Taylor Swift-inspired pet names surge ahead of ‘Tortured Poets Department’ release

These pets’ names are Taylor-made.

Taylor Swift fans are known to give their fur babies monikers inspired by the pop star — and there was a recent spike in this Swiftie tradition ahead of the release of her double albumThe Tortured Poets Department” on Friday.

Poet, a Mini Australian Labradoodle with curly dark brown fur and blue eyes, sits on a wooden walkway
Poet, a Mini Australian Labradoodle, was named after the new album. Courtesy of Bridget Colbert

Besides the name Taylor itself, her song and album titles like Karma, Red and Midnight made the Top 10 list, as well as Travis and Kelce, in honor of her Super Bowl-winning boyfriend, according to user data compiled by pet insurance marketplace Pawlicy Advisor.

“I had searched Taylor-themed girl names and wasn’t getting anything I just loved, then it hit me — ‘Poet’ would be perfect,” said Bridget Colbert, who picked up her Mini Australian Labradoodle on April 10.

The mom of four daughters said their family’s new addition will help them get over not being able to attend the songstress’ current concert tour.

“Being able to afford that many attending the Eras Tour isn’t an option, the next best thing was a sweet pup,” Colbert, 40, who lives in Elizabeth City, NC, told The Post.

Heather Argrave got a new kitten on April 14 and named her “Willow,” after the lead single from Swift’s 2020 album “Evermore.”

Willow, short hair Calico
Willow, a short hair Calico, was named after the song from Swift’s “Evermore” album. Courtesy of Heather Argrave

The Prairieville, LA resident works as a nurse in the emergency department of a veterinary teaching hospital, and the short hair Calico was brought in because of the kindness of a stranger.

“We receive what’s called ‘Good Samaritan’ animals. These are strays that people take the time to stop and pick up and bring to us for medical care,” said Argrave, 39.

“Willow came in covered in fleas and she was tied in a grocery bag and dumped. I immediately fell in love with her. And I named her Willow cause it’s one of my favorites [in Swift’s catalog].”

She is currently teaching Willow the lyrics to her namesake, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 when it was released in December 2020.

“Every time we snuggle, I sing, ‘Head on the pillow I feel you sneaking in,'” Argrave explained.

“When I sing ‘Life is a willow,’ she will purr.”