We lost our doggy Ace last year and it was difficult. That was one of my first adult dad moments I'll remember forever. It's sitting in front of your wife and kids as they say goodbye.

We're currently getting ready for a baby boy in July and guess what comes after that? My wife is going to say, "these kids need a little puppy." I can hear it now. I was already looking for baby names and started looking up puppy names.

Cosmopolitan Magazine announced their list of puppy names for 2021. You don't want to have the same name as your friend's pup. If you're single make a note because names tell you a lot about someone, I'm just saying. You don't want to be out running the Greenbelt as the dream guy runs up asking, "Hi, cute dog! What's his name?" You respond, "Big Baby Bonkers!"

Let's run them down for our Boise friends looking to adopt a furry friend. Ann Morrison Park, Table Rock, the Greenbelt, or a family weekend in McCall, you need a pup by your side.

I'm posting the top 15 and you can click through to see the rest. I'll choose my top 5 favorites at the bottom.

Badass Good Boys

  1. Ace (That's awesome! I didn't make that up either.)
  2. Apollo
  3. Aries
  4. Ash
  5. Athena
  6. Atticus
  7. Axel
  8. Bandit
  9. Beast
  10. Blaze
  11. Bruiser
  12. Brutus
  13. Buster
  14. Cash
  15. Chief

Fancy-Pants Pup

  1. Barney
  2. Bentley
  3. Bergdorf
  4. Bloomie
  5. Celine
  6. Chanel
  7. Dolce
  8. Gucci
  9. Juicy
  10. Louis
  11. Moschino
  12. Prada
  13. Pucci
  14. Ritzy
  15. Tiffany

Dogs that Love to Eat

  1. Arugula
  2. Bagel
  3. Basil
  4. Blondie
  5. Brownie
  6. Chipotle
  7. Clementine
  8. Coconut
  9. Dumpling
  10. Fettuccini
  11. Gnocchi
  12. Hershey
  13. Macchiato
  14. Mini Wheat (this one might be my favorite)
  15. Miso

Dog Moms who Majored In Art History

  1. Auguste
  2. Claude
  3. Diego
  4. Friedo
  5. Leonardo
  6. Matisse
  7. Michelangelo
  8. Monet
  9. Pablo
  10. Picasso
  11. Salvador
  12. Van Gogh
  13. Vincent
  14. Warhol

Disney Moms Rejoice

  1. Ariel
  2. Astrid
  3. Aurora
  4. Bambi
  5. Beast
  6. Belle
  7. Bolt
  8. Briar
  9. Buzz
  10. Chewbacca or Chewie
  11. Chip
  12. Cinderella
  13. Dory
  14. Elsa
  15. Flora

The basic Classic

  1. Barkley
  2. Baxter
  3. Benji
  4. Birdie
  5. Bubba
  6. Buddy
  7. Cooper
  8. Duke
  9. Goose
  10. Gus
  11. Hunter
  12. Lady
  13. Lassie
  14. Marley
  15. Milo

The list of categories also include

  • Dog Moms with Cottagecore Aesthetic
  • Pet Parents who Like Books
  • Doggo with an Oddly Human Face which includes names like; Amy, Ben, Brian, Charles, Chloe, Cody, Darcey, and more.
  • Goodest Rescue Rock Star in which Ariana, Avril, Billie, Bowie, Britney, Bruno, Cardi, Cher, Cyris, Dolly, and Drake get top honors. Swiftie received the unfair ranking of #31. I mean even Kanye made #19.

My Top from each of the main categories.

  • Ash
  • Ritzy
  • Mini Wheat - My favorite!
  • Diego
  • Chip
  • Buddy

Looking to adopt?

  • Idaho Humane Society Adoption Center (208) 342-3508
  • Meridian Canine Rescue (208) 794-0944
  • Take Me Home Dog Rescue (208) 866-2402

 

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