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Top 14 Most Clever Names for Designer Dogs – 24. September, 2019

When you hear the word “designer,” what do you think of? Perhaps you picture a posh clothing boutique or a fancy hair salon. The word designer is often used to describe something of quality but it can be confusing when it is applied to dogs. The term designer dog is often used to describe mixed breeds like the Labradoodle and the Goldendoodle. If you have a designer dog, consider giving him one of these clever names:

  1. Pap Smear – This name would be the perfect fit for a mixed breed that combines a Papillion with a Samoyed and a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
  2. Shocker – For a combination involving a Cocker Spaniel and a Shepherd, the name Shocker is a great fit for a dog who always seems to be getting into trouble.
  3. Bagel – Not just a name for a tasty pastry, the name Bagel would be fitting for a combination of a Basset Hound and a Beagle.
  4. Rocker – If you’re a fan of music and you have a mixed breed dog that has Cocker Spaniel and Retriever blood, Rocker could be a fun name!
  5. Boggle – Both a fun word game and a clever dog name, this name would be fitting for a dog with Boston Terrier and Beagle heritage.
  6. Dorky – This silly name would be a great fit for a dog that is a cross between a Dachshund and a Yorkie (Yorkshire Terrier).
  7. Noodle – The ideal name for a Poodle crossed with a Newfoundland, this dog name is both clever and funny. It’s perfect for a dog with a silly personality as well.
  8. Blabador – Perfect for the dog who never stops barking, this name is a clever combination of the Bloodhound and Labrador Retriever breeds.
  9. Chiapet – Inspired by the popular figurine from the 80s that sprouted hair, the name Chiapet would be apt for a combination of a Chihuahua and a Whippet.
  10. Smooch – A clever name for a cross between a Smooth Fox Terrier and a Chow Chow, the name Smooch would be perfect for a dog who loves to give kisses.
  11. Derriere – For a dog who has a lot of junk in the trunk, the name Derrier is particularly fitting for a cross between a Deerhound and a Terrier.
  12. Poinsetter – The perfect name for a Pointer crossed with a Setter, the name Poinsetter is clever and fitting for someone who loves the Christmas holiday.
  13. Keester – If you have a Keeshond and Setter mix who is lazy to a fault, the name Keester might be both funny and fitting.
  14. Peekasso – For a cross between a Pekingese and a Lhasa Apso, this name is inspired by the great artist Picasso who, like your dog, was an individual.

When it comes to naming your dog, there are a number of different avenues you can take. Many people go the more traditional route, choosing a name that matches their dog’s physical characteristics or personality. If you want to think outside the box, however, consider one of the clever designer dog names from the list above.

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Top 10 Funniest Names for a Goofy Dog – 10. April, 2019

Some dogs are natural born clowns to aim to please and who love to play. If your dog has a goofy personality, you should think about giving him a name that fits. All of those traditional and cliched dog names might work for other dogs, but your dog is an individual and he deserves a name that fits who he is. Here are our top ten picks in funny dog names for goofy dogs like yours:

  1. Droolius Caesar – This name is a pun on Julius Caesar, a Roman politician and general. If you have a dog who has a goofy personality and a tendency to drool, this could be the perfect name.
  2. Bark Twain – Inspired by the author of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, this name is a play on Mark Twain and the perfect dog name if you are a fan of American literature.
  3. Jimmy Chew – Famous shoe designer Jimmy Choo is the inspiration for this funny dog name. It’s a perfect fit for a dog who loves to chew, especially on shoes.
  4. Orville Redenbarker – An American businessman, Orville Redenbacher became known for selling popcorn. This name is inspired by the father of microwave popcorn and it’s a funny name for a goofy owner and his dog.
  5. Salvador Dogi – Inspired by the Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali, this name is a great fit for an artist or for someone who simply appreciates the arts but also has a playful side. Dali’s works are anything but ordinary, just like your dog!
  6. Sarah Jessica Barker – This name is a play on Sarah Jessica Parker, the American actress who became known for her role as Carrie Dodd in Sex and the City. If you have a toy-breed dog you can carry around in a fashionable bag, all the better.
  7. Woofgang Puck – Inspired by celebrity chef and restaurateur Wolfgang Puck, this name is a great pun. It is particularly apt for a goofy dog who loves to eat.
  8. Notorious D.I.G. – This name is a pun on the Notorious B.I.G., an American-born rapper who is largely recognized as one of the most influential rappers of all time. You could also go with Notorious D.O.G. if that strikes your fancy a little more.
  9. Bark Obama – Inspired by the former President of the United States, this funny dog name is a play on Barack Obama. You can earn bonus points for using this name if you have a Portuguese Water Dog!
  10. James Earl Bones – This name is a play on James Earl Jones, American actor known for his role as Darth Vader in Star Wars and Mufasa in Disney’s The Lion King.

