What’s In a Name, Boy Dog Names?
What’s in a name? Obviously, if you ask any dog owner they will tell you so many interesting stories on how they arrived at their dog name. Interestingly, I have met dogs with funny names, some weird, others even got human names.
Clearly, pet owners take time too to come up with some of the funny names I hear around. Even so, the names never seem to amaze me as they suit the dog perfectly. Some seem farfetched, others funny, others well thought off, and a few unique.
To divert a bit, human baby names unlike boy dog names a lot of factors are put into consideration, a dog owner can name the dog in minutes.
Importantly, human baby names, one has to consider culture, history, uniqueness, and where one comes from, we also consider weather or time of the season, was the baby born at night or day, etc. It is different with dog names.
How to Choose a Dog Name
Names have several meanings and can leave a lot to be desired. Particularly, pets as they are lovable members of the family. Besides you want a name that is easy to remember and heard clearly by your dog when you call.
We want a memorable and meaningful name for our furry friends. Some names can be confusing to the dog and also human beings.
Subsequently, ensure the name you give your dog isn’t confusing, for instance, you can name your dog Joe which the dog can confuse with the command “Go” as it sounds the same.
Dogs are taught basic training skills that we want them to be accustomed to for easy response to commands like sit, lay, go, down, fetch. Some boy dog names may sound like commands hence avoid them when naming your dog.
Even with so much research, we cannot know why a dog owner may choose a certain name and leave another. Wonders never cease as some dogs are given human names. As sweet as it may sound, it might be confusing to the dog in the long run. Imagining going to a party with your dog called Tommy and at the same party, there is a guest called Tommy. When the host calls Tommy the guest the dog also responds, confusing him further.
A name that is short could also be better than a long name that people have difficulties while calling. I once encountered a dog named Esmeralda. Not only, was the name difficult to pronounce when calling the dog but was also difficult to remember. You do not want a long name that will tire you after calling your dog severally.
Boy Dog Names
Bringing a dog home requires a lot of preparation. You want both the dog and your family to relate and understand each other quickly. A name makes this possible.
For the home to be comfortable to your newest member (the dog) ensure to get a comfy bed, high-quality wet and dry food, toys, stroller, etc for him/her.
The dog needs to feel loved, cared for, and get your attention too. Giving a name that he/she can identify with will make bonding and interacting easy for both of you.
Surprisingly, even dogs have both male and female names. Today we will dwell more on the boy dog names.
Firstly, you want to choose a name that is unique and not common or shared by all dogs in the neighborhood or pets in the home.
Get a name that ends with a vowel, it makes the name audible enough for your dog to hear even from a distance, for example, Alfie or Bingo.
Do not substitute your dog name with a whistle. We sometimes do this especially while training the dog using a whistle. The dog understands different frequencies and also a name that ends with a vowel sound different from a name without a vowel due to variation of frequency.
Be creative when getting the boy dog name. In addition, avoid names with bad meanings or negative connotations. Alongside this, people may find the name offensive even when it might be funny to you when calling your dog. Get a name that is not embarrassing to other people around.
What to Avoid when choosing a Boy Dog Name
A Home with multiple dogs can be overwhelming due to hierarchy battles. Give the dogs different names so that when one is called the rest remain calm.
The names for different dogs should not sound the same when called to avoid confusion.
As the dog grows, he should undergo command training either in the shelter or once you bring him home. This will make it easy for the dog to know how to respond to commands such as lay, go, and sit, down.
Clearly, avoid names that sound like commands, for instance, Joe may be confused with “go”. This can lead to miscommunication as the dog may interpret it wrongly. Such a name can give one a headache and you may be forced to change them later to prevent further confusion to the dog.
Different dog breeds have different characteristics and personalities. While others are “couch potatoes”, others are cute, some aggressive and protective, and others chasers. A dog’s characteristics can make one give them a name that suits their personality and behaviour, for example, Simba or lion for a fearful dog breed like a German shepherd.
List of Common Boy Dog Names
The names are many and I have just listed a few from my friends and neighbours. Bingo is no longer with us but his memory lives on.
Choosing a boy dog name is not easy as they are many out there. If you are searching for a boy dog name it means either you have brought a dog home from a shelter or you have a litter.
Most probably you might want to retain the name from the shelter if you are adopting as the dog is already used to that.
If you are looking for boy dog names for your litter do not be in a hurry. Look for names that you like how they sound, do not go for long names that are hard to pronounce. We would recommend you go for names with two-syllable names, short names, or names that end with vowels.
Lastly, get a name that doesn’t sound like a command or similar to other pets in the house to avoid confusion.