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Updated on March 8, 2011

Reuben's Favorite List of the Best Dog Names

Best dog names for your puppy or dog, including unique dog names, cool dog names, male and female dog names, redneck dog names, German dog names, Italian dog names and surfer dog names.

These are names to get you thinking and help with selecting the ideal name for your pet and companion.

What's in a dog's name that makes it so much fun? For me, it's the attempt to capture a piece of the dogs character and personality, while also recognizing the name's importance in training and becoming a beloved part of the family.

Good luck and best wishes in naming your dog or puppy. Hopefully, I have provided you with some ideas to help get you started in the naming process. Enjoy!

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Diesel the Dog
Diesel the Dog

Introducing Contest Winner "Diesel"

Great Name for a Great Dog and Companion

Introducing "Diesel"

Diesel is a pit bull, a much maligned and abused breed. He is proudly owned by the Day family who named him after actor Vin Diesel, based on his handsome and masculine personality. Mr. Day also happens to work as a diesel mechanic and it is commonly known that diesel engines are tough, reliable and long lasting.

I totally loved this name for this particular dog. Not only did the owners emphasize the positive characteristics of their pit bull, his rugged good looks and charm, but also his quiet and noteworthy charisma. This dog absolutely stands out because of his personality and his name enhances this further, sort of like icing on the cake!

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It's Very Important for You and Your Dog to Have a Great Name

When you think of your dog, does it make you happy, do you smile? Well you should, because you love and care for this critter more than anything, they're a part of the family and they belong. So, with that said, it makes sense to find the very best name for your dog. A distinctive name that you can associate "warmly" with and that makes your pet even that much more endearing.

When you name your dog you are adding to his or her personality and charm - or, unfortunately, detracting from it! It's similar to naming a child, in that you want a name that will promote their social well-being - you want them to fit in, while also being unique in their own right.

If you name your dog something that isn't fitting to them, or that has negative associations, you are setting them up for problems. People may avoid or think less of them, because of the name. I remember as a kid (a very long time ago), it seemed like every mean, junk yard dog, I encountered, was named "butch." To this day I avoid dogs named "butch." You may have had similar experiences.

A name like "killer" may lead to problems for example, if you have a pit-bull. Take your time and really think about your dog's breed, personality and temperament and you will most certainly come-up with a better name. Get lots of feedback from family and friends and lastly, imagine yourself calling your dog in a crowded park.

Cool Spanish Dog Names for Small Dogs by Greg Marlett

You have an adorable little Chihuahua chico or chica,, or possibly another small bandido needing a cool name. The best dog names for a small dog are very often Spanish, in my opinion. So to come up with some more great dog names, I did a little research and came up with the following.

Of course there are some standards like taco, or papi, but I wanted to go beyond the obvious choices. I also wanted to stick with one or two syllables, as this makes it easier for the dog to learn.

Some good Spanish dog names for males are: "Bruno," (meaning - a little black plum or plum tree); "Che" (from Argentinean expression meaning - hey!); "vato" ("man/guy"): "Ciro" (from name Cyrus); "Desi" (from Latin - longing or derire); "Fausto," (meaning from Latin - lucky); "Felix" (from Latin - successful); "Fidel" (from Latin - Faithful); {"Goyo" (from Greek - watchful, alert); "Hugo" (meaning -heart, mind, spirit); "Jorge" (from Greek - farmer); "Jose" (from Joseph); "Nacho" (from Ignacio -Latin - meaning fire); "Pablo" (from Paul - meaning, small, humble); "Paco" (from Francisco, Latin meaning "frenchman"); "Pancho" (also from Francisco).

Good Spanish female dog names include: "Alba" (meaning -'dawn"); "Ana" (from New Testament - mother of the Virgin Mary); "Berta" (from English/German, Bertha - meaning, bright, famous); "Charo" (from Rosario, meaning - rosary); "Concha" (from Conchita - meaning, seashell); "Chita" (also from Conchita); "Dalia" (from the flower "dahlia"); "Dora" (from Isidora, a 4th century saint); "Dulce" (meaning sweet or candy); "Inez" (from Latin, meaning chaste); "Lupe" (from Guadalupe, a Spanish place name and famous convent); "Paca" (shortened form of Francisca - latin, frenchman); "Pia" (from Latin, pius, dutiful); "Rosa" (from the flower -rose).

