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!).

A golden cocker puppy still wet after his bath, looking very sorry for himself!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, Souffl√©, 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!

  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

Are You Ready To Choose Your Puppy's Name?

If you are, we'll waste no more time!

Listed below are some of the pages you'll need to get started - just click on any of the links and you'll be taken to thousands of cute puppy names!

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! 

Aiden
Allie
Andres
Anise
Archie
Aspen
Armani

Bailey
Barker
Barkley
Bonnie
Bono
Boxer
Brando
Buttons

Cadbury
Cairo
Casey
Cassidy
Chablis
Chester
Cierra
Cisco
Cody
Cognac
Colby
Cory

Dakota
Daytona
Dazzler
Deisel
Delphi
Derby
Desoto
Deuce

Dijon
Diva
Dixie
Domino
Doodle
Duke

Earl
Easton
Ebony
Edgar
Edward
Elliott
Elton
Elyse
Emerson
Enya
Errol

Fabio
Fallon
Fergie
Fester
Finney
Fletcher
Flint
Floyd
Flynn
Forbes
Frankie
Franklin
Frasier

Gabriel
Garnet
Genie
Gianni
Ginger
Goldie
Gonzo
Grady
Grant
Gypsy

Haley
Hancock
Hansel
Hardy
Harrison
Harvey
Hayden
Hogan
Hunter

Iggy
India
Indie
Indigo
Ishtar
Isis

Jade
Jaffa
Java
Jaws
Jaxson
Jessie

Kayle
Keegan
Kelsey
Kingsly
Kingston
Kramer

Langley
Latte
Leila
Lexus
Lyndsy
Lyric

Mackenzie
Majestic
Mallory
Mango
Matisse
Mercedes
Midnight
Mignon
Mozart
Mulder
Mustang

Nassa
Newton
Nicky
Nika
Nitro
Noodles
Nugget
Nutty

O.J.
Oasis
Odessa
Odyssey
O'Hara
Omega
Onyx
Orion
Ozzie

Paco
Pagan
Page
Paisley

Panache
Patterson
Payne
Pebbles
Penne
Peyton
Pickles
Piper
Precious
Pumpkin

Quartz
Quincy

Rascal
Ripley
Roamer
Rowan

Sable
Sachi
Shelby
Shirley
Smokey
Snowflake
Spangle

Takara
Targa
Topaz
Trinity
Trixie
Truffles
Tucson

Ujean
Unity
Vegas
Velvet
Vespa
Virgo

Whitney
Willow

Xander
Xanthus
Xenon

Yani
Yorkie

Zion
Zuma


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