|Nova, the "new dog."|
|Avalon, because it's a cool name|
|Norbert, a foster|
|Nikita, the pre-named|
Cliche names are Cliche
It's not clever to name your dog Dioji (D-O-G) even though you may think it is. Fido is actually more creative and more unique these days - there aren't very many Fidos in the world. But nevertheless, Fido and Rover aren't okay names either because of the cliche connotation. A red doberman or a red nosed pitbull should never be named Red Rover. It's just not cool, and dobermans and pit bulls are cool dogs. It's simply unfair to give them lame names. Every third dog seems to be named Bella, and it's REALLY lame to name litter mates (siblings) after famous romantic couples. Naming a brother and sister Romeo and Juliet, or Bella and Edward? Really?
|Roxy, the pre-named|
Spanish/Hispanic names for Chihuahuas
"big" names for small dogs - Spike, Thor, Zeus, Bruno.
Jack or Russell for a JRT
Lucky or Chance for a rescue
Pugsly for a Pug
Muttley for a mixed-breed
Tom for a male cat
|Annie, the orphan|
Small dogs named Sparky
Sam - this one actually crosses a few separate "don't" lines.
Annie is maybe useable if your dog was in fact an orphan (or a stray)
Byron the Bassett Hound
Titan the Great Dane - you're trying to hard
Dana the Great Dane
Suffice to say that if you've heard it before, expecially more than once, it may be wise to take it off the table.
|Malaney - an uncommon person name|
|Sarek, the "pointy eared fre|
|Delta, the airplane|
Here are some options to consider:
** Your favorite vacation spot
** A car that you DON'T have in your possession
** A good memory you have
** Literary characters
** Surnames of characters from television shows or movies
** Something suggestive of where you got the pet, like if you found it on a certain road.
** An object that your pet reminds you of - like a Potato!
And to end this very important blog entry, I have a few more pets that didn't fit up top. I'm not even going to try and cleverly fit them into the most, so just consider the gratuitous "cuteness overload" that you knew was coming.
|Potato, because he's the couch variety|
|Pippin, the small furry Hobbit|
|Ren, because it's an awesome name|