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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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17 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.

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