Nifty Pet Names

Pet Names & Advice For New Pet Owners!

Welcome to Nifty Pet Names. Are you looking for the perfect pet name? We have hundreds of great names for all kinds of animals. We also share tips and advice for new pet owners on our blog. Have a look around!

Here are a few things to keep in mind when naming your new pet.

How To Name Your Pet:

  1. Choose a name you like and will enjoy saying. Your pets name is something you will be using a lot – especially if you are naming a pet dog or cat. So don’t choose a pet name like “Smelly Cheese Breath” unless you are comfortable calling that out in a busy park!white and brown dog
  2. Short names are generally better than long names. This is true especially for dogs and other animals that respond to their own names. Pets are more likely to recognize their own name when it is short (just one or two syllables) and unique. Although some long pet names can also be shortened into a nickname.
  3. Make your pet name unique and meaningful. Sometimes it’s a good idea to wait a few days after you get your new pet before giving him or her a new name. This gives you a chance to observe your pet and find out about his or her quirks and attitudes. Choosing a pet name that fits your friend’s unique character will make the name more special and meaningful.
  4. Get inspired! Take a look at the thousands of pet names on our website to get your creative juices flowing. Try making a list of 10 or 15 pet names that are your absolute favorites – then narrow the list down until you find the name that sticks.
  5. Pet Names ImageBe Creative! It’s just more fun when you have a great unique pet name!

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