So, you’ve finally decided to bite the bullet and adopt a brand new Goldendoodle.
But you have absolutely no clue what you’re going to name it!
Max? Lucky? Spencer? Princess? Potato!? What makes the best Goldendoodle name?
Well, the good news is that you’re not alone in your search because this is one of the very first questions that people have when adopting a Goldendoodle. And justifiably so, as you wouldn’t want to end up with a name that sounds off, doesn’t suit their personality, or (worst of all) one that the dog doesn’t respond to.
With so many things to consider when trying to find a name for your new dog, we have come up with a comprehensive list of the best names for Goldendoodles.
While there are no real limitations as to what you can name your Doodle. There are going to be some names that are better than others, and some names that are more well-suited than others.
Which is why we have come up with over 100 of the best Goldendoodle names for both male and female Goldendoodle puppies.
What Makes a Good Goldendoodle Name?
Truth be told, picking the right name is not easy. There are so many tremendous options to choose from, and so many things to consider when choosing a name that fits.
Of the variety of considerations, we have come up with 4 primary tips for selecting a new name for your dog.
First: Pick a name that is easy to pronounce
The first and debatably most important thing to consider is whether or not the name is easy enough to pronounce. This may seem obvious, but you’d be surprised by how many people just want the “coolest” name, or one that “means something”.
And while these are certainly nice bonuses, the #1 most important thing when choosing a name is to find one that is easy to pronounce (rolls off the tongue).
Try not to pick a “clever” name if it sounds too much like a common command. Ex. If you decide to name your dog “Bo”, then this could easily be mistaken for “NO”. Which can just make the entire process more confusing for everyone.
This will not only help you remember the dog’s name, but it will also help the dog to remember their own name. If it’s easy to say, it’s likely easy to remember as well.
Second: Choose a Goldendoodle Name You Can SHOUT
Many people are under the impression that by finding the most extravagant, and exciting name for their dog, that their life will be made. But try putting yourself in a real-life scenario first.
If the name of your dog is not one that you could imagine yourself actually saying out loud, then move on.
The name should not only be comfortable for the dog to hear, but for you to say.
A general rule of thumb is to stick with names that have 2 syllables (3 at the most). Especially because people who use longer names for their dogs typically just end up shortening it later on (nickname).
This is why dog names that end in y or ie are recommended by training professionals.
Also, most of the time names with vowels change the tone when you call for your dog, which can help to distinguish frequencies, and get their attention. This will help with training the dog, and keeping them out of trouble.
Three: Match The Name To Your Goldendoodle Personality
Another important aspect to consider is whether or not the name even suits your dog’s personality.
For example, if you were to name a miniature Poodle “Tater Tot”, this would make sense. But if you had a miniature Poodle, and decided to name them “Atlas”, then this might sound a little funny.
Beyond looks, personality is a huge indicator of what you should name your dog. If your dog is super energetic, and faster than the speed of lightning, then maybe “Rocket” or “Bolt” would be fitting names. But if your dog’s rather lazy, or perhaps glutinous, then maybe go with a food-based name like “Chocolate” or “Licorice”.
At the end of the day, you’re going to know your dog best, so go with the name that you believe will best represent who they are as pups.
Finally: Go with your Gut
Above all else, the most important thing to do when choosing a new name for your dog is to just go with your gut. If you come across a name that sticks out to you, or you just know that your dog will respond to, then stick with it.
Generally speaking, your first guess is more often than not the right choice.
So long as you’re not naming the dog anything outrageous, or difficult to pronounce. There is an endless number of directions you can take when naming your dog.
Best Male Goldendoodle Names
When it comes down to naming a male Goldendoodle, there are a variety of considerations that come to mind. Whether you want to show respect to your favorite movie (best Star Wars dog names here), or your favorite style of coffee (our favorite coffee dog names here).
There’s a name for every style of Goldendoodle, and to help you get started we have come up with our list for the best male Goldendoodle names in 2021.
Classic Male Goldendoodle Names
If you don’t want to rock the boat, go with a safe classic.
In regard to male Goldendoodles, there are a variety of directions you can go with the naming process. However, we’ve helped to establish some of the better (less cringy) names out there, starting off with some of the classics.
- Theo (Theodore/Teddy)
Names for Male Goldendoodles with Chocolate or Black Coat
Giving your Goldendoodle a classic name is never a bad idea, but sometimes you’re looking for something that’s a little more fitting to the dog’s looks. In this case, if you have a Goldendoodle with a black or chocolate coat, then consider one of the following.
Each of these names are appropriate for a dark Goldendoodle coat type.
Names for Male Goldendoodles with Light Coats
On the other hand, you may also have a Goldendoodle that carries more of a cream, or apricot color of fur.
If so, then take a look at some of the most popular names for Doodles with light-colored coats.
Male Dog Names for Large Goldendoodles
Outside of color, another way a lot of people go about naming their dog is by their size. So, if you adopt a Doodle that is bigger than the average, then consider one of the following names.
Miniature Goldendoodle Names (Male)
On the other side of the spectrum, there are also going to be Doodles that come in rather small sizes. If you believe that your Doodle is going to be smaller than the average, then consider one of the following names.
Best Names for Female Goldendoodles
When it comes to female Goldendoodle names, there are so many classic names to choose from, as well as more creative avenues based on the dog’s size, colour, or personality.
To help you get started, we have come up with the following best female Goldendoodle names in 2021.
Classic Female Goldendoodle Names
In regard to female Goldendoodles, there are a multitude of trendy names that could suit your new furry companion. Some of the classic female Goldendoodle names are listed below.
Names for Female Goldendoodles with Dark Coats
Both male and female Goldendoodles can come in a variety of different colours, and sizes. If you have dark-coloured female Goldendoodle, then consider one of the following.
Names for Female Goldendoodles with Light Coats
Alternatively, Goldendoodles can come in a variety of much lighter colours. If you believe that your new pup is likely to fall into this category, then take a look at some of the following names.
- Aurelia (means “the Golden One” in Latin)
- Angel (or Anjo in Portuguese)
Miniature Goldendoodle Names for Girl Dogs
On the other hand, female Doodles can also be rather small in stature. So, if your new Goldendoodle is expected to be rather little, then maybe try out one of the following.
Naming a Goldendoodle Conclusions
The majority of these names you have likely heard at one point or another, but hopefully we have supplied you with some new names that you haven’t seen yet.
Be aware that some of these names could very well fit into other categories, this is just the order that we thought made the most sense.
For example, “Galaxy” or “Mocha” can really work with a male, or female Goldendoodle, it just so happens to be that most dogs with these names are females.
Likewise, “Midnight” or “Twinkie” fall under male Goldendoodles, but could definitely suit a female Doodle as well (given the right circumstances).
The moral of the story is that nobody is going to know your dog better than you will, so while this list can certainly act as a nice guideline during the naming process. If you want to be unique avoid the most popular dog names and choose something outside the top 50.
Do not hesitate to just go with your gut and pick the name that stands out to you!