How To Choose The Best Puppy Name for Your New Little Boy or Girl Cocker!
Finding cute puppy names is easy, but which one is best for your new little Cocker, and how do you choose one that's perfect for your little girl or boy?
Here are our 7 top tips to help you choose the best puppy name for your new cuddly little Cocker Spaniel furball!
Why not come in and take a look? Doesn't your puppy deserve the best?
Essential Tips for Choosing Your Puppy's Name
Choosing puppy names is always exciting, and because the name you pick will
stay with your Cocker Spaniel throughout his or her lifetime, you won't want to simply pick the first one that comes to mind, you'll probably want to give it some careful thought.
In the past, puppies were given names that reflected their particular characteristics, such as Spot (a spotty dog), Rover (always wandering and roving around the block), Blackie (erm, a black coat perhaps?) or Patch (yes, you guessed it, a coat with patches of colour!).
I've just had my first bath!
Today, however, puppies have names that are a little more cosmopolitan and sophisticated!
They're now being named after foods such as Biscuit, Soufflé, Honey, Roquefort, Cupcake and Almond - you get the picture!
They're also now named after humans: Charlie, George, Max, or William, or cute-sounding names, like Tinkerbell, Furball, Fluffy, or Chi-Chi.
The sky's the limit; there's no end to how creative you want to be!
However, whatever you decide to call your new puppy, there are some things that you should bear in mind, so let's take a little time to consider the following top tips to help you choose the best puppy name for your Cocker.
7 Top Tips for Choosing A Puppy Name!
- Why not choose a name that matches your dog's personality? It wouldn't do to name a rough and tumble, alpha Cocker 'Fluffy' or a tiny, gentile female Cocker 'Big Foot' - it doesn't quite fit, does it?
On the other hand, if you've a mischievous sense of humour, I'm just saying!
- You'll likely use your dog's name thousands of times during his lifetime, so choose a name you won't be embarrassed to use in public. It may sound common sense to you and me, but I've heard a few unusual puppy names in the dog park!
- Choose something with one or two syllables, preferably two, because it will be easier to 'sing-song' their name. It's much more difficult when training your puppy and calling him to you if his name has several syllables.
Try it yourself; you'll see how using a name with only two syllables is much easier.
I made the mistake of naming my Cocker Spaniel Max (one syllable). When calling him to me, I often extend it to Maxie so that it becomes two syllables, making his name much easier to say.
I use the 'short' Max when he's been naughty and Maxie when he's good (which is more often than not, thankfully), and he seems to recognize the difference between the two.
- Don't choose a name that sounds too similar to an obedience training command; for example, Spit may sound too much like 'sit', and Flo or Jo may sound like 'No'. Puppy names like these can cause your Cocker Spaniel baby much confusion!
- A word of caution. Don't choose a family member to name your dog after (for example, Bella, after your great aunt Bella); you might offend without realizing it.
- Remember, whatever you eventually choose to call your puppy will stay with him right through until adulthood. So beware, what may seem like a cute name now may not seem so appealing when he's a fully-grown adult Cocker!
- Involve the children. Ask the kids to take a look through a selection of suitable names for their puppy and ask them to write down five of their most favourite ones.
Put all your favourite names into a hat and ask Grandma or Grandad to pick one; this will make the children feel involved and more likely to accept the chosen one - even if it wasn't on their list!
Anyway, that's enough from me. You're probably straining at the leash to get on with the task of choosing something very special from our great selection of puppy names!
Good luck and enjoy!
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Some of My Favourite Puppy Names!
You should by now have found something that will suit your little puppy, however, if you need more, here are a few of my very own favourite!
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