Finding just the right name for your dog can be as difficult as naming a child. In fact, there are a lot of similarities. And you may (or may not) be surprised to learn that some of the same names are on both lists for babies and dogs. Seems like now more than ever we are treating our dogs as our children--starting with naming them.
Names like Sophia and Jackson--top choices for babies in 2013-- were #6 and 30 on the dog list. This leads me to believe that we haven’t quite given in to the belief that our dogs are really our kids. We still like to give them somewhat “dog” names. The most popular dog names in 2013 were Max and Bella, which were #41 and 93 on the baby list.
There is, however, more to naming your dog than popularity. It is usually considered good practice to stick to one or two syllable names (maybe this accounts for the popularity of Max and Bella). If you think about historically popular dog names such as Spike, Fido, Spot, and Rover they all adhere to the one or two syllable rule.
Also, you want to make sure that your dog’s name doesn't sound like a common command. A dog named Faye could get confused when you ask her to stay.
So, what are some good dog names? Check out the infographic for some suggestions!