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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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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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What are the Top 10 Funniest Dog Names? – 28. February, 2017

American DogSome dogs are so full of life that they can become a little bit goofy at times. If your dog has a tendency to act a little silly, why not give him a name that suits his clownish personality? Below you will find a list of the top 10 funniest dog names to consider.

  1. Bark Obama – This name is inspired by the 44th President of the United States himself. It would be a perfect name for a dog who has a strong, independent nature and, if you don’t mind being a little politically incorrect, it could be good name for a dog with black fur as well.
  2. J.K. Growling – Inspired by the Harry Potter author, J.K. Rowling, this name would be a cute name for a dog that has a bit of a creative side. Whether he is thinking up new ways to escape from the yard or finding new tricks to use in begging for treats, J.K. Growling is the perfect name.
  3. L.L. Drool J – This name is perfect for a dog who has a tendency to drool – some of the breeds most known for this quality include Mastiffs, Basset Hounds, Saint Bernards, Great Danes, and Bloodhounds. The name itself is inspired by L.L. Cool J, an American actor and rapper.
  4. Rosa Barks – If you are a history buff with a sense of humor, the name Rosa Barks could be a great name for your dog. This name is inspired by the great African American civil rights activist, Rosa Parks, who became famous for refusing to give up her seat on the bus to a white passenger.
  5. Snarls Barkley – Inspired by the great basketball player Charles Barkley, Snarls Barkley is a funny name that would be perfectly suited to an active dog. Bonus points if you can teach your dog how to shoot a basket!
  6. Hairy Pawter – This name is a riff on Harry Potter, the young wizard from the self-named book series by J.K. Rowling. Harry Potter was a smart boy but he also had a tendency to get into trouble – it could be the perfect name for a dog that is too smart for his own good.
  7. Scarlett O’Hairy – Inspired by the leading female character of the book Gone with the Wind, Scarlett O’Hara, this would be a perfect name for a female dog who always expects to get her way. The world revolves around her and she has no trouble making sure that it does.
  8. Winnie the Poodle – This name is inspired by the children’s story book character, Winnie the Pooh. Though Winnie the Pooh was a bear, his name can be adapted to suit a Poodle. After all, Poodles have fluffy coats just like a bear and they may even have a sweet spot for honey!
  9. Virginia Woof – A British rock band, Virginia Wolf was popular during the 1970s and the 1980s. If you are a fan of classic rock and you have a sense of humor, Virginia Woof could be a cute and funny dog name to consider.
  10. William Shakespaw – This name is inspired by the bard himself, William Shakespeare, and it is perfect for a male dog who loves to show off. Just make sure you teach your dog how to shake hands so he lives up to his name!

If your dog has a bit of a clownish side, why not give him a name that fits? For inspiration, consider one of the top ten funniest dog names listed above. Every time you call your dog’s name you will have a little laugh to yourself!

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Top 10 Comfort Food-Inspired Names for Dogs – 1. November, 2016

bacon-pet-costume-Does your dog have the ability to calm your nerves and chase your fears away? If your dog is your main source of comfort and protection, why not name him after your favorite comfort food? You will find a list of the top ten comfort food-inspired dog names below.

  1. Macaroni – Macaroni is a small noodle that goes great in pasta salad and a variety of other dishes. If you have a small dog that is adaptable to a variety of situations, it just might be the ideal puppy name!
  2. Chai Latte – A chai latte is best served hot and it has a uniquely delicious flavor. If your puppy is completely unique and full of life, Chai could be a cute name – you don’t necessarily have to use the “latte” part – unless you like it!
  3. Meatloaf – Meatloaf is the ultimate comfort food because it brings to mind home cooking. If you have a dog that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside but you want a name that is cute and a little bit funny, consider naming her meatloaf!
  4. Cocoa – Nothing is more delicious than a mug of hot cocoa. If you have a dog that is sweet and loving with a warm personality, Cocoa could be the perfect name. It is even more fitting if your dog is dark brown in color.
  5. Fudge – Full of sweetness and chocolatey flavor, fudge is also fairly dense. Fudge could be the perfect name for a dog that has a sturdy build but a sweet and sugary personality.
  6. Muffin – Muffins come in all sizes and they can be filled with a wide variety of different things. If you feel like your puppy is sweet but a little bit unpredictable, Muffin could be a good name because you never know what you are going to get!
  7. Porkchop – Not only are pork chops a delicious comfort food, but Porkchop is also the name of the dog on the animated television show, Doug Funny. If you want a name that is inspired by your favorite food and your favorite TV show, go with Porkchop!
  8. Cookie – If your puppy has a sweet and sugary personality, there couldn’t be a more fitting name than Cookie. Cookies come in all shapes and sizes, too, so you don’t have to worry about fitting a stereotype!
  9. Sausage – When you hear the word sausage you probably picture a long, fat breakfast meat. Sausage would be the perfect name for a Dachshund or another dog with a long body and short legs.
  10. Bacon – Everybody loves bacon, so why not name your dog after this beloved food? Bacon can be served crispy or soft but no matter how you serve it, it is always delicious.

