Creative Dog Names

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Introduction

Why be boring when naming your dog? There is no rule that says you have to have a dull, mind numbing name rather than a fun, flirtatious one. The caveat here is that it should be fun, not shocking or repulsive. You can combine names of things to get a new name such as Dogbert which has a new twist. Or maybe you can hint at your dog's fun thing to do, such as Barkin, if he loves to keep barking! You can have a little fun when you are choosing a name. Take the time to nut it out, make a list of possible names and wait a day - you may find the next day the name just sounds wrong. I love Skeeter (short for mosquito) for a dog that is always buzzing about. Or maybe Flea, for a small dog with a big bite, okay, so that is weird, but still retains its coolness.There are so many options when choosing a name, so don't rush it. Get it right and life will be so much easier for you and your dog.

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Creative Dog Name Considerations

There are a lot of things to consider when choosing a name for your dog. What are they? Okay, fair question. First, the name must be easy to say, because if you need two or three goes to get it out, it will be ineffectual. By the time you get the name out, your dog will have lost interest and wandered away. You want something that rolls off your tongue easily, so watch those exciting but hard to understand names. If the pronunciation is difficult, discard the name. It doesn't have to be a short, one syllable name, but you do have to be able to say it clearly and easily. Secondly, it has to make sense in relation to the dog. Poppet for a big, brawny dog just doesn't ring true. Poppet is better suited to a small female dog who is delicate and dainty in proportion. Bruiser sounds more like your serious guard dog, it gives an air of authority, and describes your dog accurately. Select a name that suits the dog, after all you both have to live with it for a long time. And thirdly, respect your new dog and give him or her a name to be proud of. Choose a name that is not a common name for many things so your dog recognises it as its name. They don't speak our language, so make it easy for them. Check out lists like this one to find your own unique name and honor your dog with a name it can be proud of.

Male Creative Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
9
Twix
Perfect for a small chocolate colored dog
6
Chewie
As in dog loves to chew stuff - such as shoes, toys, clothes and so on
5
Houdini
Yep, a true escape artist
5
Skeeter
Imagine a small dog that is always buzzing about but thankfully doesn't bite
5
Cubby
For a shy dog that likes to hide in cubby holes
4
Flea
I love this one - for a small dog with a BIG bite
4
Kojak
Perfect for a hairless dog such as the Chinese Crested
3
Barkin
A play on the word Bark, meaning to keep barking
3
Digger
Slang for the term soldiers from Australia and New Zealand
3
Gotham
The Dog Knight
2
Dogbert
Combination of dog and the name Bert, sounds interesting yes?
2
Elvis
As in 'You ain't nothing but a hound dog'
2
McCool
A cool dog, he prefers to be called Mr McCool thank you
2
Twistit
For a dog who is always wiggling or twisting
2
Amigo
Spanish word meaning friend
1
Astro
The pet dog of the futuristic Jetson Family cartoon - very apt for the modern day dog
1
Brad Pitt
A great name for Pit Bull Terrier... as in Brad Pitt... the actor.... enough said
1
Crowbar
A steel rod but ideal for a tough dog that is as hard as steel
1
Dawg
After the Terrytoons animated series Deputy Dawg
1
IPod
A tech savvy dog
1
Bungee
For a dog who loves to leap about
0
DeVito
Danny DeVito - a famous American actor and director
0
Digby
Ideal for a dog that loves to dig
0
Kayak
For a dog who loves the water
0
MacGyver
Remember the guy who could get out of any sticky situation?
0
Siggle
Rhymes with wiggle and giggle but is actually a sacred symbol meaning magic and protection
0
Gangsta
As in the hip hop music genre
-1
Hotdog
Better than a cold dog, I guess
-1
Jaws
Think angry Doberman or Rottweiler - lots of teeth
-1
Hooch
The famous canine character in the movie called Turner & Hooch
-3
Java
Named after the drink, yum

Female Creative Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
7
Gremlin
Small and mischievous from the movie Gremlins
5
Babushka
A Russian word for grandmother, but sounds like a fun dog name
5
Midget
For a really small dog
5
Barracuda
A dog with a lot of teeth (after the fish)
5
Alshafa
A generous, gracious, if some what light headed being
4
Munchkin
From the Wizard of Oz - sounds so cute and cuddly, like a small fluffy dog
4
Sixpence
A small coin of little value but let's just say its for a dog that is short and small
4
Monsoon
A dog that can take a lot of rain
4
Kooky
A dog with a twisted sense of humor
3
Jitterbug
A dog that is always bounching around
3
Doom
Can you imagine a Chihuahua with this name?
3
Taboo
Means not allowed, forbidden
2
Pinot
After the wine Pinot Noir made from red wine grape species Vitis Vinifera
2
Manasa
A word that means creative for a dog that is, well, creative
2
Otta
It is spelled right, and means creative and imaginative
2
Jewel
After all sorts of lovely gems, means your dog is a valuable gem to you
2
Cinnamon
Sweet and spicy
1
Morticia
From the Adams family, it would suit a black dog with long hair
1
Titch
A slang term for a little gal
1
Pozer
Yep, the moment you get out the camera, your dog strikes a pose
1
Jiselle
Just had to add this one, it means prettiest girl on earth
0
Dotcom
For a tech savvy little pooch
0
Chianti
A wine produced in the Chiani region in Italy
0
Blondie
After the beer brand
0
Vashali
Ooh lovely, meaning beautiful, creative, and big heart
0
Foxy
A dog with a cute foxy face, what else
-1
Dimples
For a dog with a cute smile
-1
Jellybean
Small and sweet, just like the candy
-1
Bitcoin
For a precious little pooch
-2
Vinifera
After the grape species for wine making, Vitis Vinifera - its got to be good for you

Community Dogs with Creative Names

Shiner's name story for Creative Dog Names
Shiner
Female
Labradoodle
San Francisco, CA
Personality
Sweet
Mellow
Prancer
Trainable

She was a little bit older when we got her because nobody wanted a black dog and we named her after my brothers black eye that he got 2 weeks before