For many of us a dog is more than just a pet, it’s also a family member. Picking the name of your new dog is fun for the entire family, even if dad pretends that he’s not interested.
Most of us put a lot of thought into picking a dog name that reflects our personality, hobbies, and last but not least, our sense of humor. While some of the most popular dog names are mainstays such as Buddy or Molly, others reflect trends in popular culture.
Visit any dog park and you will most likely hear someone calling the name Bella. If you thought the Twilight phenomenon was over, think again. Little girls across the country show their dedication to the series by naming their new dog or puppy after their favorite sparkling vampire series.
Any dog movie will also have an impact on the popular names list. Whether it’s Marley and Me, Homeward Bound, or Old Yeller, people love to name dogs after their big-screen counterparts.
Masculine names are also popular. Names like Rambo, Thor, Bruiser, and Tex are all popular, especially with boys and young men. These names say, “I mean business and so does my dog”. I doubt you will be surprised to learn that these are usually names given to large breed dogs. Sure the name may mean business, but without the size it’s not nearly as fearsome.
Fashion is a way for both male and female dog owners to express their personalities. Coco, Chanel, Louis, and Tibi are names that reflect the owner’s sense of style. Again size and breed are accompanied with these names. They are usually given to small breed dogs but also to breeds associated with the upper class such as Standard Poodles and Borzoi.
Remember, this is fun! Even if the name your family picks isn’t the one that you wanted, you will soon forget about it. Before you know it, you won’t be able to imagine calling the dog by anything else.
Here are the 10 most popular dog names for 2014 according to VIP Pet Insurance.
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