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By Josie F. Turner, Journalist specialized in Animal Welfare. Updated: November 7, 2016
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If you've decided to spend part of your life with humankind's best friend - and why shouldn't you? - one of the first things you must make up your mind about is your dog's name. This can seem like a difficult task, because there are so many good options out there. Some people, though, have had a name in mind for ages.

Regardless of your personal taste, you'll have to take into account other factors before settling on a definitive name for your dog. If you don't want to economize on syllables, here at AnimalWised we have compiled a shortlist of long names for dogs.

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How to choose a good name for a pet

We must take into account that a name's main function it to catch our pet's attention and thus make their training easier. Therefore, the name shouldn't be simply pretty - it needs to be practical. In order to find a useful name you should take into account the following guidelines:

  • Your dog's name must be longer than a syllable to make it less confusing.
  • Even if you like long, big-sounding names for dogs, you should know that in general names over two syllables are also not recommended for that same reason.
  • Your dog's name shouldn't sound similar to a daily word or a training order, because they will get confused. For instance, calling your dog "Bo" might lead to confusion with the word "no".
  • Don't use your dog's name when you're angry or they need to be scolded, since they will start linking it with negative experiences.

Besides these guidelines, there are other factors you should keep in mind in order to choose a name for your new pet.

Long Names for Dogs - How to choose a good name for a pet

Other things to consider when choosing a name

When it comes to choosing a name for your pet, your own personal taste does matter. Nonetheless, you might want to consider some things before settling.

It's a good idea to take into account your dog's appearance, especially if they have a very particular trait like multicolored spots or different-colored eyes. You can also name them after their origin, a personality trait or their breed's usual size.

Some owners like to give their dogs dignified, meaningful names from mythology or historical characters. These names tend to be quite long; if you like long names, you've come to the right place. Since long names are usually not recommended, it's better to choose a name that can be snipped into a nickname that's easier to learn.

Long Names for Dogs - Other things to consider when choosing a name

Long names for male dogs

If you have a male dog, here you can find a wide selection to pick and choose from:

  • Abacus
  • Armaggedon
  • Abracadabra
  • Aquarius
  • Adakar
  • Bacardi
  • Bambino
  • Bandit
  • Beethoven
  • Captain
  • Caligula
  • Caramel
  • Cartridge
  • Chavito
  • Cherubim
  • Colmillo
  • Diavolo
  • Eternal
  • Falafel
  • Faustus
  • Fellini
  • Fiocco
  • Fu Manchu
  • General
  • Geppetto
  • Gigolo
  • Hercules
  • Homer
  • Horace
  • Indigo
  • Kamikaze
  • Mandrake
  • Omega
  • Pepito
  • Pericles
  • Picasso
  • Pinoccio
  • Popeye
  • Renato
  • Rocketship
  • Romeo
  • Sapphire
  • Samurai
  • Scooby Doo
  • Stallone
  • Tanckie
  • Washington
Long Names for Dogs - Long names for male dogs

Long Names for Female Dogs

Here are our favorite long names for female dogs - if we forgot your favorite, please tell us!

  • Abigail
  • Agatha
  • Akina
  • Aladdina
  • Anastasia
  • Aphrodite
  • Artemis
  • Baladi
  • Bambina
  • Bandida
  • Beverly
  • Bonita
  • Buttercup
  • Caipirinha
  • Candela
  • Cinnamon
  • Dakota
  • Dinamite
  • Esotheric
  • Felicia
  • Fiona
  • Florinda
  • Happiness
  • Ilona
  • Indiana
  • Ithaca
  • Ivanka
  • Jasmine
  • Juliet
  • Kasilda
  • Katria
  • Kiara
  • Mafalda
  • Maitress
  • Marilyn
  • Maid Marian
  • Messalina
  • Morgana
  • Natasha
  • Octavia
  • Onassis
  • Olivia
  • Palmira
  • Rockership
  • Romanova
  • Sirena
  • Smurfette
  • Sweetiepie
  • Watercolor
Long Names for Dogs - Long Names for Female Dogs

Have you decided?

We hope that our selection of long names for dogs has been useful to find the perfect match for your pet. It's a cool idea to give your dog a full name - George Washington or Cleopatra Philopator, for instance - even if you end up calling them Geordie or Cleo.

If you haven't found the perfect name you were looking for, we recommend our other name selections:

Don't forget to share your favorite names for dogs in the comments section!

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