A dog’s name says something about his personality so it is worth taking the time to choose the name that is a perfect fit. If your dog defies boundaries and always finds a way to make you laugh, choose a name that suits his goofy personality like the 10 funny dog names listed above.

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Best 12 Puns for Dog Names – 9. January, 2019

A dog is more than just a pet, he’s a member of the family, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun naming him! A dog’s name speaks to his personality as well as yours, so take the time to choose a name you like. If you don’t want to go the traditional route or pick an overused cliché, think about going the other way with one of these twelve puns for dog names:

  1. Hairy Pawter – Inspired by the popular young adult series Harry Potter, this clever spin on the title character’s name could be a funny name for your dog. Bonus points if he really is hairy!
  2. Chewbarka – This name is inspired by Chewbacca, the Wookie from Star Wars. Not only is this name a funny pun, but it is apt for a dog as well because the inspirational character is covered in hair as well.
  3. Sherlock Bones – All your dog needs to rock this name is a pipe and a hat – even better if he has a strong nose to sniff out crime. This name is inspired by the private detective Sherlock Holmes created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
  4. Boston Powers – This name is particularly apt for a Boston Terrier and it is a reference to the movie Austin Powers. The title character is a little off his rocker, so this name is perfect for a dog who may not be the brightest bulb in the box but has a lot of fun.
  5. Mary Puppins – Inspired by Mary Poppins, this name would be a cute name for a female dog. It’s particularly fitting for a dog who spends a lot of time around children.
  6. Winnie the Pooch – This name is inspired by the children’s series Winnie the Pooh which features a honey-loving bear and his friends.
  7. Pawdry Hepburn – Known for her role in Breakfast at Tiffany’s and other movies, Audrey Hepburn was the inspiration for this pun name.
  8. William Shakespaw – If you’re a fan of literature, this take on William Shakespeare’s name might be the perfect pun name for your dog.
  9. Ally McBeagle – The main character in the American comedy series of the same name, Ally McBeal is the inspiration for this name. Ally McBeal was a young attorney who is forced to work with her ex-boyfriend in a legal-comedy that ran for 5 seasons.
  10. Jabba the Mutt – This name is a pun on Jabba the Hutt, a character from Star Wars. This name is particularly apt for a dog who has a lot of wrinkles.
  11. Scarlet O’Hairy – A reference to the main character in Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind, Scarlet O’Hairy is a great pun name for a female dog.
  12. J.K. Growling – Inspired by the Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, this name is one that everyone who hears it will understand.

Your dog lives to make you happy, so doesn’t a funny dog name seem like the perfect fit? If you want a dog name that will give you endless amusement while still speaking to your dog’s goofy personality, consider one of the top 12 punny dog names above.

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12 Best Dog Names Inspired by Books – 24. July, 2018

Reading a book is a gateway to a new world where your only limits are the limits of your own imagination. There are dozens, even hundreds of different genres for books and everyone has their own unique preferences for what they like to read. If you are an avid reader and you’re thinking about getting a new dog, why not use your love for literature as inspiration for your dog’s name? Here are the twelve best dog names inspired by books and book characters:

