Choosing a name for your puppy certainly isn’t rocket science, but there are a few tips you should be aware of. The first is that the ideal dog name is fairly short. One or two sllyables generally works better than a longer name. These names are easier to say and they are easier for the dog to comprehend. We aren’t saying that when your child wants to name your new Goldendoodle “Lord Voldemort” that you absolutely have to say no. But you probably should!
The second major tip is to avoid a name that sounds anything like the name of a one of your household members or a frequent guest. It can be confusing for your pup and it is best to avoid this situation. We had a client with a young boy named Ben and a puppy named Benji. They both got into a fair amount of mischief at a young age and it was sometimes tough to tell which one was in trouble!
The last thing to keep in mind is that your dog will hopefully live a long time. We have run across a few dogs over the years that were named by single guys in their early twenties that regretted the name later on when they were married with kids and in a different phase of their life. We’re looking at you Cuervo, Playa, Stud, Snoop and Jim Beam!