Bueno! I think that should get you started, thinking about the best fitting name for your dog or puppy in Spanish. This research was fun, and I hope to do even more with Spanish dog names in the future. Adios.

You've got a beautiful beach lovin' dog, or puppy who loves ridin' the waves. Or, perhaps you have a little "hodad" who just enjoys a good dig in the sand , or who loves basking in the warm sun. Can you picture this scene? If you can, than it's a surfer dog name for your little"kahuna."

This is a truly unique dog name that will set your best friend and companion apart from all the others. A distinctive name for sure! Imagine the attention your newly named dog will garner at the beach with one of these, while (s)he dodges the "heavies," "honkers," and "bamboras." Beginning with the surfer dudes and bros" These are all actual first names of male hall of fame surfers:

Skip, (hall of fame surfers first names)



Mikkio, mik-yo,










And now some "bitchin" names for the "wahines," "dudettes" and "surf bunnies:"

Frieda, free-da, (name of hall of fame female surfer)

Bobbie, bob-ee (famous surfer)

Sunny, sun-ee (famous female surfer)

Gidget, (from 1959 movie, "Gidget "beach movie, with Sandra Dee)

Mamala, ma-malah, (polynesian demi-goddess of surfing, fearless and recognized as first female surfer)

Rochelle, ro-shell, (famous female surfer)

Faye, (Faye Baird Fraser, first woman to surf in San Diego)

Rell, (Rell Sunn , famous female surfer from the 70's)

Jericho. Jer-ico, - (Jericho Poppler, , famous female surfer from the 70's)

Roxy, (a line of designer surf wear for women)

Layne, lay-nee, (Layne Beachley, 2008 holder of 7 world titles)

Me-shell, (Me-Shell Mijangos founder of a surf camp for women)

Enjoy your puppy, the beach and an endless summer. As the saying goes, "life is a beach." Aloha!

(Photo, West Coast Surfer Dog Champion Zoey, Hangs 10, courtesy of Flickr)

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Great Gift Ideas for Your Best Friend

Dogs are loyal and sometimes noisy fans, who can run and play with the best of them - they are awesome couch potatoes, as well. Why not let them sport their favorite team colors?

Let me recommend a dog sports jersey, bandanna, or collar and leash combination in your favorite teams colors and Officially Licensed to boot.

After all, why shouldn't your dog be able to participate in all the upcoming sports events, from the Playoffs, to the Super Bowl, the NBA and MLB. All your favorite teams are available - dogs are fans too!

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The Return of Redneck Dog Names, Part 3

The Return of Redneck Dog Names.

Let's face it, there are far more red neck dogs in this country than snobby uptown show dogs! So, with that fact firmly established, the need for more solid country oriented, red neck dog names continues to grow. What to name that little darlin' that will stand-out as unique, cool and pure red neck, is what really matters here and I've come-up with some more "wicked good" ones.

First for the ladies: How about some of these down-to-earth red neck names?

Maddy, ma-dy, (English from Madeline)

Norma, nor-ma, (Latin for model)

Nyla. Ny-lah, (Greek for winner)

Pegg, peg, (variant of Peggy)

Peggy-Sue, peg-e-sue, (American, Sue meaning lily) - Ok, I know, it's 3 syllables, but it's classic!

Porsha, por-sha, (unknown, possibly related to the German auto -not)

Pristine, pris-teen, (pure, uncorrupted)

Raylene, ray-leen, (American, stubborn as a mule, at least the one I knew was)

Rhiann, ree-ann, (Welsh, a mythological nymph)

Roxxy, rock-zee, (Redneck, sweet, but slow)

Ruby, ru-bee (unknown, possibly a real gem)

Sandy, san-dee (Hindu, course)

I always try to stick with 1 or 2 syllable red neck dog names for the simple reason they are easier for a dog to learn. Unfortunately, this leaves out some country classics, such as, "Sammie Jo" and "Randa- Lynn," oh well.

