We think that choosing a name for your pet is more exciting than naming a newborn. The possibilities are endless; there is no need to stick to “human” names.
If you are getting a bit overwhelmed, let us help you get started some popular pet names.
Some owners will be happy to pick a name straight out of the list, while others will totally avoid it to come up with something unique. Think about it — what you name your pet reflects your personality as much as it does their’s.
If you are still undecided, these pointers might help.
Keep it sweet and simple
It would be futile to choose a name for your pet that they cannot recognise easily themselves. Generally, names with only one or two syllables yield better responses. Longer names will end up being shortened anyway, and usually for your own convenience.
Will you be embarrassed to shout it out?
Perhaps there you have an inside joke with a friend, and in a moment of hilarity you might think that it is the best idea ever to name your pet in reference to the joke. But when it comes to calling out to your pet in public, will you really not feel the least bit self-conscious shouting, “Booger!” repeatedly around strangers?
Get to know your pet
If you want to pick a name that fits your pet to a tee, you might want to hold off making a decision for a couple of days. Take some time to learn their quirks before choosing The One.
Consider your own interests
Like we said earlier, a pet’s name can say a lot about the owner who chose it for them. So think of your own interests too. Are you a big Disney fan? Are you into superhero comics? A sports enthusiast perhaps? There are plenty of inspirations around you.
Unanimous decision among co-owners
If you are the sole owner of your pet, you don’t have to consult anyone’s opinions as long as you are happy with your decision. If you own your pet together with someone else and there isn’t a name that everyone is agreeable on, someone might have to compromise. Unfortunately, you have to be ready for the possibility that it will have to be you.
For doggies — avoid names rhyming with commands
“Dom” sounds like “come”, “Joe” sounds like “no”, and “Pitt” sounds like “sit”. It might be difficult for your pooch to distinguish between then two sounds, and thus get confused.