  1. Gatsby – The title character from The Great Gatsby, a novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby would be a great name for a male dog who is always living life to the fullest.
  2. Mr. Darcy – One of the main characters from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Mr. Darcy would be a good name for a male dog who keeps to himself.
  3. Pippi – First appearing in 1945, Pippi Longstocking is the title character from a series of children’s books. Pippi was an unconventional and unpredictable girl, so this name would be perfect for a female dog who matches those qualities.
  4. Garp – Inspired by the book The World According to Garp, a novel about a struggling writer, Garp is a great name for a male dog. This book was written by John Irving and later turned into a movie.
  5. Rhett – One of the primary characters from Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind, Rhett would be a great name for a male dog who doesn’t play by the rules and who somehow always seems to get what he wants.
  6. Jo – Inspired by the youngest sister from Little Women, Jo would be a perfect name for a small female dog who has a lot of spunk.
  7. Atticus – For a male dog who seems wise beyond his years and who is never bothered by anything, the name Atticus is a great fit. It comes from one of the main characters in To Kill a Mockingbird.
  8. Oliver – This name is inspired by the character Oliver from Oliver Twist – if you choose this name, everyone will get the reference.
  9. Dorian – Inspired by the main character from The Picture of Dorian Grey, this name would be ideal for a dog who always looks his best.
  10. Huckleberry – This name is inspired by Huckleberry Finn, one of the characters from the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn created by Mark Twain. This name would be great for a mischievous dog.
  11. Gandalf – The wise old wizard from the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Gandalf would be a great name for a wise dog with a lot of gray in his coat.
  12. Martin – A great name for a male dog who has an affinity for killing his favorite toys, this name is inspired by the Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin.

If none of the book-inspired dog names above strikes your fancy, don’t be afraid to strike out on your own. Think about some of your favorite books and then brainstorm ideas to incorporate the title, the author, or even one of the characters into your dog’s name. If you put a little thought into it, you can come up with something unique and creative!

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10 Best Southern Names for Your Dog – 9. March, 2018

Whether you live in the South or come from Southern heritage, it’s important to respect your roots. Even if you’ve moved away or you don’t follow all of your old family traditions anymore, you can still respect your Southern heritage by giving your new dog a Southern name. Here are our top 10 picks for the best Southern-inspired dog names:

  1. Annabelle – The perfect name for your Southern belle, Annabelle comes from the Gaelic for joy or the Latin for beautiful. Give this name to your sweet and cuddly little girl puppy.
  2. Beau – Every Southern belle needs her beau, making this the perfect Southern-inspired name for your male puppy. Even better, this name comes from the French for handsome.
  3. Pepper – If you have a male puppy who has a bit of a kick to his personality, Pepper would be a great name. It comes from the German occupational name for a spicer but can also be used for a person with dark hair (or a dog with dark hair).
  4. Daisy – Nothing is sweeter than a pure white daisy and this name would be perfect for a little female puppy. It could also be a reference to Daisy Duke from The Dukes of Hazard.
  5. Biscuit – Nothing says Southern breakfast more than freshly baked buttermilk biscuits. If you’re looking for a unique Southern-inspired dog name, Biscuit is a great choice. It could also be a reference to dog treats!
  6. Harper – This name comes from the English word for a minstrel and it was particularly popular in the south during the 1800s. This name could also be a reference to Harper Lee, the author of To Kill a Mockingbird.
  7. Kentucky – There is nothing more Southern than naming your dog after one of the Southern states. It could also be a reference to fried chicken, your favorite Southern-style comfort food.
  8. Cobbler – A traditional Southern-style dessert, Cobbler would be a great name for either a male or female dog. This name is perfect for a dog with a sweet and sugary personality.
  9. Oscar – This name comes from the Norse meaning divine spear or God’s spear – it is also a popular male name in the South. Oscar could be a great name for a male puppy if you’re looking for something that has a Southern twang to it.
  10. Butter – A staple ingredient in many Southern recipes, this would be a fun and cheeky name for a male or female dog who has become a staple in your family and in your life.

There are a lot of things to love about the South, so take your time when considering the names on this list. If none of these feels quite right but you still want to give your dog a Southern-inspired name, spend some time thinking about your favorite comfort foods or your family traditions. If you take a little time to think, the perfect name might come to you!

