7 Top Mistakes People Make When Naming Their Pets

When it comes time to name your pet, be smart about the decision. Despite what Shakespeare may have you believe, there’s a lot in a name.

7 Top Mistakes People Make When Naming Their Pets
7 Top Mistakes People Make When Naming Their Pets
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Here are some of the most common pet name pitfalls to avoid.

Fido? More like Fi-don’t. Calling your animal by a super common name can get confusing and chaotic in public places.

7 Top Mistakes People Make When Naming Their Pets
7 Top Mistakes People Make When Naming Their Pets
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If your pet’s name sounds like a word they don’t like, they’ll start having negative associations with it. So just say “no” to Joe (and Bo and Poe).

7 Top Mistakes People Make When Naming Their Pets
7 Top Mistakes People Make When Naming Their Pets
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Get it right, keep it tight. Too many syllables can be hard to say (and for your pet to recognize) in a stressful or emergency situation.

7 Top Mistakes People Make When Naming Their Pets
7 Top Mistakes People Make When Naming Their Pets
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Easy does it. Make sure your sweet furry friend’s name can roll off your tongue so they can distinguish the sounds in a crowd.

7 Top Mistakes People Make When Naming Their Pets
7 Top Mistakes People Make When Naming Their Pets
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Remember they grow and change. Giving them a name that will always work for them unless you’re cool with call your 70 lb dog “Tiny.”

7 Top Mistakes People Make When Naming Their Pets
7 Top Mistakes People Make When Naming Their Pets
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It may be funny to you to name your sweet dog “Sir Bitesalot,” but other people may not get that it’s a joke.

7 Top Mistakes People Make When Naming Their Pets
7 Top Mistakes People Make When Naming Their Pets
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Keep it out of the family. If both your cat and uncle are named Bill, it’s going to get confusing when you try and explain which Bill pooped on the rug.

7 Top Mistakes People Make When Naming Their Pets
7 Top Mistakes People Make When Naming Their Pets
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