Choosing a name for your new Cat or Dog

naming your pet

There are so many names to choose from, even a quick internet search will bring you up hundreds if not thousands of options for your pet!

Your family has just acquired a new furry friend – congratulations what an exciting time! Now the next task is to figure out a name for your new addition – but where do you start? There are so many cool and unique names to choose from it can make for a difficult job!

To help you find that special name that really identifies with your pet we have a few options to make naming your new pet an easy task!

Firstly, a few things to think about..

When choosing a name for your new family friend a few things we believe you need to consider include:

  • Make it easy for everyone, decide on a name that everyone in your family can say – even those little tots who are learning to talk!
  • Make sure it is easy enough for your pet to understand and learn too.
  • Keep in mind that you may have to yell out your pet’s name in public so you might like to have something that’s dog or cat appropriate!
  • When filling out vet forms or animal registrations, you may like to find a name that is short and easy to write.
  • If you plan on having your pet’s name inscribed on all their items, think about choosing a name that won’t take up too much room.
  • Your pet is going to be with your family for a long time – which means their name is too. Make sure it is a name that you all love to hear and say!

Pet Name Generator

New Pet Name – Is a fantastic pet name generator website. All you have to do is enter in your type of pet you have, their gender and narrow down the type of name you are looking for (this could be all names, celebrity, funny – the list goes). Once all details are entered New Pet Name will generate a list of names for you. Super simple to use and creates some amazing and unique names.

Friskies – Have a cat name generator on their website. You need to indicate your cat’s gender, details about their activity and personality and then it will come up with a name suggestion.

My Dog’s Name – Is the perfect website to visit if you are struggling to find that ideal puppy name. Easy to use by entering all the required information and then a large list will populate providing plenty of options.

Movie Name Inspiration

Ever thought about using your favourite movie to decide on a name for your new furry friend? Some popular choices that we discovered are:

Marley – Marley and Me
Lady – Lady and the Tramp
Copper – The Fox and the Hound
Toto – Wizard of Oz
Snoopy – Charlie Brown
Felix – Felix the Cat
Garfield – Garfield
Milo – Milo and Otis
Nala – The Lion King
Snowbell – Stuart Little

Better Homes and Garden have a great list of cat and dog names inspired by many famous movies.

Unusual and Crazy Pet names!

Sometimes we just want our beloved pets to have a unique, crazy or wacky name to make them stand out. A few that caught our attention are:

Winston Purrrr-chill
Isaac Mewton
Jabba the Butt
Little Booty Ham Sandwich
The Great Catsby
Colonel Moustache

There are plenty more exciting and crazy names to check out at Pet Radio Magazine!

Which one do you choose?

There are so many names to choose from, even a quick internet search will bring you up hundreds if not thousands of options for your pet! We hope we have given you some ideas to give your beloved new friend a name that matches their personality.