From ancient Greece to present aristocracy, dog naming has been a 2000-year tradition.
Fido used to make us happy. Or it may be Rex. When you called Prince, he typically returned your call. However, we now name our dogs Bella, Max, Lola, and Charlie, the same names we would joyfully give our children.
Are we reaching the end of our creative juices? Or are we now acknowledging what we’ve known for a long time: that dogs are as much a part of our family as our human relatives? Only the latter of the three things that have grown in popularity as a result of the epidemic — Amazon, Zoom, and dogs – brings additional obligations and responsibilities for years to come. And the first task could be the most difficult. The name you choose will reverberate well beyond your kitchen at dinnertime – it will also reverberate across your neighborhood and park, so choose wisely. Where can I get help? Insurance companies and dog food companies perform monthly polls of their clients’ pets and issue Top 10 lists on a regular basis.
Many names appear on a regular basis. Poppy and Alfie are always near the top, vying with Daisy, Lucy, Sadie, and Buddy, beside Bella, Max, Lola, and Charlie. We’ve met dogs named Monty, Ronald, Astrid, Wooster, Randolph, Milo, Maxwell, Penny, Big Arnie, and Little Arnie when walking on Hampstead Heath in north London with my aging black Labrador Ludo.
Dave is becoming a more common satirical choice. Little Arnie is bigger than Big Arnie, which may come as a surprise.
To assess a dog by its name is akin to judging a book by its cover, which may be done with remarkable precision on a regular basis.
A dog named Stinky either spends too much or too little time in the ponds, whereas those named Cupcake, Candy, Coco, or Fudge suggest their owner’s sweet appetite and a strong bond between food and pets.
Our heroes’ names are frequently reflected in their names. Nelson is still popular, so we might see Captain Toms and Gretas in the near future. And these days, there are a lot of young Fleabags in parks.
It’s important to remember that a humiliating name is almost never the fault of the dog. If the owner is a fan of Game of Thrones, puppies named Kate or Buster will grow up to be Brienne of Tarth one day. If the owner considers himself a literary figure, his dogs may be named Aurelius or Beowulf far too frequently.
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