The name you choose for your dog is going to stick with him for the rest of his life, so choose wisely! If you are looking for a cute name that will help your dog stand out in a crowd, consider one of the comfort food-inspired names listed above.

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How to Choose a Dog Name Based on Appearance – 14. July, 2015

Your new cute little pup has just arrived home and you are ready to give him or her, their name. This is a task that all dog owners go through when welcoming a new furry member of the family home. Your pup may have a unique look to his coat, face or body that will inspire you to name him or her. There are a variety of names that you can choose based off of the appearance of your pup. The following information will provide you with good ideas and tips on how to name your dog based on appearance.

  •  Freckles or Spot – Dogs such as Dalmatians and those that have specs located throughout their coat can be named freckles or spot.
  • Socks – Some dogs have a coat that makes them look like they are wearing socks. This is the perfect opportunity for dog owners to name their dog socks.
  • Snowball – Solid white dogs with a furry coat are often named snowball. A popular name for white dogs with short coats is Arctic.
  • Smiley – Some dogs have unique markings that make them look like they are constantly smiling. Smiley is a suitable name for these unique dogs.
  • Patches – This name is perfect for dogs that have multi-colored coats that appear to have patches of a variety of colors.
  • Midnight – Dogs that are solid black or dark brown are commonly named midnight.
  • Caramel – Dogs that have a coat that looks similar to the color of caramel will be best suited for this name.
  • Cocoa – Dogs that have a chocolate brown coat will be best suited for this name.
  • Bandit – Many dogs are born with unique markings that may give the appearance of wearing a mask. This name is an excellent option for these special dogs.
  • Bear – This name usually is a good fit for dogs that will grow to be large, with a dark furry coat that resembles the look of a wild bear. Teddy is a common name used for small dogs that are dark and furry.
  • Bella – Dogs that are pleasing to look at and that are considered to be beautiful will appreciate the name Bella, meaning beautiful in Italian.
  • Moose – This name is perfectly suited for large dogs that have a medium to dark coat.
  • Chewbacca – This popular name is commonly used for dogs that resemble the character in the movie.
  • Tank – This name is for dogs that are obviously very large and wide. This is usually noticeable from the time the dog is a young pup. You can also tell if the dog will grow to match this name by confirming the breed of the dog and the looks of an adult dog matching the breed.

The names stated above are common names based on the appearance of dogs. You may find that your pup has even more distinct coloring or appearance that will encourage you to choose a name best suited for him or her. Keep in mind that you will want to name your dog based on what he or she will look like as an adult. Chances are your cute pup that looks like a teddy bear during the early years may grow up to resemble Chewbacca.

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Unique Dog Names – 20. May, 2015

Have you ever spent time naming your dog only to find out that half the dogs at the dog park have the same name? This has surprised many dog owners. Some feel happy about it, while others are disappointed. Some dog owners love giving their dog a popular name, while others like to find a truly unique name for their dog. If you are one of the dog owners that are searching for something unique, you have come to the right place. The following names are truly unique and it will also encourage you to create a name for your dog that you will love.

Unique Dog Names

  • Celebrity Names – Are you a fan of a great actor or celebrity? You can choose to name your dog after a variety of celebrities, or shorten the name to nicknames. For example, the popular reality family the Kardashians. You can shorten the name to Kard, Kar, Dash and Shian. This truly creates a unique name for your dog and allows you to honor your favorite celebrity at the same time. Don’t forget you can use names of artists, scientists, philosophers, inventors and much more! Just shorten the name and create an entirely unique dog name.
  • Two Names – Some dog owners enjoy giving their dog two names. Jimmy Fallon named his dog Gary Frick. You can choose to give your dog two names as well. For example, if your favorite car is a Mercedes Benz and your favorite city is Aspen you can shorten the names and combine them resulting in names like Spen Cedes or Pen Benz.

Unique Male Dog Names

  • Bonaparte
  • Mingo
  • Jeep
  • Swiffer
  • Bellatrix
  • Won Ton
  • Krypto
  • Herb
  • Yeti
  • Latka

Unique Girl Dog Names

  • Kona
  • Tanqueray
  • Sojourner
  • Priya
  • Shasta
  • Beta
  • Tonks
  • Noodles
  • Fudge
  • Taco

Use your Creative Side

If you are truly looking for a truly unique name for your dog, create it yourself. You can use word jumble or letter jumble. You can even create a name by using the letters in your own name. Let’s say that you are welcoming a dog into your home to be your child’s best friend. Why not use your child’s name for inspiration. For example, if your daughter is named Kaitlyn you can create a name using some of the letters. Try Lyn, Tile, Kan, Tyn-Tyn or Kit. If your son’s name is Jackson try naming his dog Nak, Jon, San, Kas or Jas. Your child may also try naming his or her dog using names of their favorite cartoon characters or superhero.

Your dog is a part of your family and his or her name reflects you. Many dog owners may not realize this, but how many times have you seen a dog owner walking their dog on the street and you go over to have a chat with the owner only to find a tiny sized dog is named killer? This reflects the dog owner, since they are the one responsible for naming their dog. Often times this situation is found humorous and it shows that the dog owner has a sense of humor. Whatever name you decide on, make sure it is special for your dog.

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