If you're adding a new furry friend to your family, but wondering what you will name your dog, you might start by thinking of your favorite meal, snack, or dessert. It may seem like a strange idea at first, but you may have heard more food names for dogs than you realize.
Names inspired by nuts, spices, fast food favorites, and summertime treats like ice cream, hot dogs, and burgers are all fair game for naming your pooch.
Whether you're inspired by your favorite snack or sweet treat, we are serving up some of the top food names for dogs to consider for your adorable new pup.
Top Food Names for Dogs
Tips for Naming Your Dog
Choosing the perfect name for your pup is exciting, but requires some thought. Here are some things to keep in mind as you search for the perfect name for your dog.
First, remember that this name will be around as long as your pup is, which could be anywhere from 7 to 15 years, depending on the breed. Also, keep in mind that this name will be shouted in the dog park, called out at the reception desk at the vet's office, and used by your groomer or dog walker. So it's best to keep it simple and something that won't be embarrassing for you or your four-legged friend.
If the name you choose is too long or complicated, it may be a bit tricky for your pup to realize what their name is. Aim for clear, crisp names so your dog can learn it quickly and, hopefully, come when called.
Looking at your pet’s appearance may help you think of some names, too. Does she have rich, reddish-brown hair? Perhaps Chai would be a good fit. Is he black and white? Oreo could make a good name. Also keep in mind your dog’s personality, which is another perfect source of inspiration. Is he super hyper? You could name him Coffee or Cappuccino.
With a little brainstorming, you can find just the name for your special new family member.
Food Names for Male Dogs
Maybe one of these salty, sweet, or crunchy names for your male dog will provide some inspiration. Keep it fancy with Angus, like your favorite steak, or go for quirky with Kimchi.
Food Names for Female Dogs
It's no surprise that sweets and spices dominate the list of food names for girl dogs, but, of course, there are spicy options, like Chili and Pepper. Either way, these foodie names are a great fit for any female dog.
- Star Anise
Funny Food Names for Dogs
If your new pup is actually the new family comedian, finding a funny dog name will showcase just how special he or she is. Is she all sass in a tiny package? Is he the lovable oddball? Here are some fun food names to consider for your crazy pup.
- Pork Chop
- Tater Tot
- Spaghetti (Ghetti for short)
- Shrimp (for a large dog)
- String Bean
- French Fry
- Captain Crunch
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Spaghetti (Ghetti for short)
Other Dog Name Ideas
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