* Inspector Series/{{Columbo}} has a basset hound named Dog.
* In ''Series/BreakingBad'', Jesse's drawings feature a baby kangaroo named "Joey".
* On ''Series/TheCloser'', Brenda simply calls her inherited cat Kitty.
* ''The Polka Dot Door'': Most of the toys have real names, but the teddy bear is just called Bear. The Polkaroo is either this or PokemonSpeak.
* Series/{{ALF}}'s real name is Gordon Shumway, but his Earth name ALF is actually an abbreviation of Alien Life Form.
* ''Series/DoctorWho'' has a RobotDog named K9, overlapping with RobotNames.
* The robot in ''Series/LostInSpace'' answers to "Robot", even among those who consider it family and best friend.
* The Emergency Medical Hologram in ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' never found a better name than "Doctor". That's not just EverybodyCallsHimBarkeep: being a Doctor is more than what the EMH ''does'', it's what he ''is'' (though he eventually learns to transcend his programming).
* "Horse" from ''Series/{{Monkey}}''. "Horse" is really a dragon named Yu Lung, but everyone just calls him "Horse".
* Boss and Secretary (as well as Oobi's workplace, the aptly-named Work Building) in ''Series/OobiAtWork''.
* "Cat" from ''Series/RedDwarf''. Played with as Cat is actually a HumanAlien that evolved from domestic housecats.
* The small terrier with apparantly human intellect from Petticoat Junction was called just "The Dog". During a courtroom scene, he took the bench (seriously!) after being referred to as "John Doe Dog".
* Played with in ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' where Willow and Tara's cat is named "Miss Kitty Fantastico".
* Somehow comically averted in ''GossipGirl'', since Chuck's dog gets named Monkey".
* The Lass family in ''DeadLikeMe'' adopts J.D. without knowing the meaning of his initials. Reggie decides it's "Just Dog".
* Played with in one episode of ''WizardsOfWaverlyPlace''. They get a dog named Dragon, but it's actually a dragon magically disguised as a dog.
* In the premiere episode of the final season of ''Series/TwentyFour'', Jack Bauer asks his granddaughter if she's given a name to the stuffed bear he got her at the zoo - she says that he's "Bear."
* ''Series/{{JAG}}'': The dog Admiral Chegwidden adopts in the season nine episode "Empty Quiver" is named ''Dammit'', because that was the only expression to which it would pay attention.
* He's eventually re-named to Riot, but the Australian Shepherd Sam hits with the Impala in Season 8 is initially just called Dog.
* ''Series/PowerRangersSPD'' has [[CatGirl Kat Manx]], Fowler Birdie, and Sergeant Silverback, who are both aliens that resemble anthropomorphic animals that match their names. Anubis Cruger, who looks like a dog, is also called by the nickname "Doggie" (in ''Series/TokusouSentaiDekaranger'', he actually ''was'' named Doggie Kruger.) Piggy, however, is a subversion; he doesn't really look like a pig.
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