Did you or someone you know recently get a Golden Retriever? Or are you planning to have a Golden Retriever join your family? This can be the most important time of your life as you and your dog get to know each other. But you have an important task at hand. What to name your Golden Retriever?
Choosing a name for a dog can be a difficult process just like naming ones baby. You want to ensure that name is easy to pronounce also represents your puppy’s looks and behavioral characteristics.
To help you start with the process of finding the perfect dog name we’ve handpicked a list of the best Golden Retriever dog names. Use this list for name ideas whether you dog is male or female, big or small.
List of Golden Retriever Names
How to Choose an Amazing Golden Retriever Dog Name
Choosing a good name for your new pet is important. It’s the key to being able to call him or her by something he or she will respond to.
Use the below tips to choose a great name for your golden retriever puppy. Remember, since you are naming this dog for life, make sure that it is a name you love!
Think about the golden retriever’s personality. What word would they use to describe themselves?
If your golden retriever loves people, perhaps “Friendly” would be an appropriate name. Perhaps “Cheerful” applies if they are always happy and warm to others. If they like to be active, consider “Active” or “Movement.”
Choose a title that has something to do with their fur color. For example, Rusty is a great name for a golden retriever with lighter-colored fur and Shadow is perfect for a darkly-colored golden retriever puppy .
You can also simply use the color and add an adjective in front of it (e.g., Goldie). For example, Brownie is another good option for naming your new pet.
Consider what you want them to be when they grow up. Is there one specific thing you would like them to do that would fit their name?
If you like the idea of your golden retriever doing search and rescue, call him or her “Rescue.” If you choose this option, make sure it really suits them; don’t pick something because it sounds cool if it doesn’t suit him.
I am so happy for you and your pup. The fact that you are doing research to name your pup, tells me that you will be an amazing parent to it. Hope these tips have inspired you to pick a name that you will love. Let me know in the comments section what name you picked for your pup!
Hi, I am Andrew. I am the editor at FamilyWithPets. I am enjoy learning and sharing information about pets that helps enrich the lives of pets and pet parents.