Choosing a name for your dog

by S Riaz
A human’s best friend deserves an outstanding name, right?

Read this blog to get an idea on choosing names for your dog.

Bella, Max, Charlie, and Lucy are some of the popular names around the world.

It would be wise to choose a name for your dog from these, but if you want to give it a little more thought then you are at the right place.

There are endless possibilities, and if you spend some time researching you will find a good name.

Having a dog means things are going to change around you. You will spend a long time communicating and training. A good name can help you communicate and get quick responses.

Dogs have a higher frequency range than humans, names with vowels can help you get their attention quickly.


Table of contents
  1.     Why spend time choosing a name?
  2.     How to choose a dogs name
  3.     Naming formula
  4.     Should I name it after its breed?
  5.     Can I name after personality?
  6.     Things to avoid when naming your dog


1. Why spend time choosing names for your dog?

There are many good reasons to spend some time while choosing. A name is more than just a word, it explains more about you and the dog.

Some of us prefer a peaceful desk job and not much energetic, you will definitely go for a dog that suits your style.

Let’s suppose, Border collie breed of dogs are more energetic and you can name one “bolt,” but you wouldn’t want to name Bergamasco Sheepdog breed as “bolt” because they are less energetic.

Spending time to name your dog is important. You can name your dog after a street you grew up in, or a name that comes to your mind when you read your favorite book. Some of us like to name the dog after old people, such as Albert.


2. How to choose names for your dog?
  • Choose a name that you truly like because you will be using it several times a day.
  • Pick a short name with a vowel. It is difficult for dogs to understand long names and you will be repeating it continuously without getting a reply.
  • Name after some time, it will help you understand the nature of your dog.
  • Naming a dog is far easier than naming a child, but you have to give a thought to acceptance, blending and how it appears to others.


3. Naming formula

There are some sounds easy for a dog to understand. You can name your dog with a letter that has a distinct sound and sharpness. D, K, and T are some of the letters easy to pick.

Names starting with F and S are soft and cause confusions.

If your dog’s name ends with a sharp word (E, A), it would be best. Find words that are distinctive and easy for them to react.


4. Should I name it after its breed?

You can take inspiration from the dog breed. Pug is a Chinese breed, and you can choose a name from china.

If you dog is corgi, you can choose a welsh name. These are just suggestions for choosing a name.

Use your imagination and find a name that your family will love.


5. Can I name after personality?

After spending some time with your puppy, you can name after his personality traits. Maybe your dog is short and likes to play in the tube, you can name tubby.

If your dog is always happy and running around, then choose “happy.” Some dogs are low in energy like a basset hound, they sleep all day, you can name “snoozy.” If your dog loves to be with you then “Cuddle” it is!


6. Things to avoid when naming your dog
  • Avoid names that sound like a command such as “joe,” it sounds more like “no” and when you say “no” to your dog, he will think you said “joe.”
  • Don’t give in to the most popular culture
  • Don’t try to be clever and choose a name based on a celebrity. Your dog may be made fun of in public because of this.
  • People prefer human names, but you can go a step further and chose a non-human name.
  • Don’t name the dog after an interest, such as an app or a product that you like.
  • Don’t use puppy or little Albert, pick a name that grows with the dog.

Avoid naming the dog with a title, such as Sir Walter.

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