When you become the owner of a new pet, initially, you also take on the enjoyable task of picking a name. We've put together a list of what we think are some reasonable guidelines for naming your pet.
- Spend some time with your pet, observe their personality and behavior, This will usually provide a good hint when choosing your pets name. Typically, most people will have chosen a name within the first 72 hours of ownership.
- If your pet already has a name prior to you owning him or her, you should consider keeping its current name to avoid confusing your pet. The exception being, if your pet has been abused in the past. If that's the case then changing your pets name may be something to think about, as it could help them adjust to their new lifestyle.
- Try to pick a unique pet name. Giving your pet the name of an everyday word or one that sounds like a command may cause unnecessary confusion.
Keep in mind that these are just suggestions, and that there is technically no right or wrong answer. In the end, go with whatever name you feel is the most appropriate for your pet. The name of your pet should stick with them for the entirety of their life, so choose wisely!