Unique Dog Names

Unique dog names work best for the new dog owners that don't like following the crowd.

Do you consider yourself more of a trend-setter than a follower of trends?

Are you looking for unique dog names that will have your friends talking?

Or, do you have an unusual-looking dog and just want a name the fits?

What makes a name truly unique? Well a name could be considered unique if you don’t happen to know anyone with that name. Of course, it could still be popular in other circles.

It could also be considered unique if you can’t imagine anyone else ever giving such a name to a dog. And then there is the ultimate in unique names...one that you just made up from scratch.

You should be very careful with this, however. Your idea of “unique,” could just sound weird to other people. Here are some ideas that we hope you’ll find helpful...

Unique dog names from the Stars

How about naming your dog after a star (I don't mean the celebrity kind of star), or maybe a constellation.

Check out these cool ideas for unique dog names:

  • Andromeda
  • Canis Major (“the greater dog”)
  • Cassiopeia
  • Centauri
  • Crater
  • Hydrus
  • Lacerta
  • Lupus (“the wolf”)
  • Orion
  • Pavo
  • Pegasus
  • Perseus
  • Phoenix
  • Sagittarius
  • Scorpius
  • Taurus
  • Ursa Major
  • Virgo

Unique dog names from the Earth

How about using the names of gemstones? While some gemstone names are quite common dog names (such as Amber), there are many that would make very unusual dog names.

Check out some of these:

  • Amethyst
  • Beryl
  • Carnelian
  • Coral
  • Emerald
  • Jasper
  • Larimar
  • Moonstone
  • Obsidian
  • Opal
  • Sapphire
  • Sunstone
  • Topaz
  • Turquoise
  • Zircon

Unique dog names Imported from France

French names can sound exotic. Living in an english-speaking country, french names are quite unusual and may provide that uniqueness that you seek.

  • For males: Alexis, Alphonse, Andre, Anton, Christophe, Claude, Emile, Francois, Gaston, Gilles, Gregoire, Gustave, Jacques, Jules, Laurent, Marcel, Pascal, Pierre, Rene, Tristan, Yves, Zacharie.
  • For females: Adele, Amelie, Anouk, Astrid, Camille, Chantal, Colette, Constance, Gabrielle, Jeannine, Josette, Juliette, Lucie, Michele, Monique, Odette, Paulette, Renee, Sophie, Veronique, Zoe.

Unique dog names from around the house

Household appliances and fixtures can be used for an unusual dog name. You can also use variations on these names by adding “y” or “er” to the end (if it sounds better that way).

Here are a few interesting choices for unique dog names:

  • Toaster
  • Blender
  • Speaker
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Calendar
  • Printer
  • Saucer
  • Cupper
  • Mugger
  • Cookie Jar
  • Stereo
  • Fridge
  • Coaster
  • Potter (but not Potty)

Creating your own unique dog names

Want something truly unique? Make up your own name - This category can be a lot of fun (especially if get the kids involved).

Add these letters to end of words that don’t normal have them: “ster,” “ie,” “more,” “ly” (and you may think of others). Short words generally work best as the starting point.

Here are some examples:

  • PEN becomes Penster, Penmore, or Penly
  • CLOCK becomes Clockster, Clockie, or Clockmore
  • TAB becomes Tabster, Tabbie, or Tabmore
  • BOOK becomes Bookster, Bookmore, or Bookly
  • SNIP becomes Snipster, Snippie, or Snipmore
  • BOX becomes Boxster, Boxly, or Boxie.

Living with unique dog names

Unique dog names may seem like a great idea for your new puppy, but remember that you’ll have to live with this name for a long time. Will you still like it in 5 years?

Will people look at you funny when you tell them your dog’s name, and will that bother you? Will you feel embarrassed calling for your dog at the park?

These are questions well worth considering before you choose a dog name that’s a little too unique.


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