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7 People Names That Make Great Dog Names

10 People Names That Make Better Dog NamesI have this thing for pets given cute names that wouldn’t make sense for anything other than a dog. As in, I don’t like it at all. I would so much prefer our animal friends to be given, what I consider, real names. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with looking at the popular baby name lists when you’re looking to choose the perfect name for your dog.

There are some names that I think can fit well into both categories. They’re “real” names (you know, not like Mr. CuddlePants), but they’re still quite fitting to name a dog.

Here are my top 7 picks for dog names that meet in that middle:

1) Buddy: Typically a nickname for people, but this name would be perfect for a dog.

2) Molly: I may be partial to this because it’s the name of one of my sister’s dogs, but it’s just so fitting for a puppy!

3) Hunter: This name is rising in popularity for people, but personally I think it makes for a great dog name.

4) Max: SO popular for babies, this name is everywhere. It’s also been a pretty classic dog name and well, it fits.

5) Beatrice: It’s one of those old-school names that sound pretty, but you never hear anymore since it’s so old. It would make the perfect choice for an elegant dog.

6) Gus: All I think about when I hear this name is that cute pudgy mouse from Disney’s Cinderella. It is not only perfect for a mouse, but would be cute for a small dog.

7) Maggie: Such a pretty name for a girl or a girl dog because it’s short, sweet and it never stops sounding pretty.

:: What is your dog’s name? ::

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