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-> ''"Look, Mr. Bubbles, [[AppliedPhlebotinum ADAM!]]"''
-->-- '''[[CreepyChild A Little Sister]]''' talking to a [[BodyHorror Big Daddy]], ''Videogame/BioShock''

How do you show that your pet is special? When you want to go above and beyond a normal pet name, a formal title is the easiest way to add some sophistication. He's not just Fluffernutter, he's ''Mister'' Fluffernutter! You can usually expect such a pet to be a little lap dog or a pampered kitty. However, they may occasionally be [[FluffyTheTerrible horrible giant scary monsters]], so beware.

Often overlaps with MisterMuffykins. The RightHandCat is often a Formally-Named Pet. Likewise in pet-related cases of ConsultingMisterPuppet. Depending on the honorific chosen, this can aid in/lead to YourTomcatIsPregnant. ''Literature/HowNotToWriteANovel'' mentions this as something that is overdone.



* In [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkrTWcGZ-tM this ad for Petsmart]], a man has an unseen pet named Mr. Barkey von Schnauzer.

[[folder:Anime & Manga]]
* In ''Webcomic/AxisPowersHetalia'', Iceland's pet puffin is appropriately named Mr. Puffin.
* [[BigFriendlyDog Mr. Tadakichi]] from ''Manga/AzumangaDaioh''.
* Sarasa's BigFriendlyDog Antoinette Ghandi XIII in ''VisualNovel/LimeIroSenkitan''.
* Mister Soichiro from ''Manga/MaisonIkkoku''.
* Sakamoto from ''Manga/{{Nichijou}}'' tries to be this, insisting on "-san" being added to his name. Nano complies, the Professor does not.
* In the English version of ''Anime/RanmaOneHalf'', Kodachi's pet is "Mr. Green Turtle". And no, it isn't a turtle [[spoiler:but a huge ''crocodile'']].
* As a Shout Out to ''Maison Ikkoku,'' the inhabitants of Higansou in ''Manga/OtakuNoMusumeSan'' get a large dog and name it Mister Soichiro.

[[folder:Comic Strips]]
* Mr. Bun, Suzie's stuffed rabbit from ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes''.
* B.A.'s cat in ''ComicStrip/KnightsOfTheDinnerTable'' is Colonel Prowler.
* ''ComicStrip/FootrotFlats'' has Aunt Dolly's corgi, Prince Charles, and Wal's other dog, Major.

[[folder:Films -- Live-Action]]
* Mr. Bigglesworth from ''Film/AustinPowers''.
* Mr. Smith in ''Film/TheAwfulTruth''
* ''Film/BigFatLiar'': Movie producer Marty Fox has a stuffed monkey named Mister Funnybones to which he's... [[CargoShip oddly attached]].
* Mr. Tinkles, the cat villain of ''Film/CatsAndDogs''.
* ''Film/TrueGrit'': The cat's name is General Sterling Price, after the UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar general of the same name.
* Donald Strachey, private dick, has his dog Dr. Watson in his first movie adaptation ''Third Man Out''.
* In ''Film/KingsmanTheSecretService'', Eggsy named his dog J.B., after [[spoiler: Jack Bauer]]. Harry, on the other hand, apparently named his training dog ''Mr. Pickle''.
* In the ''Film/TheVoices'', one of Jerry's pets is a cat named Mr Whiskers. The other pet is a dog named Bosco.

* ''Literature/HarryPotter'': Filch has a pet cat, Mrs Norris.
* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' book ''Discworld/MakingMoney'', Topsy Lavish (née Turvy)'s dog [[spoiler:and eventual chairman of the bank]] is named Mr. Fusspot.
* Creator/PeterSBeagle's ''Literature/{{Tamsin}}'' features a cat simply named Mister Cat.
* From Creator/TSEliot's ''Literature/OldPossumsBookOfPracticalCats'', the magical Mr. Mistoffelees (the only one of all the cats in the book to be named that way).
* In ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'', Harry Dresden's cat is named simply Mister.
* Literature/PippiLongstocking has her little monkey, Mr. Nilsson.
* Given a medieval twist in ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'': Tommen has kittens named Ser Pounce and Lady Whiskers (and another named [[PussInBoots Boots]]).
* Variation in ''Literature/{{Jennings}}'', where Jennings names a guinea pig "F. J. Saunders" and the school cat is named "George the Third" (maybe just indicating he was the third cat called George, but the Headmaster assumes the House of Hanover connection).
* Dr. Henry Metzger the cat, who seems to be the only living thing that ''Metzger's Dog'' does not try to kill.
* Variation in ''Literature/DaveBarrySleptHere'': James II's dog is named Bart XI.
* ''Literature/LifeOfPi'' has an unusual variation in Richard Parker, the 450-pound Royal Bengal tiger (who's a zoo animal rather than strictly a pet). He's always referred to by his full name. The hunter who caught him was named Richard Parker and wanted to name him "Thirsty" (since he was caught while drinking), but he mixed up the paperwork so that legally, the tiger was Richard Parker and its captor was listed as Thirsty [[OnlyOneName None Given]].
* ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' had Melissa Chapman's cat, who was named Fluffer [=McKitty=]. Marco makes fun of the cat's name at one point, exaggerating it into "Fluffer [=McNutter=] or whatever that stupid cat's name is." Note that the trope description, above, uses an example extremely close to this.

