Our customers love to tell us about their dogs. We ask for dog names on the order form so we can get a sense of the type of dog and the dog owner to help us ensure they are getting the right item for their dog. This data has definitely yielded some interesting results. Most brown dogs tend to be named "Bailey" in 2012. This name works well for both female & male dogs. The funniest dog names we have seen this year include:
Carnardly - Can hardly tell what breed our dog is ..
Sooner- Sooner do it in the house than outside
Congress- He does his business in the house
Freeway - Where the dog was found
We find that people choose themes for their dog names when they have more than one dog. Our favorite names for two dogs are:
Wrigley & Camden (baseball lovers will figure this out)
Groucho & Harpo.
Chaos & Max
Marilyn & Monroe
Franklin & Elanor
We know one breeder with dogs in the Westminster show that names her litters after cheese in alphabetical order. Her dogs are Gouda, Edam, Brie, Havarti, etc.
Pop Culture Favorites Bella has been the number-one female dog name since 2006. The first Twilight book, which introduced us to its heroine, Bella, came out in October 2005. Coincidence? Doubtful. Another prevalent name from pop culture is Bentley, the name of Teen Mom star Maci Bookout's baby boy.
Gender-Specific Human Names
Many names — Max, Charlie, Jack, Toby, Lucy, Sophie, Sadie, Chloe, Maggie — are single-sex human names, which matches up well with the trend of pets becoming more and more a part of the family. As people develop deeper bonds with their dogs, it makes perfect sense that they’d name them like family.
Old Standbys and Rising Stars Max is celebrating its seventh year at No. 1, and for the last 13 years, Rocky has made the top five and Bear has made the top 10 list; some names just hold a spot in the hearts of dog owners. But those male dog names have some competition: Zeus and Thor are rising fast, along with Milo, Blue, Gunner and Jax. Many of the female puppy names stayed in the same spot as last year, but Lola, a name that’s been steadily on the rise over the past decade, moved up three spots to No. 5. Coco made the Top 10 for the first time this year, and a few other names — Rosie, Luna, and Nala — are looking to make their entrance next year. Send us your favorite dog name and we will keep updating the list. Most importantly, love your dog.