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Top 10 Religious-Themed Dog Names – 25. January, 2018

Naming your dog can be both fun and challenging, especially if you want to go with something outside the box. Instead of naming your dog after his color or going with a cliché dog name, take the time to do some brainstorming – you never know what you might come up with! If you’re looking for some interesting ideas for dog names, consider these twelve religious-themed dog names:

  1. Eli – The Hebrew word for “my God,” Eli would make a great religious-themed name for a male dog. In the Bible, Eli was a judge and priest who served the lord – he was good and true, just like your dog will be to you.
  2. Delilah – From the story of Samson and Delilah, this is a wonderful name for a female dog. Delilah may have betrayed Samson in the story but your Delilah will be faithful and loyal to you for the entirety of her life.
  3. Gabriel – Inspired by the archangel himself, Gabriel is a wonderful religious-themed dog name for a male dog. This name invokes an image of power and grace, so it might be good for a larger dog or simply for a dog who has an angelic personality.
  4. Sarah – A great religious-inspired name for a female dog, the name Sarah has many religious ties. In the Bible, Sarah was the faithful wife of Abraham who followed him wherever he went and served him well.
  5. Magi – The Magi from the Bible were also known as the three wise men who welcomed the baby Jesus into the world. If you’re looking for a religious-themed dog name for a dog who seems wise beyond his years, Magi is a great name to consider.
  6. Genesis – The very first book of the Bible, Genesis is a great name for a male or female dog. The book of Genesis tells the story of the world and how it began, so it might be a fun name for a dog if it is the first dog you’ve ever owned.
  7. Hope – Though not limited to any one religion, Hope is something everyone wants to believe in and it’s a great name for a female dog.
  8. Angel – Ideal for a female dog but also applicable for sweet male dogs, the name Angel is a great choice for religious-themed dog names. Give this name to a dog who is gentle, kind, and loving.
  9. Titus – A companion of the apostle Paul in the Bible, Titus was a faithful believer who served with all his heart. If you’re looking for a religious-themed name for a male dog, Titus is a great option.
  10. Grace – The name Grace isn’t tied to any one religion and it’s a great name for a female dog who loves you with all her heart and who would do anything to see you happy.

When you bring your dog home for the first time, don’t feel like you have to give him a name right away – there is nothing wrong with spending a little time together until you get a feel for his personality. The more time you spend with your dog, the more you will get to know him and that will make it easier to choose the perfect name. If you are considering a religious-themed name for your new dog, think about one of the twelve names listed above!

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Top 10 Names for Black Dogs – 6. December, 2017

When it comes to choosing a name for your dog, there are many different ways you could go. You could choose a name that fits your dog’s breed or one that speaks to his personality – you could also go with a traditional dog name or even a family name. Another way to choose the perfect name for your dog is to go with something that matches his physical characteristics – here are our top ten picks in names for black dogs:

  1. Adham – This is a male Arabic name that comes from the Arabic word for “black”. The English name Adam comes from the Hebrew word for man, another reason why this is a good name for a male dog.
  2. Bear – Inspired by the mighty black bear, this name would be particularly fitting if your dog is large and furry. This name might also be fitting if your black dog is a gentle giant.
  3. Jetta – Though it is also the name of a car model, Jetta is also a name that translates from the Latin for “jet black”. Jet is also a type of dense, black coal that can be polished and used to make jewelry.
  4. Cerin – This name comes from the Gaelic for “little dark one” so it might be a good name for a small breed dog that is black in color.
  5. Obsidian – Obsidian is a type of volcanic glass that forms when lava is quickly cooled and it is known for its rich black color. If you have a black dog who doesn’t have a hint of white or color in his coat, Obsidian might be the perfect name.
  6. Inky – The implications of this name are obviously a reference to black ink. If your dog is black in color and his coat has a smooth, silky quality to it then Inky might be the perfect name.
  7. Kala – A wonderful name for a female black dog, the name Kala comes from the Hindi word for “black”. In the Hindu religion, Kala is also the god of time, though he is also the god of destiny, fate, and death.
  8. Leila – This name comes from the Arabic for “dark as night” and it would make a great name for a black female dog. It can also be translated to mean “dark beauty” in Persian.
  9. Midnight – This is the time of night when the world is dark and everything is quiet – it is also a great name for a black dog.
  10. Nero – This name comes from the Latin for “dark” or “black-haired,” making it the perfect name for your black dog. Nero is also the name of a Roman emperor who reigned from AD 54 to 68.

