What’s in a Name?
Creative pet names for dogs.
Forget Spot, Fluffy, or Ginger. Dog owners have become more creative about naming their pets.
Finnegan, Sophie and Euan King’s Jack Russell terrier. He was bred in Ireland and needed a solid Irish name. (Pictured left.)
Samson & Zeke, Dani Shapiro and Michael Maren’s Labradoodle, and Norwich Terrier. “Zeke is cantankerous and crabby but somehow very soulful. Our son Jacob chose the name Samson for a rabbit. When we didn’t really want a rabbit, we got a Labradoodle instead, but kept the name.”
George & Harry, Lauren and Armand Della Monica’s Welsh terrier and mixed-breed terrier. “George is named after Curious George—very apt. Harry came from a rescue shelter and was already named after Harry Potter. We couldn’t do better than that.”
Fremont, Kate and John Fahey’s Chihuahua/Japanese hunting dog was named for the town and county in Iowa where Kate grew up. (Pictured below.)
Chester, Hal Rossiter’s West Highland terrier. “The name conjures Britishness, a bit standoffish and determined--pure Chester.” (Pictured below.)
Stella & Rocco, Anthea Disney and Peter Howe’s Samoyeds. “They are friendly, solid, and obedient in their own way,” says Disney. (Pictured below.)