West Highland White Terrier Dog Names

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Introduction

Choosing a name for your dog can be daunting. The choices seem extensive, and often you can get caught up in finding the 'perfect' name. By the end of the day, you are ready to just settle for Mutt, because you are so confused. It doesn't help that your cute West Highland White Terrier (Westie for short) looks at you with big round trusting eyes! Do your research is the best advice I can give. There are many lists out there on the internet that cover every breed, every country, and more. The thing to keep in mind is the character of your dog. Your Westie is small, cute, furry, white and adorable. Also to remember, think of where this little dog originated. Scotland has a wealth of suitable names that you could honor your dog with. A male dog may suit Hector, Laddie, or McFee; the names are simple to say, but sound very Scottish which would suit your new pal. A little lady could be called Edina, Nessie, or McBella (I just made up that one cause I love the sound of it). Don't rush when choosing the name. Get to know your dog, get to see what sort of character he or she has. Then you will be able to chose wisely - after all - you both have to live with the name for a long time!

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One thing to consider about your dog's name is to keep it simple so your dog can immediately associate himself with the word. Long difficult names can be confusing to a dog. A name with two syllables rolls off your tongue and sounds clear and meaningful to your dog, while one syllable names are short and cute. Don't get me wrong, some longer names can be lovely, but try them out first before you bestow the name on your dog. Try it out with commands you will use to train your dog. You will soon know if you have a fit. Another point to remember that once you have named your dog, don't use its name constantly when scolding your dog or they may associate the name with something unpleasant. Keep things positive and correct your dog  and use its name when you praise it - not when you scold. Naming your dog can be fun and very productive if you remember the four vital steps. Do your research for names, Know what the name means, Tailor it to your dogs personality, Keep it clean and non offensive. Do all that and you cannot go wrong.

Male West Highland White Terrier Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
6
Angus
A true Scottie name meaning one choice
6
Callum
Suits a quiet distinguished dog and means dove
6
Muirfinn
Dwells by the sea - perfect if you and your dog live by the ocean
5
Macgregor
As in Rob Roy Macgregor who was a Scottish hero from days gone by
4
McRuff
It is a play on words but is a fabulous name for a Westie - all cute and fluffy
4
Baird
Meaning a poet - or a new West Highland White Terrier
4
McKie
A surname but short and sweet for a little dog
3
Dallas
Meadow stance - hmm sounds unusual but love the name Dallas for a small dog
2
Laddie
The word means a young boy or man
2
Robbie
It means bright fame, but just rolls of the tongue and drips cuteness
2
Akira
It means intelligent and alert - sounds like a Westie?
2
Munga
A dearest friend; which perfectly describes your new pooch
2
Tosh
Taken from the surname MacIntosh
0
Dougall
This means a dark stranger
-1
Haggis
After a traditional Scottish dish
-1
Hector
Holding fast, or loyal - much like your new dog
-1
Friskin
Perfect for a frisky dog who gets into everything
-2
Elgan
It means noble or white, very appropriate for your new dog
-2
Greer
Watchful and valiant which will suit a Terrier dog
-2
Scottie
It means a painted warrior - but is perfect for a Westie who originated from Scotland
-2
Macrae
Means the son of grace
-2
Vika
A lovely short name meaning from the creek
-2
Skallywagg
A dog who gets into mischief and is a little bit lazy
-3
McFee
It has a real Scottish feel to the name - it is a surname but cool for your dog
-3
Bhaltair
Ruler of the army... or the house in the case of your dog
-4
Gawain
Meaning white hawk of battle - good for a feisty dog
-4
Lockie
Short for Lucas meaning from Lucania
-5
Magoon
Another surname but really cool
-5
Ranulf
This means shield-wolf, but love the name for a small tough dog
-7
Artair
Meaning bear man

Female West Highland White Terrier Dog Names

Votes Name Vote
9
Pyper
Adapted from Piper - a player of a pipe for music
7
Thistle
The national flower of Scotland
6
Gavina
Translated means white hawk; a lovely name for a white Westie
5
Etta
Short and sweet, meaning pearl
4
Evina
Meaning right handed, fitting for a Westie that follows you everywhere
3
Fyfe
A person from Fyfe - its a soft easy name suitable for a Westie
3
MacBella
A play on names; the Mac is very Scottish, while Bella means beautiful
2
Nessa
Meaning from the headland
2
Cailean
Soft and pretty likes the meaning - a dove
2
Bramble
After the sharp bushes - it is such a neat name
2
Bailey
After a delicious white or cream colored liquor
2
Mischief
Like a lot of Terriers, the West Highland White Terrier is no different and attracts mischief
1
Alba
Means Scotland, short sweet name suitable for a female Westie
1
Misty
After the misty moors of Scotland
1
Kylah
This is a feminine form of Kyle meaning fair
1
Erskina
Lovely and unique, it means from the top of the hill
1
Sorcha
This name means radiant in Gaelic
0
Edina
From the word Edinburgh; its a lovely adaption
0
Bonnie
Translated means pretty - just like your new companion
0
Mooshka
While not a Scottish name, it means sweet and adorable - perfect for a Westie
0
Bindi
Can mean beautiful and that applies perfectly to a Westie
0
Scottie
From Scotland of course - cute, short, sweet, and a great match for your new dog
-1
Bobbi
Short and sweet, this means bright
-1
Cala
Another name for beautiful which is so suitable for your dog
-1
Machara
This means plain, but a very lovely name
-2
Sima
Translated, means the listener
-2
Lulu
After the tiny Glaswegian singer who started her career in the early 1960's
-2
Caitrin
A variation of Katherine, meaning pure
-3
Morag
Means the moor and is a great Scottish name for your dog
-3
Shug
It is different, unique, easy to say, and is a Scottish pet form of Hugh but suits any dog
-3
Cumina
Meaning from Comines, but is lovely in sound and would suit a soft fluffy Westie perfectly
-4
Colina
This lovely name means victory to the people

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