Remember the excitement that goes into finding a name and naming your child. The same excitement should go into naming your dog as the new addition is going to be a member of your family for the next 14 to 15 years. There are so many breeds but still each dog has an unique character and behavior. So isn’t it natural that you should think of unique dog names to for your dogs? You can find thousands of names listed on the internet. However, the name you give to your dog should be such that it echos a relationship between you and your dog. The name is what helps the outside world recognize this relationship.
Recently pet owners seem to be turning away from traditional pet names like Smokey, Fido, Fluffy and Rover in favor of human names. According to Dr David Mason, Adelaide animal husbandry director, the trend toward unique dog names correlated with pets playing a more prominent role in the lives of many owners. It is heartening to note that dogs are now getting names shared by no other dog, as owners follow baby naming trends and choose multiple, unusual and hyphenated names. Owners are increasingly naming their dogs using foreign words or after fictional characters such as Aslan from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
Finding an unique dog name is not an easy task. Consider it as a perfect occasion for the whole family to get together to discuss and suggest a name for your pet. Children can sometimes come out with a name that is unique and funny. Here are a few guidelines that should be of help in your naming effort.
- Choose a name that your dog can easily recognize.
- The name should not confuse with one of the basic dog commands like sit, stand, stay, down or come.
- Dog trainers and experts suggest short names as dogs seem to respond better to short names; it is also easy to shout names that have only one or two syllables.
- If you are having more than one dog, select a name that starts with different alphabets and sounds different.
- A few facts can guide you in finding unique dog names.
Famous historical figures have inspired dog names. Names like Napoleon and Bonaparte in France, Bruno and Fidel in Spain, Zack and Oscar in Australia, Piper, Pip and Shakespeare in UK and, Claudio and Caesar in Italy are commonly used as dog names, .
Names of royalty
King, Queen, Prince, Princess are common dog names. Similarly, names of monarchs, kings and queens are used to name a dog. Examples are George, Alexander, Henry, Arthur and Charles.
The names of famous sports persons or your favorite artists or film personalities may prompt a name for your dog. Dogs are named for pop culture figures, like Elvis, Chandler, and Fagan, while others are named for pastimes, like Black Jack and Jigsaw.
Names of places
Some dogs are named for famous places, like Big Ben, Brooklyn, Bronx, and Jerseys.
Names found in books and movies
A few names are made famous by use in movies and television and books. Such names become an immediate hit in people’s minds and become the first choice when naming their dog.
When looking for good Siberian Husky dog names, keep in mind that Siberian Huskies are friendly, gentle, intelligent, tractable, yet alert and outgoing. Here are some good names for Siberian husky.
Popular Male Husky Dog Names
- Alpha – this is the first letter of Greek alphabet and the word that denotes the first of anything.
- Ivan – The most popular Russian human name.
- Kremlin – The historic fortress complex in Moscow (Russia) containing government offices and museums. Your male Siberian Husky dog would like this name.
- Neo – Excellent English name for a boy puppy. The meaning is “new”. This name became very popular after the movie “Matrix”. All dogs love this name.
- Rudy or Rudolph – German male name means “famous wolf”.
- Ulf – male Danish or Swedish names means “wolf”. A dog that resembles his wild cousins.
- Ulfred, Ulger, Ullock, Ulric – those name have the same root “Ulf” which is wolf. Their meanings are: peaceful wolf, warring wolf, sporting wolf, and a wolf that rules.
- Walter – Male German name means “ruler of the army”. The short version of this name is Walt. Your Siberian Husky will love this name.
- Zorro – this name doesn’t need any special introduction. Everybody knows the masked hero of the famous movie.
Cool Boy Husky Dog Names
If you are getting ready to welcome a Husky dog into your home, the task on top of your mind would be to choose a name for the newest member of your family.
Popular Female Husky Dog Names
- Astra – Beautifu female name means “star”.
- Ada – Short form of Adelaide. Popular German girl name means “kind”. It matches the Siberian Husky character very well.
- Anna or Hannah – from Hebrew name Channah which means “favor” or “grace”.
- Alice – This German female name mean “nobility”.
- Aurora – In Roman mythology she is goddess of the dawn. The dog with such name will wake you up in the morning.
- Babushka – Russian – Grandmother. Good name for slow but wise dog.
- Ladoga – A large Russian lake that lies close to the Finnish border. Very nice female name excellent choice for Siberian Husky.
- Natalie – This female name is very popular in European countries with slight variations. It’s Natasha in Russian, Natanaele in Italian, Natalka in Ukrainian.
- Nikita – A wonderful Russian name for your Siberian Husky boy or girl. Just make sure you pronounce it right. If it’s a girl, put stress on the last syllable, otherwise stress the middle syllable.
- Pamela – Good name for a female Husky. In Greek it means “honey”.
- Serena – From the Latin “serenus” meaning calm and serene. In Russian “serena” means “siren”. This name matches the temper of the Siberian Husky perfectly.
- Sonya – This is a Russian abbreviation of the name Sofya meaning “wisdom”. Russian word “sonya” also means someone who likes to sleep. Does this describe your Husky puppy?
- Terra – Beatiful female name means “land” in Latin.
- Zala – Slovenian female name means “beautiful”. and that’s what people say when they see Siberian Husky dog.
- Vicki – Pet form of Victoria. Names Victor and Victoria are very powerful and popular all over the world.
- Zaria – Means “dawn” in Russian. Excellent name for a girl Siberian Husky especially if it wakes you up in the morning.
Cool Girl Husky Dog Names
You would naturally turn to a list of popular girl Husky dog names. Half a century ago, names that described a dog’s traits used to be popular. Spotty and Dusty were common names then. But today’s dogs are increasingly being named with human names.
Winter and Christmas Husky Dog Names
Since your Husky dog is from cold area, here are some cold winter and Christmas Husky dog names.
Some Interesting Facts About Husky Dogs
Siberian Huskies are one of the popular breeds of dogs because of their wolf-like appearance. They have been featured in many films and TV series and are well known to be excellent sled dogs. Due to their fame, many people think that they have a concrete idea of what these dogs are but there are a lot of misconceptions about them. Here are five facts that contradict popular beliefs about the Siberian Husky.
Siberian Huskies are NOT related to wolves
Despite their appearance, Siberian Huskies are not half wolf or a crossbreed of wolves. They actually are pure bred dogs for several centuries that belong to the Spitz group and have many physical similarities to the Alaskan Malamute.
Siberian Huskies are NOT guard dogs
Intimidating and fierce in the outside but lovable in the inside, that is how to describe the Siberian Huskie’s personality. They are extremely friendly dogs that even attempt to lick strangers rather than scare them away. They are not also known to be a one-master dog so loyalty is out of the picture.
Siberian Huskies are NOT barkers
Numerous online videos feature the Siberian Husky appear to be “talking” and are capable of this because they rarely bark. Instead, they prefer making howling, yodeling, and wooing noises especially when being played with.
Siberian Huskies are NOT heat sensitive
In spite of their origin and name, Siberian Huskies can withstand heat. This is because their unique double coats prevent heat and cold from penetrating to the skin making them adapt well to extreme temperature and climate.
Siberian Huskies do NOT smell
Surprisingly, Siberian Huskies have little or no dog odors unlike other breeds. They require minimal effort in terms of bathing and grooming. The only disadvantage of this breed is that they are not keen in keeping their area clean and occasionally shed huge amounts of hair.