By far the most popular dog name for a male dog is Max. Many dog lovers like to chose names according to their culture that suits the country they're in but if you're looking at strictly North America the top 10 most common names we've found based on research include Rocky, Buddy, Jack, Bentley, Charlie, Bailey, Sam, Shadow, Duke and Toby. For a female dog, the top name is Bella followed by Molly, Lucy, Sophie, Chloe, Maggie, Daisy, Abby, Zoe, and Lola. The name you give your dog tends to be something that fits your own lifestyle and the personality of the dog so it's good to follow a few rules when choosing a name for your dog. First it depends if this is a puppy or adult dog that you're naming for the first time because adult dogs tend to already have a personality that help you narrow down your choice. For this article we will focus on naming a puppy, so there are 3 rules to go by which is 1) keep the name simple, usually one syllable is best so it's easy for your dog to respond to the name. Second rule is wait a few days before deciding on the name - you don't want to rush into a name that doesn't fit the dog and do a bit of thinking before making such an important choice, after all this is a family member and should be treated that way. And lastly - make the name fitting for the dog.
If you end up getting a cute cuddly poodle, calling it killer may not be the best choice although some may like the irony and go with it anyways. At the end of the first week that you've had your dog, of course the name you've chosen is something very personal that you decide yourself as the one who has taken the dog in and decided to make him or her a part of the family but if you plan to socialize the dog and introduce the dog to other family members and friends, it makes sense to give the dog a name that is memorable, easy to pronounce and fitting for the dog and something that the dog will respond to when called upon. It's easy to see why a name like Max is the most popular name in America for 2012 - this has been a common dog name for years and is very easy to pronounce.
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