50 names for black dogs that couldn't be more perfect

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By Amber Manto
Congratulations! You are are no doubt now the proud parent of a black dog and are now looking for a top dog name for this bundle of (doggy) joy.
Naturally, you want something that would be suitable for a black dog and so have turned to the oracle of all knowledge - the internet - for some inspiration.
Well, you've come to the right place.
When it comes to naming a black dog you have two options: you can either go for something which highlights their colouring, or you can go for something completely ironic, such as Ghost or Ivory.
As always, consider the following before deciding on your pet's name:
  • Choose a name that both you and your kids can say easily and your dog can learn easily.
  • Experts suggest you choose a name with two syllable names so your dog is able to differentiate between its name and a standard command (sit, stay etc).
  • Remember, you'll have to call this name out across the dog park, beach and your front yard, so it's best to not make it anything too ridiculous or embarrassing – for you and your dog's sake.
Is this pup more of a "Charcoal" or a "Pepsi"? (Image: Getty Images)

50 names for black dogs

  1. Ace
  2. Ash/Ashy
  3. Astrid
  4. Batman
  5. Bear
  6. Beauty (geddit?)
  7. Bruno
  8. Bullet
  9. Charcoal
  10. Checkers
  11. Cinder
  12. Coal (can be spelt Kole or Cole)
  13. Coco
  14. Cola
  15. Diesel
  16. Ebony
  17. Espresso
  18. Ink/Inky
  19. Jack (as in Blackjack)
  20. Jet
  21. Knight
  22. Licorice
  23. Lupo
  24. Magic
  25. Merlin
  26. Midnight
  27. Nero (Italian for "black")
  28. Nimbus
  29. Ninja
  30. Pearl (as in the black variety)
  31. Pepper
  32. Pepsi
  33. Phantom
  34. Raven
  35. Seal
  36. Shadow
  37. Sirius
  38. Slate
  39. Smoky
  40. Smudge
  41. Sooty
  42. Spider
  43. Squid
  44. Storm
  45. Sultana
  46. Thunder
  47. Toast
  48. Twilight
  49. Vader
  50. Zeus
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If none of those struck your fancy or seemed quite right, then go for a name that resonates with you.
Think of famous people you're a fan of, your favourite TV show characters or even use everyday items for inspiration.
Remember, there's no harm in waiting a little while until your pup shows its personality.