Welcoming a puppy to the family is exciting and overwhelming – and one challenge is naming the pet. You can start by thinking of some generic names like Rocky, Tommy, Casper, or Merlin – Or you can wait for the breed to arrive and find a suitable name.
Well! The approach is different, but it depends on you to pick a unique name for your canine friend. How about deciding the breed before adoption or bringing one from the shelter house and then letting the pup become comfortable at home?
You start by calling different names and seeing if the dog responds. It is another unique way of naming your pet. For more help, here are the tips for choosing puppy names.
Think out of the box:
You cannot have a common name for your family member – a cute, loyal, loving dog deserves a unique name. Start by checking online or hitting the library for exceptional puppy names. You can draw inspiration for your name and create something similar to it.
For example – Your name is Benjamin. So, you can name your puppy Benji.
Avoid long names:
Dogs are great at responding to simple and short names; rather than long names. Think of names that have not more than two syllables. It is easier for a small puppy to respond to short names than big and long names.
The ideal approach to this is to call your puppy by name again. This way, they will register to that particular sound and respond.
Don’t use command words as names:
You may think of a powerful-sounding name for your German shepherd or Mastiff. But remember not to keep names that sound like a command. For example – ‘Ray’ that resembles ‘stay’ or ‘Kit’ that sounds like ‘Sit’ can confuse your puppy.
Also, avoid names that sound rude or harsh. Remember that dogs can sense your emotion, and you do not want to confuse your fur friend with such names.
Match their personality:
Every pet comes with unique traits that define its personality; therefore, it is significant to consider when choosing a name. You cannot name a hyperactive dog as Dozer or, on the contrary, name Fuzzy to a hairless breed.
Think before you decide on the name. Don’t just be casual and random about it.
Easy to call names:
You don’t want to call your dog a name that is difficult to pronounce. Make it simple, sweet, and easy to shout. Don’t keep names like ‘Cruella de Vii’ or ‘Ghanshyamdas’ – your dog will not respond to longer names or get confused.
End the name in a vowel:
The best tip saved for the end is to keep a puppy name that ends in a vowel. Because any word that ends in a vowel has a sharp sound that makes it easy to call out. Think of names ending with a, e, i, o, u.
Think of a name close to your heart and not make it sound fancy. Look for the origin of the dog breed and think of names that sound similar to the roots. I hope and wish you find a great name for your puppy.
Best puppy names (Source: AKC)