For the country gentleman, another serving of country-fried, red neck dog names is up.

Otis, o-tis, (Son of Otto - whoever he was)

Pervis, pur-vis, (American, son-of-a-_)

Rolly, ral-ee, (English from Roland)

Ray, ray, (French, kingly)

Rebel, reb-ell, (to resist or defy authority as in Johnny Reb) How many dogs fit this name?

Robbie, rob-ee, (cute little boy, or charismatic gang leader, redneck)

Rocky, rock-ee, (American, from the rock, or just plain thick)

Roscoe, ross-co, (Old Norse, from the deer forest)

Roy, roi, (French, regal one)

Rufus, ru-fuss, (Latin, red haired one)

Sherman, sher-mon, (Old English for woodcutter)

Spencer, spen-sir, (Old English for keeper)

A naming Tip: When teaching your dog his/her new redneck dog name, make sure you associate the name with positive things, such as, food, treats, petting and praise. They will learn the name quicker and be set-up for further commands in the future such as, "Rufus" come!

Copyright 2008, all rights reserved, by gmarlett

(Picture courtesy of Reuben the coonhound, copyright 2008)

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A Few Unique German Names for Dachshunds

The "Dackel" as it is known in Germany, is a super cool little dog, with a huge personality and a determined character. Known for its intelligence and feistiness, a unique and authentic German name for this dog is imperative. The Dachshund is currently the 7th most popular dog in the United States, according to the American Kennel Club, which increases the demand for unique and fitting German names.

Often times with dogs of German origin, the registered name of the dog will indicate the breeder and kennel, using the German word, "von"(from) (name of kennel) designation. For instance, Schotzie von Hamburg. Here the dog's name is Schotzie (meaning little treasure) von (from) the Hamburg Kennel/Breeder. "Von" is also used to designate a member of the nobility in German.

Okay, here are some authentic German names, which I feel would be a good fit for smaller dogs like the dachshund. I have tried to stick with one or two syllable names, as they are easier for the dog to learn.

Starting with male names:

* Adlar, (ad-lar), "eagle"

* Aksel or Axel, (axe-el), "father of peace"

* Alric, (all-rick), "rules all"

* Dieter, (deet-ter), "peoples ruler"

* Emil, (ai-mil), "industrious"

* Fritz, (freetz), "from Frederick"

* Gunther, (gun-ther), "warrior"

* Hansel, (han-sell), "God is gracious"

* Heinz, (hinz), "household ruler"

* Jaeger, (yai-ger), "hunter"

* Jurgen, (yur-gen), "farmer"

* Kaiser, (kai-ser), "emperor"

* Lothar, (low-thar), "renown warrior"

* Manfred, (man-fred), "man of peace"

Female names and their meanings:

* Ada, (a-da), "joyful"

* Alva, (al-vah), "army of elves"

* Ava, (a-fah), "a bird"

* Bluma, (blue-mah), " a flower"

* Clotilde, (clo-til-dah), "heroine"

* Della, (dell-ah), "bright noble"

* Edda, (ed-dah), ' vigorous"

* Etta, (et-tah), 'little one"

* Felda, (fell-dah), " from the field"

* Freida, (free-dah), "peace, joy"

* Gertrud, (gare-trude), "from the

protected farm"

* Gretchen, (grey-chen), "little pearl"

* Hedy, (hay-di), "strife"

* Heidi, (hi-di), "noble, kind"

I hope that this small group of names will be helpful in naming your dachshund. I am working on a part 2 for dachshunds, picking-up alphabetically where I left off, and also some good names for larger German dogs, such as rottweilers and shepherds.

