Underdog Inspired Dog Names

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Introduction

In the world of cartoons, it’s not hard to have a unique background, as many of the creators are just as idiosyncratic as the characters and stories they put on screen, but Underdog is a bit different. Masterminded by some of the best on Madison Avenue in 1959, Underdog started as a means of selling General Mills cereal. Given its 124 episodes and 10-year original run, it’s safe to say the marketing strategy worked. Since then, it’s seen several comic book releases, syndication on other networks and even a film adaptation, all of them forming a complete world of characters with fantastic names perfect for potential dog-namers.

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Underdog Inspired Dog Name Considerations

When trying to come up with an appropriate Underdog inspired dog name, we suggest first taking a close look at your dog and making a list of their most defining traits, whether that’s their looks, quirks or overall personality, as it will be the easiest reference point. 

For instance, if your dog is a bit of a trouble maker, then the names Riff or Raff would be perfectly suitable — especially if they are a wolf-like breed. If your dog happens to be your right hand canine or partner in crime (hopefully not actual crime), then the name Mooch would definitely fit (or if they’re a frequent beggar as well). If they are particularly fast, then the names Spinny and Wheels would be suitable. If you have two dogs who not only make trouble together, but also have bad breath, the names Irving and Ralph would be perfect. 

There are plenty of directions you can go from the simplicity of naming them after a favorite character to naming them after a one-liner in a singular episode, leaving you tons of options. Our list is comprehensive but certainly not all-encompassing, so if you need any further inspiration, go rewatch a few favorite episodes or dig around and with any luck, your efforts will yield heroic results. 

Male Underdog Inspired Dog Names

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Underdog
The anthropomorphic talking dog who is the show's protagonist
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Unger
The name of Underdog's human companion family in the live-action film
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Brainley
After General Brainley, who is in charge of the moon launch at Cape Canaveral
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Jack
After Jack Unger, Underdog's human companion in the movie
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OJ
After O.J. Skweez, the owner of TTV in the cartoon series
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Flanigan
After Officer Flim Flanigan, a recurring character in the series
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Simon
After Simon Bar Sinister, the main antagonist in the Underdog world
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Riff
After Riff Raff, the mobster-looking villain to Underdog
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Raff
After Riff Raff, the conniving and wolfish evildoer
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Mite
After Dinah Mite, one of Riff Rafts bomb-tossing accomplices
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Mooch
Riff Raff's right hand man
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Smitty
After Smitty the Blacksmith, the anchor maker for Riff Raff's ghost ship
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Irving
One of the two heads of the two-headed dragon from Zot
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Ralph
One of the two-headed dragon's two heads; hails from the planet Zot
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Mole
After the Molemen, a colony of evil giant molepeople who live underground
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Eel
After Slippery Eel, AKA Electric Eel, the only villain to defeat Underdog
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Chiseler
After Tap Tap the Chiseler, who is known to chip diamonds and other jewels into bits
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Zorm
A villain who tries to use dizziness to take over the world
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Sorcerer
After the Flying Sorcerers, an alien race led by King Cup
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Wilbur
Sweet Polly's nephew
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Leo
The real name of the beagle that plays Underdog in the live action movie
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Tuxedo
After Tennessee Tuxedo, who was also produced by General Mills
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Chet
After Chet Stover, who helped to create and develop Underdog
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Stover
After Chet Stover, who also composed music for the original series
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Harris
After Joe Harris, illustrator, storyboard artist and composer for the show
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Treadwell
After Treadwell Covington, who helped compose music for the series
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Covington
After Treadwell Covington, who helped write lyrics to the theme song
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Klondike
After Klondike Kat, who appeared in segments of Underdog's show
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McBragg
After Commander McBragg, who was a featured segment in numerous episodes

Female Underdog Inspired Dog Names

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Sweet Polly
The canine version of Lois Lane; Underdog's love interest
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Skweez
After O.J. Skweez, Sweet Polly's owner
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Moby
After Professor Moby Von Ahab, one of the world's leading scientists in the series
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Ahab
After Professor Moby Von Ahab, whose name is a combination of classic characters from Moby Dick
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Flim
After Officer Flim Flanigan, the chief of police
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Sinister
After Simon Bar Sinister, the series' prominent mad scientist
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Cad
After Cad Lackey, Simon's dim-witted henchman
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Lackey
After Cad Lackey, Simon's henchman who is apparently much smarter in the movie
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Dinah
After Dinah Mite, a criminal partner of Riff Raff
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Nails
Riff Raff's carpenter who rebuilt Captain Kidd's ship
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Needles
Riff Raff's tailor, who sewed the sails for Riff Raff's ghost ship
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Sandy
After Sandy the Safecracker, another of Riff Raff's aptly named counterparts
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Spinny
After Spinny Wheels, a member of Riff Raff's gang
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Wheels
After Spinny Wheels, Riff Raff's getaway driver
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Witch
After Riff Raff's Witch Doctor friend, who uses voodoo on Underdog
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Batty
After Batty-Man, the vampire villain with an army of bats
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Georgie
Batty-Man's assistant
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Bubble
After the Bubbleheads, who wear bubbles on their heads under the sea
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Maldemare
After the city of Maldemare, where the Bubbleheads stem from
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Magnet
After the Magnet Men, evil robots from another planet
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Marble
After the Marbleheads, who have been turned to stone by the evil Captain Marblehead
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Overcat
The giant anthropomorphic leader of planet Felina
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Slip
After Slippery Eel, an electric eel and powerful villain
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Tap Tap
After Tap Tap the Chiseler, who chisels valuables into smaller pieces
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Pickyoon
After the Wicked Witch of Pickyoon, an evil witch who controls a strange land
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Cloud
After the Cloud Men, a race of ghost-like creatures whom Underdog reforms
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Cup
After King Cup, who rules the Flying Sorcerers but evenly turns good
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Tennessee
After Tennessee Tuxedo, a neck-tied penguin who played supporting cast to Underdog
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Biggers
After W. Watts Biggers, credited with creating Underdog
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Mills
After General Mills, the company who developed cartoon characters to help sell their cereal
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Gopher
As in Go Go Gophers, a short segment featured during the Underdog show

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