How to Pick Cute Puppy Names

By Cuteness Contributor

Cute puppy names are sometimes hard to choose because it's like naming a child. After all, they are part of the family and we become very attached to them. So, it's always good to take the time to find that special name that suits them. Also, consider the fact that they won't be a puppy forever and the name needs to fit from puppy to full grown. Allow them to keep a little doggie dignity!

To pick cute puppy names it helps to have some creativity and as well as a good dose of common sense. For example, common sense would tell you not to name your dog Tadpole, especially if he's a Great Dane. Then when someone asks your dog's name you won't have to be embarrassed. As mentioned above, consider their size both now and as an adult.

Analyze their personality and try to choose a name that goes with their behavior. This is why it's good to give it some time before you brand them with a name that has nothing to do with their behaviors. For instance calling them Buddy and they're not friendly at all, but instead growl and try to bite people. Some buddy!

Try to keep it simple, cute puppy names aren't long and hard to pronounce. This makes it easier on everyone including the puppy. It's also good for safety purposes. A short name is much faster to get out than a long one when a puppy is running toward the street into on coming traffic.

Look at their features and see if there is anything distinctive that would make a cute puppy name. Check out their markings and color of fur as well as eyes, ears, paws and tail. Anything at all that stands out and is noticeable could be a great idea for a perfect puppy name.

Consider hobbies, interests, movies, characters, books and anything that you're passionate about. When you do this you connect the dots so to speak on things that have meaning to you. For example, many years back as a child I named my dog after a cartoon character by the name of Blinkers.

Think back about any unusual circumstances that had to do with how you got the puppy. For instance if it had been won in a card game you could name them Ace, King, Flush, Gambler etc. Just be creative, some of the best cute puppy names come from thinking outside the box.

Finally, research a few websites that have cute puppy names and see if any of the names appeal to you. Naturally, it doesn't have to be the exact same name, but the names can give you ideas. Additionally, check out baby names many times dogs have the same names as people.