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Some Cute Techie Names for Dogs with Geekish Owners

How about some cute techie names for your new puppy? These are some cool names for the 21st Century and reflect the digital age we live in. For the most part, I think they're unisex names, although some might lend themselves to one sex or the other. Some of these have been popular and have been around for a while, but will undoubtedly be unique in many neighborhoods.

I will skip the meanings for some of these, as they are pretty transparent: How about the following for starters?

*Widget* refers to an application which sits on top of a web site and offers interactive features

*Gizmo* Synonymous with gadget, small electrical or, mechanical device

*Two-oh (2.0) *note: this was actually used for a human baby in Michigan, instead of Jr.



*Robo* Refers to robotics and robots

*Nano * Denotes one-billionth, as in nano-second

*Adobe *Adobe Systems Inc, company that specializes in high quality network publishing software

*Apache * A public domain web server, so called because it was "a patchy web server" comprised of a lot of "patches"

*BetaBugs * Problems and errors discovered during pre-release of commercial software

*Bauhaus * German school, of form follows function

*Bitflip* Refers to 180 degree personality change

*Cyber * Refers to the world of computers and the Internet

*Cisco * The Internet Networking Company

*Dilbert * Popular comic series

*Dot-com *(a dalmatian perhaps?)

*Dubya: *Techie referrence to George W. Bush

*Ebay *(great for a beagle)

There are literally hundreds more, including different combinations such as "Cyberpunk", "Cyberpork" etc.

Of course these names will not appeal to everyone, but then again, what names will.

To be continued.

Some More Redneck Dog Names, Part II

In Part I of " Redneck Dog Names,"we barely scratched the surface of viable dog and puppy names. Remember, redneck dogs are "All American types," not fancy, but decidedly rough and tough. These dogs are well suited for the country life and are happiest when treeing a coon, or helping you bring in the livestock. They are more comfortable around farm tractors, than city traffic and they absolutely love Elvis and Garth Brooks. No hip-hop please!

Here are some great names for the country ladies:

*Earlene, er-lene, (English, from Earl, meaning leader)

*Faylene, fay-lene, (unknown origin)

*Hattie, hat-ti, (Redneck, push with foot??)

*Jaylyn, jay-lin (unknown)

*Jazlean, jaz-lean (unknown)

*Jozelle, jo-zelle, (unknown)

*Layla, lay-la, (Arabic, dark beauty)

*Lexus, lex-us, (from Alexa, American, meaning defender)

*Lynndie, lin-dee, (unknown)

*Misty, miss-tee, (American, meaning covered with mist/dew)

And for the country gentleman:

*Earl, url, (English, meaning leader)

*Elrod, el-rod, (Redneck, meaning asleep under a tree??)

*Floyd, floid, (English, meaning gray)

*Forrest, for-est, (English, meaning of the woods)

*Harley, har-lee, (English, meaning spacious meadow)

*Homer, ho-mer, (Greek, meaning promise)

*Jed, jed, (American, meaning friend of God)

*Junior, june-yer, (English, meaning the young child)

*Luther, lu-ther, (English, meaning People Army)

*Micah, my-ca, (Hebrew, meaning who is like God)

I hope that these have been helpful for you and I have particularly tried to stay with one and two syllable names, as these are the best and easiest for the dog to learn. Happy hunting and stay tuned for even more Redneck dog and puppy names as we work our way through the alphabet.

Picture courtesy of my daughter's dog Reese

Redneck Dog Names for Blue Collar Puppies

So you've just decided to adopt that irresistible, adorable little lab cross puppy at the animal shelter and now you need a fitting name. Not just any name, but a cute, cool and unique dog name. Well, there's nothing better or more of a fit than a good ole' redneck name for this working class canine. A solid name representing the bedrock of America. No over-pampered little darlings here.

Starting with some solid and popular male, redneck, dog names, how about some of these for starters: Billy-Bob (Bill-Bob for short), Bo (or Beau), Cletis, Wade, Elrod, Eustice, Buck, Buddy (or Bud), Coy, and Bodean?

