Old fashioned dog names. Classic names. Vintage dog names. However you describe the names that harken back to a bygone era, these old-timey names are new again. Not only as baby names, but also for our fur babies! (It makes sense since our dogs are part of the family.) In fact, according to the latest survey from Rover.com, retro or classic dog names were up 17% in 2018.
In the spirit of old-timey days, Happy-Go-Doodle Chloe (my Goldendoodle sidekick) and I have compiled a list of 101 vintage names for your girl puppy. These old-fashioned girl names were popular before Instagram and cell phones and even before drive-thrus and microwave ovens. They have a throwback feel and are adorable. We hope there is an old fashioned dog name in the list below that is as perfect as your new puppy.
Tips for choosing the best
name for your dog
There’s nothing cuter than a pup’s head tilt when he hears his dog mom or dad call his name. But what name works best from your puppy’s viewpoint? Here are four things to consider as you choose your old fashioned puppy name:
1. Your dog may prefer a two-syllable name! Dog experts recommend two-syllable names because they allow for more inflection and emotion. (With a few exceptions, all the names listed below have two syllables.)
2. Avoid names that sound similar to cues or commands. It’s easier for a puppy to learn and respond when her own name doesn’t sound like something she’s learning to do—”stay” and “Stacy,” for example.
3. Say the name out loud to see how it rolls off the tongue. Does it fit your dog’s personality?
4. Sleep on it! See if the name you’ve chosen still “fits” your pup’s personality over time.
names for your girl puppy that are adorable
Old-fashioned names that start with “A” – “D”
Related dog name list: 101 Adorable Goldendoodle Dog Names
Old-fashioned names that start with “D” – “F”
Old-fashioned names that start with “F” – “L”
Old-fashioned names that start with “L” – “M”
Related dog name list: Best Goldendoodle Dog Names For All Types of Dogs
Old-fashioned names that start with “N” – “V”
Old-fashioned names that start with “V” – “Z”
Looking for more name ideas? You’re sure to find more name ideas for your pup right here:
We hope that this list of 101 old fashioned dog names has inspired you! Enjoy choosing a vintage name that’s perfect for your new pup!
What vintage names are you considering for your dog? We’d love to hear!
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