Adding a dog to your life is an important step. After all, they provide unconditional love, companionship, cuddles when needed, and the occasional face lick to show their affection. No matter what kind of puppy or adult dog you get, choosing a name is essential. You want it to be unique, as it will also resonate with how you interact with your puppy in the future. There are a few things you will want to consider right away and one is your new fur baby’s name. This post is all about dog names that have not been over-used.
This name will be carried by your dog its whole life. This includes house training, obedience training, playing fetch or other tricks, and, most importantly, snuggles on the couch during the winter. Lots of fun birthdays with your new dog too, so think about personalized gifts you will want to give him.
Like you, your dog is unique. It will have its personality and habits that make it truly an animal that is separate from the pack. Its name should signify this. While it doesn’t have to be symbolic or anything like that, it should appeal to both you and the dog.
And your dog name does not have to be a name that has been over-used, like Fido!
Of course, you need to consider if it is a boy dog or girl dog and if you even want to stick with gender specific names (for instance a female dog named Charley could be quite chic!)
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Dog names can be exciting and even poetic. Here are some to get you started.
Whether boy dog names or girl dog names, consider what makes them unique. It can be a challenge, but what is it they do that makes them special?
Take a good look at your dog.
- Is it their size or color? Some dogs have unique markings or birthmarks. Maybe it’s a floppy ear that never goes away. Does one paw have a different color?
- Does their personality offer something different? Is if the way they act or how they tilt their head when you talk to them?
- Does your new dog respond to certain words better than others? Is it their actions to yours that are different?
Since every dog is unique, these questions may give you clues on what to name your dog. A dog will have its preferences and even style. Finding a new or unique name doesn’t have any rules. Anything can work as long as it resonated with both of you. You can also choose a few and see which one your dog responds to the best.
Experts do say that sticking with names that are two syllables makes it easier for dogs to differentiate its name from any commands you teach it.
Unique Boy Dog Names
Do you think any of these will vibe with your puppy? Give a few of these a try and look for your dog’s response.
Unique Girl Dog Names
Naming your girl dog is just as important. Try a few and wait for a reaction.
You can also switch up names. This means giving your boy dog a girl name or your girl dog a boy name. Others for names can include naming your dog after a place or a thing. You can use foreign cities for inspiration like London, Roma, or even Paris for a dog name. This is especially great if you and your dog travel.
If you’re a geek or a fan of science fiction or fantasy, naming your dog after a character you’ve seen on TV or read in a book can be fantastic. A Golden Retriever named Spock or Picard will probably put a smile on a few people’s faces.
Do you prefer Greek or Roman Mythology? Naming your dog after a god or goddess is a great way to get everyone’s attention. Calling for Cerberus or Aphrodite from across a dog park will turn a few heads. You can name your dog after an angel, a monster from a horror movie, or even after an eating utensil.
If you have a friend or relative who is in the process of adopting a new dog, you might consider getting them a gift to welcome their new pup home! There are lots of great dog name books on Amazon, here are just a few to choose from.
While naming your dog isn’t the hardest part of owning one, being sensitive to their reactions will help you find the right for both you and your family when it comes time to interact with them. So, choose well and enjoy the bond you create with your dog.
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