For the females, some of the more popular redneck names include: Amaleen, Angel, Bambi, and Daisy. Some others according to our redneck sources would be: Baylee (perfect for the beagle mix), Betty-Lou, Bobby-Jo, Candi, Cherry, Clarice, Claudette, Claudine, Desiree and Dakota.

Although we've barely scraped the surface here, this list should help get you thinking about the perfect redneck name for your new puppy. Stay tuned for Redneck Dog Names Part II.

A Great Little Resource for Puppy Names!

By A Customer

My wife and I were really struggling trying to give our dog good name that would also be a little creative. A variety of lists on web pages didn't do the trick. Ten minutes with this book and we had our name (Lira). We also came up with several other really good ones I would have never thought of otherwise. If you want to name your dog something other than Max or Maggie (though those are good names), give this book a try.

Chic Italian Dog Names

So you just purchased an Italian Greyhound puppy, or something even more exotic like a Neapolitan Mastiff or a Volpino Italiano, and you need a decent designer name for this little head turner, something that will match with perfect style.

Supposing this is a little male, some authentic names such as Agosto (venerable), or Zanipolo (little gift of God) might fill the bill. Other distinctive male names could include, Carlo (free man), Alessandro (protector/helper), or perhaps Ciro (comes from Cyrus the Persian ruler), or Pancrazio (supreme ruler).

Not only are these names distinctive, but often times equally befitting, such as Zanebono (good one) or Claudio (lame one).

Some other great names for males would include: Angelo, Antonio, Dante, Dino, Emilio, Enzo, Enrico, Ermano, Fedele, Federico,Geronimo and Giacomo. Let's not leave out these beauties either: Uberto, Ugo, Taddeo and Santo.

Now as far as the petite female puppy goes, we have some equally chic female names, such as Aldabella (beautiful), or Bambalina (little girl). Other cool names include Venitia (mercy) and Zola (little ball of earth). As with the males, there are many such to chose from and some of my other favorites include: Amadora, Bianca, Trilby, Carmela, Esta, Felice, Jolanda, Lia, Phebe, Quorra, Rosseta and Vanni.

If you should happen to have both a male and female pup, how about naming them Fedele and Felice or Ugo and Vanni? Great names for great dogs go hand-in-hand. Some of these would also be perfect for the rescue you adopted from the shelter.

By greg marlett. Copyright 2008, all rights reserved. No publication or other use without the expressed permission of the author.

(picture of Italian Greyhound Puppies from Flickr)

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      5 years ago from Canada

      Wow, so many ways to decide! My dogs growing up were Barney and Daisy. I was too young at the time to have much input on names, though I do remember wanting to give Barney the middle name of "Water." My parents misheard me and his middle name became "Walter."

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      5 years ago

      Great suggestions! My dog's name is Amy - she's a little white Bichon Frise.

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      5 years ago

      great lense.Picking a name for your pet can be hard.

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      5 years ago

      I have 6 dogs. 4 are shih tzus named Olivia, Sophia, Grace and Tia. One is a shih poo named Tucker and my Lab/Golden is named Linus. Thanks for a great lens. I love reading about what people name their dogs!

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      5 years ago

      Worth visiting this lens.

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      5 years ago

      Worth visiting this lens.

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      5 years ago

      Last week, I had a follower of one of my post, comment on their dog's name - "I HAVE A DOG NAMED DIXIE BUT WE CALL HER DIGGER, GUESS WHY?"

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      5 years ago

      Had a crazy Jack Russell Terrier he was a great dog....lived to be thirteen....when first got him his name was Jigsaw? Which was just not a fit!....changed him to Zigzag...Zigster, Ziggy, or, best, boy!!!

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      5 years ago

      My other poodle w.papers!! Thus needed more official naming....his name...Graham Firecracker Red ......Cracker, was his official naming.....and when he passed he was replaced by another red poodle girl, named her.....Frisket ( after Frisket who was a cartoon animation of a dog in a kids show called Reboot)

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      5 years ago

      I don't like to name my dogs or cats with people names...I think they all need their own, and each fit their own current dog is a chi-terrier mix, his name is Pet Peeves.....

