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Updated: April 05, 2023

One of the best places to turn when seeking out the perfect name is other owners. This page is here to allow everyone to share their selections or maybe just pass an idea along. Each of these options has been submitted by one of our loyal visitors. There is a section at the bottom of most categories where you may add your own recommendations. Maybe you know of some excellent choices that others would benefit from. It's important that we have contributors helping to keep our lists up to date. Please share your favorites so that all can enjoy.

Each year we tally up all of our user suggestions and compile a list of the top 10 suggested names. User suggestions come from the suggest box found at the bottom of our category pages and also from the My Dog’s Name Is search results. To keep it interesting, a suggested dog name may not appear in more than one of the yearly lists. For each of the names that reached our top list, we include some interesting facts. The full list here includes all suggestions that have made it to our site. Some ideas get weeded out during the moderation process. Our team of moderators works to ensure that only the freshest, most quality names make it on our pages.

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Most Suggested Dog Names

Name Description
Bella Related to the French word Belle (meaning beautiful). Bella has remained a top name in the dog world for several years.
Charlie Derived from an Old English word meaning 'man'. Charlie the Wonder Dog was the star of a parody series on 'The Late Show'.
Duke Comes from a French word meaning leader. Jed Clampett's Bloodhound on the tv series 'The Beverly Hillbillies' is named Duke.
Ginger A typical name for dogs with reddish colored hair. Could also be used for a lively pup to reflect the qualities of the ginger plant which has a zesty flavor.
Luna A word of Latin origins that means 'moon'. In Roman mythology, Luna is the goddess of the moon.
Mallory From a French word meaning unlucky or unfortunate. The name Mallory picked up some steam as a result of the teenage character from the show 'Family Ties'.
Max A shortened form of Maximilian (which means greatest). The dog from Disney's 'The Little Mermaid' is named Max.
Riley A name that has gained recent popularity though various fictional works. The tv series 'CSI', the 'Twilight' books, 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer', and 'Girl Meets World' are a few examples.
Shadow Could refer to a dog's dark coat or tendency to shadow their master. The Golden Retriever on 'Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey' is named Shadow.
Zeus The ruler of the gods in Greek mythology. Zeus was the god of thunder and sky.
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Ernie Photo of ernie for Suggested Dog Names She is kool best pup ever
Indie Photo of indie for Suggested Dog Names short for Indiana Jones
Big girl Photo of big girl for Suggested Dog Names My name is Big Girl. I was named after my owners sister's childhood nickname, Big Girl.
Demon Photo of demon for Suggested Dog Names my big daft buddy Demon he thick as 2short planks but we love him n woulnd change a thing about him
Celery Photo of Celery for Suggested Dog Names
Peanut Photo of Peanut for Suggested Dog Names Peanut is white scooter is black and white
Gunner Photo of Gunner for Suggested Dog Names
Tank Photo of Tank for Suggested Dog Names
Chad Photo of Chad for Suggested Dog Names Chad was chosen from chadwell
Meeko Photo of Meeko for Suggested Dog Names It was his Fathers name when purchased from breeder and it just seamed to fit him to...so we named him Meeko Jr.

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Goldie and the Magic Lamp

Once upon a time, in a quaint village nestled between rolling hills and lush forests, there lived a curious and spirited Golden Retriever named Goldie. Goldie was known for her endless energy, insatiable curiosity, and love for adventure. She would often spend her days exploring the nearby woods and meadows, chasing butterflies, and digging for buried treasures.

One sunny afternoon, Goldie was exploring a secluded glen at the edge of the forest when she stumbled upon something unusual. Partially buried in the soft soil, she discovered an old, tarnished lamp. Intrigued by her find, Goldie carefully dug it out and carried it back to her home.

Goldie's owner, a kind and gentle woman named Emily, was intrigued by the lamp and decided to clean it. As she polished the lamp, a sudden burst of smoke and light filled the room. To their amazement, a magical genie appeared before them.

The genie, a tall and regal figure with a warm smile, thanked Emily and Goldie for releasing him from his centuries-long slumber. In gratitude, he offered to grant them three wishes.

Emily and Goldie exchanged excited glances. They knew this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and wanted to choose their wishes wisely. After some thought, Emily wished for good health and happiness for herself and Goldie. The genie waved his hand, and Emily felt an immediate surge of wellbeing and joy.

For their second wish, Goldie and Emily decided to help the people of their village, who had been struggling with a drought that had plagued their land. They wished for the drought to end, and for the village to have plentiful rainfall for their crops.

The genie snapped his fingers, and as if on cue, dark clouds gathered overhead, and a gentle rain began to fall. The parched fields sprang to life, as the villagers rejoiced in the life-giving water that would ensure their survival and prosperity.

With one wish remaining, Goldie and Emily pondered their final choice. They realized that the bond they shared was already a priceless gift, and that they had the power to bring joy and happiness to others. They wished for the ability to understand and communicate with each other, so they could continue spreading happiness throughout their village.

The genie granted their wish, and suddenly, Goldie and Emily could understand each other's thoughts and feelings. The love and companionship they shared grew stronger than ever, and they became an inseparable team, using their newfound gift to help their fellow villagers and the creatures of the forest.

As the years passed, Goldie and Emily's selfless acts of kindness and compassion transformed their village into a place of unity and happiness. The villagers would often gather to share stories of the magical duo who had brought their community together and changed their lives for the better.

And so, Goldie and Emily lived out their days in harmony with their beloved village, their hearts filled with the joy of knowing that they had used their wishes not only for their own happiness but also for the happiness of others. Their story became a cherished local legend, a testament to the power of love, friendship, and the magic that can be found in the most unexpected places.

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