300+ Unique Female Dog Names by Category

Updated on April 12, 2018

Looking for an Awesome Name for Your New Female Puppy or Dog?

A female puppy deserves a great name, and it's best to find a name within the first week or so. Getting to know your dog before naming her is important, but the quicker you name her, the better it will be for both pet and owner.

The good news is that if you've come here looking for some unique and creative dog names, you've come to the right place. Here you're going to find a large list of memorable names for female dogs that will be fit to use for virtually any breed or color. She deserves something better than Poochy!

Top 10 Female Dog Names

  1. Queen
  2. Opal
  3. Hashtag
  4. Dingo
  5. Banshee
  6. Faye
  7. Penny
  8. Holliday
  9. Won Ton
  10. Glorious

Below, you'll find 290+ more cool name ideas for any girl dog, large or small!

A Long List of Cool Female Dog Names

A-G
G-O
O-Z
Abby
Gidget
Olive
Adara
Ginger
Opal
Addison
Glorious
Ophelia
Adele
Godiva
Orchid
Air Supply
Golden Girl
Pandora
Almond
Goldie
Paradise
Alyssa
Gypsy
Payton
Amber
Half-Note
Pearl
Angelina
Halle
Pebbles
Antoinette
Harmony
Penny
Aphrodite
Holiday
Pepper
Applejack
Holly
Periwinkle
Aquamarine
Honeysuckle
Piper
Asia
Hope
Pippin
Aster
Inari
Pistachio
Atlanta Princess
Indigo
Pixie
Bambi
Iris
Pocahontas
Baroness
Isabella
Primrose
Beauty
Ivy
Princess
Belle
Jade
Queen Ann
Bianca
Jasmine
Queen Rasha
Bindi
Jelly Bean
Rapunzel
Bittersweet
Jenna
Raven
Bliss
Jewel
Reese
Blossom
Jezebelle
Rio
Blush
Joan of Arc
Rosie
Bright Eyes
Jubilee
Roxy
Brooklyn
Juno
Ruby
Buttercup
Kaleidoscope
Sabrina
Cabaret
Karma Chameleon
Sadie
Cameo
Katniss
Sapphire
Carly
Kenya
Sappho
Carnation
Kimbra
Sasha
Cerise
Kimmie
Savannah
Charity
Kimono
Scarlett
Chestnut
Kisses
Sedona
Cher
Kiwi
Serenity
Cherry
Kylee
Sherbet
Cheyenne
Lady
Sidney
Chloe
Ladybug
Sienna
Cinnamon
Lady J
Silky
Cleo (Cleopatra)
Laney
Silvia
Climax
Lassie
Siri
Clover
Lavender
Sirius
Coco
Lemon
Snapdragon
Confectionery
Lexi
Snookie
Cookie
Libby
Snowflake
Courtney
Licorice
Sookie
Crystal
Locket
Sophie
Cupid
Lovely
Sparkle
Dahlia
Love Potion #9
Spirit
Daiquiri
Luna
Starburst
Daisy
Mackenzie
Starla
Dakota
Maddie
Starr
Darbie
Madison
Storm
Darla
Madonna
Sugar
Desert Rose
Magenta
Sunrise Dawn
Destiny
Mallory
Sweetheart
Dewdrop
Mango
Taboo
Dolly
Man Killer
Taffy
Dora
Maple
Tessa
Duchess
Marigold
Trinket
Eden
Marilyn
Trisha
Electra
Marley
Trixie
Ella
Mary Jane (MJ)
Twinkie
Elvira
Meadowlark
Twinkle
Essex
Melody
Utah
Evanescence
Minx
Venus
Ever After
Molly
Violet
Expresso
Moondancer
Victorious
Eyota (The Greatest)
Muffin
Vixen
Faith
Mystic
Whimsey
Fancy
Nabisco
Whisper
Fantasia
Nala
Whitney
Feebs
Narcissus
Willow
Felicity
Nell
Wisteria
Fifi
Nessa
Xena
Fiona
Nibbles
Yasmin
Flo
Nightingale
Yoko
Foxface
Nikita
Yori (which means trustworthy)
Foxy
Nina
Zara
Gabby
Odessa
Zelda
Galaxy
Olivia
Zuzu

How to Find the Perfect Name for Your Dog

What NOT to do:

  • Avoid names that sound too much like other household members' names. If you call your daughter, Maya, and your dog Gaia comes running, it's just confusing for everyone.
  • Try not to select a name that sounds like a command. Flit, Shay, and Zoe might sound too much like sit, stay, or no.

