Naming a new puppy may seem like an easy task, but it quickly proves to be anything but. We’ve assembled the top 50 most popular girl dog names to give you some inspiration for giving the perfect name to your leading lady. A name, good or bad, will stick with your dog for life. Here are some important things to consider when naming your new puppy girl.
– Sometimes a pup’s personality will suggest a fitting name. Does she have an interesting way that she carries herself? Maybe your puppy has distinct markings or gravitates toward a certain kind of play.
– Stick with short names. Dogs will have an easier time recognizing their name if it is one or two syllables. Try shortening “Her Fluffiness, Izzabella” to “Izzy”.
– Consider names with hard consonants. Dogs hear hard syllables like K’s and T’s because they have a sharper quality than gentler vowel sounds. A name that starts with a harder syllable like this will help your pup recognize it instantly. Names that end in long E and short A sounds work well also.
– Do not choose names that sound similar to a command word. Dogs don’t know words, they just recognize the sound of specific words. If a dog’s name is very much like the sound of one of her commands, this will cause confusion.
– You should get permission if naming your puppy after a person. Aunt Matilda just may not find it flattering to have a dog namesake.
Top 50 Girl Dog Names List