Dog Names: fresh ideas for naming your puppy.
The joys of naming a puppy
There is certain magic in finding that perfect name for your new puppy. Everyone has a suggestion, but the process is rarely painless. Everyone wants the honor of finding that perfect name for the new family member. Here are a few ideas to focus your search.
Consider historical figures, painters, philosophers, writers...
- Sappho (a famous Greek poetess who offers is a great name for any majestic breed girl)
- Vivaldi (imagine a noble Greyhound with such a melodic name?)
- Mozart (perfect for a pudgy Bulldog or a Pug)
- Picasso (this one is for any pup with lots of unruly hair)
- Shakespeare (American Cocker Spaniel?)
- Socrates (this one is for a mastiff breed, a big dog name)
- Cleopatra (Dalmatian?)
- Joan < of Arc > (a great choice for a Great Dane girl)
Interesting Food Names: fit for a boy or a girl puppy!
- Tiramisu (for a little Yorkie or a Pomeranian?)
- Sushi (this one seems quite versatile)
- Souffle (very French, so maybe French Bulldog?)
- Clementine (isn't it precious for a Pug?)
- Yogurt (okay, it's a stretch, but with the right kind of dog it would work, I swear)
- Parmesan (only the cutest of the puppies can carry such a name)
Think of your favorite book characters
- Atticus, from To Kill a Mockingbird (a superb name for a Border Collie pup)
- Frodo, from Lord of the Rings (will fit any pup with mischief in his eyes)
- Mercutio, from Romeo and Juliett (I see this one as a brilliant name for a herding breed dog)
- Scarlett, from Gone with the Wind (any girl with an attitude can take this one)
- Elizabeth, from Pride and Prejudice (can't you just envision English Setter girl?)
- Hemoine, from Harry Potter (a Chocolate Lab pup can take this one)
- Sauri, from Memoirs of a Geisha (small and cute)
- Alice, from Alice in Wonderland (gracious, like a Borzoi)
Geography to the rescue
- Juno (wouldn't it fit just right for a Husky?)
- India (strong and elegant at the same time, just like German Shepherds)
- Palermo (a gorgeous name for a boy Rottweiler)
- Helsinki (almost any Terrier could pull it off)
- Cape (I see this one as a great name for the sporting breeds, short and to the point)
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