Here are tips for choosing a name for a new pet:
1. Keep it simple and short.
Pick a name that your pet will easily recognize. For example, it may be easier to get your dog's attention with a name like "Bella" versus "Princess Dandelion III."
2. When you get a new pet, don't name it immediately.
Wait a few days. It might be a good idea to observe your new four-legged friend's behavior to find the name best suited for his personality. You may not want to name your new puppy "Bounce" if he doesn't bounce or a new kitten "Meow" if she's not very vocal.
3. Use breed heritage as an inspiration.
Consider a French name for your Poodle, something German for a German Shepherd Dog, Schnauzer or Dashshund or Scottish for your Terrier.
4. Make it appropriate.
Your pet is going to go through her life with her new name, and as a pet owner you'll be saying this name hundreds--if not thousands of times -- throughout her lifetime. Choose a name you'll feel comfortable using in public.