Congratulations! You have a new beautiful white puppy. But the excitement could soon turn into frustration as fatigue sets in – there are many names to pick from. Naming your white dog can be exhausting, especially if you hadn’t thought about it before. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Here are a few best practices (tricks) and some tips to follow.
Coming up with a new name for your white dog could be intimidating. But you don’t have to invent one that has never been used before. If you have other pets or family members, avoid names that are similar or have the same sound. Otherwise, your new fur baby will be confused every time you (or any other person) call out the other.
For example, avoid calling your dog Chalkie if you already have Charlie at home. Stay away from the name Dogbert if you live with a person or pet called Robert.
The same goes for Duke if you already have Luke at home. Think a little outside the box and take your fur baby’s name to the next level.
Use Two-Syllable Names That End with a Vowel
A long, difficult-to-pronounce name could confuse your dog. Instead, consider short names with two syllables and ending with a vowel. They are easier to register, pronounce and remember.
When calling out a name that ends with a vowel, we usually put a tone to it.
A short, vowel-ending name registers faster because of the tone. At first, it will register as a cue sound, then it becomes an identifier. Dogs pick up the tone faster and better due to their highly developed hearing ability. Names like Eggy, Anjo, and Blondie will register quickly and are easy to pronounce.
Since we are considering short names, it does not mean that we completely rule out long names. You could have found the perfect name for your white dog, but it’s rather long.
If that’s the case, consider using a short form of the name or a nickname.
For example, you could call your dog Coco for Coconut or Marshie for Marshmallow. Just remember to keep it short and easy to pronounce, and it shouldn’t be too far from your dog’s full name.
Stay Clear of Command Words
Dogs often register short names faster than long names because they produce a brief and distinct sound. The science also applies to dog commands. Short sounds often register faster and trigger better responses.
As you consider short, catchy, and cute names for your white dog, try and stay clear of names that sound similar to command words. It would confuse your dog. For example, Ray – stay! Kit – sit!
Now that you have a few dog naming tricks up your sleeve, here are some tips you can consider.
Consider Their Looks and Personality
A name is a personal identifier, and a name that reflects your dog’s looks or personality could be perfect.
As for the looks, you can begin looking for names immediately after you set your eyes on your new fur baby. For example, if your fur baby is a small and cute white dog, you could call them Tofu or Snowy. If they are fluffy, call them Cotton or Cloudy, and if you have a spotless white dog, you could name it Puro or Kaya (Portuguese and Greek words for pure).
If you want a name that reflects your dog’s personality, you might want to wait a few days before naming them. For example, the name Swan could be fitting for an elegant white female dog.
Consider the Roots
You can also consider the breed and heritage when choosing names for your white dog. For example, if you have an athletic and energetic Husky, the name Alaska, Siberia, or Blizzard could be suitable. If you have a white Pomeranian, call it Champagne or Chardonnay.
Avoid Inappropriate or Offensive Names
Avoid giving your dog a name that other people would find offensive or embarrassing. Keep in mind that you will be going out to doggy parks and other public places with your fur baby, and it will be awkward to call them. Stay clear of names that are potentially racial or culturally offensive. Also, avoid words that could be considered insults or demeaning and anything that might be a curse word.
Let the Dog Choose
We’ve been talking about how you can choose a name for your dog. But how about allowing the dog to choose their name?
As you consider Different Dog Names, select a few and reflect your dog’s personality or looks. Try calling your dog over a few days. Did they respond particularly well to one? It is not a must they respond, but a great way to enjoy the process. On the brighter side, if your dog responds to one name better than the others, you can at least know they chose their name.
Naming a Beautiful White Dog, a Final Word
These tricks and tips will help you choose a suitable name for your dog. They will help you focus and avoid spending too much time on it, which could be frustrating. Once you have picked a name, stick with it and encourage it. Avoid picking what you might dislike a few months later, and remember positive reinforcement. Get excited and congratulate the dog when they respond well.