[[folder:Live-Action TV]]
* When Leonard is considering getting a cat in ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', one of the names he's thinking about is "Colonel Fuzzyboots". Also, in another episode, he mentions his family's cat. "I'm pretty sure Dr. Boots Hofstadter's degree was honorary." Similarly, Sheldon's [[PetsHomageName Manhattan Project]] [[CrazyCatLady of cats]] in "The Zazzy Substitution" starts with "Dr. Robert Oppenheimer."
* ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer''
** Willow and Tara get a cat and name it "Miss Kitty Fantastico". The cat later [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse disappears without mention]]. It's brought up later, when Dawn implies in a quick aside that the cat was killed in a household cross-bow accident.
** Drusilla's dog is "Ms. Sunshine."
** Kendra's favorite stake is named [[ICallItVera "Mr. Pointy"]].
* On ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'', Fiona's [[spoiler:ex-girlfriend]] has a cat named Mr. Tuxedo-Pants.
* On ''Series/TheDickVanDykeShow'', Sally's cat is named Mr. Henderson.
** In one episode Alan Brady gets Rob to work on a play he's in that's written by a NoCelebritiesWereHarmed version of Truman Capote. "Capote" has a pet German Shepard named Mr. Ben which he takes everywhere and consults for advice.
* ''Series/TheDrewCareyShow'': Drew and Lewis bribe Oswald into voting to sell Buzz Beer by giving him a bunny. Oswald immediately names it Commander Bun-Bun and starts to act like a DiabolicalMastermind with a RightHandCat.
* In ''Series/{{Friends}}'', Mr Heckles pretends he has a cat named Mister Bob Buttons.
** Rachel bought a hairless cat she named "Mrs. Whiskerson" because she can't call her "Fluffy".
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Tommen has a cat named Ser Pounce.
* Brittany on ''Series/{{Glee}}'' has a cat named Lord Tubbington.
* Mr. Muggles, the Pomeranian from ''Series/{{Heroes}}''.
* In ''Jessie'', Ravi's pet water monitor lizard is named "Mr. Kipling".
* ''Series/MyNameIsEarl'': Darnell's turtle is named Mr. Turtle.
** In one episode Joy & Darnell - an interracial couple - interact with a reverse-color interracial couple, Liberty & Ray-Ray. Liberty is Joy's half sister. Ray-Ray has a bearded dragon (a type of lizard) he calls Mr. Bearded Dragon.
* On ''Series/{{Psych}}'', Shawn's cat's name is ''[[UsefulNotes/MaoZedong Chairman Meow]]''.
* ''Series/SexAndTheCity'': Carrie's book reading is interrupted by the appearance of one Mr. Winkle, a real celebrity dog, who has a book of his own, which he's signing (by putting his paw print on it).
* ''Series/NYPDBlue'': Recurrer Sgt. Gibson has an African Gray parrot called The Colonel. During the brief time he's in charge of the squad he brings it in to live in his office, and salutes it asking permission to "come aboard" (presumably as a private joke). Sipowitz teaches it to say "Douchebag" so Gibson will be forced to take it home.
* The famous Series/MisterEd, of course, of course.
* ''Series/ClarissaExplainsItAll'': Ferguson finds a kitten and names him "William F. Buckley." Another aspect of the joke is that when the original owner shows up to claim the kitten, his name for the kitten is the far more informal name "Bubblegum."
* In ''Series/MIHigh'', [[BigBad the Grandmaster]] has [[RightHandCat Right Hand Bunny]] called General Flopsy.
* Doña Clotilde's pet dog in ''Series/ElChavoDelOcho'' is named "Satanás". Satanás means Satan in Spanish. The joke is that, as she's though to be a witch in the show, every time she calls for her pet they think she is summoning the devil.

* In ''Theatre/{{Cats}}'', the magical Mr. Mistoffelees (the only one of all the cats in the musical to be named that way).

