How to Choose a Pet Name
When trying to decide upon a name for your new pet, you may hit a rock. A name can involve different things in which you may want to accomplish.
- Do you want to give your pet a majestic name? Royal? Ancient? Mythological?
- Do you want to match personality with the name of you pet?
- Do you want to give your pet a name that will show some kind of status? I.E. do you want the name to express something to others who may hear the name and see the pet (naming bully breed dogs tough names).
You may want to just find something that you like to suit your pet. The problem is how to choose the right name...
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Choosing a Pet Name
When you are taking on the great task of picking a name for your pet, you will want to keep in mind some of the following rules.
Keep it Short and Sweet- Short names of one or two syllables usually work best, and it's wise to avoid names that could be confused with commands. If you are naming a pet that is not trainable (reptiles, fish, hamsters, etc.), the length of the name is not as big a concern.
Personality Comes into Play- Try spending some time with your new pet, getting to know the personality and traits before you decide upon a name. Sometimes the pet's behavior, personality, or appearance will suggest a name. Example being a shy pet may not call for a powerful name such as Zeus or Cain; an aggressive dog just may not be a Fluffy.
Popular vs Unique Name- Many times over popular names for pets such as Sam, Max, Lady, Maggie, and Buddy, may not be quite what you're looking for. You may want to consider a more unique name such as your favorite character in a book, movie, or television show. You may, also, want to consider historical figures and mythological characters, just as you may consider your favorite team, food or drink, song, color, or car. You may even want to take into consideration the origin of the pet or breed; an example being Olga for a Russian Wolfhound or Yung-Qu (Yun-Chi) for a Pug, a breed originating in China.
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