What to do:

  • Choose a name that's easy to say, with one or two syllables. Saying "Scheherazade" over and over again might get tedious, and dogs recognize and respond more easily to short words. Or, if you love Scheherazade, consider shortening it to Zadie.
  • Consider a name with hard consonants (like b, k, or a hard g) which may be easier for dogs to hear than a sibilant (ssss) sound.
  • You might take your dog's breed or heritage into consideration when coming up with a name. For example, give a German name to a German shepherd or a French name to a poodle.
  • Choose a name that you enjoy saying, that feels good in your mouth, since you're going to be saying it for many years!

Large Female Dog Names

A-D
D-M
O-Z
Alaska
Dragon
Ozma
Athena
Everest
Phoebe
Baby
Fiona
Pyrenees
Baleen
Fuji
Queen
Banyan
Gaia
Sequoia
Banshee
Godzilla
Sierra
Brawny
Hero
Sumo
Brunhilda
Hildegarde
Teton
Burly
Himalaya
Titania
Dahlia
Jupiter
Tonka
Deluxe
Maxi
Venus

Idea:

Why not name a large dog "Pixie" or a small dog "Godzilla"? An unexpected name is sure to make people smile.

Small Female Dog Names

A-D
E-M
O-Z
Bambi
Faye
Pippin
Bonsai
Gherkin
Pixie
Bonbon
Gizmo
Pocket
Bug
Grasshopper
Posy
Button
Kitty
Roo
Biscuit
Lilliuputian (Lil for short)
Rosebud
Bullet
Mini
Skittles
Chiquita
Minion
Tapas
Dingo
Moxie
Tinkerbell
Demi
Munchkin
Toy

Place Names for Female Dogs

A-C
C-P
Q-Z
Adelaide (Addy)
Carolina
Reno
Albany
Florence
Sahara
Avalon
Geneva
Tijuana
Brooklyn
Malibu
Toulouse
Cairo
Paisley
Zhoukou

Female Dog Names Inspired by Books, Movies, and Celebrities

A-J
K-S
T-Z
Blanchett
Mae
Tallulah
Chibi
Meryl
Tilda
Daenerys
Pepper
Toto
Dogmatix
Ponyo
Uma
Fang
Puddles
Wags
Fay Wray
Rooney
Winona
Garbo
Rizzo
Winslet
Garland
Santa's Little Helper
Xena
Genevieve
Scamper
Yoda
Gizmo
Shiloh
Ziggy
Juno
Stitch
Zooey

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Questions & Answers

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        Micheletoth09 

        4 days ago

        Awesome I love dogs cats bunnies guniepigs squirrel and bear American black bear particularly looove it

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        Matilda 

        5 days ago

        We are getting a pup tomorow so i need a good name

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        Kirsty 

        2 weeks ago

        Layla - my 8 week cockapoo. We kept with the theme of her mother and siblings Stevie (stevie nix) Nancy (Nancy Sinatra) Billie (billie Holliday) Frankie (aretha Franklin)- iconic females so we called her Layla from the iconic Eric Clapton song . My previous dog was Cassie - she was just wonderful x

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        Roberta 

        2 weeks ago

        Liberty is a good name too!

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        Sherry 

        3 weeks ago

        I like Buttercup or cuddle bug.

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        Jonie 

        4 weeks ago

        Dogs are so cute

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        Nick 

        5 weeks ago

        These names are great

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        Cynthia Riggin-St 

        5 weeks ago

        I named my Cocker Spaniel Pippa. Many people relate the name to the sister of the princess.

        I really liked the name.

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        Fluffina 

        6 weeks ago

        Lovely name for a whippet

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        cooper 

        6 weeks ago

        i like munchkin, but it sounds ridiculus to say

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        Coco23839 

        6 weeks ago

        I kind of combined 2 names to create a new name : Pippa

        It’s for a small dog and it’s really easy to say!

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        Haydee 

        7 weeks ago

        I really like this website, the names are very unique and I have found a name for my new puppy

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        kaylee 

        7 weeks ago

        Hey I have a 6-week old French bulldog. She’s white with light brown spots on her. Any suggestions?

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        ... 

        7 weeks ago

        I can't decide for my Siberian husky! Neither Fidget, or Climax! (I like unique names..)

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        Janit 

        7 weeks ago

        I've got a poochon puppy I can I learn her to sit

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        June 

        8 weeks ago

        I got a new golden retriever and it's a girl what should I name her

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        Lissy 

        8 weeks ago

        Candy is a great name for a small dog

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        Emma 

        8 weeks ago

        We are maybe going to name our new pup nala

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        Hope 

        2 months ago

        I think hope would be a great name

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        Becky 

        2 months ago

        Need name for female ruby cavapoo. Sweet disposition and happy pup. Will be 10 to 15 lbs. Any suggestions?

