Pasta Inspired Dog Names

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Whether it’s obvious or not, dogs and pasta have a lot more in common than most might think. They both come in a variety of shapes and can both be soft, hard, curly, straight, and even tube-like (thanks Dachshunds!). Of course, it doesn’t hurt that pasta names are a fantastic roster of Italian words with meanings that are similarly applicable from “big bellies” to “thin hair”, leaving potential dog-namers a literal grocery list of clever titles to represent their canine companions. And best of all, if you’re Italian (or your dog is), it’s just that much more appropriate and clever when your relatives understand the meaning behind the name as well.

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Pasta Inspired Dog Name Considerations

When trying to come up with a clever and appropriate pasta inspired name for your dog, there are a few things you should consider. First, start by isolating their most prominent traits, such as their looks, personality and quirks, as they’ll help you identify some possible directions. Second, consider whether you want to keep their name true to their gender, as many pastas end with masculine and feminine-specific suffixes (-ini, -elli, -illi, -etti for male, -ine, -elle for female). 

There are several different ways you can go with the naming process, such as using their aesthetics. For instance, if your dog has particularly curly hair, such as a Poodle mix, consider giving them the name of a curly pasta, such as Busiate, Mafalde or Fusilli. It also works if their hair is long and thin, making names like Bavette or Spaghetti good options as well. 

Of course, if you want to be extra clever, try looking into the named meanings of the pasta as well. By example, if your dog has a particularly large potbelly, then the name Pansotti would be perfect. If they’re particularly slow, then the name Lumache would be great, the same way the name Rotelle, which means “little wheels”, would be great for a small, fast dog. 

There are plenty more ways you can go about it, but these are just a few easy ideas on how to come up with something cute, clever and meaningful. At least, as far as it can be when it comes to pasta names. 

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