Updated: May 15, 2020
There are hundreds if not thousands of possible names so you want to make sure that you choose the right one. Some people wait a few days until they have observed their new pets personality before deciding on a name.
You may decide that you would like to name your pet after your favourite Disney movie character ie Buzz, Woody, Bambi, Simba or Elsa. Maybe you have a favourite treat which you would like to name your pet after ie Snickers, Popcorn, Twix, Chip, or Kentucky. Perhaps you love your beverages and would like to name your pet Cappuccino, Fanta, Pepsi, Coco or Whiskey. Other options could be related to famous cats and dogs from the big screen ie Benji, Lassie, Napolean, Garfield or Beethoven. You may take your inspiration from historical figures ie Ernest, Shakespeare, Florence, Diana or Tesla. Perhaps you have happy memories of places you have visited and want to name your pet accordingly ie London, Milan, Paris, Sydney, Bali.
A pets name should be one that you all love as you will be calling out to your pet for many years to come. Dog trainers recommend names which are no longer than two syllables. Try to avoid any name which rhymes with simple commands ie Joe (no), Ray (stay), as it could confuse your pet during training sessions (more so for dogs). Also avoid names which are the same names as people in your household.
Choose a dog name that you don't mind calling out at the Park or you may get some unusual stares from passers by.
Lastly for inspiration have a look below at the 10 most popular names for cat and dog owners. Obviously if you want a name which is unique you would not choose one of these.
Cats (most popular names)
Dogs (most popular names)
Hopefully we have given you some inspiration. There are many choices but there will be one name which will suit your pet perfectly.