What do celebrities name their dogs, anyway? The lives of the rich and famous can seem distant and surreal—private jets, awards shows, paparazzi. But when it comes to dogs, celebrities really are just like us. Sure, they might have assistants picking up their sweet pooch’s less-than-Instagrammable poops, but they’re just as obsessed with their pets as we are. And when it comes to their dogs’ names, they go for anything from the bizarre to the downright adorable.
For future dog-parent inspiration (and just for fun), we’ve gathered a list of some of our favorite celebs’ dogs and their cute, ironic, and hilarious names.
Famous People Naming Dogs After Other Famous People
Because what’s more #relatable, right?
50 Cent and Oprah
Rapper 50 Cent has a dog named Oprah (and so does Eva Longoria, it turns out!). In an interview, Oprah asked 50 Cent why he named his dog after her. It got, um, awkward.
Nick Jonas and Elvis
This smooth crooner named his pal after the Original Smooth Crooner. Nice.
Tiny dog + hunky dude = instant classic.
Tom Brady and Fluffy
Together with wife Gisele Bundchen, Tom rescued their third puppy, who is a black and white puff of happiness. In a recent Facebook video, Tom hilariously channeled Mufasa as he introduced Fluffy to his “kingdom.”
Thank you @wagsandwalks for all you do and for letting us rescue this little angel. The kids are over the moon with our new family member. Fluffy is pure joy ! #puppylove #joy #family ❤️🐾🐶 Obrigada @wagsandwalks pelo trabalho que vocês fazem e também por nos deixar adotar esse anjinho. As crianças estão muito felizes com o novo membro da nossa família. A Fluffy é pura alegria!#família
Hugh Jackman and Mocha
Wolverine with a Frenchie?! Shhhh. Don’t question it.
The Literal Approach
Obvious? Nah, just cute.
Olivia Munn and Chance
Olivia chose this name after giving her puppy-mill rescue another shot at life.
Selma Blair and Wink
Selma picked a cheeky name for her one-eyed Jack Russell. Her most recent rescue is a 12-year-old Pug-Chihuahua mix named Ducky.
Your Great Uncle’s Name
If the argyle sweater and loafers fit…
Carrie Fisher and Gary
This dearly beloved Star Wars icon toted her French bulldog everywhere, including to premieres and televised interviews.
Jennifer Aniston and Norman
R.I.P. Norman, Jennifer’s curmudgeonly corgi mix who lives on through a tattoo on Jen’s foot.
Warning: more than one dog required for assembly.
Chrissy Teigen and John Legend with Penny, Pippa, and Puddy
Before rescuing their three-legged Frenchie, Penny, Chrissy, and John held a wedding ceremony for Pippa and Puddy in their backyard to raise money for John’s charity, The Show Me Campaign.
Featured image via Flickr / DaPuglet