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What’s Your Favorite Dog Name? Vote!

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What’s Your Favorite Dog Name? Vote!

I recently posted Cool Cat Names, which spurred so many interesting responses, that I thought I would follow-up with a “Cool Dog Names” list.  I am admittedly not as much of a dog person as I am a cat person, but I know oodles of cool dogs and have heard my share of great pooch names. So here is the list, again divided by defining characteristics/breeds.

Once again, please let us know which names are your favorites and suggest other names not on the list.  The most creative suggestion submitted by Dec 20th will be sent a small dog-related gift, so suggest away!  Please check back after the 20th to see which name won.

Classic Canine Names

  • Fido
  • Spot
  • Snoopy
  • Benji
  • Lassie
  • Lady
  • Rin Tin Tin
  • Big Dan and Little Ann
  • Bingo
  • Scooby Doo

Generally Hip Dog Names

  • Bali
  • Karma
  • Calypso
  • Foxy
  • Belle or Bella
  • Lexi or Lexy
  • Marley
  • Zanzibar
  • Yasmina or Yasmin
  • Jazz or Jazzy
  • Sage
  • Elan  (French for distinctive flair and liveliness)
  • Quatro (Four in Spanish)
  • Chipolte
  • Max
  • Mojo
  • Roxy
  • Maxine or Maxi
  • Raja
  • Rio (River in Spanish)
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Cherise Udell

Cherise Udell is a mom, clean air advocate, anthropologist and feline aficionado with the nomadic habit of taking spontaneous sojourns to unusual destinations. Before her adventures in motherhood, she was an intrepid Amazon jungle guide equipped with a pair of sturdy wellingtons and a 24-inch machete, as well as a volunteer at a rainforest animal rescue center.


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5:37AM PST on Mar 2, 2013

I had a dog called Mischa as a child she was as lovely as her name

3:01AM PST on Mar 2, 2013

My dogs are Ellie and Pippin

4:43AM PST on Mar 1, 2013

I don't have dogs, but my favorite name would be Frodo.

7:56AM PST on Feb 28, 2013

My kitty's name is very unoriginal (Mittens) but in my defense my 2 year old named her. My dog is Isis (because I am a huge Egyptology fan) my bf's dog is Sly (bc he is sneaky?) we had a Rottie named Nemesis (greek God of revenge) a Great Dane named Diesel, and a cat named Chiquilla (little one in Spanish) I WANT to name two dogs either Smeagal and Gollum or Marvel and DC :)

1:53AM PST on Dec 20, 2012

more scottish terrier names:
Mc gee.

7:54AM PST on Dec 19, 2012

i would vote for Benji :) my dogs names are Buster - Jack Russell, Murphy - Black Labrador and Jasper - Alsatian, i also would suggest the name King :)

9:46PM PST on Dec 17, 2012

Apparently, there are far more Care2 readers that are cat lovers than dog lovers. The cat name list has 317 comments while the Dog names list only has 117! Granted, the cat list has been up longer, but not that much longer!

Or maybe, dog people are less opinionated than the cat people....

3:56PM PST on Dec 17, 2012

My Irish setters, Watney & Guiness

6:52AM PST on Dec 17, 2012

A German Shepherd I would definitely call Rex. For almost 18 years I had a midsize Pommeranian, his name was Prinz and he was a little gentleman.
A year ago my daughter bought a Rottweiler pup and named him Onyx because of his black coat.

3:02AM PST on Dec 16, 2012

Sheba, my german shepherd/kelpie cross.

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