[[folder:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/{{BioShock|1}}'': Little Sisters call their pet Big Daddy "Mr. Bubbles".
* In ''VideoGame/Borderlands2'', Tiny Tina keeps a tiny varkid in a jar, who she named "Sir Reginald Von Bartlesby".
* Dante of ''VideoGame/GranblueFantasy'' applies this naming to all of his cats. Even better than the usual Mr/Ms, they all get Lord/Lady.
* In ''VideoGame/TalesOfMonkeyIsland'', Hemlock [=McGee=] has a cat named Miss Prettywhiskers.
* If you give Anders a cat in ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOriginsAwakening'', he names it Ser Pounce-a-lot.
** And his favorite cat from his days in the [[MutantDraftBoard Circle Tower]] was Mr. Wiggums, who was his only company when he was locked up as punishment for running away. Sadly, poor Mr. Wiggums had to be put down after he was [[DemonicPossession possessed by a rage demon]] and [[KillerRabbit killed three armored Templars.]] Anders was never more proud.
* In ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', the lich Kel'thuzad has a cat named [[Film/AustinPowers Mr. Bigglesworth]]. If you're feeling mean, you can [[KickTheDog kill it]] at the beginning of Naxxramas. Which results in Kel'thuzad [[WhatTheHellPlayer yelling at you from the depths of the dungeon]].
* In ''VideoGame/SuperPaperMario'', Pook has a goldfish called Captain Gills.
* In ''VideoGame/TastyPlanet Back for Seconds'', cats (in the lab and future levels) have random individual names instead of being called just "cat". Sometimes the names get formal prefixes, resulting in names like "Ms. Kitty", "Mrs. Bitey", "Sir Pookie" or "Captain Patches".
* In ''VideoGame/{{Wizard101}}'' you can do this, and are strongly encouraged to do so by the system. Pet names are in two parts, a title and a name, and most of the titles are of this nature, though you can pick none.
* ''VideoGame/ShadowrunReturns Hong Kong'' had Captain Whiskers, a cat which belonged to the decker Rhombus before its tragic and premature demise.

[[folder:Web Comics]]
* In ''Webcomic/ChapelChronicles'', Chapel's pet hedgehog is named [[http://www.chapelchronicles.com/comic/27 Sir Rupert Tennyson Bollingsworth the First]]
* ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'' has Mr. Noodle, a werewolf infected vampire dachshund that Charby acquired when feeding on what he thought was a dog killed by a werewolf.
* In ''Webcomic/EerieCuties'' an ancient vampire queen [[http://www.eeriecuties.com/d/20091111.html had a kitty named Mr. Boodles.]]
* Jarad has a pet [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Gyarados]] named Mr. Fish in ''Webcomic/ManlyGuysDoingManlyThings''.
* ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'' had a large mechanical snake toy/pet/assassin which used to belong to the BigBad before she gave him to her nephew as a christening gift. The BigBad named said snake "Mr. Hissyfit".
* ''Webcomic/{{Housepets}}'' has at least 10 cats called Mr Bigglesworth, due to their owner being a CrazyCatLady. They all look the same, though they're not related and some are female. They occasionally mess with other pets who don't know there's more than one.
* John in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' names Rose's mutant cat Dr. Meowgon Spengler, not knowing that she has already named him Vodka Mutini.
* ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick'':
** Mr. Scruffy, Lord Shojo's (and later Belkar's) cat.
** He gained a canine EvilCounterpart within the Linear Guild with Sir Scraggly.
** There's also Mr. Stiffly, the Monster in the Darkness' name for O-Chul. He counts because he got the name while the MITD was using his paralyzed body like a stuffed animal for his make-believe tea party.
* ''Webcomic/SluggyFreelance'': After surviving a horrible explosion, Bun-Bun temporarily loses his memory and is adopted by a family that renames him Mr. Fuzbutt.
* Raven's cat in ''Webcomic/ElGoonishShive'' refers to himself as Mr. Fuzzball although according to Raven his name is actually Max.
* At one point, Helen from ''Webcomic/{{Narbonic}}'' tries to control the insane, super-intelligent gerbils she's created with an adorable kitten named Sir Pounce [[spoiler: after eating several gerbils, he gets strapped to a bomb, blown up, and sent to Hell]].
* Nick's pet raccoon in ''Webcomic/SamuraiPrincess'' is named Mr. Fluffycuddles.

[[folder:Web Original]]
* TVTV 's [[FrankensteinsCreature Expy]] of Frankenstein's Monster has "Mr. Stiffy", a very, very dead cat.
* In one episode of ''WebVideo/CommodoreHustle'', "Rarelywinter", Kathleen suggests naming a defeated dragon, "Sir Burns-A-Lot". Graham translates this to Jer as, "Kathleen can't think of anything either."

