The Pomeranian is a popular breed of dog, sometimes referred to as the Pom Pom. This little bundle of fur is a favorite breed amongst celebrities. They make ideal pets, and are good with other dogs and children although supervision is recommended. Not only is the Pom Pom popular, it is also an intelligent breed and is depicted as the hero of the story as Gidget, in the animated movie, The Secret Life of Pets. Naming your Pomeranian is serious business, because your Pomeranian needs a deserving name to match its character, its cuteness and its color.
Pomeranian Dog Names in Pop Culture
Pomeranians are certainly a favorite. Some sources place this breed at number 1 on their list of top ten most popular breeds. They come in a variety of colors including white, black, gray, fawn and brown. The bright white Pom Pom, Gidget, from The Secret Life of Pets, is intelligent, brave, and super-witty. A great portrayal of the Pomeranian breed.
The American Kennel Club suggests that the Pomeranian’s personality is lively, bold and inquisitive. It ranks the Pomeranian breed as the 22nd most popular breed in America. The Pom Pom is cute and cuddly, with a stunning coat. They are an attractive breed and sources suggest that they were a favorite of British monarch, Queen Victoria, who reigned in the late 19th to early 20th century. The Pomeranian is fit for a King, as even Elvis Presley was a fan of the breed, buying Sweet Pea for his mother, and giving Edmund to his aunt after he noticed a bond between the two.
Singer and fashion designer Gwen Stefani is said to be inseparable from her Pom Pom, Winston. She takes him out with her for coffee in the city, and also when taking the children to school. They are often seen out walking together and sources suggest that they have a very strong bond. From the moment she adopted Winston in 2012, he has made regular appearances with the star and her family, usually draped in her arms. The name Winston is of English origin, and is said to mean ‘joy’ and ‘stone’. Sources suggest that the name Winston is often inspired by George Orwell’s 1949 novel, 1984, and also by influential World War II British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill. Being inspired by the name of a Prime Minister sounds fitting, in light of the fact that this was also a breed desired by royalty. Other celebrity Pomeranian owners include Keanu Reeves, Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne, Nicole Richie, Kate Hudson, and David Hasselhoff. Actress and author, Fran Dresher, had her Pom Pom, Chester, for 19 years.
Although they are a small breed, sources say that they are very talented in obedience and agility. They love sporting games like flyball but prefer short and sweet training sessions. Of course, they make very loving companions and enjoy attention. They makes an excellent addition to any family environment.
Pomeranian Dog Name Considerations
As the owner of a Pomeranian, you need a fitting name. It has to suit its proud and elegant exterior. Saying that, you might want to spend a couple of days getting to know your new family edition as they have also been known to have spunky and feisty streak. The Pomeranian is a toy breed, with massive personality. They come in many different colors: some are bright white, while others are black with a brown chest and other brown markings. They can also be fawn in color with white or brown markings. Color can often motivate our choice of a name so that’s a characteristic to keep in mind when naming your Pom Pom.
Your Pom Pom may suit a brave name like Major, a royal name like Princess, or a cute name like Cubby Bear. If they are precious, you might be inspired to choose a gemstone name like Amethyst, Ruby or Diamond. Choosing a forever name for any pet isn’t always easy. There are a variety of Pomeranian names for both male and female dogs below, so take your time. Write a list of those you are considering, talk about it to family and friends, or even mention the names to your dog and see if you get any interest in the perking up of ears or the wagging of the tail!