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      5 years ago

      I like this lens. How about this for a dog's name: Deeohgee. Pronounced D - O - G. ;-)

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      5 years ago

      My dogs name is Fudge. I wonder Why?

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      5 years ago

      Congratulation on maintaining a great lens. My lens is about baby names, baby names meaning and Parenting discussions - all tips for baby.

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      5 years ago

      Great idea for a lens. My lens is about gifts and treats for dogs - all suggestions welcome.

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      5 years ago

      Great source of information.

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      5 years ago

      What a great idea for a lens, love it!

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      5 years ago

      What a great idea for a lens, I am going to pop by again when I eventually get me dog :)

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      goldstandard lm 

      5 years ago

      My dogs name is Kesey and I think its the best dog name...but of course i am biased!! :)

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      5 years ago

      Rufus and Cujo are our two favorites. Cool lens idea!

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      Annemarie Robbertse 

      5 years ago from South Africa

      We had a long coat Chihuahua and her OFFICIAL name was Chifafa Sun Fiesta. We tried with combinations of names but when they brought her in, my mom and I both jumped up - 'oh Sweet!' and her name became Sweetie!

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      5 years ago

      We named our mini Aussi Suvi, a Finnish name meaning summer, because got her in June.

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      5 years ago

      Some pretty cool names!

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      5 years ago

      Cool names for pets. Thanks for sharing with us :)

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      5 years ago

      These are some great dog name ideas.

      Thanks for the lens!

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      5 years ago

      Great Work On This Page! Thanks!!

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      5 years ago

      I kind of made up my dog's name. Mally? Sort of like a combination between Mary and Sally.

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      5 years ago

      Petey is. Great name

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      5 years ago

      What a fun lens! I voted in the poll for naming the dog according to its ethnic breed. I named my German Shepherd Elsa, which is German, and people thought I named her after the lion in Born Free!

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      5 years ago

      this is a great Lens

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      5 years ago

      Great lens with awesome ideas!

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      Thomas F. Wuthrich 

      5 years ago from Michigan

      I am partial to the name, Jupiter...not because of the famous Disney cartoon dog, but because of what the planet represents in astrology...which I know a little about.

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      5 years ago

      Dog names are truly as unique as the dogs lens on this subject, I enjoyed it!

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      5 years ago

      Some great call names here but you don't have Jarvis listed!. I had great fun helping my breeder pick out names to fit the themes for the litters she bred. Using themes like music can help a breeder remember pedigrees on the dogs she places and shows. One set of themes mine used was music from the 20's then the 30's, 40's 50' and so on. Fun trying to find names to fit the temperaments of our dogs. Thanks for sharing!

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      5 years ago

      This is cute! My dogs names are a little strange. Like Raina and pika. Then a little normal like bubbles and rocky. lol.

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      5 years ago

      @anonymous: You've got a lot of dogs :)

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      5 years ago

      Firstly, congrats on the purple star. Nice lens and nice names. We have had dogs and their names are Ringo, Bingo, Dana, Cindy, Bruno, Lassie, Wendy, White and the list is never ending.

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      5 years ago

      Lensmaster...Great name selection...Gotta love Diesel! This is my little Border Terrier mix, Cee-Cee. Congrats on the Lens' Purple Star!

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      5 years ago

      some cool names of dogs!great.

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      criysto lm 

      5 years ago

      Nice lens! I like all the names you've supplied. My dog's name is Sheba.

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      5 years ago

      you have created a nice lens , i like it

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      5 years ago

      My dogs name was Pugsley who was a cross between a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel and a Shitsui.

      He was the cutest dog and had a good nature. May Pugsley RIP!

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      imagelist lm 

      5 years ago

      Great lens with valuable info...

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      5 years ago

      Great list!

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      LaurenAmy LM 

      5 years ago

      Great list of unique names :)

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      5 years ago

      great ideas!

