Many technology people like me want to reflect their passion for technology on behalf of their dog. Nerdy dog names can take different forms, such as computer names, comic names, movie names or television names. You can look for a name that everyone recognizes as Vader (Star Wars) or something recognizable only to other geeks like Redmond (Microsoft headquarters location). The key to choosing good names is to get something that you are passionate about and do not mind screaming in the park.
For any of these names, you will want to make sure you do not get too involved. Using a name that is too long will be harder for your dog to learn and harder to say when you need to get the attention of your pet.
Techie Dog Names
These names are based on your favorite technology team. For computer names, these may include things like Mac, Cupertino, Byte or Java. What kind of technology do you work with every day? It can be a great name for a dog.
Keep in mind that the technology is outdated much faster than your dog, so try not to pick something that will be obsolete (unless it has nostalgic value). Something classic like the Mac might be great, but if you went with Zune, you may have regretted it. You want a name that lasts for at least a decade, so keep that in mind.
Comic Dog Names
Comic names are a perfect opportunity to get something unique and tailored specifically for you. You can choose something that most people know as Hulk or Rogue, or something that not everyone will recognize as a comic name like Parker or Harley. These names can also be a great opportunity for humor (like using Hulk or Thor for a small dog).
Find your favorite comics to get a list of names and see if something sounds like something you’d like to call your dog. There are a lot more cool comic dog names to choose online – click here to find out more.
Names Relating to Video Games
There are many great names in your favorite video games. Try something classic like Mario, Link or Zelda or something new like Eve or Drake. Match the character’s personality with your dog. A cute little dog could work well with Yoshi, while a large, sturdy dog works best with Bowser. Again, as mentioned with the names of the techie dogs, something classic like Atari might be great, but if you go with NeoGeo, you may have regretted it. You want a name that lasts for at least a decade, so keep that in mind.
Movie Names & TV Names
Another great opportunity for nerdy dog names exists here. Choose your favorite movie or TV show and think about the names of the characters. The names of science fiction dogs can be particularly good, like Yoda, Spock or Starbuck. Otherwise, you can get good names from other programs like Buffy, Sansa, Garth or Chuck. Run a dog name search for TV theme categories or movies to get some ideas.