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        Riley 

        2 months ago

        There’s only 249 names not 300+

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        macmurphy 

        2 months ago

        When I name a pet, I choose about 4 or 5 favorite names. Then I say them one at a time to the pet, and they choose their name. It works every time! Just say each name, in a kind of fun way, like you are calling them, and see which one they react to. It is pretty amazing how my pets have always chosen their names this way. Plus it makes picking a name easier. Try it!

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        Sapphire 

        2 months ago

        I think sapph Because I have a brown staffy and I named her sapphire

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        Ollie E 

        2 months ago

        I can’t decide over biscuit or mini

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        So 

        2 months ago

        I love violet

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        yolonda preey 

        2 months ago

        baby dog the girl puppy

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        Julie 

        2 months ago

        I am getting an all white female boxer/pit in a week and my original thought for a name for her was Nefertiti Pearl and call her "Titi". Now I am second guessing that......this is harder then baby names....

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        Can't deside!! 

        2 months ago

        I liked the names jelly bean, maple, and reese

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        Nakkema or Sapphire 

        3 months ago

        What are your thoughts about these two names for my Female Staffy (which one)

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        Shari 

        3 months ago

        I had a male chow I named Nitro. A male dog could be named Clutch. My girl dog I named Lacey Lou

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        Baggn4life 

        3 months ago

        Saffron is a cute name.

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        Missy 

        3 months ago

        Beautiful girls (dog) name

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        Logan 

        3 months ago

        I am stuck on what to name my puppy I am getting soon. I need help narrowing it down from Lane, Armani, Athena, Scoot, Briella(Bri and Ella for short), Chip, and Hermione. She is a deep reddish brown. She has white paws and a white chest with little splotches of grey in them. She also has a tiny tiny mark of white in between her shoulder blades. For size she is a red Pitbull lab mix. Of course it’s good to see what she responds to but I hope I can narrow it down a bit.

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        Pandy pants 

        3 months ago

        Katniss is a good name

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        AKINLEYE OLU 

        3 months ago

        looking for a name for a female Rottweiler

        very active and looks full of action

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        kfranqui 

        3 months ago

        looking for a name for my female dog. she is white and tan. and is a chihuahua corgi mix

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        Lotxoxo 

        3 months ago

        I’m trying to find a name for my new red setter it’s agirl and chubby + super cute does any one have any names please x

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        Jaxx 

        3 months ago

        Need help finding a name for a female husky that loves to cuddle I can’t find a good one and I wanted it to be from a comic book but very confusing

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        Lucy 

        3 months ago

        Faye

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        Unknown 

        3 months ago

        A cute name is spirit

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        kalya kjkj 

        3 months ago

        name it lucky

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        Susan Blundell 

        4 months ago from Leeton

        I have a few names in mind but not in a hurry to chose a name yet ...

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        Audrey 

        4 months ago

        Two great names are Ohana and Makana. Ohana means family and Makana means gift. Great right.

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        Dee 

        4 months ago

        I named my jacks Nemo and Dori.

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        Skyler 

        4 months ago

        Loving the names Roo, Olive, and Poppy for my pup

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        Pea 

        4 months ago

        I love the name and it’s cute for a little puppy

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        bill 

        5 months ago

        these are real weird names

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        Laileah 

        5 months ago

        You should ad sage

        To the names I really like it

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        Cheer queen 

        5 months ago

        Lexi , Malibu , buttercup , Sadie , Luna , Gaby , Demi and Brooklyn.

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        hvvdwdhfj 

        5 months ago

        Zoie and Huzzy are good names

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        Cami 

        6 months ago

        I have a new dog

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        Hello 

        6 months ago

        I named my dog after the princess of Star Wars, Leia. It’s an unusual name so I think it should be added to the list of cool female dog names.

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        bortron7 

        6 months ago

        we named a dog: groot

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        Boomerang 

        6 months ago

        I love dogs

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        Nadia 

        6 months ago

        Lexi, Mackenzie, Gipsy. :) Those are my options.

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        Vana 

        6 months ago

        Sweetheart,sweetie pie

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        Queen 

        6 months ago

        Didn't find it on here buh that's my new dogs name!?

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        Pepper 

        6 months ago

        :) sooo cute

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        Buttercup 

        6 months ago

        I pick miss

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        I Used Lexi! 

        7 months ago

        I Actually Just Used This For A OC That Is A Bird... Yep... A Bird.. At Least I'm Doing Stuff 'Creatively'!

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        Pooches 

        7 months ago

        Nosey, he checked everything out...Yucky, he showed one day malnourished and had been attacked by bigger dogs.. Floppy dawg well his ears were big and floppy. Beans because he always had gas....Nala because the gbaby loves lion king.....

