You fell in love with his two-toned face from the start, but before settling on a name for your new best friend, consider all the angles. He'll respond to his new name -- hopefully -- for years to come, so try several on for size. Whatever the name, it should reflect his personality, fit in with your lifestyle and roll easily off the tongue.
If you embrace fun, adventure and mischief, and your pooch naturally sports a mask, go for Ranger, Flash, Bandit, Zorro or Robin. Checkers is a playful handle for a spirited pup, and Candy, Cookie, Oreo or Chip are sweet choices, too. Keep it simple if you like the tried and true; you can't go wrong with Spot or Patch.
Choose a one- or two-syllable name that's easy for everyone in the family to say. Avoid names that rhyme with commands, like Moe or Clown.
Christy Ayala writes about recreation, sports, aquatics, healthy living, family and parenting, language development, organizational change, pets and animals. Ayala holds a master's degree in recreation administration from Aurora University’s George Williams College, a graduate certificate in organizational change from Hawaii Pacific University and a bachelor's degree in Spanish from the University of Missouri, St. Louis.