How to Choose a Name for your Pet

Did you recently get a new pet? Whether you adopted a cat or got a dog from a breeder, the excitement of having a new member in the house brings a lot of joy. For some people, naming their new pet is easy because they already have a few ideas in mind. But for other families, naming their new cat or dog is one of the hardest things to do!

Here are a few ideas to help you name your new pet:

Keep it simple!

Choose a simple that will be easy for all members of the family to pronounce, even the toddlers! You could name your pet based on their unique personality. Did the adopted dog come from another city or country? Perhaps they came from a shelter on Lisa Street, now Lisa sounds simple, but Cleveland is a bit hard. Be creative but choose a name that is easy for everyone, especially your pet!

Observe your pet’s personality

If you have spent some time with your new pet, you will be able to see what their personality is like. Does your dog have a calm nature or is he mischievous? Is your cat patient and waits quietly till she’s fed or does she meow her till her demands are met? If your pet loves to sleep all day, Snoozy would be the perfect name. Naming your pet based on their personality is a fun way to decide.

Your favorite character from a book or a movie?

If you are a Harry Potter fan, naming your dog or cat should not be hard at all. With so many characters to choose from, you can get creative with names but make sure your pet responds to it. Classic fans will have a good time revisiting their favorite books or adaptations to find a name that suits their pet best. Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice, Buffy from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dwight from The Office, and the list goes on!

Try the name for a few days

Avoid choosing a name that sounds like a command, so your pets do not get confused. Also, avoid naming them after family members so your dog does not come running when you call your son or brother! Try out a name for a few days and see how your pet responds. If you have a rescue dog or if you adopted a pet that was mistreated, replace their name with one that evokes a sense of positivity and cheer. That way you or pet will not have any negative association with their previous name. A new life with a new pet deserves a loving and affectionate name.

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