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      5 years ago

      My brother has a German Klein Spitz Pomeranian by the name of Fritz. He has a lens here on squidoo, called "Fritz the Pom". My very first dog was called "Teddy".

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      5 years ago

      I had a dachsund named Giblet.

      Now I have a mutt named Ripper.

      Both great dogs!

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      5 years ago

      As a dog lover, finding a good name for your dog is always a challenge. I like to check out the dogs personality first and then try to name them accordingly. Nice Lens!

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      5 years ago

      names are important too even for a dog.

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      5 years ago

      I've always liked Dogs with names of historical figures (a pug named Napoleon etc..). When we got our aussi-doodle puppy last year, we named him Winston (you can see him in my lens).

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      Ted Bergman 

      5 years ago

      As a dog lover and creator of dog and cat humor, I greatly enjoyed this lens. Tin Fey recently said one of her favorite dog names was, "Mr. President." - I also enjoyed your list of redneck dog names. I have a page on my website called, "You Know You're a Pick Up Truck Dog, if..."

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      5 years ago from Miami Beach, FL

      My dog was called Bill but if I ad another dog he would be called Barney :-)

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      katlupe lm 

      5 years ago

      For some reason, I already had the name for my puppy in my head, when I first went to see her. She fit her name perfectly! I just lost her 2 weeks ago at 15 years of age. Her name was Nikita Blackwolf and she was and will be my only dog that I ever owned. Her name may have come to me because we used to watch that tv show, La Femme Nikita. She was an alpha female lab wolf mix, perfect mix!

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      5 years ago

      Each dog is unique, with their own personality

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      5 years ago

      I guess my new baby girl may have a slight redneck-ish name: Ally Bama, for my favorite Alabama Crimson Tide !!

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      5 years ago

      Wish I found this lense when i was looking for a name for my pup a few months back. Nice job anyway...

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      5 years ago

      Pootie McPootie the Lionhearted of the Scottish Highlands. His shorter name was Simba. We had 2 AKC-registered rottweilers with long and distingushed names. Simba was a full-blooded mutt who we got as a puppy from the animal shelter. I didn't want him to have an inferiority complex, so I made some fake papers for him and dubbed him "Pootie McPootie of the Scottish Highlands", to make him feel better about himself. It apparently worked, because he spent all of his 11 years acting like he was superior to the other dogs. I miss my Pootie!

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      pauly99 lm 

      5 years ago

      Ok. So my local vet had a dog named Ollie that I saw this weekend. Now I'm going back about 40 years but I started singing to myself... Ollie Ollie Ollie get your adverbs here. Actually the song goes Lolly Lolly Lolly get your adverbs here. Sorry, showing my age.

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      5 years ago

      Our red merle mini Australian Shepherd is named Skye after his sky-blue eyes.

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      5 years ago

      Tomy is the good name

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      5 years ago

      What about Gertrude i love that name (it not only suts a duck but also for dogs)

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      5 years ago

      I named my my dog Hershey cuz he looks like a lil chocolate bar. This is a great list that ill be revisiting when I get my next doggie!

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      5 years ago

      I named my dog Lolly, from lollipop..

      I think when I get another puppy girl one day, I will call her Poppy..

      So it will be Lolly and Poppy.. hahaha..

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      5 years ago

      had a black & white cocker spaniel named lady.

      loved her!

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      6 years ago

      Another great dog name... Scotch. Sadly he died late last year. But it was a great name for a one-in-a-million dog.

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      Camp April 

      6 years ago

      I love this idea for a Lens. It's always challenging to name our new furbabies. Our dog's name is Yankee because we are HUGE Yankees fans. :-)

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      6 years ago

      I love some of the US names in this Lens. For some more cute dog names check out

    • JoshuaJDavid profile image


      6 years ago

      What a great idea for a lens, when I get another dog I'll be sure to check back here

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      6 years ago

      I Have two jack's, welll one is a true blue jack the other is hairy and looks more like a bearded collie than a jack. They are brothers from the same litter and will be seven this year. They are called Bampton and Benson. I would like to post a picture of them but my computer

      skills are not up to much, however I will try,

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      sstock93 lm 

      6 years ago

      Skippy was always my favorite dog name. Nice Lens

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      6 years ago

      @batman71: Hahaha. Yeah you right.

