Can you help me choose a chihuahua name? (part two)

I’m getting a black and white chihuahua soon and i don’t have any names planned. Please help!

Continued from part one

Perfect Opposites
I love it when I meet a tiny chihuahua named Bruno, Bear, Xena, or Hannibal. If you don’t have the smartest dog, don’t be disheartened, name him Einstein or Pascal.

Keep your maiden name
Consider keeping the original name if you’re adopting an older dog. It’s the only thing they have that’s familiar to them. If you absolutely hate it, choose a name that sounds similar, Dido for Fido, Opie for Dopey, Zeus for Jesus…Your dog might think you have a speech impediment, but there’s a chance he might respond to the new name.

A chi is a chi is a chi…
The name doesn’t have to be full of meaning or be descriptive. You can choose a name just because you like the way it sounds. You can name your chi after your childhood best friend, a favorite actor, the title of a song, or a line from a poem. It can be a totally made-up name. That’s the beautiful thing about naming a dog, you don’t have to worry if the name will be appropriate if your dog becomes a judge or president one day. Other dogs in the dog run won’t make fun of Stinky’s name, but other owners might. If you’re comfortable with it, that’s all that matters.

7-Day No-Risk Free Trial
Try out the name for a few days and see how it sits with you and your dog. Use positive reinforcement, repeat your dog’s name when you’re petting it, feeding it or playing with it. If it doesn’t feel right, your family hates it, and/or your dog is not responding to it, then it might be time to go to your second choice.

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May 3, 2008

Lilly :

I have a black, with a little bit of white, Chihuahua and her name is Pepper!!! We were about to buy one of her white siblings and name her salt! Salt and Pepper the two Chihuahuas!!! She is so cute and we love her soooo much! Hope this helps…

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May 3, 2008

Cindy :

Love the names! Please post pictures when you get Salt, so we can see what they look like together!

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August 5, 2008

Christina :

I have a White chi w/ lil tan spots on the but and ears! So0o0o Cute & her name is CHULA!

Means CUTIE in Spanish

hahaha

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