- Posted by Gilleen Witkowski
- On January 24, 2019
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- cat names, dog names, dog walker, dog walkers, dog walking Toronto, kitten, names, pet names
If you need inspiration on what to name your new puppy, kitten, or pet-adoptee, look no further. We come to you with a name-guide!
Here are five strategies for naming your pet perfectly, complete with real-life examples – taken directly from our roster:
1. Consider your favourite pop-culture references.
We’re no stranger to the nerd life. Our favourite video games, shows, and books have impacted our career choices and problem-solving go-tos…and now your pet’s name! Here are a few examples to get your creative juices flowing…
— Hobbes — Ichigo — Buffy — Yoda —
— Odin — Waldo — Alice — Zeus —
— Tink — Yoshi — Tigger — Bellatrix —
— Mowgli — Merlin — Woody — Minnie —
2. Let your celebrity crush inspire you!
Celebrities are well known for their naming skills. Why not go straight to the source? As always, bonus points for excellent puns. Try out…
— Goldie (Hawn) — Bob Barker — Snoop —
— Mozart — Bruce (Willis/Wayne/Lee) — Jesse James —
— Stevie Nicks — (Chris) Farley — (David) Bowie —
3. If you have food & drink on your mind all the time anyway, might as well name your pet after it:
Getting hungry looking at this next list, tbh. After you’re done naming your pet, you can head to the local pub to celebrate. Honour your pet AND your pallete.
— Olive — Nachos — Guinness — Cayenne —
— Bourbon — Stella (Artois) — Ginger — Meatball —
4. Don’t worry nature-lovers, we haven’t forgotten about you.
Whether it’s trees, animals, or even the change of the seasons. Nature makes us all stop for a second. It’s so beautiful, and it makes for some beautiful names, too.
Let these next names plant a seed…
— Bear — August — Maple —
— Flower — Eagle — Bunni —
5. What about tried-and-true names? Here are our top five, most popular:
— Penny — with three clients!
— Frankie — with three clients!
— Marlowe — with three clients….!
— Bella — another three clients!
— Lucy — breaking the four-way tie, coming in as our most popular name, with six clients named Lucy!
Honourable Mentions/Staff Favourites:
There are a few of our clients’ names that don’t fit into any of the above categories, but ones that we thought were inspiring all on their own. Check them out:
— Laser — Meatsack — Nova — Rio —
That concludes our naming tutorial. If none of these strategies or examples did the trick…here’s a list of 250 fun names!
Walk My Dog Toronto offers dog walking services and in-home pet care services in downtown Toronto. With easy online booking, we walk your dog while you are busy or at work. We give your dog love, socialization, and exercise, and we keep in touch with you every step of the way with our walk tracker.