Apparently a lot! This is serious business naming your pet. Dog names or pet names in general can be a point of contention in some households. What to call your new family member? Who gets to choose it? Will it be something you got from a movie because you loved that character or will it be a name that has a special meaning to you? Whatever the choice, pet owners take this job very seriously.
Men love to choose masculine names for their pooch, something they don’t want to feel embarrassed about yelling out down at the local dog park, like “Hey Max come” or “Good boy Hercules” however, some women love naming their little fluff balls after their favourite handbag or fashion house, like “Oh Good girl Chanel” or “you are my little princess Gucci”. Kids- if you let them will be the most imaginative in giving a pet a name...most likely something from a TV show or movie, like “Milo, Woody, Thor” I have heard many unusual Dog names, names that reflect the owners personality and interests. A name says a lot about someone, and your dog’s name will tell people a lot about you. Are you choosing a name for its strength and toughness, like many owners of Rottweilers and large breed dogs? I don’t think I have ever heard of a Rottweiler with a name like “Snuggles” or “Muffin”. You need to find a name that will grow with your dog. Something that sounds great with a little furry puppy may not translate well when you have a 40kg adult dog with a name like “peaches”. If you are feeling very adventurous you can always take the comedic route and like most celebrities do with their own children, name pets with unusual, comical or just crazy out there names. Some examples are: 50 Cent & Eva Longoria both have dogs named Oprah, Paris Hilton’s Chihuahua is Tinkerbelle, or Adam Sandler’s Bulldogs called Meatball & Matzoball. It is also true that as pets are being seen as a major part of the family the trend in choosing Human names are now replacing traditional pet names in Popularity. Below are a couple of factors you may want to consider when choosing a name for your Dog?
<!--[if !supportLists]-->· <!--[endif]-->Make sure you choose a name that you won’t be embarrassed calling out at the local park.
<!--[if !supportLists]-->· <!--[endif]-->Ensure that it will suit the breed you have chosen and the size it will grow to.
Whatever your method of choosing the perfect name, put as much love and thought into it as you have in making the decision to get a dog. Choose something that will last the many years of doggie love you will have with your new friend.
When it comes to naming your newest family member it’s your personal choice as you will ultimately know what fits best.
Here’s a list of the top 10 puppy names 2012 According to Vetstreet.com;
Being a Max I am in the popular name list for both dogs and humans. Lucky for me, that my personality outshines my not so unique name that my family chose. To match your Dogs personality and name with their things go to idpet.com.au