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How To Choose A Name For Your Dog

Getting a new puppy is a very exciting time, and one of the best parts of the whole process is choosing a name for your dog. It isn’t always easy to decide on a name, especially when all your family members get involved. It can be really hard to settle on one name. If you are struggling for ideas then here are a few different ways in which you can decide on the perfect name for your dog. Have a look at the suggestions below and get brainstorming!

What Does Your Dog Look Like?

One of the easiest ways to name your dog is by naming them based on what they look like. This could linked to their colour, size or general appearance. Names such as blue, ginger, honey, scruffy and patch are very popular.


Lots of dogs are named after flowers such as Dairy, Rose and Poppy, although these are obviously very feminine names.

A Place You Have Been

Some people name their dogs after places they have been or their favourite place in the world.


Many dogs are named after celebrities and famous people, some of these names sound quite cool and some are simply hilarious. Celebrity names include Beckham, Gandalf, Elvis, Britney, and Robbie.

Human Names

Human names have become much more popular in recent years. People are naming their dogs with common human names such as Mollie, Maisie, George, Harry and Lucy!

Common Dog Names

You could always go for a common dog name, these sorts of names always sound good. Common canine names include things like Fido, Buddy, Buster, Baxter, Milo, Coco, Bailey and Bella.

Names Based On Personality

If you notice that your dog has a very strong personality trait straight away then you might want to name them after it. Dogs have extremely different characters which means you can get lots of inspiration for names. Personality based name examples include things like Lucky, Happy, Princess, Missy, Hunter, Romeo and Sparky.

Famous Dog Names

You can always name your dog after a famous dog from a film, cartoon or story. Famous dog names include, Scooby, Pongo, Lady, Marley, Hooch, Bolt,

Choose From A List

If you still can’t think of a named based around the above ideas then there are lots of different lists of dog names online such as the Battersea list of dog name suggestions


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