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        Cindy 

        7 months ago

        I have 2 female dogs and named them Lucy & ethel yes I love the i love Lucy show

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        Renee 

        7 months ago

        I named my babygirl, Penelope, from criminal minds and cartoon from my childhood, Penelope Pitstop, because the people who had her before me, only 2-3 months called her cloe, then, before that, she was cookie, which I didn't like, so, it took 2 weeks to name her Penelope, and she has been nearly 2 yrs, and knows only that name now....she just turned 3years old. She's a yorkie terrier mix, toy. White with black spots. My babylove!

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        Shepherd 

        7 months ago

        A good name to add is Isia in the I's

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        Dal 

        8 months ago

        We named our puppy Roxie

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        dog mom 

        8 months ago

        We named our dog Clue, so we would always have one.

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        Deja 

        8 months ago

        I think there should be better names for pit bulls they were not at all satisfying

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        Jan 

        8 months ago

        I need a really nice name for a female Whippet

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        Charlotte longden 

        9 months ago

        Barbie

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        Maddie 

        10 months ago

        I’m deciding on the names Skittes, Sprint, Sunny and Penny. Plz help to decide on these girl names for my new Goldendoodle. Thx

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        Milly 

        10 months ago

        I named my dog Taylor swift

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        Alice 

        10 months ago

        Yes love these names

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        Rodney White. 

        10 months ago

        Queenbee

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        UGH 

        10 months ago

        I couldn't find many Q names

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        tearohanui 

        10 months ago

        i have a little dog and her name is diamond

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        Ameria Castlington 

        11 months ago

        I am adopting a baby golden retriever and its a girl runt and recommendations?

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        Puppyguy 

        12 months ago

        I named my Jacktese Zoë

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        Cat whisperer 

        12 months ago

        How about - Turkyn (had a cat we called "turd-kin, changed it to Turkyn to be nicer), Harold, Sam, Rudy, Macy, Bob, Skyler, Cali, Putty, Sheena, Madison, Ella, had three golden retrievers named Chelsea, Buddy & Cassidy, Shayna, Skittles, Scooter, Madelynn, Mitzi, Bandit

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        Lawrence & Judith Baker 

        12 months ago

        I think female toy poodle may be unique. Her name is "Snogweasel". Brilliant highly intelligent poodle. Typical of the poodle breed.

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        jeffery 

        12 months ago

        i pick ivy

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        random 

        12 months ago

        Is Marley more of a boy name or a girl name

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        Unknown 

        13 months ago

        A great boy dogs name is Bentley

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        Serene 

        13 months ago

        Our male frenchie name is Morty

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        kl 

        13 months ago

        Barkley

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        zydney 

        13 months ago

        Our last 3 dogs were: Zeus, Zoe and Zeva. Our Ohio license plates say ZDOGS. We would like to contine the Z.

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        Rawr 

        13 months ago

        Tess

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        Dergun22 

        13 months ago

        I named my little Yorkie Chester. His name gives off the old timer vibe which I love

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        deanisdaddy 

        14 months ago

        i named my 3 male dogs sam, dean, and cas i dont regret anything supernautral is life

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        My name is Jeff 

        14 months ago

        U need to add name as big fat lion dog

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        Mya 

        14 months ago

        Madeline would be a great girl dog name.

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        14 months ago

        I thought Marcia was a pretty name too!

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        Jojo 

        14 months ago

        Trixie

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        bella 

        14 months ago

        i love the name bella

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        Yolo 

        14 months ago

        I have a rescued pit and my 3 year old son named her Annie June

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        anonymmous 

        14 months ago

        My cat's name is Azul Chance: Azul (Spanish for "blue") because he has the most brilliant, beautiful blue eyes I've ever seen on a cat, and Chance because I'm allergic and we totally took a chance on whether or not there was enough Benedryl on the planet for me to be able to keep- there was! :)

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        bhope757 

        14 months ago

        my dog is a mix, small dog, i named him Sprockett, from the show

        fragile rock. the name fits him.

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        Nuttyfudge 

        15 months ago

        I've many dogs and still counting..

        Simba,zorro,zaara,momo,Rex,jacks,twinkle,diesel,Casper,chaarlie.

        Adopted a new born puppy looking for a name to give her.

        Any suggestions?

        Hazel,bailey,Siri,sushi and Zohra are on my list

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        Lyn 

        15 months ago

        I have 4 duschounds named Pluto, Venus, Monday and Luna

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        Sue bennett 

        15 months ago

        Blue sapphire Martini. Miss her and her brother Rossi like crazy

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        NancyG 

        15 months ago

        Someone needs to tell "Ella" that Canada is NOT a state but a country ALL IT"S OWN!!!!!

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