If you're looking for cool dog names for your new boy dog or puppy, last year's top 100 list is not the way to go. Those are just too trendy, here today, gone tomorrow!
And, while there are literally hundreds of other boy dog names to choose from, this will only make selecting one a daunting task - not what you want, right!
We're here to make your dog naming easier.
If you already picked your dog and have just brought him home, you're probably all nestled on the couch right now staring into his trusting eyes, all mushy and teary, because he's just the family dog you've been hoping for!
He may be clumsy and awkward, furry and squeaky, and totally helpless, but he's all yours and he needs a name!
And of course while you're thinking about this, your kids are trying to outdo each other in coming up with cool dog names for the new male in the house.
At this point you're confused because on the one hand, yes, Benji, Lucky and Marley are all great names, but deep inside you already know that your pooch is not quite Hollywood material and so you have to start being creative.
And that's when you realize that you don't have a single clue what to name your new woofer and that choosing a name for him is more difficult than you had anticipated.
But you're still kinda hoping to come across some unique dog names. The only thing you know for sure is that you don't want to call him "hey you", or "little guy", "tiger".
Choosing a name to be proud of is the most important gift you can give your dog. That is, aside from shelter, food, a warm blanket, a chewy toy and lots and lots of LOVE!
Think about it, would you want your Great Dane to run happily to you, all legs and tail, across the grass of Central Park when you call out "Twinkie"? "T-Bone"? - maybe; "Terminator", even more so.
On a side note, here's a tip: if you have kids and you're thinking of letting them pick the name for your pooch, make sure you get the last word!
Kids usually aren't best known for their visionary thinking. Fun, yes; foresight - not so much!
Remember this: your pal loves you unconditionally and no matter which dog name you choose, he'll come running to you each time with a big toothy grin, eager to play and to be scratched behind the ear.
As you may have noticed, we've deliberately resisted recommending specific names for your dog, or including long lists that can make the task get overly analytical and very time-consuming.
But, while we like the idea of picking a name more spontaneously, we do feel some owners might benefit from a bit of help
in getting started. So here is a short list of what we consider more unique names for boy dogs, or ones you're not likely to
hear that often at the park:
When You Have Chosen His Name
Have it engraved on a nice dog ID tag for his safety.