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      6 years ago

      I named my furry friends after my favorite snackfood (mostly junk foods) like my oldest one is Milkshake, then Pringles, Oreo, Tootsie Roll, Yellow Cab just to name a few. I've got around a dozen furry friends and new ones are still unnamed. I based their names on how they look physically and from their personality.

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      6 years ago

      I love this lens!

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      6 years ago from Derbyshire, UK

      Nice lens, my friend's named her little dog 'Pippa'. I think it's pretty cute

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      6 years ago

      Looking at some of these names its sad that dogs can't pick out there own names.

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      6 years ago

      I have a pomeranian Klien Spitz that is called Fritzy, he has a nickname; Fritzy Bitzy Baby Boy.

      I have a lense about him. FritzthePom

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      6 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      We've had three dachshunds in our married life and not once have we chosen the name. They each had a name when they came to us. Snoopy really suited his name as he was a snoop! He was already 9 months so we left his name. On reflection we should have changed Shelley's name - after all she was very young when we got her. Jamie was also a few months old and he does suit his name. He's our current best mate!

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      6 years ago

      Great lens. There are some pretty cool names in there..

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      6 years ago

      Thanks for the info! Some of these names just make me shake my head, but some are pretty cool.

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      6 years ago

      My golden retrievers are named Augustus (Augie) and Tiberius (Ti) after the first and second Roman emperors. Unfortunately, the third Roman emperor was Caligula, so we'll have to skip that name with the next dog!

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      6 years ago

      Lots of good choices, and a big help for my next dog, but I don't think Pervis is gonna quite do it. lol

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      6 years ago

      Great lens. I wish I'd read it a few years earlier though before we named our pooch dunno (i dunno what to call him)!!!

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      Scriobh LM 

      6 years ago

      Our family developed a weird habit of naming our dogs after food. We have a King Charles Spaniel called Donut because when she was a pup she'd run in circles, a Tibetan Terrier called B because she looks like a cow (it's Irish for cow btw), a JRT called Butters because she's kinda butter toffee colored and of course a miniature poodle called Toffee....nobody is sure why though lol

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      6 years ago


    • Donallphin profile image


      6 years ago

      Great lens. It was great fun seeing all the choices out there.

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      6 years ago

      A lot of choices for dog names. Someone will be able to find a perfect name for their dog here.

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      6 years ago

      We named our last dog, an English bulldog, "Winston." We also love Winston Churchill who had a bulldog, but a bulldog kind of resembles Churchill.

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      6 years ago

      My dog's name is Bruce! He's so cute!

    • rdcbizz profile image


      6 years ago

      Had a miniature dachshund, named it "Jellybean". Perfect name for the perfect dog

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      6 years ago

      Cute dog names =)

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      6 years ago

      nice lens, i like it

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      jcalbon lm 

      6 years ago

      It can be such a challenge to choose a good name for your pooch. I can't even remember how many names I considered for mine--but it was a loooong list. Great selection here!

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      6 years ago

      I love this lens! My dog's name is John

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      6 years ago

      My dog's name is Bruce. I think his name's cool.

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      6 years ago

      Some fab names here. It is 40 years since we had a pup. We named him Drupi after a singer of the day but because the dog had lips that drooped at the side. Our rescue dogs since have enough to contend without a name change so we have had some strange names down the years.

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      Freestuffer LM 

      6 years ago

      This makes me remember Sam Walton's dog's name..Ol'roy which he turned to the Walmart brand dog food.

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      6 years ago

      nice lens

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      danparker lm 

      6 years ago

      Nice lens! My dog's name is Milo - thought it was fairly unique but 2 neighbors have called their dogs the same!

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      6 years ago

      For best cisco training in india You may want to visit this site too

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      6 years ago

      cool names by my dog name is Rocky :)


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