Naming Your Dog With Purpose

Naming Your Dog With Purpose

Monster. Aura. Happy. Sammie Darwin. Quixote. From cute to ridiculous to menacing, choosing a name for your dog can provide moments of fun or hours of agony. There are several things you can see or think of when you try to find the correct name. First of all, there is no correct name. Or wrong name.

Your dog’s name may reflect the appearance, personality or history of your dog, or it may say something about you. If you are interested in music, you can name a composer or artist you admire. Or if you like to write or edit, you can call Coma or Stet.

It may be that your new pet reminds you of a character in a book or movie in some way. Maybe that furrowed front looks like House. Or the way the dog yawns resembles Jim Carrey as Ace Ventura.

You may be looking for a name with a deeper meaning. He may want to avoid common names like Tiger and Max, and yet when he learns that Max means “the best,” he decides it’s not such a bad name.

If you can establish a kind of name you would like, you have already won half the battle. For example, if you want a name that makes people laugh, then you have eliminated many human names as well as a large number of more frequent dog names. On the other hand, if you are looking for something dignified that deserves respect, you could consider a serious but unpretentious name like Solange.

It may also depend on the role of your dog in your life. For a watchdog, you probably do not want to pick something sweet and dumb like Buttercup or Barkley. Who’s going to run away when you hear Puffy or Bam-Bam? No, you want a difficult name that instills fear in the heart of any intruder. Blade or Psycho could do the job better.

Naming Your Dog With Purpose

But maybe your dog will get very close to strangers, especially children, and you want them to feel at ease. In this case, a difficult name may be inappropriate. Kisses may be more fit than Shark, just as Waddles may be more attractive than Pilsner.

Then, of course, there is the group that likes to give the dog a new or very somber name, sometimes almost unpronounceable. For this crowd, the names of other languages ??can work, like Fjodor or Schotzie. The best option is to go with a language like Russian or Hebrew that does not share the English alphabet. In this way, the transliteration may seem so extravagant that no one will dare even say out loud. You can be sure that no one else in the neighborhood has a pet with that name. Click here to find more interesting dog names online.

On a more practical note, you should choose a name that your dog can learn to recognize as yours. If you can not even say it yourself, it is very possible that your pet will never understand that he should respond to this confusing noise. Likewise, names that look a lot like commands can be confusing for your dog, so it’s best to avoid them too. Mitch and “sit” can be very similar to him or her.

When it comes to this, it is your choice to name your dog, but remember that they will age. Most likely you want to choose a name that is still appropriate for the rest of your pet’s life.