Old Man and Old Lady Names for Dogs

By Jane Bertin, Journalist specialized in animal welfare. Updated: June 17, 2018
Old Man and Old Lady Names for Dogs

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Coming up with names for a future pet is one of the best and most fun things to do before moving on to the adoption, especially if your friends and family join in. Have you tried sitting down and writing a list of funny, cute, or downright outlandish names?

Old-fashioned names for dogs are always a huge hit; they transmit a quirky, folksy or dignified personality, or they can be an homage to someone from your family. In this AnimalWised article we'll share our favorite old man and old lady names for dogs, together with some tips on how to choose the best one for your future pet. Read on!

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Choosing a name for a dog: Why go old-fashioned?

Before choosing one of these old man and old lady names for dogs, you should take a look at these basic guidelines on choosing names for dogs.

We always recommend picking a name that matches the dog's appearance or personality. Luckily, old-fashioned names can sound both dignified and hilarious for all dog breeds. Seriously: isn't Muriel an amazing choice for a miniature Poodle, an American Pit Bull Terrier or a Czechoslovakian Wolfdog?

Experts in dog training advice choosing a name that's 2 to 3 syllables long and easy to pronounce, with strong sounds. This makes it easier for your dog to learn, and it will prevent them from mixing it up with common daily words and commands, and it will help in the dog's socialization process. The dog's name should sound distinct, and you should never use it while angry, as they will learn that it is a bad word that you use to punish them.

Old man and old lady names are usually quite long. However, old-fashioned names offer some advantages for your dog: they often have strong consonants and clear vowels, they sound very different from daily words, and they can easily be shortened into a nickname. This means that you can give your pet a really long "official" name, such as Amos Marshall Campbell IV, as long as you use just one of those names to train them and call them.

Old Lady Names for Dogs

  • Adair
  • Adeline
  • Agatha
  • Agnes
  • Arabella
  • Beatrice
  • Betty
  • Bertha
  • Brenda
  • Cecilia
  • Celia
  • Clementine
  • Cordelia
  • Cynthia
  • Dorcas
  • Dorothea
  • Edith
  • Edna
  • Eleanor
  • Ethel
  • Eudora
  • Evelyn
  • Finley
  • Florence
  • Geraldine
  • Gertrude
  • Ginette
  • Gladys
  • Griselda
  • Hazel
  • Henrietta
  • Hester
  • Hilda
  • Hortense
  • Ida
  • Imogen
  • Ines
  • Irma
  • Jeanie
  • Josephine
  • Lavinia
  • Letitia
  • Lillian
  • Lucille
  • Mabel
  • Margot
  • Millicent
  • Muriel
  • Myrtle
  • Olive
  • Opal
  • Penelope
  • Phyllis
  • Priscilla
  • Rosamund
  • Ruth
  • Sybil
  • Sylvia
  • Tallulah
  • Thora
  • Ursula
  • Valentine
  • Vera
  • Violet
  • Virginia
  • Vivian
  • Wilhelmina
  • Winifred
  • Zenobia
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Old Man Names for Dogs

  • Albert
  • Amos
  • Archibald
  • Aristide
  • Augustus
  • Barney
  • Bernard
  • Bryce
  • Calvin
  • Chester
  • Clarence
  • Claude
  • Clifford
  • Desmond
  • Dudley
  • Duke
  • Easton
  • Edmund
  • Ernest
  • Felix
  • Fitzwilliam
  • Floyd
  • Gilbert
  • Gustave
  • Harold
  • Harvey
  • Herbert
  • Jasper
  • Leonard
  • Lester
  • Lyle
  • Manfred
  • Marshall
  • Maurice
  • Montgomery
  • Mortimer
  • Norman
  • Oliver
  • Orville
  • Oscar
  • Otis
  • Percival
  • Phinneas
  • Ralph
  • Raymond
  • Reginald
  • René
  • Seymour
  • Sultan
  • Sydney
  • Terrance
  • Theodore
  • Theophile
  • Timothy
  • Tripp
  • Willard
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We hope that you have found a good old man or old lady name for dogs in our list. If you haven't, take a look at this other one from oneHOWTO, or browse our lists of dog names from other languages and cultures:

Of course, if you have found your final choice in our list of old-fashioned names for dogs, don't forget to tell us in the comments section! You can also share your ideas and we'll add them to the list.

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