Popular Dog Names
One of the first things any new pet owner has to do is give the latest member of the family a name. It may sound an easy task, but in reality, it is often much harder than it sounds.
Large families, in particular, may struggle with the final choice of pet names thanks to the many weird and wonderful names that kids will think up. If you have young children, be prepared for a rollercoaster of ideas, arguments, joy, tears, disappointment, and happiness. Individuals and couples without children, however, may have the opposite problem and struggle for inspiration.
Choosing a name is vital as it becomes an integral part of obedience training commands. It also gives your pet its own sense of identity. Once you have a name chosen, you can also order a custom dog tag with the name on it ready for when you collect your pet. Having a pet tag from day one is essential in case your pet manages to escape and run away.
When choosing a dog name, there are a few key rules to bear in mind:
- Keep it short, ideally with no more than two syllables. If you do for a longer name, you will invariably end up shortening it with a nickname at some point. So, why not think of the nickname now too!
- Choose a name with a vowel at the end, e.g. Charlie, Rosie, or Freddie. This results in a tone chance that your dog will easily pick up when called.
- Avoid names that sound like commands. For example, “Flo” sounds like “No”, and “Ray” sounds like “Stay”.
- Avoid similar and rhyming names, e.g. Abby and Gabby, or Kylie and Miley. When you call one of your dogs, they are both likely to react.
- Once you have chosen a name and started using it, do not think about changing it. A name change is bound to put back their obedience training.
Another critical factor when choosing a name is your dog’s personality and appearance. Names such as Dottie, Fluffy, and Happy are all popular names. Just be careful to stick with friendly and positive names. Although it may be tempting to choose a weird or strange name, just remember at some point, you will probably be shouting it across a busy park on a Saturday afternoon!
To give you a head start on choosing a name, we have assembled a list of the top 25 boy dog names and the top 25 girl dog names. These come from our experience in popular dog names from selling many pet tags.
Boy Dog Names :
Girl Dog Names :
There are also many unisex names that are suitable for male and female dogs. Some of the most popular include:
So, there you have it, if that doesn’t inspire you, perhaps you should simply call your new pet “Dog”!