I’ve had dogs all my life and even got to name a few. While my sister and I were growing up dad usually named our dogs including Nikki and Cindy who lived 17 years.
Driving home from the beach one year Judy and I had a new dog waiting for us at home without a name. As we traveled through Asheville I noticed the county name while entering Buncombe County, NC. That would be our new dog’s name, ‘Buncombe.’
We already had a Norwegian Elk Hound appropriately named ‘Heidi.’ I ended up giving ‘Buncombe’ to my mom and dad who immediately changed his name to ‘Bunkie’.
A recent survey with a database of over 500,000 pet names turned up the most popular puppy names for 2019. If you get a new puppy for Christmas you can use all of the below but they should match the breed suitable for the name which I have added.
Most common puppy names in 2019:
- Luna – This pup has to be a Lhasa Apso named after a famous hippie. Luna Belle isn’t bad either.
- Bella – Must be a female and has to be one of those barking Beagles.
- Charlie – Make sure this is not your husband’s name too. It’s perfect for a Chihuahua.
- Bailey – The Basset Hound is perfect although they will eat you out of house and home.
- Lucy – A beautiful black Lab name who will lick your makeup off at the end of the day.
- Cooper – An outdoor dog name that fits a Canadian Eskimo that will pull your arm out of the socket.
- Max – Another male name that fits the burley Mastiff that eats a bag or two of food each week.
- Daisy – The Dachshund is a female hot dog that must take twice the number of steps on long walks.
- Bear – This name fits any male breed that weighs over 50 lbs., maybe a Bearded Collie.
- Oliver – Another male name fitting for an Otterhound. ‘Ollie’ for short sounds cute too.
Does your dog look like you?