The Terminator Dog Names

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Introduction

When it comes to science fiction franchises, only a select few have risen above the acclaim of The Terminator. Not only did it introduce the world to great sci-fi concepts, but cemented the acting career of Arnold Schwarzenegger and more importantly, the directing career of James Cameron, who was also a key part in writing the early films as well. Without it, not only would the film world be devoid of numerous action and adventure classics, but fans of pop culture would be without now-classic one-liners like “Hasta la vista, baby” and “Come with me if you want to live!” Plus, considering the wide range of characters and their often iconic names, it makes the perfect film fodder for dog-naming. 

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The Terminator Dog Name Considerations

Coming up with the perfect Terminator-themed dog name won’t be easy, but at least it will be easier than avoiding the folks at Skynet. For the easiest path to the right name, start by compiling a list of your dog’s most identifying traits, from their personality to their breed type and even their quirks — this will act as a quick reference guide when scrolling down our list of names and descriptions.

For instance, if your dog happens to be Austrian (like the actor himself), such as an Alpine Dachsbracke or Tyrolean Hound, then the names Terminator, Arnold and Schwarzenegger would all be perfectly suitable choices. If you have a supportive dog that is your roommate and best friend and happens to have super goofy hair, then maybe the names Ginger and Ventura would be more appropriate. For a dog that seems to have intense awareness of everything going on around them, then the names Sky (or Skynet) or Cyberdyne would be good fits. 

If you’re having trouble figuring out which direction to go, try isolating your favorite iterations of the franchise, from the films to the comics, then choose characters that reflect your dog’s personality and narrow down the list from there. 

Male The Terminator Dog Names

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Terminator
After The Terminator, the franchise's headliner
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Connor
After the Connor family, two of the franchise's most important protagonists
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Vukovich
After Hal Vukovich, the police sergeant from the original film
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Ventura
After Ginger Ventura, Sarah's best friend
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Buchanan
After Matt Buchanan, Ginger's boyfriend
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Miles
After Miles Bennett Dyson, the mind behind Cyberdyne Systems
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Bennett
After Miles Bennett Dyson, the one who is most responsible for Skynet
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Dyson
After Miles Bennett Dyson, the man who developed the neural net
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Tx
After T-X, the first on-screen female Terminator
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Mason
Kate's previous fiancé
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Wright
After Marcus Wright, the cyborg who first believes he's human
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Barnes
John's right hand man
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Ashdown
After General Hugh Ashdown, the leader of the Resistance
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Pops
The reprogrammed T-800 sent to protect young Sarah
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Guardian
After The Guardian, another name for Pops
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Matias
After Lieutenant Matias, from the SFPD
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Cameron
The Terminator John send back to protect his younger self
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Ellison
After FBI Special Agent Ellison, who is in pursuit of Sarah
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Cromartie
The T-888 sent to kill John in the Sarah Connor Chronicles pilot
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Dixon
After Charley Dixon, Sarah's former fiancé and paramedic who helps the family
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Judge
After Judgment Day, an important day in the Terminator timeline
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Hurd
After Gale Anne Hurd, one of the franchise's creators alongside James Cameron
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Fiedel
After Brad Fiedel, who did the music in the original and second film
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Mostow
After Jonathan Mostow, who directed Terminator 3
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Brancato
After John Brancato, who helped develop the story and screenplay for T3
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Burgess
After Don Burgess, the cinematographer for T3
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McG
The nickname of Joseph McGinty Nichol, who directed Terminator Salvation
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Goldberg
After Dana Goldberg, who produced Terminator Genisys and is working towards Terminator 6
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Arnold
After Arnold Schwarzenegger, who was quickly identified as "the" Terminator
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Schwarz
After Arnold Schwarzenegger, the original Terminator

Female The Terminator Dog Names

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Reese
After Kyle Reese, who is sent to protect Sarah Conner in the original film
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Traxler
After police lieutenant Ed Traxler, who questions Sarah
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Silber
After Dr. Peter Silberman, the criminal psychologist
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Ginger
After Ginger Ventura, Sarah's roommate
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Skynet
The artificial intelligence defense network that becomes self-aware
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Cyberdyne
After Cyberdyne Systems, the creators of the Terminator models
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T
The prefix to all Terminator models, such as T-800
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Panzer
The inspiration for Schwarzenegger's T-800 figure
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Salceda
After Enrique Salceda, Sarah's friend who provides her weapons
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Brewster
After Kate Brewster, John Conner's future wife and resistance member
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Bell
After LAPD's detective Bell
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Blair
After Blair Williams, the hardened Resistance pilot
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Serena
After Dr. Serena Kogan, the ex-Cyberdyne scientist
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Kogan
After Dr. Serena Kogan, who convinces Wright to donate his body to science
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Star
The special, mute, 8-year-old girl in Kyle's care
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Cheung
After SFPD Detective Cheung
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Young
After Allison Young, Cameron's assumed identity in the Resistance
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Riley
After Riley Dawson, John's new love interest
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Dawson
After Riley Dawson, who is brought back in time by Resistance fighter Jesse
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Weaver
After Catherine Weaver, the shapeshifting Terminator who uses a human disguise
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Flores
After Jesse Flores, a Resistance member and Derek Reese's love interest
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Genisys
A former name of Skynet
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Wisher
After William Wisher, who helped Cameron write Terminator 2
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Ferris
After Michael Ferris, who co-wrote the story and screenplay for T3
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Taylor
After Alan Taylor, who directed Terminator Genisys
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Hasta
After one of the franchise's most iconic quotes, "Hasta la vista, baby!"
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Vista
After "Hasta la vista, baby", the phrase John introduces to Terminator in the second film
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Baby
The endearing term tagged on the end of the franchise's most famous quotes
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Boots
After the famous quote, "I need your clothes, your boots, and your motorcycle"
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Wolfie
The name of James Cameron's German Shepherd who is called "Max" in the movie

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