120 cute and uncommon dog names you probably haven't heard of

Spot and Rover are so not happening now.

So you've brought a little bundle of (doggy) joy home after endless nagging from the kids and now you're all wondering what to call this new addition.
Naturally, you turned to the oracle of knowledge: the internet, for the answer. Well done, you.
Like human names, pet names go in and out of fashion and so you won't hear any puppies down at the dog park named Rover, Spot or Fido anymore.
The good thing is unlike human babies, the naming options for fur babies are pretty much only limited to your vocabulary.
So if you want to call your pet pooch something a little left-of-field, here are the top 10 names you should avoid, according to Pet Insurance Australia.
Did you know that Hugh Jackman's dogs are called Dali and Allegra? Such awesome, unusual dog names! Instagram

The top 10 male dog names

  1. Charlie
  2. Max
  3. Buddy
  4. Oscar
  5. Milo
  6. Archie
  7. Ollie
  8. Toby
  9. Jack
  10. Teddy

The top 10 female dog names

  1. Bella
  2. Molly
  3. Coco
  4. Ruby
  5. Lucy
  6. Bailey
  7. Daisy
  8. Rosie
  9. Lola
  10. Franki

Things to consider when naming your pup

"Take your time and choose a sensible name that is going to stand the test of time," says Nadia Crighton from Pet Insurance Australia.
"For dogs, it's a good idea to see how the name carries when called."
Pick something you and the kids can say easily and your dog can learn easily.
Experts suggest you stick to names with two syllable names such as Molly and Coco so your dog can differentiate between its name and a typical command (sit, stand, stay etc).
Remember you will have to call this name out across your yard, in public, where people can hear, so don't make it too ridiculous or embarrassing – for you and your dog's sake.
If you want to go unique then think of famous people you're a fan of, your fave shows or even use everyday items for inspo – hey, if Gwyneth can call her daughter Apple then you can call your dog Vino if you so choose.
There's no harm in waiting a while until your dog shows its true personality.

And another thing, dog owners

Australians love their pooches - we have one of the highest household rates of pet ownership in the world, at around 62%. And recent figures suggest around 3.6 million households have pet dogs.
Like us, dogs get sick or injured. And here's a word of warning - veterinary costs aren't cheap.
Pet insurance is becoming increasingly popular for pet owners. In Australia, how it works is you pay a premium to the pet insurance company of your choice and if your pet gets ill or hurt, the insurer, such as Woolworths Pet Insurance, will pay a percentage of your the vet bills.
As when buying any insurance policy, shop around and read the fine print - but a bonus from the Woolworths insurance is that policy holders get 10 per cent off their grocery bills once a month.
Want to give your pooch an original name? Scroll through this list. Supplied

50 more names for male dogs

  1. Ace
  2. Aero
  3. Bacon
  4. Bailey
  5. Bear
  6. Buddy
  7. Burger
  8. Chaos
  9. Chilli
  10. Coby
  11. Comet
  12. Cooper
  13. Cruise
  14. Domino
  15. Duke
  16. Echo
  17. Einstein
  18. Elf
  19. Elvis
  20. Flash
  21. Flash
  22. Frankie
  23. Harley
  24. Harry
  25. Jack
  26. Jamie
  27. Jasper
  28. Jet
  29. Kai
  30. Latte
  31. Levi
  32. Max
  33. Noodle
  34. Oreo
  35. Pepper
  36. Picasso
  37. Pickles
  38. Riley
  39. Riley
  40. Riot
  41. Rocky
  42. Rumour
  43. Sailor
  44. Sausage
  45. Scout
  46. Stewy
  47. Teddy
  48. Thor
  49. Toby
  50. Waffles
These four pooches are just waiting to be given some original names! Supplied

50 more names for female dogs

  1. Angel
  2. Ariel
  3. Bailey
  4. Barbie
  5. Bella
  6. Belle
  7. Biscuit
  8. Bling
  9. Chanel
  10. Chloe
  11. Coco
  12. Cookie
  13. Crumpet
  14. Cuddles
  15. Dash
  16. Delilah
  17. Diva
  18. Dora
  19. Ellie
  20. Elsa
  21. Harper
  22. Hermione
  23. Indy
  24. Izzy
  25. Jazz
  26. Lady
  27. Lexi
  28. Lola
  29. Lucy
  30. Maddy
  31. Matilda
  32. Mimi
  33. Muffin
  34. Nala
  35. Pandora
  36. Penny
  37. Piper
  38. Pixie
  39. Prada
  40. Princess
  41. Roxy
  42. Ruby
  43. Sassy
  44. Shadow
  45. Sophie
  46. Sprinkles
  47. Stella
  48. Summer
  49. Xena
  50. Zoe

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