* 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".
* "Cat" from ''Series/RedDwarf''. Played with as Cat is actually a HumanAlien that evolved from domestic housecats. The {{Novelization}} explains that he finds the concept of a name hard to grasp; it would suggest that people [[ItsAllAboutMe don't already know who he is]].
* The small terrier with apparantly human intellect from ''Series/PetticoatJunction'' 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 ''Series/GossipGirl'', since Chuck's dog gets named Monkey".
* The Lass family in ''Series/DeadLikeMe'' adopts J.D. without knowing the meaning of his initials. Reggie decides it's "Just Dog".
* Played with in one episode of ''Series/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 of ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'' is initially just called Dog.
* Big Bird on ''Series/SesameStreet'' is a big bird.
* ''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.
* In ''Series/TheTenthKingdom'' there's Wolf. Though he's a human/wolf hybrid.
* ''Series/EmeraldCity'''s incarnation of [[Literature/LandOfOz Dorothy Gale's]] {{canine companion}} Toto takes his name from the Munja'kin word for "dog."
* ''Series/MillionYenWomen'': Shin's housemates can't agree on a name for their new cat, so they decide to take turns calling their name of choice to see to which one it responds. When it doesn't work, they let Shin give it a try. Shin is uninspired and just calls it "Cat", to which it responds.
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