You finally adopted the best friend you always wanted and how life is even sweeter with this new companion by your side! Now if only this new best friend had a name, right? Don't feel bad, it's actually a good thing you didn't rush into selecting a name. Anyone can name their dog easily and quickly, but few people can name a dog efficiently. That takes more time and effort. So, do some research, take some time, and in the meantime, check out some name ideas. Here are some 2-letter dog name ideas to consider, just to get you started.
Best 2-Letter Dog Names in Pop Culture
That's right, Bo, the Obama family dog. That means this pooch is Presidential material! A Portuguese Water Dog, Bo enjoys hanging out with his other doggy friend, Sunny – also the same breed. Together, they're often seen strolling around with Barack and Michelle Obama, and when they were in the White House, they would be seen playing ball, relaxing on the green lawn just a few feet away from the monuments, or hanging out in the West Garden room.
What makes Bo, and Sunny for that matter, so different from other Presidential dogs, however, is how much they had going on while Barack was president. They were always seen at the White House Easter Egg Roll, they would visit hospitals during Christmas, they would visit with foreign dignitaries at the White House, and Bo in particular would hang out with Michelle Obama during White House tours.
Michelle Obama even stated once that she had to approve their appearances every month, because she would get a request for their schedules. That's right – schedules for dogs! People wanted to see them, wanted them present during meetings, and desperately wanted more adorable photograph opportunities with the two dogs. It was so intense that in January of 2016, authorities had to arrest a man who said he went to Washington D.C. all the way from North Dakota, just to kidnap one of them.
Both dogs were so loved, so well-known, and so outright famous in their own right, that children wrote them fan letters asking for their "pawtographs." But Bo never let the fame get to his adorable, extraordinarily fluffy head, no way. He knew there was a time and a place for the fame. Every morning, he would go out with the National Park Service crew and look at the plants. And he would completely ignore the Obamas when he was with them, making sure the grounds were kept in tip-top shape.
There have been many other White House dogs before him. Harry S. Truman, George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton all had dogs. The Bush's English Springer Spaniel had her own book – "Millie's Book." Let's not forget the Bush's Scottish Terrier, Barney, who had a web page where people could see the "Barneycam" videos, which consisted of footage shot from a camera hung around his neck.
But no one has left quite as a remarkable, busy, and outright charming legacy as both Bo and Sunny.
Best 2-Letter Dog Name Considerations
Selecting a dog name isn't as easy as it may appear upon first glance. Sure, you could name her "Fluffy" and call it a day, but what good will that do? Your dog's name will forever be something you came up with on the spot, something of no real meaning, no affection, and no originality.
And as anyone knows, dogs are best friends. They are there when no one else is. They're loyal until the end, they're protective and trusting, loving and accepting. So, of course they deserve more than just whatever name you know comes easiest! When selecting a dog's name, remember to pay attention to her personality, appearance, likes, dislikes, favorite toys, favorite food, and yes, even their favorite shows. Maybe they can't get enough of Game of Thrones, or Stranger Things.
It's also a smart idea to check out your dog's background. For instance, Siberian Huskies developed in Russia by indigenous people known as the Chukchis. The dogs helped them thrive in an otherwise inhospitable environment. They would transport goods and people. In other words, this is an ancient breed, so a name influenced by its heritage, or sheer age, would be a good idea! Don't be afraid to think outside the box.