How to Pick the Best Dog Name

April Livingston | January 1st, 2018

So, you have a new dog in your life. Congratulations! There are so many things to do and consider, like purchasing pet supplies and toys and perhaps even puppy proofing your home. However, there is yet another important item that should be on your list: choosing a name for your new addition. Picking the perfect name can seem like an impossible task, because there is so much to think about. What type of name fits your dog? What name fits your life and interests? What name do you like and do not mind repeating over and over again? There are so many options out there; how can you possibly pick one?

Well, first you should think about your dog and even your own life. Are you more interested in a human sounding name or a typical dog name, like Fido or Max? Experts say you should think about the name in relation to other common names. For example, naming your dog Noah sounds an awful lot like the word, “no!” which you will probably tell your dog often. This can lead to all sorts of confusion for your dog. It’s also a good idea to stick to names that are either one or two syllables long so that it can get your dog’s attention quickly when you call for them.

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While it can seem like an overwhelming task, you should not sweat it too much. There are plenty of resources online to find unique dog names that might speak to you—and your dog, too. A simple Google search can return thousands of results that might spark an idea or even help you land on the perfect name for your dog. More than anything, think about a name that makes you smile or brings you joy when you say it—after all, chances are you will be saying it to your four legged companion quite often!

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