Has a Dachshund recently joined your family? Are you trying to think of the perfect name to suit their personality? Maybe you’re just looking for some Dachshund name inspiration! Here’s everything you need to know about naming your Dachshund, including the Top 201 Dachshund Names!
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How Do You Choose The Best Name for Your Dachshund Puppy?
When you bring a Dachshund puppy into your life, the name you give him is like a heartfelt connection to you.
Choosing your Dachshund’s name is a really personal thing to do. He goes from being the puppy that you just picked up, to a fully-fledged member of your family.
The lovely thing about finding the right name is that it can make you smile every time you say it.
Some names even make total strangers laugh because they’re so perfect for the dog!
There are also some practical things to keep in mind when choosing a name for your Dachshund puppy.
This is just to make sure the name works for you and your pup in everyday life. For example:
Pick a short, snappy name
Try to avoid names that are too long or complicated, as you’ll end up getting tongue-tied every time you call your Dachshund!
Dogs respond much better to short, catchy names, so keep it to one or two syllables if you can.
If there’s a name that you adore that’s just too long, you could always keep that as your Dachshund’s ‘official’ name (the one that appears on his doggy birth certificate!) and use a shortened version whenever you’re communicating with him.
Pick a name that ends in a vowel
There’s some suggestion that names that end in vowels or ‘y’ (like Jimmy!) are really effective for getting your dog’s attention because they’re clear and snappy.
Don’t pick a name you’re embarrassed to say in public
You’re going to have to use your Dachshund’s name A LOT when you’re out and about. You’re probably going to have to shout it in public sometimes too.
If you don’t feel comfortable using the name with other people around, you may want to choose something a little more sensible!
Don’t pick a name that could be confused with a command
If the name you choose is similar to a command that you use in your Dachshund’s training, he could easily get mixed up when you call him.
Think through the command words you use. For example, ‘come’, ‘stay’, ‘leave’ etc – and avoid names that sound like them (Chum, Ray, Steve, and so on.).
Pick an original name
Do lots of other dogs have the same name? If you go for a really popular or fashionable dog name, just be aware that other dogs may have the same name too.
So if you’re in the park with your Dachshund off the leash, there may be a bit of confusion if you and another dog owner are both calling out the same name!
Pick a name that gets your Dachshund’s attention
A good name will catch your Dachshund’s attention and make your commands much more effective.
If the name is too long and fluffy, your command will all blend into one and your Dachshund may not listen to you properly.
If it’s short and snappy, your Dachshund is much more likely to react and know you want something from him.
Pick a name that lends itself to a nickname
We put all this effort into choosing the perfect name for our Dachshunds and most of us end up using a shortened version or nickname anyway!
In fact, some owners end up calling their Dachshunds something completely different to what they were originally named!
So think through what the nicknames and shortened versions will be for your preferred name and if you’re happy with them.
Don’t pick a name that is similar to any other pets you have
If your Dachshund isn’t the only pet in your household, make sure his name is different enough that he doesn’t get confused with your other dog (or cat!).
If you have another dog with a similar name, it could make training a nightmare!
Don’t chose the same name as a voice activated assistant
It’s best not to choose names like ‘Alexa’ or ‘Siri’ for your Dachshund or you’ll be forever setting off your home devices!
Repeat your chosen name for a few days
Once you’ve chosen a name, say it again and again to yourself, and imagine yourself saying it out loud in the park too.
If you still love the name after a couple of days, it could be THE ONE!
Inspiration For Finding Your Perfect Dachshund Name
Choosing your Dachshund’s name can be a lot of fun. If you’re still stuck for where to start, here’s some inspiration to spark new ideas!
It’s always funny when you meet a cute little Dachshund with a human name like Frank or Ethel.
This is always an option, and let’s be honest, it’s a great way to make people smile!
Or, you could always start with a human name that you like, and tweak it to make it more Dachshund-friendly.
For example, instead of Frank choose Frankie, or instead of Charles choose Charlie.
You could take inspiration from your Dachshund’s personality to find the perfect name.
Is he sparky? Funny? Grumpy? Speedy? Lazy? Are there any people or characters you know that are also known for these qualities, which you could take inspiration from?
Names like this are great because they have a story behind them, and when strangers ask your Dachshund’s name they’ll immediately know something about his personality.
Does your Dachshund’s appearance remind you of anyone that has a great name? What colour is his fur? What texture is his coat?
Can you look for synonyms to find unusual words that would make nice Dachshund names? What other things can you think of that are that colour or texture?
As a Dachshund, he’s obviously diddy and sausage-like, so can you think of any names to do with his size or shape?
For example, Minnie, Pepperoni or Chipolata.
What are your Dachshund’s favourite things to do? Does he dig? Does he burrow? Maybe he sleeps a lot? Or maybe he’s a real live-wire and might be called ‘Dash!’.
A very cute thing that you can do is name your Dachshund the total opposite of what he’s like or how he looks.
Something like Bumper for a tiny Dachshund is pretty adorable, or maybe Rocky for a boy!
Think back to times when you or your family were really happy. Are there any words you associate with that time?
Did you live in a house with a nice name or street name? Is there a special object that reminds you of that time? Or maybe there’s a special person you’d like to name your Dachshund after, like a grandparent for example.
Choose something meaningful to you and your family. Old-fashioned names like Ethel, Frank or Mabel are so cute for Dachshunds.
You can find some beautiful Dachshund names by choosing a word that means something to you and seeing how it sounds in other languages.
This creates a really unusual and original name. For example, Fleur meaning flower.
What do you love doing in your spare time? Are you into baking? There are lots of perfect doggy names to be found in the baking cupboard! For example, Strudel, Sugar and Cookie.
Maybe you like swimming, or doing crafts. Think about words associated with these activities and see if any of them could become your Dachshund’s new name.
If you’re a foodie, an easy way to find great Dachshund names is to use your favourite foods.
Do you love whisky? Cheese? Tea? Chocolate? There are some amazing names to be found in the world of food, like Cadbury or Honey for example!
Naming your Dachshund after your favourite human or canine character from TV, film or literature is another fun option.
This is especially great when you get talking to a stranger on a dog walk and they love that character too!
Adding Mr, Mrs, Ms, Lady, Lord, Prince or Princess to the front of your Dachshund’s name can make it even more fun.
For example, Mr Kipper, Mr Frankfurt, Mrs Strudel, Ms Coco, Lady Grace, Lord Richmond, Prince Archie or Princess Toffee!
It can be an idea to include the word ‘sausage’ after your chosen name.
For example, Seamus Sausage, Sizzles sausage, Minnie Sausage and Slinky Sausage.
Can You Change A Dachshund’s Name?
Once you’ve named your Dachshund, it’s best to stick to that name once he knows it.
Changing it may confuse your Dachshund, and this could mess up his training.
If you do need to change your Dachshund’s name for whatever reason, you’ll definitely need to take the time to train him on his new name.
If your Dachshund is a rescue from the dog shelter, he might already have a name. This can actually make things easier because you don’t have to think of a new one.
However, if you really don’t like the name your Dachshund comes with, you might want to change it. Try to keep it similar to his previous name if you can, so as not to confuse him.
Dachshund puppies may have a Kennel Club name when they come to you, but that can be definitely be changed to your chosen name.
So, there you have it! Your Dachshund’s new name can be inspired by everything from nature, colours and flowers to food, music and even the Royals! As soon as you find the perfect name you’ll instantly know it’s THE ONE. Naming your Dachshund is such a special thing to do and makes your Dachshund a fully-fledged member of your family!
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