These pets are even cooler than the musicians they're named after
What better way to prove your devotion to a band than to name your pet after your favourite muso? It’s a little more committed than just wearing a band shirt.
I named my dog Bowie before the singer’s untimely death (after which it became a bit sad to shout his name at a dog park).
When Something More host Tim Shiel received a gorgeous pic depicting a dog called Bjork (after playing a track from the Icelandic icon on air) – it had us thinking about the concept of naming our pets after a famous artist.
We asked you to share your musician-named-pets (let’s face it, as nothing more than an excuse to look at cute pictures of animals) and here are some of the best.
Kate Thompson had a classical theme, calling one dog Woofgang Armadeus Mozart and another Johann Sebastian Bark (yes, we see what you did there Kate). Her cat didn’t escape the pun treatment, with the moniker Claude de Pussy.
The puns didn’t stop there, with Kim Mcintosh referencing Cat Stevens, and Imogene Malcolm introducing us to Tool’s enigmatic frontman Maynard James Kitten.
Paula Gill-Kriesl didn’t get away with calling their ginger cat Minchin when she put it to her kids, so had to settle for Tim to denote the musical comedian instead.
Judy Nash named her little red dog Florence after ‘another powerful red-headed lady’.
There are also plenty of Hendrixes (image by Michelle Courtney)
And Bowies (image by Jess Bristow)
And a couple of Polly Jean’s after PJ Harvey (image by Steve Coates).
Some people got a little meta with the Bowie concept, with Christiane Pennefather calling her horse Ziggy
And Andrew John Hughes calling his cat Major Tom.
Alison Breach has a nod to the inimitable Iggy Pop (pictured with a suitable expression).
Sez Anne named her cat Bernard in 1997 as he was sporting a similar hair colour to the Powderfinger frontman at the time. Unfortunately, her Bernard passed away two months after the band broke up.
Lan Yon named his three-legged cat after comedy musical trio Tripod.
Finally, our own Zan Rowe also got a mention, with Kelly O’Connor naming her dog after the triple j Mornings presenter and Bang On co-host.
If you named your pet after a musician – or you just want to look at some really great pictures of animals – head to our Facebook page and get involved.