Although naming a male puppy may not have the same lifetime importance as naming a baby boy, it is still an important decision that you and your new dog should give some attention to. Over the course of a lifetime, a nice male dog name can really increase his attentiveness and strengthen communication between you.
How to Choose the Right Male Dog Name
Dogs can differentiate names like “Lucky” or “Benny” from other sounds more easily because they have a better ability hearing strong consonants and lengthy vowels. Most dog training professionals advise using a name with one or two syllables that you can speak quickly. Male dog names that resemble orders, such as “Kit,” which sounds like “sit,” or “Bo,” which sounds like “no,” are often discouraged.
Choose a name that you enjoy saying and that you won’t feel awkward wearing as a dog tag or shouting across the park. Over time, you’ll use the name of your boy puppy a lot—either as a rapid attention-getter or just as a part of their general socialization and training.
Trending Male Dog Names
The popularity of boy dog names fluctuates, just like that of baby names. For instance, the number of dogs with “Frozen” character names increased by 900% the year after the film’s release, so for a while, you definitely ran across more than one “Olaf” at doggie daycare. Male dog names like “Grogu,” “Loki,” “Thor,” “Simba,” and “Groot” were inspired by Disney characters, while names from “Twilight” and “Game of Thrones” movies and literature have also remained popular throughout time.