There are lots of fun things about having a dog, not least of which is coming up with the perfect name. Maybe you had a name picked out before you even met your pup, or maybe you’re two months in and still indecisive. It can be hard to make a decision so permanent and significant. Below, you’ll find a guide to help you pick the perfect name! Fear not, dog lovers, there are ideas here for every taste and every pup.
It’s a whole process, from getting a pet home to making it comfortable with the new surroundings and in middle of this, one of the most crucial task is to name it. You can give it a typically human name or a typically canine name. You can name it for it’s appearance, it’s heritage or it’s personality. Name it all but you still want to pick that perfect name, isn’t it?
In choosing a name that will make both, the new member and you happy, consider how it will sound to the per and how it will sound in social situations. Consider following tips to pick that furry name:
Keep it short: Try and choose a name that has no more than one or two syllables. If there’s a longer name that you love, think of a one to two-syllable nickname. A name with more syllables takes too long to say when you’re repeating it to get your dog’s attention and is less likely to capture your dog’s attention.
Sound of it: Consider the sound that begins prospective names. Choosing a name that begins with an s, k or c sound may help your dog hear his name when you call him in a noisy environment.
Keep that vowel in mind: Pick a name that ends with the right sound. Names that end with a vowel may also help your dog to distinguish his name if there is other noise when you call him.
Name that rhymes: Think about whether the name you’re choosing rhymes with or sounds like common commands you may teach your dog. For example, if your dog’s name is Rover, he may confuse it with the command “roll over.” If his name is “Socks,” will he expect a walk every time you say his name?
Think of their future self: Considering some practical situations is also important, especially for the future. Think about how the name you give your dog today is going to fit and sound three or four years from now. Naming your new rottweiler ‘weeny’ might not seem like such a good idea when he grows up.
No matter what you name your dog, make it a name that you like and one that your dog responds well to. As long as you are pleased with the name, who really cares if it’s highly unusual or incredibly popular? After all, your dog doesn’t know the difference.