Figuring out the perfect name for your pet can be a bit much to handle. On top of getting a new pet to your family, you also have to think of this quirky name for it. We all know pet names shouldn’t be too serious but still have to hold a good presence of a loving creature. I’ve built up a list here to help others generate funny and quirky names for their pets. I’m not an expert at it, but take a lot of pride in the matter of naming pets that are new to households. Just put it this way, I have lost hours upon hours of sleep thinking of those perfect names for my new pets. Not to mention the dozens of books I have on different names available.
Take a good look at your pet and think of what comes to mind. This gives you the right to stare at your pet for an hour long and see what comes to mind. Just write down a bunch of things that first come to mind. An example, when I first looked at my cat… I thought of a cookie a person would eat. It sounds a bit corny at first but 4 years later and I’m still getting compliments on her name. Don’t be afraid to be corny or too goofy.
Attitude & Personality
All pets and animals have their own personalities just like us humans do. Maybe that dog does this funky thing with its tail and you want to call him “Thumper” because of it. That’s a terrible example but you get the idea. These are some of the best and funniest names because people are always going to ask you, “Why did you name your dog “Grumps” Following the question gets to be your answer regarding the goofy story behind the name. This is my all time favorite way to name a pet. Personality can be a great way to nickname your pet as well.
Think Of The Future
That perfect name that sounds so great right now might not be 10 years down the road. Think of what the next ten years could entail for you and your pet. I always like to think of me yelling the let’s name for it to come to me. If I can see that pet being 5 years old and down the road in the future with the goofy nickname still feeling good to me… then it’s perfect. This is a common mistake for some pet owners. “Meet my new dog George Bush!”
A Past Hero Or Family
Some of us are more patriotic then others but using past time heroes is not a bad route to go either. Past family name are great too. Maybe your great uncle Richard passed away in World War II and you want to nickname your dog Ricky after him. You can do so much with past names. The names aren’t so much as quirky but I’m sure you can make it a little more fun. It’s all about using your imagination and thinking outside the box a bit.