What’s In A Name?

Canine Culture


Just like humans, dog names have changed a lot over the years. A popular name this year will fall out of favor eventually to be replaced by something more current. I thought it might be amusing to see how our names have changed over time.

There was a time when dogs had dog names. Spot, Fido, Rex & Rover were all very common names 100 years ago. Duke, Duchess, Prince, Princess, King & Queenie were all once in vogue.  Dog’s didn’t start sharing names with humans until the 1960’s. Jack, Bill, Gus…& so on.

At the moment Max & Bella are very popular as are Rocky, Buddy or Charlie for males & Chloe, Sophie or Molly for females. Where have I heard that name Molly before? 😉 Apparently the names Scooter & Brandy were very popular 10 years ago but not at all now.

A dog might also be named based on it’s a breed. An Akita for example may be given a Japanese name like Kiko or Yoshi. A dog might be named after a famous dog as well. Many have been named “Lassie” or “Beethoven”.

My name is Olivia but lately my HuMom has been calling me “Monkey”. I’m not clear why. BOL!

What’s your good dog’s name?

CEO Olivia