Painting Inspired Dog Names

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When seeking a new name for your dog, it can be confusing as there are so many choices. You want a name that not only suits your dog, but one that means something to you as well. For example, if you are an art fan or artist, consider choosing a name from your passion as a unique and personalised name. This choice provides a selection of names that not only can suit your new companion, but will make you feel happy every time you use its name. For example, if your new female puppy is soft, cute and almost serene, you could call her Mona, after the famous Mona Lisa painting done by Leonardo da Vinci. Or if your new companion is thoughtful and slightly reserved, Rodin might suit him well after  the French artist and sculptor famous for the work, The Thinker!

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Painting Inspired Dog Name Considerations

Chose a name for your dog that is neither embarrassing, vulgar or insulting. Remember you will be introducing your dog to many people so you don't want a red face from an inappropriate name. The name you choose should be easily understood by your dog, don't make it too close in sound to any commands you use, to prevent confusing your dog. A dog named May can cause confusion with the command to 'stay'. The name Plumb can be confused with the command 'come'. Chose a name, then think carefully how it will work for your dog. Try it out on your best friend a few times and see it they understand it. Names are a special endowment for your pet, try to make it an appropriate label that compliments your dog. And remember, when you call out your dog's name, you nor your dog want to be embarrassed by it!

Male Painting Inspired Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
7
Soot
Often used to create an outline in a drawing or to give a sooty effect
7
Degas
French artist specialising in realism creations
7
Nardo
Short for the famous Leonardo da Vinci
5
Carbon
A color or a style of transferring an image
5
Tobey
In honor of Mark Tobey, American painter
5
Gorky
Weird name but may appeal to some, from the abstract painter of the same name
5
Pablo
Yes, as in Picasso who is a well known famous painter
4
Jet
As in jet black, a color used by artists and painters
4
Eraser
Wipes out mistakes ... sounds ominous but original
4
Viggo
Taken from Viggo Johansen, a Dutch painter
4
Nash
Englishman Paul Nash - artist extraordinaire provides this name; he excelled painting surrealist and war creations
4
Banksy
English graffiti artist of renowned talent
4
Rodin
Nice and simple - this name is perfect for your best friend and comes from the French sculptor.
4
Albus
A shade of white that is used in painting
3
Boris
Basic, tough, yep good for a big dog; comes from Boris Margo, the artist
3
Otto
Another artist/painter that we can thank for borrowing his name, Otto Mueller from Germany
2
Inky
As in ink, a medium used by a painter
2
Greco
El Greco the Greek artist gives us this name
2
Spot
Could also be splash; an effect when flicking paint on a canvas
2
Jack
The name of the dog in the movie The Artist
1
Ochre
Not as tough as it sounds, it is a brown color used by painters
-1
Easel
Strange but effective name especially for an artistic dog owner
-1
Rufus
Great dog name, we've taken it the from painter Rufus Hathaway
-1
Chisel
A tool used in painting
-1
Ceza
Cezane was a French post impressionist painter
-2
Bodger
This unique name comes from the novel The Incredible Journey by creator Shirley Burnford
-2
Bristol
An art board that has a smooth texture
-2
Alabaster
This name can suit a male or female white dog, also means a symbol of new beginnings

Female Painting Inspired Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
7
Pippin
Horace Pippin is the name of an African American artist; his surname suits a female dog perfectly
7
Muse
Goddess of the Arts
6
Dali
Inspired by the artist Salvador Dali who was a Spanish surrealist
6
Goya
Taken from Francisco Goya, a Spanish romantic painter
6
Kiki
Short and cute, take from an Austrian pop artist called Kiki Kogelnik
6
Mona
Yes, from the famous Mona Lisa painting by Leonardo da Vinci
6
Dante
We honor Dante Gabriel Rossetti - an English artist
6
Indigo
The description of a blue color - a modern popular name
6
Sava
Taken from the artist Anne Savage, a Canadian painter
6
Geisha
Inspired from the Japanese traditional female entertainer/hostess who paints her face in an exotic style
5
Miro
Original name, comes from Joan Miro who loved to paint and sculpt
5
Chalk
Truly original for a white dog, chalk is a good choice for the artist owner
4
Yazzie
Melanie Yazzie, artist - specialised in painting and sculpting
4
Raven
Blue black color, the raven is often drawn in dramatic paintings as a harbinger of death
4
Gauche
An opaque white shade popular in painting
3
Minnie
Not the mouse but from Minnie Evans, an artist of renowned talent
3
Pastel
Sounds better when someone speaks with an accent, pastel is a coloring medium often in blocks or pencils
3
Angel
A take from Michael Angelo's name (the famous artist)
3
Sienna
A color artists use to create with - a warm orange/brown
3
Eva
Honoring Eva Hesse the American German sculpture artist
3
Ghost
An effect the artist creates by layering color or producing special effects
3
Onyx
A banded variety of oxide mineral chalcedony often black in color with bands of white; depicts the color black
3
Margo
Using Boris Margo's last name for inspiration, an artist of Ukrainian American descent
2
Ivory
A tone or color used by artists
2
Chiffon
The name of a soft almost skin tone that artists use
2
Inky
Short, cute, almost mischievous - this name is taken from ink which is a medium used by artists
0
Gino
Suitable for a female dog and comes from Gino Hollander - abstract expressionist painter
0
Pencil
Ideal for a small thin dog with loads of creative energy
0
Flower
Flowers are a prime subject with many artists
-1
Beret
A cap a lot of artist seem to like to wear - guess it appeals to their creative side
-2
Maddox
Modern, catchy and artistic from the name of the artist Lucy Maddox Brown, an English painter
-3
Bailey
This name originates courtesy of William Bailey, a realist artist
-3
Pearl
Another color favored by artists in their creative efforts

Painting Inspired Dog Names