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Dog Names - Popular Or Unique?

Jun 8, 2008
Tired of searching high and low for the perfect dog names? Why do we put so much effort into choosing what we name our dog anyway? Well, it actually is quite important. I mean, if you are going to be calling your dog by that name day in and day out for the next several years it should be something good right?

Owners can choose a different types of dog names. Some choose people names such as Charles or Abbey. To be a bit more creative you can go with names from movies such as The Beast from the Sand Lot, Hercules, or even Lassie.

You have a lot more wiggle room for creativity when naming a dog as opposed to a human. So make sure you come up with some awesome dog names that will get a lot of comments from visitors. This is your opportunity to have a lot of fun.

You may want to consider going with a name that describes your dog and his attributes. An example of this would be dog names such as Tiny, Killer, Beast and even Giant. If all else fails, you can always go with the stereotypically common names of Spot, Fido and Rover.

You know what would be hilarious? Naming a huge dog something that makes it sound small and harmless and naming a tiny dog something that makes it sound huge and ferocious. That is what is so great about naming a dog, there is no rules holding you back. The sky is the limit.

My friend named her black and white dog Oreo, which I thought was pretty clever. My mother named her black lab Sadie. So as you can see, there is a huge spectrum you can choose to go with.

Dogs can be named after childhood friends, relatives you don't like, super heroes, foods, adjectives, cities, or anything else you can possibly imagine.

Just be sure you are comfortable calling your dog when your mother is around or when you are out in public. Swear words or other profanities would probably not make the best dog names.
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