It is truly amazing how people come up with the funny monikers for their pets. The name they choose always has a special meaning whether it’s from a cherished memory, a favorite from childhood or a monumental life-changing event. The lucky dogs that are owned by celebrities seem to especially be tagged with wild titles to truly make them stand out above the rest, just like their red-carpet strutting two-legged care-takers.
Below are the top 5 celebrity dogs that we thought carried some of the most interesting names and backstories. These names truly give a unique insight into either a hidden or completely obvious trait about the dog itself or their owner. With so many unusual celebrity dog names and the tales of how they came to be in the star-studded world, it was tough to narrow it down to five but we did. Check it out!
Top 5 Celebrity Dog Names (in no particular order)
Matzoball: Traditionally a flat unleavened Jewish bread, it is also the name of Adam Sandler’s dog. As some of you may or may not know, Mister Sandler was born into a Jewish family, making this a clever name with family ties for the newest member of the Sandler clan. Sadly, Sandler’s previous pooch “Meatball” passed away in 2006, after he had spent many years by the side of his faithful owner.
BO: When president Obama gave his election speech, he promised his two girls a puppy when they moved to the White House. He followed through on his word Easter Sunday of 2009 when Senator Ted Kennedy gifted the Obamas with a six-month old Portuguese Water Dog. The gifted pooch came after months of speculation and the rare breed was chosen in part because of Malia Obama’s allergies and therefore her need for a hypoallergenic breed. They later named the sweet fluffster BO, standing for none other than President Barack Obama himself.
Wink: Even though in previous years Selma Blair has been crazy busy with blockbuster movies alongside a rigorous schedule acting in a variety of Indie films, she still finds time to spend with her one-eyed sweetheart of a pooch dubbed Wink (such a fitting name)! She adopted Wink from a non-profit rescue organization that she volunteers for in her free time in LA. When strangers stop and stare and ask her how her yippy little pooch lost his right eye, Blair told ‘Details Magazine’ that she gets a kick out of making up silly stories.
Loki: Mickey Rourke truly did love his fierce Chihuahua Loki, named after the Nordic God who was known as a ‘shape shifter’ in mythology. Mickey and his dog shared an obvious heartfelt connection. Sadly, she passed away in 2009, living a valiant 17 years. He credits his companion for helping him through some of the roughest times in his life, through box office failures and his struggles with addiction. "I'd like to thank all my dogs, the ones who are here and the ones who aren't here anymore… Sometimes, when a man is alone, that's all you got is your dog. And they've meant the world to me," he told the Daily News.
George: Ryan Gosling absolutely loves his dog George, and he basically takes his mini-me with him wherever he goes. As seen on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Ryan gave his dog a mohawk because, apparently, he’s just not as easy-going when he’s not donning the spike-haired punk rock look. His dog is considered to be a “Heinz” breed, but most people call dogs like this “Mutts”, Ryan likes to refer to his as a Muppet.
So yes, we all know that there are some very quirky, strange, and funny dog names out there, but these are the top 5 celebrity dog names that really paw-printed our hearts. Just remember, your dog doesn’t have to walk the red carpet or appear on a late night talk show to be a rock star pooch! If you have something fun and quirky to share about your little superstar, comment and share below or find us on Facebook and send us a photo and a little wooftastic love!
Phoenix Keyser got the idea for this blog from the way his old dog used to strut around and do strange things. Abby, a Border-Collie Australian Shepherd mix, did the funniest things like insist on being a part of all group hugs that ever took place and herding my whole family into a corner without us even realizing it. When he is not writing blogs about celebrity dogs, he is usually walking around, hanging out and taking in the amazing city of Asheville.