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Music-Related Pet Names

My husband and I recently rescued a cat (pictured at right)!  We spent a lot of time thinking up a name for her.  I wanted to give her a music related name, but as it turned out, we ended up agreeing to name her “Kira.”  But for any of you who might wish to give your pet a musical name, I’ve compiled a long list of my favorites!

Edit: We adopted a second cat! Guess what: we named her Coda. 🙂 

Pianos

  • Kawai
  • Steinway
  • Story & Clark (cute names for a pair of cats)
  • Mason & Hamlin
  • Schimmel
  • Yamaha
  • Bosendorfer
  • Fazioli

Tempo & Style Markings

  • Adagio
  • Allegro
  • Vivace
  • Largo
  • Presto
  • Lento
  • Larghetto
  • Grazioso

Musical Terms

  • Rhythm
  • Melody
  • Harmony
  • Polyphony
  • Tempo
  • Treble
  • Clef
  • Motif
  • Stretto
  • Echo
  • Major
  • Music
  • Note
  • Consonance
  • Dissonance
  • Sonority
  • Lyric
  • Libretto
  • Sonnet
  • Crescendo
  • Fortissimo
  • Pianissimo
  • Poco
  • Legato
  • Staccato
  • Rubato
  • Arpeggio
  • Glissando
  • Tremulo
  • Solfeggio
  • Melisma
  • Octave
  • Alberti (bass)
  • Solo
  • Coda
  • Codetta
  • Pantomine
  • Finale
  • A Capella
  • Opus
  • Maestro
  • Virtuoso
  • Bravo
  • Encore
  • Diva
  • Verismo
  • Jazz
  • Boogie Woogie
  • Charleston
  • Yodel
  • Avant-Garde
  • Phantom (as in Phantom of the Opera)
  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenor
  • Bass

Musical Forms

  • Symphony
  • Overture
  • Opera
  • Sonata
  • Sonatina
  • Lullaby
  • Aria
  • Arietta
  • Tarantella
  • Fantasia
  • Pastorale
  • Kyrie
  • Madrigal
  • Rhapsody
  • Magnificat
  • Concerto
  • Rondo
  • Tocatta
  • Fugue
  • Prelude
  • Fantasy
  • Scherzo
  • Etude
  • Mazurka
  • Polanaise
  • Waltz
  • Impromptu
  • Interlude
  • Pavan
  • Intermezzo
  • Minuet
  • Sarabande
  • Bourée
  • Jig
  • Chaconne
  • Chanson
  • Canzone
  • Partita
  • Siciliana
  • Ballad / Ballade
  • Caprice
  • Serenade
  • Calypso
  • Bolero
  • Passacaglia
  • Carol
  • Chorale
  • Fanfare

Composers

  • Ludwig Van Barkhoven
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Bark
  • Bach
  • Sebastian
  • Johann
  • Scarlatti
  • Chopin
  • Brahms
  • Puccini / Poochini
  • Sinatra

Instruments

  • Piano
  • Harpsichord
  • Clavichord
  • Brass
  • Carillon
  • Xyla (short for xylophone)
  • Timpani
  • Conga
  • Marimba
  • Gong
  • Koto (Japanese harp-like instrument)
  • Didgeradoo
  • Banjo
  • Cello
  • Viola
  • Violin
  • Baritone
  • Bassoon
  • Oboe
  • Piccolo

Famous Pianists

  • Lang Lang
  • Horowitz
  • Argerich
  • Van Cliburn
  • Richter
  • Rubenstein
  • Glenn Gould

I just love the names “Kawai” and “Steinway.”  Wouldn’t it be fun to have a pet named after a piano for students to meet when they come for their lessons?  =)

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24 thoughts on “Music-Related Pet Names”

  1. We are actually trying to theme our pets with music/sound oriented named – for example, we have a dane named “Anthem”, and cats named “Phonic” and “Decibelle”. 🙂 Like your ideas, as well!

  2. I havr saint bernards my male is Beethoven my girl is melody is i just got a girl saint pup and i want to name her something that goes with there names any ideas?

  3. I googled Stony & Clark, which does sound super awesome for 2 cats, but I only found Story & Clark Pianos.
    I still like Stony better 😉

    Thanks for the list 😀

  4. I had a dog named Steinway, and my only regret is that I’ve now used up that name! Everyone loved it. I’m getting a cat in a couple weeks and naming him Wolfgang Sebastian, and I will probably just call him Sebastian. My piano students will love it because I always go on and on to them about how amazing Bach is!

  5. One of our dogs is named after a Caypo – because this was how big she was when we got her. We spell it K’Po. 🙂 Considering we are keeping her daughter, we may go with Minor (which also works as miner because she is black) or echo. 🙂

  6. My female cats are Melody, Harmony (both deceased), Sonata, Aria, Lyrica, Calypso (male) and anew addition, either Tremelo, Fantasy, or Marimba ( female).

  7. How about Ragtime? Or Bix for Bix Beiderbecke? For a piano pair – Ivory and Ebony. My favorite for a tuxedo cat is Maestro. Thelonious Monk – you could use either of his names for a cool name.

  8. Lennon and McCartney for a pair of male pets! Ringo would be cute too, if you’re a Beatles fanatic like me. 🙂

  9. We had three rescue cats who came to us one by one, two boys and then a girl. The first we named Piccolo, as he was small…. but soon grew huge! The second we named Harmony, to fit the musical theme, and the third we named Timpani, as she has a loud meow. We lost Harmony last year, aged 15, but Piccolo (17) and Timpani (14) are still with us.

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