What is in a Name?
Some people believe that names can affect the way people behave and how they feel about themselves. Puritans believed this and gave their children names like Felicity and Obedience in hope that the children would live up to their names. But could this be true about pets?
Would you feel comfortable petting a dog named Killer or Psycho as you would petting Wiggles or Molly? Choosing the name for your pet is an important decision, but along with showing off your originality perhaps you should try to capture the essence of your pet.
In the past we tended to name our pets based on some physical or personality trait, like Spot and Rover. However today we think of our pets as real family members and the latest trend is to give dogs human names, names we would give to our children.
Here is a list of the top male and female names and their meanings:
Boy Dog Name:
Max – Strong and Fearless
Buddy – The Welcome Messenger
Jake – Cute and Intelligent
Rocky – I’m the hottest thing in the world
Bailey – Trusted guardian of others property
Buster – Extraordinary One
Cody – A Cushion
Charlie – Strong and Manly
Bear – Large Mammal with large head, bulky body and coarse fur
Jack – To Love Another
Bella – Italian for beautiful
Girl Dog Name:
Molly – Pearl
Maggie – Bitter
Daisy – The Days Eye
Lucy – The Best Name Around
Sadie – Loves to Play and Dance
Ginger – A Spice
Chloe – Fresh Young Blossom
Bailey – Trust, Protective and Loyal
Sophie – Wisdom
Zoe – Light and Soft
Make sure you choose a name your pet will easily recognize. Avoid names that sound too much like standard commands, for example, when you call “Joe” it might sound to much like “no”.
Just remember that when you are choosing your dog’s name, it is his/her’s name for life. Give them one they can be proud of.