Pet Name

23 March 2017 | Dog Advice

Selecting a pet name

One of the fun parts about buying, or adopting an adorable puppy or kitten, is choosing their name, that is just right for them. Whether their name is cute, elegant or fierce, there are numerous options to choose from when it comes to deciding on the right name for your beautiful fur baby.

Mypetzilla has gone to all the trouble for you and sourced the most popular names for dogs and cats. Visiting our Puppy and Kitten names post will give you some inspiration for finding the perfect name for your pet.

 However, before you get started, there are some important factors to consider first.

It’s perfectly acceptable for puppy and kitten’s’ name to sound cuddly and cute, it is also important to remember that they will grow up into dogs and cats and not stay as small as they were. So, choosing a name that works well regardless of their age, is imperative.

Many owners find their inspiration from the pet’s personality, fur colour and their own personal experiences. There are no definitive rules to naming your pet. Whilst your puppy or kitten won’t be able to complain about your name choice, pets form a big part of family life and Mypetzilla believes that your pets name choice, should be taken seriously.

You don’t need to choose your pets name straight away, you can relax and settle on the right one after you’ve gotten to know your pet properly.

Before you browse through our list of recommended pet names. We have complied a list of helpful tips to steer you in the right direction.

  • Choose a name that your pet can easily recognise. Most domestic pets respond better to short and easy coherent names.
  • Choose a name that is easy enough for you to call them. Shouting their name across a park, or outside in the garden, should not be too difficult for you. Shouting complicated names in company of others, can be a little embarrassing!
  • Dogs and cats struggle to respond to names that sound like conventional comments such as: “Come” “No” and “Yes”. For example, “Joe” sounds like “No” and that could be potentially confusing for your pet. It is important that your pet understands the difference between their name and a command.
  • If you do prefer a more complicated name, it may be worthwhile considering settling on a shortened version of it to avoid your pet becoming confused.

Now that we’ve provided some insight into deciding on your pet’s name. Please visit the Puppy and Kitten names post to find out more. Mypetzilla also has lots of other helpful articles on domestic pets. Click here to find out more.

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