Material Inspired Dog Names

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Introduction

Now that you’ve landed here, you’re either thinking “Wag! probably has a great list of material names to give my dog” or “why in the world would I name my dog after a material?” If you’re thinking the prior, you’re right and you’re welcome! If you’re thinking the latter, let’s take a closer look. First, dogs and materials share quite a bit in common. They both come in various colors, have a variety of different properties like softness, use, and so on. Second, properties of materials can often say a lot about a dog’s personality, such as the toughness of steel, the value of gold, the warmth of wool or the complexity of marble, leaving the potential choosers a lot to say about their canine companion with one simple word: their name. It’s really as simple as that. Just look at Rin Tin Tin. 

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Material Inspired Dog Name Considerations

When trying to come up with a clever and appropriate material inspired name for your dog, there are a few things you should consider that will likely help make your job a bit easier. First, make a list of their most notable traits, whether that’s their looks, personality or their strange habits, as that list will be the easiest place to find apt commonalities. Then, take a look at our list or make your own and see what stands out the most. 

If their color is one of their most prominent traits, consider finding a suitable matching material. For instance, if your dog is gray in color, the names Silver, Sterling, Nickel, and Mercury would all be good. If they are particularly warm and soft, then both Cotton and Woolly would be great names. 

Of course, you can use their personality as well. If they love attention or love to shine then Gold and Chrome would both be solid fits. If they love to be in the woods, then the name of a tree would work, as if they fit right into the forest. 

There are numerous different ways you can take the ideas and tons of properties you can base them on, so don’t be afraid to get creative and go multi-medium!

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