Dogs are wonderful companions to humans. They are kind, sweet, patient, and intelligent. Picking the right dog name can be difficult and you may need to have some inspiration before making your decision. Here are the top ten most unique dog names:
- Beau Dacious
- Won Ton
- Reeses Puppycups
- Willie Nelson
- Artoo Dogtoo
- Tater Tot
These pups have unique names that have been created from the interest of their owners or the interests of the dog (made evident with the example of Tater Tot). They show the dog’s personality, demeanor, and perspective. They also showcase their owner’s creativity and love for their furry friend. If you want to give your pup a unique dog name, here are a few tips:
Dogs respond well to short, choppy names because it is quick and easily recognizable. If you want to create a unique and interesting name, be sure it has plenty of consonants and syllables. This way it will sound short and choppy but will still be interesting and fun.
Many owners enjoy naming their pup “people names”, such as Molly, Max, Bella, and Lucy. Owners also name their dogs people names from two generations before their birth. This explains why there is a sudden onslaught of Mables, Freddys, and Olivers.
Test Them Out
Have a list of possible names and stand in the doorway across from your new friend. Say each one with the same enthusiasm and eye contact. If and when they respond one in particular, repeat and call at different tones and volumes. If they respond positively and quickly, then that should be their name. Dogs see the name as their identifiers and will pick whichever one suits them best.
If you are adopting from a shelter, it should be fine to change the dog’s name if you feel it is necessary. They will be able to respond to a new name quickly and easily. Many shelters are not given a name when a dog is surrendered or found. The shelters provide a basic name for the time being, so your new friend will be happy to answer to something he or she can call their own.
Just be sure to follow the ideas and suggestions above and your dog will be recognizing their own name in no time.