Don’t get me wrong, I’ve got love for Hedwig, Crookshanks, Trevor, Mrs. Norris, Scabbers, Fawkes, Fang & Co. But if you haven’t found a pet to give any of those names, you know you can count on one of these names to work for your furry (or feathery, scaly, or shelly) friend.
2. Harry Potter
Is your pup cute, with a tendency to brood a bit? If your dog looks perfect in round glasses, you know that their initials need to be HP.
3. Ron Weasley
You can pretty much guarantee most dogs are going to eat as much food as Ron Weasley. Plus, a Jack Russel Terrier is Ron’s patronous. Double plus, it’s because Hermione’s is an otter and Jack Russel Terriers are known to chase otters.
4. Hermione Granger
So you can’t really keep otters at your house. But you know what you can? Bunny rabbits! Get a fluffy, long eared rabbit and give it a book. They will devour it. Just like good ol’ Hermione.
5. Draco Malfoy
“The amazing, bouncing ferret.”
6. Luna Lovegood
If you don’t own a Raven, then an extremely colorful and vibrant bird is the perfect pet to honor with the name Luna. Make sure to teach them all about The Quibbler.
7. Neville Longbottom
The only house pet badass enough to bear the name Neville Longbottom is a turtle. They’re a lot chiller than Neville is known to be, but they’re mega cool.
8. Fred and George Weasley
If you get twins (identical or fraternal, both work) of any species, they must be Weasleys. Gred and Forge, George and Fred = you’re setting yourself up for some awesome pets.
The Dark Lord. He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named. I am Lord Voldemort. You’ve got all sorts of cool nicknames you can give to your snake. You better learn parseltongue quick.
11. Minerva McGonagall
If you own a Maine Coon and it’s not named McGonagall, you’re doing that animal a disservice.
12. Peter Pettigrew
We may not love him in the series, but you can’t have a cute little rodent and not name it Peter Pettigrew.
13. Sirius Black
It works for your black cats, hamsters, and fish as well, but there is no better name for a black dog than Sirius Black.