The perfect dog name is one that just seems to fit your dog. If you are having trouble picking a name that works, you might be thinking too hard – try something simple like the ten names above which are great for black dogs.

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10 Best Dog Names Inspired by Musical Artists – 7. October, 2017

Everybody loves music, especially because there are so many different kinds out there. No matter what your musical preferences may be, there is a style or genre to match. Not only is music a wonderful way to pass the time, but it can be used as inspiration for your new dog’s name. From puns to plays on words, these dog names inspired by musical artists are sure to be a hit.

  1. Notorious D.O.G. – A play on the artist Notorious B.I.G., this musically-inspired dog name is sure to get a laugh. Notorious B.I.G. was an American rapper, so this name might be fitting for a large-breed dog or one with a scrappy personality.
  2. Billie Howliday – Inspired by Billie Holiday, an American jazz musician and singer, this clever name is great for a female dog. Give this name to a dog who likes to take things slow but who has a lot of spirit.
  3. Diggy Azalea – This name is inspired by Australian rapper Iggy Azalea who was born in Sydney and moved to the U.S. at age 16 to pursue a career in hip hop. This name might be fitting for an Australian breed such as an Australian Shepherd or Australian Cattle Dog.
  4. L.L. Drool J – Inspired by American rapper LL Cool Jay (which is short for Ladies Love Cool James), this name is both fun and funny. It might be particularly apt for a breed that tends to drool a lot such as a Mastiff or a Great Dane.
  5. Katy Pawry – American singer and songwriter, Katy Perry is known for hits like “I Kissed a Girl” and “Teenage Dream”. If you have a female dog with a big personality, Katy Pawry might be a fun name.
  6. Snarls Barkley – This name is inspired by Gnarls Barkley, an American soul duo that included CeeLo Green and Danger Mouse. If you have a dog who tends to get into trouble, this might be an apt name.
  7. Jon Bone Jovi – Inspired by American rock band Bon Jovi, this name is great for a male dog. Jon Bon Jovi is the lead singer and namesake for the band that formed in 1983 and continues to perform today.
  8. Napawsha Beddingfield – A great name for a female dog, Napawsha Beddingfield is inspired by British singer and sonbwriter Natasha Bedingfield known for hits like “Unwritten”.
  9. Richard Barx – Inspired by American pop/rock singer Richard Marx, this name is great for a male dog. Marx is known for hits like “Right Here Waiting” and “At the Beginning”.
  10. Taylor Sniffed – This name is inspired by American sweetheart and singer-songwriter Taylor Swift who became a country music star but has more recently become something of a pop princess.

Whether you are inspired by your favorite rapper or a songwriter you admire, the music industry is full of potential for dog names. The top ten dog names inspired by musical artists listed above are a great place to start, but you don’t necessarily need to choose one of these names for your dog – you can also just use them as inspiration to come up with your own idea.

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Top 10 Wacky Dog Names and the Meanings Behind Them – 22. August, 2017

When it comes to naming your dog, you don’t have to go with a clichéd or a traditional name – something silly or creative can be a lot of fun! Whether you are looking for a name that is completely unique or you want something that will inspire a laugh, these top ten wacky dog names are a great place to start. You do not necessarily have to pick one of these names for your own dog, but they might inspire you to come up with something wild and wacky all your own.

