Dog names may be selected with great thought and family discussion but often a four-legged friend is far better known by a nickname. Whether it’s assigned based on his size (“Big Boy”), his favorite food (“Cornbread”), or his given name (“Dudley-Wudley”), nicknames are just one more way dog lovers identify their furry friends as a real member of the family.
“Dogs are being welcomed into our homes and our hearts more than ever before so it’s a natural step to give our dogs nicknames just as we would for other members of the family,” says Paris Permenter, co-publisher of DogTipper.com. “Some of these names are used within the family while other nicknames make their way out of the house as the dog explores the world on walks and visits to the dog park—so many nicknames almost become second names.”
DogTipper.com recently hosted a contest in which over 1,600 dog lovers shared their dog’s nicknames. The most popular dog nicknames were:
1. Beanie Weanie
2. Boo Boo
10. Sugar Pie
Some nicknames fetched far fewer entries; here are the 10 most unusual dog nicknames received by DogTipper.com:
1. Baba Ganoosh
3. Cuddle Bunny
4. Demon Dog
5. Dishwasher Pre-Rinse
6. Sausage McMuffin
7. Spiky McSchnoodle
10. Yellow Couch Rat
To view an extended list of popular dog nicknames, visit http://www.dogtipper.com/choosing/dog-nicknames.html .
DogTipper.com features daily tips for dog lovers as well as dog news, celebrity canines, dog festivals and special events, product reviews, dog of the day, dog movies and more. The site is published by the husband-wife team of John Bigley and Paris Permenter, longtime professional writers with over two dozen published books on a variety of subjects. For more information, visit www.DogTipper.com.