When it comes to giving someone a name, person or animal, I like to take my time with it. I like to check out the origin, meaning, and who else has that name. It’s one that will be with them forever and I don’t want them to hate it and well, I don’t want to hate saying it.
When it comes to animal names specifically, I am not a fan of the typical animal names that you would never hear someone call a person. That’s just my personal preference. I am also not a huge fan of the popular names; I like my names to stand out so when you’re out at the park and calling for “Charlie” to come back, you don’t have like 12 dogs running at you.
Just like with baby names, popularity in puppy names comes and goes each year. VetStreet released the list of the most popular puppy names of 2012 and I am not surprised by many of the names in the top 10.
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To read the full list of 10 boy and girl dog names, head over to VetStreet!
All popularity stats according to VetStreet.com
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