Now that you’ve adopted that adorable puppy, you’re going to need the cutest name possible. When choosing the perfect name, try to keep a few things in mind.
- What’s in a name?
Remember that the name you choose is also a representation of you. Try to find something that not only fits the dog, but also matches your personality. You also want to keep the personality of your significant other or family members in mind. The idea of a burly man screaming “CUPCAKE!” in public may be funny now, but it could cause arguments in the future.
- Keep it short and simple!
While Princess Mini Munchkin may sound cute to you, it will be confusing to the dog. Dog names should be two syllables at the most. Choose a name that will quickly get their attention in an emergency.
- Pick a name that is cute AND unique.
Stay away from characters in current movies and novels. If you’re a young lady, there’s a good chance that you think Frozen is the greatest movie ever. Naming your dog Elsa or Olaf would be perfect, right? Unfortunately, everyone else is having the same idea. A few years ago Twilight characters were the rage and before that it was Harry Potter. If you want a unique name avoid these at all cost.
Music is the one part of pop-culture that seems to be immune to the overused name problem. Because our music tastes vary so much, it’s unlikely that you will run into multiple pups named Jay-Z at the local dog park.
- Puns… It’s up to you.
There doesn’t seem to be much middle ground on puns; you think they’re adorable or you despise them. If you’re one of the former, names like Bark Vader and Jimi Houndrix may be perfect for you.
If you’re having trouble thinking of a cute name, here is a list to get you started.
- Mai Tai
- Pee Wee