Alfred Pennyworth to Aria, Thor to Loki and Bella to Bailey, Doughnut to Sushi, we have heard it all. So, when many ask what’s in a name? We say a lot! From names reflecting a dog’s character and size to the human’s favourite food many emotions go into picking a name. Sometimes, it makes sense and many times it doesn’t. For example, one look at our boss-dog and my partner decided to call him Mr. Popo. Now Popo means a lot of things in different languages ranging from police, bum to stupid. I often wonder if he knew at least one of the meanings and deliberately chose the name. He of course says that the name came to him out of the blue. But for all of you who are considering adopting a pup, here are top 10 dog names suggestions just for you. We have curated this list after referring to the American Kennel Club’s (AKC) list of top 100 dog names.
You may like: 10 cool gift ideas for a dog lover
Starting with some tips
Here are some expert recommendations from AKC on how to select a name for your dog.
- Dog training experts say it’s best to use one or two-syllable names, which are easy and short.
- A puppy name with hard consonants is easier for dogs to distinguish and remember.
- Try and avoid naming your dogs that could sound like commands such as sit, no and so on.
- Think of names that you won’t be embarrassed to say in public 😉
- Importantly, repeat the name in positive context so the dog doesn’t associate it with negative emotions such as punishment.
Over to the names
Top 10 names for boy dogs
Top 10 names for girl dogs