Thursday, December 10, 2015

Get Inspired: The Perfect Name for Your Pet

Bringing home a pet is an exciting time for the whole family. After making the decision to add a new furry family member, your next big decision is choosing their name. Picking a name that fits your pet can be very difficult, because there are so many possibilities. Here's some unique names to inspire you to select the perfect name for your kitty or pup!

Historical names

"Fidelity" is a great name that refers to one of Theodore Roosevelt's horses. It also relates to loyalty and faithfulness.

"Cleopatra" is the name of a famous Egyptian Pharaoh, and means "glory of the father." This is a great name for a a regal and beloved female pet. 

Names with a hidden meaning

"Kendi" means "loved one."

"Sonny" translates to "our son." 

Classic names

"Dixie" is defined as "from the south of the United States." This is a great name for a four-legged southern belle!

"Fido" is a classic name that means "faithful" or "loyal." Abraham Lincoln had a retriever mix named Fido, so your dog would be in good company with this name!

Names for a pair of pets

If you adopted siblings or best friends, consider the following names:

"Bonnie and Clyde" were the names of a criminal duo and could be a perfect description of two trouble making dogs. 

"Romeo and Juliet" were characters in a Shakespearean love tragedy and could be the perfect name for a male and female pair of pets. 

Names based on personality

Consider waiting until your dog or cat gets settled in their new home, and let them name themselves! Once you get to know your new best friend, you can choose their name based on their personality traits. 

"Barkley" is perfect for a dog that loves to bark.

"Happy" is a distinct name for a pup that is always in a good mood!

Quirky names

Based on a list by Pet Insurance, some of the wackiest names of 2015 include:

Baron Von Furry Pants

Artoo Dogtoo

Abigail Carmichael Spartacus

Smiley Cyrus

Nutmeg Spice O'Paris

Although naming your new dog can feel like an overwhelming task, try and have fun with the process. Whether you settle on a classic name or a quirky one, your pet has found their forever home, and that is really all that matters!

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