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5 Tips for Naming YourDog


question_mark.gifNaming your pooch may be one of the hardest decisions you’ll ever have to make, next to naming your children. This name is going to be used, on a daily basis, multiple times per day for the next 13-15 years. Coming up with a name can be difficult and always leaves the owner feeling unsure about where to start or how to go about choosing a name. A plethora of studies have led to the top 5 ways that owners choose a name for their pooch.

Food - Hundreds of thousands of Americans name their dogs after their favorite foods. Perhaps the reason for this is because their love for that food isn’t something they see diminishing in the near future, so they feel it is something that they wouldn’t mind being accustomed to saying and/or thinking about on a daily basis. It doesn’t necessarily have to be the food itself, but perhaps something that reminds you of your favorite foods. For example, if your favorite food is sushi, you may name your dog ginger or wasabi. Or maybe you’ll get two dogs and name one Soy and the other Sauce. The possibilities are endless!


Alcohol - Many people will name their pooches after their favorite alcoholic beverage. The reason for this could be because people associate their favorite alcoholic beverages with relaxation and calmness. This realm of relaxation could be a great feeling to be surrounded by on a daily basis. Sometimes though, alcoholic beverages remind people more so of fun times than relaxing. This is another reason that people choose names like Margarita or Tequila. Alcohol brands are a hot, trendy naming tool these days as well. Jaeger, Smirnoff, Bud, etc., are all examples of trendy alcoholic brand names.


Hollywood - Going glam with your pooch is a trendy way to name him or her these days. Who is your favorite actress or actor? These often make great names for dogs. People also will name their pets after their favorite celebrity’s children. Celebrity children often have unique names as well, which makes your dog name even more special. Are you an Angelina fan? Maybe Shiloh or Maddox would be an appropriate name for your pooch. Do you listen to Good Charlotte on a regular basis? If so, Harlow may be a name that you’re attracted to.


Old Cities - Sometimes, when people grow up in a certain place, they eventually leave but take a little piece of that city with them. To honor that city, they’ll name their dog after their hometown to ensure the legacy of their roots live on. Did you grow up on Carnegie Drive? Carnegie could be a great name for a puppy. Are you from NYC? Bronx is a fun name to honor the city.


Flavors - Flavors are a fun way to name your pet because you can make them fun and interesting. Can you picture yourself whistling in the back yard telling Mango or Pineapple to come inside? Vanilla or Chocolate are also popular names. You can also get creative with it and name your dog something like Keylime or Pinkberry. All of these names will be unique and trendy.



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