Choosing names for Pugs can be very hard work. An owner may choose one only to discard it weeks later.It may take months to choose. There are so many choices. Even after making a selection, you often wonder if you made the right decision.
Sometimes, an owner's favorite food tops the list. Or, maybe a famous person is the inspiration. Some pet owners actually wait until they get the animal before choosing. They want to make a choice based upon the animal’s personality.
You want perfection for your little furry friend. On an average, a Pug lives from twelve to fourteen years. So, you want a something that both of you like and can live with. Your choice also demonstrates just how much you care about your best friend.
Pet owners often let the animl choose. You are probably wondering how a dog can choose its own name. That is exactly what my friend Karen did. She selected five names that she felt were perfect for her female Pug puppy. She made a game of choosing. She got down on the floor and played with her puppy. After a few minutes, Karen would stop and playfully called the puppy by the first choice.
Karen kept playing with the animal and trying out each. Finally, she called “Ebony”. The animal's little head turned at the sound. And, you guessed it. Karen’s baby is Ebony. It also helps that the animal is black in color.
I personally do not eat much meat. But, once every two to three months, I enjoy a T-Bone steak. When I purchased my fawn Pug, I chose T-Bone after my favorite food. I also love banana pudding, but that was not a choice.
I have compiled a list submitted by my Pug owner friends in Texas. I will continue to up date as new selections are submitted. Just remember to choose a name that does not confuse your pet. Do not choose one that sounds like a command word. For example, if you use “No” when you want the animal to stop, do not call him “Nolan”.
Dr. Pepper (DP)
Jabba the Pug
Jelly Belly (Belly)
Jot ‘Em Down (Jot)
Lil Tweety Bird
Ms. Teddy Bear
Sump'tin F'r Nuttin(Something)
Teddy E Bear (Teddy)
Tedgar Allen Poe (Teddy)
Who ‘D Thought It (Whoddy)
Choosing a pet's name involves a lot of love and consideration. Inspiration often comes from unsual sources. My friends in Texas have shared many stories about their choices for pet names. Some of these stories are very funny. All reflex the pet owner's creativity. A really great part of our love for our pets, and this web site, is hearing from other pet owners and sharing information. So, I am really curious... How did you choose a name for your beloved pet? Share it!
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We adopted /rescued Bella @ 4 months. She had been called Miss Pug. She is so adorable. We found ourself calling her Bella... It was a quick jump to Bella …
Jabba the pug!
When we brought our two month old home, we figured it was best to let him choose his own name. I already have two cats named Djarth Vader and Chewbacca, …
I am one handsome fellow. What do you think?
When I got my male Pug, I couldn't come up with a name for the stubborn little booger. I took him to show to my mother and her husband, who said, "Well …
I would love to find a black male pug. My black pug was so precious to me. I loved my pug friend very much. He was 15 years old when he died last Wednesday. …
Got it from a Green Day Album "1994" actually the name stands for poop and that is true because he poops a lot!
When our long time pug died (actually my mother's dog but I had part in picking him out for my mother as a Christmas gift!) I knew right away I wanted …
I went with my friend to the breeder because he was thinking about getting a puppy. I was not. When we got there, the first dog I saw was a little tiny …
Hayley Not rated yet
I love this name. It sounds like a snobby popular girl who wears nothing but pink.
Odus Not rated yet
Odus is a great and adorable name. When I got my Pug, it was difficult to choose between Odus and Pebbles. Both are great names; however, Odus won!
Doris Not rated yet
I have a black pug that looks like an Aunt of mine with the same name. My Aunt is affectionate and kind, just like my Pug!
Sophie Not rated yet
I didn't have a choice of a name, because I adopted my little girl pug. I did not want to change it after she was already used to her name for about 2 …
Pando Not rated yet
I'm getting a male black pug puppy, and I'm naming him Pando! It's such a sweet unusual name! :)
Timber Not rated yet
The vet said that our male pug had sturdy little legs, like "tree trunks." Since he already had a name (Weepy, because he cried all the time as a tiny …
Moogie Not rated yet
Character from Star Trek DS9. The aliens known as Ferengi, with strange looks and equally strange names but delightfully charming, it seemed like a perfect …
bebo Not rated yet
My dog is just like my baby. Whenever I go out he tries to stop me. He runs after me. I have to ask my mom to hold him. As he grows up he watches me …
Tyler Not rated yet
My mum got him from my dad's friend, Mark. Tyler was already his name even though I wanted to call him Tyson.
Bowser Not rated yet
His Pug daddy's name is Luigi... so, the name was a natural choice ! Keeping the "Super Mario" theme going.
Cheza Not rated yet
My pug puppy's name is Cheza! I got it from the Anime Wolf's Rain. I'm not huge on Anime, but one of my friends urged me to see it. I fell in love!!! They …
Kelp Not rated yet
I asked my brother to pick 4 things in his bedroom room. He said "KITE, ERASER, LEGO AND PENCIL" So I took the first letter of each and made Kelp …
Buddy Not rated yet
It is the perfect name if you are looking for a buddy.
OLIVER Not rated yet
Well, I haven't gotten the dog yet, but when I do, I will name him Oliver. Oliver is a good name. It's cute and fits a pug's face!! :)
Tupug Not rated yet
We have a pug gel and a pug. Our puggle is named Tupug and our pug is Notorious P.U.G. We all him Biggie. Yes our animals are rappers!