  1. Baron von Furrypants – This name was given to a Labrador Retriever owned by Kathy Warren and her family. Warren decided on this name because they wanted something that sounded regal but had a fun side to it as well.
  2. Smiley Cyrus – When Crystal Coker brought her new Chihuahua puppy home she noticed the puppy’s tendency to smile, she named the dog Smiley – the addition of Cyrus to the name was included because Coker always gives her pets silly names.
  3. Abraham Lincoln Continental – This name belongs to a Catahoula-Husky mix who was adopted by a young man named Ryan. The dog’s original name was Linkin (after Linkin Park) but Ryan renamed him after Abraham Lincoln and the Ford Lincoln Continental car.
  4. Nutmeg Spice O Paris – Becky Summers was given a Pomeranian puppy from her dog breeder mother and, though she wasn’t sure she wanted a small dog, she soon fell in love. Summers named her dog Nutmeg Spice O Paris after the nutmeg color of the dog’s coat and “O Paris” is an adaptation of the dog’s bloodline, “O Paradise”.
  5. Rosie Picklebottom – When Heather Krieger asked her children what to name their new Dachshund puppy, she asked them what the dog looked like for inspiration. The kids decided that her fur had a reddish tint and her long torso looked like a pickle – thus the name Rosie Picklebottom was chosen.
  6. Hamburger Patty – This name belongs to an English Bulldog who was originally named Patty but was given the moniker Hamburger after her love for food and her hunger for making new friends. Patty gobbles up opportunities to meet new people in the same way people gobble up hamburgers.
  7. Artoo Dogtoo – This pup has a rags-to-riches story, having gone from a nameless foster dog to being adopted by Annette de Soto. Because Annette and her family already had one dog, they nicknamed the foster Dog Two which evolved into a Star Wars-inspired name, Artoo Dogtoo.
  8. Parker the Barker – One day Ron Harken was driving to Indianapolis to save a puppy mill Havanese from foster care. After obtaining the dog, Harken spent the night in a hotel where the dog barked the whole night through, earning him the name Parker the Barker.
  9. Peanut Wigglebutt – Christine Edwards brought home the runt of a Dachshund litter who had enough personality to fill ten dogs. When they first met, the puppy wagged his tail so hard he almost fell over, earning her the name Peanut Wigglebutt.
  10. Zippity Do Dawg – When Jill Hicks brought home a Queensland Heeler, her love for Disney inspired her to name the dog after a Disney tune – she chose the name Zippity Do Dawg.

The top ten wacky dog names listed above are a great place to start if you are thinking about a witty or a funny name for your new puppy. Any of these names would be a good option, especially if your puppy has a bit of a goofy side.

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Top 10 Flower or Tree Names for Dogs – 30. May, 2017

Picking the perfect name for your dog can be quite a challenge, especially if you haven’t gotten to know him or her yet. It takes time to learn about your dog’s personality so you can choose the best name possible. If you need some help coming up with ideas to test out, consider naming your puppy after your favorite flower or tree.

  1. Rose – A rose is a beautiful flower that comes in a wide variety of colors and while they appear delicate, they often have thorns. Rose would be a fitting name for a dog that has a sweet personality but won’t hesitate to defend herself or her family.
  2. Daisy – The daisy is a member of the sunflower family and while they are typically white in color, they can be yellow, purple, or pink as well. If your puppy has a sweet and mild-mannered personality, a dainty name like Daisy could be the right choice.
  3. Lily – The lily is a large flower that has long, white petals. These flowers are very beautiful in an almost exotic way so Lily might be a good name for a rare or exotic dog breed.
  4. Ivy – Ivy is neither a tree nor a flower, but it is still a lovely plant. One thing to be wary of with ivy is that it will grow on anything and everything, just like your puppy will grow on you!
  5. Maple – The maple tree is strong and proud and it produces a thick, sweet syrup. If you have a dog who has a sweet and sugary personality, the name Maple might be the perfect fit.
  6. Willow – The willow tree is known for its long, slender branches which bend and flow with the wind. If you have a dog who is very patient, always going with the flow, the name Willow might suit him or her perfectly.
  7. Blossom – The name blossom is attached to many flower plants and trees like the beautiful cherry blossom or the apple blossoms that bloom in spring. No matter which one you choose to name your puppy after, Blossom is a beautiful name.
  8.  Clover – This name belongs to the small green plant which has three, or sometimes four leaves. Clover is often considered an Irish name but it can be given to any puppy you are lucky enough to own.
  9. Primrose – The primrose is a small flowering plant that tends to grow in clumps. These flowers are rather dainty but in the right conditions they grow like weeds. If you have a puppy who seems shy at first but blossoms once you get to know her, Primrose might be a good name.
  10. Buttercup – This little flower is named for its butter-yellow color and it could be a great name for a puppy with a golden coat and a sweet personality.

When it comes to naming your puppy, there are plenty of paths to take but you should consider naming him or her after something you lose. The top ten flower and tree-inspired puppy names listed above are a great place to start.

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