Black Dog Names

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Introduction

So...you've got a new puppy ... and now ... you must decide what to call him.  You could call him "Dog" or "Spot" and be done with it, but ... somehow ... that just doesn't fill the need.  Faced with the seemingly overwhelming dilemma, you wring your hands, scratch your head and, not getting much realistic help from hubby, you consider just giving in to "Fido", "Spot" or "Atta Boy".  Suddenly, a thought comes to mind...why not level the playing field and make the task simpler?  Why not just consider names that represent his color...your interest is piqued and your imagination begins to churn up black dog names!

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Black Dog Names

Whew! Aren't you glad your subconscious is way ahead of you in this task?  Now, the "chore" of choosing just the right name for your new black barking bed partner isn't so overwhelming!  Your brain is running wild with what seems like endless possibilities...black can describe so many things in our world...foods and drinks...hair color...skin color....games...animals...and even people who do evil things.  The stereotypical "black" dog has traditionally indicated an animal which is bad or evil...but who says you have to hang out there?  Surely, that lovable and cuddly little black lump in your lap can't be evil...especially when he's loved and cared for as he matures.  You decide, instead, to focus on the best traits of your new family member called "dog" and choose a name which leans more toward loyalty, love. and protection or even one which leans toward search and rescue.

Male Black Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
6
Bandit
A bad guy, usually depicted with a black mask to conceal his identity
6
Black Magic
A dark magical supernatural power that has been traditionally used for evil
6
Charcoal
A lightweight black carbon and ash residue hydrocarbon that can be used for cooking
6
Midnight
A term usually referring to the darkest part of the night
6
Thunder
A condition accompanying those black ugly rain clouds on the horizon
5
Ashy
Describes gray-black color of burnt remains
5
Blackjack
A popular card game, played in many casinos as well as in private homes
5
Spottie
A play on a standard stereotyped dog name for decades
4
Knight
Black Knight, a character in Arthurian literature who are generally depicted as villainous foes
4
Smudgie
A great name for that little black ball of fur who’s nestled in your bed every night
3
Muddy
A great name for the dark and muddy-looking puppy who’s sleeping in your lap
3
Shadow
That dark shape that follows you around (much like a puppy) in the sunlight
3
Storm
Describes those ugly black clouds gathering on the horizon before the rains come
2
Blackfoot
A confederacy of North American Indian tribes in the U.S. Northwestern Plains
2
Carajillo
A Spanish drink mixing coffee with brandy, whiskey, anisette or rum
2
Espresso
A really strong and dark type of coffee
2
Pucky
A play on the name of the black object of concern on the ice hockey court
1
Bat
A black, nocturnal flyer, who is the only true mammal capable of flight
1
Blackbeard
An English pirate, from the 1600’s, who operated around the West Indies and the British East coast North American colonies
1
Kuro
Japanese word for the color black
1
Outlaw
Another masked raider from the old wild West
1
Soot-ee
A play on the word describing the burned residue found in a chimney
0
Jet
A type of lignite, precursor to coal and a gemstone
0
Nero
Italian word meaning black
-1
Angus
The name of a type of steer used for human meat consumption
-1
Blackhawk
A four-bladed, twin-engine, medium lift utility helicopter used by the military
-1
Caffe Corretto
An Italian beverage of a shot of espresso coffee and a shot of liquor
-1
Fudgie
Named after a long time ice cream favorite...the Fudgesicle
-1
Raven
The bird from the literary work of Edgar Allan Poe, called “The Raven”
-2
Choco Chip
A yummy cookie ingredient

Female Black Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
7
Black Opal
The official gemstone of New South Wales, Australia
6
Black Cherry
Prunus Serotina, a deciduous wood, reddish in color, used in furniture making
6
Cafe Noir
Coffee without milk or cream
6
Tar-Baby
The second of the Uncle Remus stories published in 1880 or a sticky situation
5
Black Beauty
A spirited young Thoroughbred horse who captured Victorian English hearts in 1877
5
Cerny
Czechoslovakian word meaning black
5
Cinder
A partially or mostly burned piece of coal or wood
5
Inky
Very dark, like black ink or very dark water
5
Licorice
The black variety of the candy confection with an anise flavor
5
Morticia
A female character on “The Addams Family” who always wore a black dress
4
Anisette
The unmistakable taste of that black candy confection called licorice
4
Brownie
Umm, my true chocolate weakness
4
Hershey
A major chocolate manufacturer in the United States
4
Pepper
A black powder made by grinding peppercorns
4
Sable
A small carnivorous animal from China and Japan, valued for its dark brown fur
4
Shady Lady
A slang term for a lady whose activities are somewhat unscrupulous
3
Ebony
A dense, black hardwood which is dense enough to sink in water
3
Velvet
A fabric with short, dense plush pile, made of natural or synthetic fibers
2
Chick-O-Ree
A play on Chicory, a root which has been cultivated as a coffee substitute
1
Brena
An Irish word meaning raven haired
0
Latte
An Italian coffee drink consisting of strong espresso and milk or sweet cream
0
Melanie
A Greek word meaning dark or dark skinned
0
Nightingale
A novel written by Kristin Hannah
0
Smokey
A dark cloud which hangs in the sky over an area in which a fire exists
-1
Diabolique
A 1996 American Psychological thriller that was a remake of the French movie “Les Diaboliques”
-1
Onyx
A banded variety of oxide mineral chalcedony which is black in color
-2
Dusky
Defined as somewhat dark, having little light, dim or shadowy
-3
Baa Baa Ra
A play on the sound made by sheep (including black ones)
-3
Huyan
Feminine Vietnamese word meaning having a reflective black color
-3
Panda
A Chinese member of the bear family that is black and white

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