Are you thinking about getting a four-legged friend? Or will you be bringing one home very soon? Either way, they’ll need a name and luckily for you, we’ve handpicked a selection of monikers that any pooch would be proud of. And they’re all ones you won’t mind shouting out in the park.
Meaning ‘new’ in Latin — and very apt for the new and beautiful friendship you are both about to embark on — Nova is the pawfect name for first-time pups.
If you’re anything like us and have been OBSESSED with Netflix’s new series Bridgerton, then why not name your dashing new dog after the season’s dreamboat?
According to a survey by Yappy.com, Boris is said to be the most popular lockdown-inspired name. Ideal if you have a fair-haired pooch!
We’re all currently grounded until further notice so there won’t be any far-reaching adventures à la Dora the Explorer just yet. But you can give your future travel buddy a wanderer-inspired name.
You’ve probably been taking full advantage of streaming services over the last year, especially Disney+ if you have children. So, a name inspired by one of the characters from Walt’s magical kingdom — in this case Lady and the Tramp — is a great shout.
Name your canine after a famous dog from history! Balto was a Siberian Husky who led a team of sled dogs on the final leg of a run to get a batch of the lifesaving diphtheria antitoxin to Nome, Alaska in 1925.
The Queen’s Gambit was one of the most-talked about series in 2020, so give your new pet a chessboard-inspired name like Queenie.
Sandra from Liverpool lost her African grey parrot back in April 2020, and her video of her searching — and thankfully finding Chanel — became a viral hit. Chanel is also a great name for fashion-loving pooches.
If you’ve got a mischievous pup on your hands, Loki — which is Scandinavian and means ‘Trickster God’ — is a suitable choice. Plus, it’s the perfect homage to the Avenger series.
Tik and Tok
This is one for the Gen Z-ers. Welcoming a pair of pooches to your home? Pay tribute to TikTok, reportedly the most downloaded app of 2020.