Plan on getting a new pet but just can't pick a name? Let us be your guide with some Michigan-inspired ones that will be sure to have you smitten! What are some of your suggestions?

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  • 1

    The Usual

    - Mitten / Mittens
    - Mack / Mac (Mackinac Island, Mackinac bridge, etc...)
    - Copper (Michigan's copper mining history)
    - Lake (They don't call us "The Great Lakes State" for nothing!)
    - Robin (Our official State Bird)

  • 2

    Places

    - Adrian
    - Addison
    - Byron
    - Hudson
    - Huron
    - Jackson
    - Rose (Rose City)
    - Marshall
    - Monroe

  • 3

    Sports

    - Tiger
    - Piston
    - Sparty (Michigan State University)
    - Gordie (Howe)
    - Caesar (Little Caesar's)
    - Al (Rally Al AKA Red Wings Octopus)
    - Brady (Tom Brady, UofM alum)
    - Griffin (Grand Rapids Griffins)
    - Lug / Lugnut

  • 4

    People

    - Alice / Cooper (Alice Cooper)
    - Stevie (Wonder)
    - Seger (Bob)
    - Teddy / Ted (Nugent)
    - Kid (Rock)
    - Spade (David)
    - Madonna
    - Sonny / Bono
    - Franklin (Aretha)
    - Ford
    - Kellogg

  • 5

    Food / Beverage

    - Faygo
    - Vern / Vernor
    - Pasty
    - Coney

  • 6

    Beer / Breweries

    - Founder
    - Obie / Oberon
    - Hops / Hop (Best used for cats - get it?)
    - Belle / Bell (Bell's Brewery)

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    Puns / Funny

    - Pothole
    - Ope / Opie
    - Ranch
    - PEToskey
    - Meer (How we pronounce "mirror" and/or "come here")
    - Jeet (How we ask "did you eat?")