[[folder:Western Animation]]
* ''WesternAnimation/TheVentureBrothers''. The Monarch keeps the taxidermied corpse of his old cat, Mister Mostly Mittens, in his dining room. Apparently, it had three white paws and one not-white paw (hence "mostly").
* Mr Cool, the Fonz's dog, from ''WesternAnimation/TheFonzAndTheHappyDaysGang''.
* Ms Lion from ''WesternAnimation/SpiderManAndHisAmazingFriends''.
* Mr Cat from ''WesternAnimation/KidVsKat''.
* In ''WesternAnimation/DanVs'' "The Animal Shelter", Dan takes home a kitten and names it Mr. Mumbles, who keeps that name [[YourTomcatIsPregnant even when Dan learns that she's a female]].
* Mr. Kitty, Eric Cartman's pet cat from ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''.
** Mr. Garrison's toys/pets Mr. Hat, Mr. Twig, and Mr. Slave.
** In one episode Paris Hilton comes to South Park and tries to buy Butters from his parents to be her new pet; she renames him Mr. Biggles.
* Mr. Twitches, Lizzie's pet cat from ''[[Franchise/DisneyFairies Tinkerbell and The Great Fairy Rescue]]''
* Mr. Pettibone, WesternAnimation/{{Goofy}}'s pet cat in ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouseworks'', ''WesternAnimation/HouseOfMouse'', and ''WesternAnimation/MickeyMouseClubhouse''
* Mr. Whiskers, the rabbit from ''WesternAnimation/BrandyAndMrWhiskers'' (although not a pet).
* [[KillerRabbit Mr. Puffy Fluffy]] from ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''.
* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb''
** Doofenshmirtz took in a cat and named it Mr. Fluffypants, after his uncle Fluffypants.
** In another episode, Candace had a bunny that she called Mr. Cutie Patootie. Turned out he was a rogue OWCA agent trying to find Perry's lair.
* ''WesternAnimation/WordGirl'': Captian Huggyface. Although it's hard to say whether or not he's actually a pet.
* On ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' Nelson's cat is Mr. Mooch and Moe's cat is Mr. Snookums.
** Also, Krusty the Klown's chimp's name is Mr. Teeny.
* Mrs. Boots from ''WesternAnimation/SlackerCats''. A RunningGag is Eddie pushing her BerserkButton by continually asking where ''Mr.'' Boots is.
* On ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'', Peter is revealed in a CutawayGag to have once had a goldfish named Lieutenant Shinysides.
* Mr. Jinks from the Pixie and Dixie segments of ''WesternAnimation/TheHuckleberryHoundShow.'' He was actually a co-star with Pixie and Dixie.
* Princess Clara of ''WesternAnimation/DrawnTogether'' had a cat named Mrs. Fluffybutt. Xandir killed it and made it look like a MutualKill with a police officer as part of Captain Hero's attempt to coerce her into a date.
* Rare cow example: Mrs. Calloway from ''Disney/HomeOnTheRange''
* ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' villain Dr. Drakken has a pet poodle named "Commodore Puddles".
* In ''WesternAnimation/{{Grojband}}'', Mina's pet cat is named Dr. Purrs.
* On ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger,'' the school principal has a dog named The Duchess. As a slight RunningGag, Carl keeps referring to her as "Duchess" while Hoodsey, as well as the principal, [[SpellMyNameWithAThe insist on the "The"]].
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRescueBots'' features "Mister Pettypaws", owned by resident [[GrumpyOldMan grumpy old woman]] Mrs. Neederlander. He gets stuck up trees a lot, and the Rescue Bots have to get him down.
* On ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'', one of Aunt Gayle's [[CrazyCatLady many cats]] is called Mr. Business.
* In the SuperheroOrigin episode of ''WesternAnimation/{{Freakazoid}}'', when Jack Valenti[[note]]The then-president of the Motion Picture Association of America who [[InkSuitActor voices himself]].[[/note]] explains the [[UsefulNotes/MediaClassifications film ratings]], he uses a made up family as an example of who could watch a movie that had which rating. He refers to the family's pet dog as "Sgt. Scruffy".[[note]]"Who's just a dumb dog anyway."[[/note]]

[[folder:Real Life]]
* United States President UsefulNotes/BenjaminHarrison had two pet oppossums named Mr. Protection and Mr. Reciprocity.
* The ill-fated ship's cat on Ernest Shackleton's ''Endurance'' expedition was named Mrs. Chippy. (Even though it was actually a tomcat.)