Move aside Mittens, Oreo, Hershey, and Buddy — while typical pet names are cutesy and fun, there’s just something so delightful about giving an animal a very, very human-sounding name.
Amber Zoe sparked this particular bit of pet praise Tuesday, when she posted on Twitter about a neatly named pooch. Shed was utterly pleased to find out that the dog who lives behind her is named Brian.
There’s just something so charming about expecting a human to answer to a name like “Brian,” but instead seeing a little white dog bounding towards you.
She encouraged owners of pets with human names to share their good boys and girls. Below is just a very small sampling of all the wonderful human-named pets out there.
This charming fellow Ralph not only has a human-sounding name, but dresses up like he’s going to his country club for a round of golf with the boys, as most named Ralph are oft to do.
Meanwhile, this Ralph is a strong, solid boy.
Dave, much like human Daves, is cracking open a cold, refreshing beverage.
Frank isn’t here to do your taxes. He’s here to have a nice roll on the lawn.
Here’s another boy named Frank. He’s less interested in financial accounting and more interested in lounging on his human’s lap.
This Charles isn’t next in line for the English throne, but instead sits in a little basket with a wee flower nestled in his luxurious fur.
This Jerry looks more feline and less Seinfeld.
And this Malcolm doesn’t look like .
This Jenny isn’t on her way to pilates, but instead is having a great day at the park. She gets all the exercise she needs by running around and playing fetch.
The Portias of the world might be found lounging by fancy pools, but this Portia doesn’t mind just lounging on whatever comfortable surface she might find. She’s still just as elegant.
Burt’s less about cleaning chimney sweeps and more about sitting in very odd and inconvenient places.
Bruce sounds like the name of a bodybuilder and this good boy named Bruce definitely has the buff figure to pull off the name.
Matt gets into trouble just as much as the typical teenage Matthew.
Instead of attending fancy prep-school polo outings in the Hamptons, Chester the ferret gets snuggly with his owner.
This person tried to give their cat the most unappealing name they could think of so they wouldn’t get attached. But Bill warmed his way into their hearts.
And finally Fergus, who looks exactly like how someone named Fergus would look like.
We hope that all these human-named dogs, cats, and other furry friends are having amazing days.