Monday, August 18, 2008

Dog Tags #1


I love to hear what people name their dogs, and why. Did you consider your dog's physical appearance, or personality? Was he or she named after a famous person, pop icon, or perhaps relative? How does your name fit your dog? Do you prefer people names or not?
Kelly came from a rescue home already named. We considered changing it, but in the end it seemed to fit her auburn fur and spunky personality. Our yellow lab was named after a famous explorer, Henry Hudson. And our dalmatian was named Schuyler, after a local historical figure.
Unique or common, it doesn't matter, it's fun to see how our special names fit together with our pets. You can look up some ideas in this book, 1000 Dog Names from A to Z.
Here's a little dog name trivia.
What do you think are the most common dog names? I guessed Princess, Casey, and Lady.
The most popular puppy names in North American are:
Sam, Max, Lady, Bear, Maggie, Buddy, Brandy, Ginger and Taffy. Some other popular names are Duke, Rocky, Buster, Winston, Lucy, Sadie, Daisy, Bo and Coco.

I'd love to hear--what did you name your dog, and why?

4 comments:

Roxanne said...

Ginko had a good memory as a pup, so we thought of the herbal memory supplement. Plus, it has a B-I-N-G-O ring to it, but sounds more modern. His middle name is Cornelius, which just cracks us up.

Lilly Elizabeth came from the shelter with the name Daisy, which I hated. So, we stayed in the flower theme. I wanted to go with Poppy Anne, but my husband couldn't get the Seinfeld episode out of his head where the character Poppy pees on Jerry's sofa, so that idea got nixed.

My late Dal was named Penelope Grace. She came with the name Gracie, but I really wanted something more unusual.

There's a really good article from several years ago in BARK magazine by Patricia McConnell on the science of dog names. I highly recommend it.

Nerida said...

My dog came from the shelter and is a complete mutt, but adorable. Despite being a girl we had to name her "Sprocket" because she looks so much like the dog from "Fraggle Rock". It's a great name to yell.

Peggy Frezon said...

I love the middle names, Roxanne. And Nerida, Sprocket is an adorable name for your little gal!
Thanks for sharing!

Nerida said...

My dog came from the shelter and is a complete mutt, but adorable. Despite being a girl we had to name her "Sprocket" because she looks so much like the dog from "Fraggle Rock". It's a great name to yell.

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