Jimmy Choo **** Not rated yet
When i first went to the breeder to pick him up i had two names picked out, Edamame (ed) or Jimmy Choo. When i finally brought him home he would answer …
Jack Not rated yet
In 2005 I rescued a Pug named Pugsy. He came with his own crate and seemed to actually love it. I wasn't big on crates at the time, having never had a …
Tedgar Allen Poe (Teddy) Not rated yet
I rescued a 6 year old pug that needed name consideration. After talking with my family for several hours, we had the names Poe, Edgar, Teddy, and a few …
Pugnelope Not rated yet
I liked the name Penelope and she's a pug so it just happened we call her "Nellie" for short =)
Hanz Not rated yet
Hanz... my best friend, forever loved
Hanz Not rated yet
"Hanz" is a German name correct spelling is 'Hans' and I remembered the name from a high school friend so I just put a (z) at the end to change it.... …
Shonda Not rated yet
My 5 year old son wanted a dog, and would not take anything less than a pug. We researched, visited breeders and puppy adds, and most importantly, he had …
Annie and Bear Not rated yet
Annie is small, delicate and has cute little barks. She was the smallest of the bunch. Annie sounds like a cute little name, and not a big name like BOXER …
Tyson Not rated yet
He was a tough little guy and deserved a strong name.
Tequila Not rated yet
We just got our gorgeous puppy Tequila a week ago and when my hubby said how about the name tequila we all loved it.. She's full of spunk and has an amazing …
Luna Not rated yet
I named my black pug Luna, since she is very powerful and strong, and she is like the night with her color.
which one shoud I pick for a name for my pug? Not rated yet
I don't have my pet yet but when I do these are the names I chose: Prissy, Sassy, Sophia, Storm,and Sugar Bear. Please let me know what you think. I'm …
boozo Not rated yet
uh......I wanted to keep my pug's name, Puchu; but my parents wanted to name him Boozo. Still, it's a good name.
Lilly Not rated yet
Her mom picked it for her, I miss her mom dearly.....and Lilly
Hoover Not rated yet
The first time I saw my puppy it reminded me of J. Edgar Hoover, because of its eyes. So, I decided to call him Hoover. He is a great dog and a great …
zara Not rated yet
I named my Pug Zara, which means radiance, delight. This was a very good description of my dog. She brought me a lot of happiness.
Freddie Not rated yet
He was rescued as Harry, but my daughters and I agreed on Freddie.
Crackers Not rated yet
When I was 3, I liked eating chicken soup and crackers. So, I named my fawn Pug, Crackers.
puggle-oh-seven Not rated yet
I chose it because he looks so BAD, and I always dress him up in a suit.
pedi Not rated yet
I am a vegetarian dog. I never irritate anyone. Everyone loves me. It's a good thing to be a vegetarian dog, because it dosen't harm any animal. So, I …
Molly Hatchet Not rated yet
About a week after having this delightfol stubborn little pug, I heard "Flirting with Disaster," and there was the perfect name - little Molly Hatchet! …
MIA Not rated yet
I bought my pug Mia when she was 1 day shy of three months old, but her name was Mia when I got her. I had toyed with changing it to a name of one of our …
julie Not rated yet
My pet's name is Julie. I miss her very much. She went to hospital to deliver her babies, but I have 1 of her babies. My Julie will come back soon.
Smooshie Face Not rated yet
I had a black male pug who's given name was Puggsy Pugglesworth III. When he was a puppy I would ask him why he had a smooshie face and he would kiss me. …
Rex Not rated yet
Because it attracted me...
Cruz Not rated yet
My 10 month old male pug loves to ride in the car, so I named him after the chevy cruze...minus the e.
Marshmallow! Not rated yet
He is always so cheeky and playful! He loves food especially marshmallows!
m.r pickles Not rated yet
he is always so cheeky and getting up to mischief
taco Not rated yet
my dog taco
chuwy Not rated yet
I had a pug named Chuwy. He farted and snored in his sleep.
Mac Not rated yet
When I was little I loved, loved, loved Mac-n- Cheese. So, I named my pug Macaroni or Mac fo short.
Bindi Not rated yet
I named my female Pug after Bindy Erwin. I thought of the carkey colour. My Pug is that colour, and that's what I came up with.
Sooie Not rated yet
It all sums down to the fact that she is black, I live in Arkansas and am a die hard Razorback fan! It fits her to a "T"!
Olive Not rated yet
Olive is a black pug. I got her when she was three. She is now close to eight. She had a name I could not pronounce. My boss actually came up with …
chubs Not rated yet
i have a pug and he is gorgeous!
alisha Not rated yet
my best friend died and i wated to have her around so i named my new baby pug alisha
Puck Not rated yet
We named our handsome baby after the mischievous character from shakespeare's A MidSummer Nights Dream. Most people think that he is named after a hockey …
Boston Blackie Not rated yet
No, we are not from Boston. We live in Dallas, Texas. I named my black Pug after an old timey radio program called "The Boston Blackie Show". His name …
Jazzy Not rated yet
I love smooth jazz. I have attended jazz festivals all over the world. There is always jazz music playing in the background at home, in my car, and at …