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Gary
After Gary Mannheim, Walter’s co-worker in the 2013 film version
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Rich
After Rich Melhoff, Cheryl’s son in the 2013 film version
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Phil
After Phil Melhoff, the ex-husband of Cheryl in the 2013 film version
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Todd
After Todd Maher, a customer service representative in the 2013 film version
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Ben
After Ben Stiller, the actor who played Walter Mitty in the 2013 film version
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Penn
After Sean Penn, the actor who played Sean O’Connell in the 2013 film version
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Adam
After Adam Scott, the actor who played Ted Hendricks in the 2013 film version
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Adrian
After Adrian Martinez, the actor who played Hernando in the 2013 film version
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Daly
After Jon Daly, the actor who played Tim Naughton in the 2013 film version
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Terence
After Terence Bernie Hines, the actor who played Gary Mannheim in the 2013 film version
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Marcus
After Marcus Antturi, the actor who played Rich Melhoff in the 2013 film version
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Kai
After Kai Lennox, the actor who played Rich Melhoff in the 2013 film version
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Olafur
After Olafur Darri Olafsson, the actor who played a Greenlandic helicopter pilot
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Joey
After Joey Slotnick, who plays a retirement home administrator in the 2013 film version
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Danny
After Danny Kaye, the actor who played Walter Mitty in the 1947 film version
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Pierce
After Bruce Pierce, Walter’s boss in the 1947 film version
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Tubby
After Tubby Wadsworth, Gertrude Griswold’s would-be suitor in the 1947 film version
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Peter
After Peter van Hoorn, the uncle of Rosalind in the 1947 film version
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Thurston
After Thurston Hall, the actor who played Bruce Pierce in the 1947 film version
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Gordon
After Gordon Jones, the actor who played Tubby Wadsworth in the 1947 film version
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Konstantin
After Konstantin Shayne, the actor who played Peter van Hoorn
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Norman
After Norman Z. McLeod, the director of the 1947 film version
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Henry
After Henry Corden, the actor who played Hendrick in the 1947 film version
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Goldwyn
After Samuel Goldwyn and Samuel Goldwyn, Jr., who produced the 1947 and 2013 film versions respectively

Female The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Dog Names

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Cheryl
After Cheryl Melhoff, Walter Mitty’s love interest in the 2013 film version
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Edna
Walter Mitty’s mother in the 2013 film version
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Odessa
Walter Mitty’s sister in the 2013 film version
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Kristen
After Kristen Wiig, the actress who played Cheryl Melhoff in the 2013 film version
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Shirley
After Shirley MacLaine, the actress who played Edna Mitty in the 2013 film version
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Kathryn
After Kathryn Hahn, the actress who played Odessa Mitty in the 2013 film version
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Grace
After Grace Rex, the actress who played Cheryl’s co-worker in the 2013 film version
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Rosalind
After Rosalind van Hoorn, Walter Mitty’s love interest in the 1947 film version
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Eunice
After Eunice Mitty, Walter’s mother in the 1947 film version
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Gertrude
After Gertrude Griswald, the dimwitted fiancé of Bruce Pierce in the 1947 film version
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Irma
After Mrs. Irma Griswald, the mother of Gertrude Griswald
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Leticia
After Mrs. Leticia Follinsbee, a minor character in the 1947 film version
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Virginia
After Virginia Mayo, the actress who played Rosalind van Hoorn in the 1947 film version
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Fay
After Fay Bainter, the actress who played Eunice Mitty in the 1947 film version
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Ann
After Ann Rutherford, the actress who played Gertrude Griswald in the 1947 film version
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Florence
After Florence Bates, the actress who played Irma Griswald in the 1947 film version
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Doris
After Doris Lloyd, the actress who played Leticia Follinsbee in the 1947 film version
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Caleigh
After Caleigh Anne, the actress who played Young Odessa in the 2013 film
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Rosamund
After Rosamund Gundmundsdottir, the actress who played the ticket agent in the 2013 film version
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Rachel
After Rachel Tenner, the casting director for the 2013 film
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Lee
After Lee Garmes, the cinematographer for the 1947 film
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Everett
After Everett Freeman, one of the screenplay writers for the 1947 film
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Mayo
After Virginia Mayo, the actress who played Rosalind van Hoorn in the 1947 film
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Peggy
After Peggy Cass, the actress who portrayed Mrs. Mitty in the stage adaptation
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Sarah
After Sarah Edwards, the costume designer for the 2013 film version
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Amanda
After Amanda Naughton, the actress who played a female editor in the 2013 film version
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Jennifer
After Jennifer Leigh Mann, the actress who played the Time Life editor in the 2013 film version
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Meyer
After Meyer Gottlieb, the executive producer for the 2013 film version
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Waterbury
A city in Connecticut where the novel was set
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Himalayas
A mountain range in Asia where part of the 2013 film was set

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