You may know which girl pet name to give your new dog at first glance. For some, it takes some little research. Well, whether you base it on something you love, a memory, or are clueless, it pays to know there so many to choose from. Remember, you’ll be saying your dog name a lot. Choosing one that is easy to pronounce is a tip.
Dog names range from classic, food-based, pop culture-inspired to most unique. Some are even place and nature-inspired. You can choose to name your dog after their personality too. Greyhounds are speedy while Labrador retrievers are good at hunting. Whichever the case, be sure to pick from any of our cute variety.
Do you consider yourself an old school? Well, if you can’t admit it out loud, your sundowner filled music in your playlist betrays you. Whichever the case, names like Emily and Phoebe seem to make you tick. You will love others like;
Place and nature-themed names
Do you love the Eifel tower? Great, name your greyhound Paris! Or it is the memory of that road trip to Sydney you can’t get your mind off? Perfect, name your new Labrador Sydney. Other examples for your female pooch are;
Are you a foodie? Name your greyhound or Labrador retriever after your favorite food. At least you will remember about eating every time you call out your dog. Better still, the sound of your dog’s name will always sound yummy to your mouth, literally. If lacking for dog name inspiration, only move across your kitchen to get a bowl full of names. Some of the delicious ones include;
Pop culture inspired girl dog names
Turn on the radio and Netflix to catch the new hip names in town. If you are a sucker for certain movies, here’s your chance for living with that memory. Give your dog that name. When the animation ‘Frozen’ was in the blockbusters, many owners went for the ‘Elsa’ name. Star Wars character names and Game of Thrones still continue to be the lit names around town. Reggae music lovers even name their greyhounds, Marley. You guessed it right, after the famous reggae musician, Bob Marley. You can even add some more funk and name your new dog, ‘Rihanna.’ Some other names are;
- ‘Ginny’ from Harry Potter
- ‘Jo’ from Little Women
- ‘Lady’ from Lady and the Tramp
- ‘Leila’ from Star Wars
- ‘Eleven’ from Stranger Things
- ‘Buttercup’ from The Princess Bride
- ‘Eloise’ from Eloise
- ‘Bella’ from the Twilight movie inspiration
- ‘Arya’ from Game of Thrones
- ‘Winnie’ from Winnie the Pooh
- ‘Scout’ from To Kill a Mockingbird
Tough Female dog names
Sometimes, you may shy away from giving your dog a girlie name. Opting for a tough name for dogs like a greyhound and Labrador retriever can be what pleases you. You can use most of the tough dog names as gender-neutral as they suit both male and female dogs. These names have a strong feel to them. They lack in the sing-song pronunciation nature you find in other dog names. They include the following;
Unique dog name picks
You could be one of those owners that dislike hearing their dog own a similar name to the neighbor’s. For you who do not dwell in the commonplace, these picks are for you. Your dog will definitely be one of a kind.
For nature enthusiasts, naming your dog is easy with these inspired names. Every time you call your dog, the elements of nature will balance out in your mind. What a way to connect with nature!
Cute girl dog names
If you agree that girls are to be girlie and own girlie like things, then your girl dog is no exception. Adding a cute name into their collection of pink leashes, bows, and polka dot collars works fine. Give your female dog a beautiful, cute name to match its gender.
Personality based names
Dogs have their set of animal personalities too. If you have adopted a greyhound, you will notice its personality after five months of being at your home. Labs have a happy and friendly one. You may be wondering whether your golden retriever and Labrador retriever will differ. Well, aside from the differences between them, they share in such an attribute. Study your pooch for a while and choose among these names;
Names you should not give your dog
You love your pup to bits. You feed it, groom it and cuddle with it. Fun games are also part of your routine with this companion. There’s nothing you can’t do for your dog. Well, aside from avoiding some certain foods the vet warned you against. Needless to say, your dog deserves a good name then. Some names are plain evil or not well thought of. Here’s a list of some dog names for girls that are off the radar.
Handy tips for naming your girl dog
1. Choose a name that does not sound like instruction or command
During training, especially for puppies, you do not want to confuse it when giving it commands. Consider a name like ‘Kit.’ Although cute, it sounds like the term ‘sit.’ A name like ‘Tom’ sounds like ‘come.’ If you want it easy, give your dog another name. Choose something easier to understand and respond to when you are calling it from a far distance.
2. Names with two syllables tend to be easier to call out.
Since you will be calling out your dog a lot, a less complex name is a go-to choice. In most cases, easy names end with ‘y,’ ‘ie,’ ‘eigh’, or an ‘ee.’ Names like ‘Ally’ or ‘Pal’ are examples of two and one-syllable words. Try them out and see how easy they sound.
3. Don’t associate punishment to your dog’s name.
You’ll need to be super careful with this one. Remember, your pooch will associate its name with the activity that follows. This will prevent it from attaching negative feelings to its name. You don’t want that, do you?
4. Avoid picking a family member’s name
This applies especially if you are living with that relative. A name like ‘Bailey’ for your dog will cause confusion if your sister is ‘Hailey.’
5. Choose a name that you won’t find calling out often embarrassing.
This is so major. You do not want weird stares from your neighbors every time you mention its name. Then after an embarrassing session, you embarrass yourself and the poor dog. A few minutes later, you’ve changed its name. Spare your pooch the trouble and confusion by choosing a sane name. Let the neighbors turn to comment what a cute name your four-legged pal has.
6. Be consistent with the name you choose.
If you have agreed on a certain cute name, go ahead and send that memo to the whole clan. You do not want everyone having a sense of confusion or, worse still, your dog. Calling a dog one name with consistency helps it appreciate its name and respond to it when called. It will also make training or activity time flow with a lot of ease.
7. Attach lots of love to the name of choice.
Labrador retrievers and greyhounds love attachment. They are not super hardy dogs that can stay a day without your cuddles and stroking its coat. Be sure to get a name that spills love when you call out.
Ever heard of the saying, ‘Your name can take you places’? Even if the only place your girl dog goes to is your house and yard, a good name is like a medal to them. Next time you are welcoming a new family addition in the form of a dog, don’t fret on names. There is a whole world of cool, cute, and beautiful names to choose from. As such, you can roll the dice and choose which name fits your pooch best. Visit our blog today for more exciting tips, facts, and guides about your dog.