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Top 10 Dog Names

One of my favourite games is coming up with names for the hypothetical dogs I’d like to own in the future. In my mind I have Butters and Scotch (two rambunctious, chocolate balls of fluff) and Lady Violet (a rescued Golden Retriever in her golden years). Add Soda into the pack and you can tell I don’t go for your conventional dog names.

Top 10 Dog Names for Boys & Girls

It’s so fun coming up with dog names. For me 3 basic rules apply:
* Choose a name that suits your dog. Soda, for example, is perfectly bubbly and refreshing!
* Choose a name that doesn’t rhyme with basic commands (such as sit, stay, come) or other family members’ names. It’s just too darn confusing.
* Choose a name that all family members would be happy yelling out in the park (hence why my husband has banned me from ever naming a dog Lady Fluffykins)

Need some inspiration? The most popular dog names for 2010 have been released as:

1. Max
2. Sam
3. Jack
4. Jake
5. Toby
6. Oscar
7. Charlie
8. Jess
9. Zac
10. Monty

1. Jessie
2. Molly
3. Chloe
4. Bonnie
5. Lucy
6. Sasha
7. Sally
8. Tess
9. Daisy
10. Zoe

For even more rankings visit Bow Wow Meow.

What are your favourite dog names?
Did your dog make it into the Top 10?

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458 responses to “Top 10 Dog Names”

  1. Laura says:

    My dog’s name is Tex Perkins (or Tex for short). He’s named after the singer Tex Perkins, who is the most delicious man in rock ‘n’ roll. His canine namesake has a similar amount of swagger! I chose the name years before I actually got the pooch – when my husband and I first met, one of the first things I said to him was, ‘By the way, if you’re going to stick around you should know that I’m getting a dog called Tex’. Luckily, he was cool with that!

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  4. Lana says:

    Jess and Toby both made the list!!

  5. King says:

    Haejulllah! I needed this-you’re my savior.

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