Jennifer G. (NDI#27) (10 Posts)

Jen has had a fascination with the Disney culture since her first trip with her family when she was 12. After discovering that there was a community of people who were “as crazy as she was” about her love of all things Disney, she started finding ways to visit WDW more often and give back to the community. In 2010, Jen started her own company, Hyperion Travel, and became a Disney Destination Specialist. As an avid endurance athlete and a college volleyball coach, Jen is very connected to the WDW athletic world. She also trained and completed the 2010 Walt Disney World Marathon. As a pet travel specialist, Jen brings unique destination advice to her clients by "experiencing the magic" with her bulldog, Lucy. You can follow Jen and Lucy on Twitter at @hyperionginn and @thedisneydog, or visit her website,, or Lucy’s website at

Walt Disney World is full of animals.  The Fab Five are some of our favorite animals in the entire world.  Two mice, a duck, a dog, and whatever Goofy is.  There’s Clarabelle the Cow, Jiminy Cricket, the Cheshire Cat, and even a Tiki Room full of singing birds.  We are surrounded!

When we talk about being neurotic Disney people and incorporating Disney in every aspect of our lives, I can’t help but think of a major way that I have added Disney to my life:  by naming my pets after Disney Characters.

I have one little cat that I have named Roo, after Kanga’s baby from Winnie the Pooh.  Roo had twin kittens about a year ago, a girl and a boy, and their names are Rexx, after Rex from Toy Story, and Remy from Ratatouille.  I personally can’t just name my pets anything.  I believe that a name has to “fit”.  I thought Roo fit her name perfectly, because she is a very little cat.  She is only about 7 lbs. “Little Roo” is in the Winnie the Pooh song, so the name worked.

The beauty of naming your pet is that it’s your decision!  If you have a cat you want to name Catatouille, you can.  If you love Beauty and the Beast, you can name your pets after the castle gang:  Chip, Cogsworth, Lumiere.  No name is off limits!  So, with this in mind, I have picked out some pet characteristic and some appropriate Disney names to go with them.  Here it goes:

If you own a dog with big ears, perhaps a Basset Hound, a perfect name would be Dumbo.

If you have a pair of hamsters that look fairly similar, Tweedle-Dee and Tweedle-Dumb may be good choices.

Eeyore is a great name for an animal that takes it time, such as a turtle.

How about Walt and Roy for a pair of kittens that come from the same litter?

If you have  bird with a long beak, or a dog with a particularly long snout, how about Pinocchio?

Anyway, these are just a few off the top of my head.  Do you have any pets named after Disney characters?  I’m a sucker for a clever pet name.  Leave a comment on the blog and let me know what your Disney critter’s names are!  We may even feature your pet in an upcoming blog post!

Contributed by: Jen Ginn (NDI#27) Jen is the DDL Pets and Sports Blogger. She is also the creator of Hyperion Travel Company.

9 thoughts on “WHAT’S IN A NAME?

  1. Yes, I have a dog his breed is a Yorkiepoo, when we got him we were determined to have a disney name for him. Well since he was a dark brown and had a stubby tail and walked like a bear ( his rear moved back and forth) my hubby thought Koda ( from brother bear) would be a good fit, and it is.

  2. Such a sweet post!! My boyfriend and I have three dogs (one of our own and two fosters) but surprisingly none of them are named after Disney characters. One dog’s name is Wally, and we get a lot of people asking us if we named him after Wall-E, but Wally is just short for his full name, Wallace Beauregard!!

    Can’t wait to read more pet posts from you! 🙂

  3. We only have one cat, but since we couldn’t agree on one specific princess name, she is called Princess. But my girls name all their stuffed animals and dolls after Disney characters, does that count? 🙂

  4. We named our chocolate lab, “Sawyer” after Tom Sawyer Island. Perfect name for a lover of the great-outdoors and a boy of mine. 🙂

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