I love dogs. I love puppies even more! Of course, my puppies have all grown into dogs now. In fact, they are senior citizens! It’s weird, sometimes I’ll tell someone the names of my dogs, and they look at me funny. I feel like I need to explain why my dog is named something. Sure, my 5 pound Chihuahua’s name speaks for itself—Bitsy, But, I still feel the need to explain that it’s really Itsy Bitsy, because she was about the size of a Beenie Baby when I took her home. The same goes for my Hairless Chinese Crested, Flower. I always feel the need to explain that she was named after the skunk in Bambi, since she has skunk-like hair on her head. So, I asked myself, Female Dog Names—What’s Popular? I decided to do some research on the subject.
Popular Female Dog Names
First of all, you should choose a name that is short—maybe one or two syllables. Dogs will not understand a long name like Elizabeth or Isabella. Another mistake is to name your dog something that rhymes with a command, such as Kit (rhymes with “sit”), or Kay (rhymes with “stay”). Instead of getting your dog to obey you, you will end up calling your dog to you! This sounds very simple, but it is not something that pet owners think about, and then they wonder why their dog doesn’t behave!
Okay, once you have narrowed down your syllable options, now you can begin thinking of a name. Currently, the most popular female dog names are “people” names. Instead of Spot, human names such as Anna, Lola, Stella and Sophie are popular. In addition, there are many popular female dog names that end with an “ee” now. Perhaps the most dog-like names that are popular now are Daisy, Coco, Angel, Lady or Princess.
The most important thing is that you name your puppy something that will grow withher into doggy adulthood. Think hard before you name your puppy Precious or Babycakes. While I don’t think that you can name your dog something that hurts her self-worth, it doesn’t make sense to try to find a name that the bully dog at the dog park will tease her with! The same thing goes for your children. They mean well when they try to name your puppy Tinky-Winky or Pooh, but years from now, you will still be explaining to people the reason behind your dog’s name!
Above all, make sure that YOU are happy with your dog’s name. Take a few days to get to know your new family member, and create a bond with her that gets solidified with her new name.