Best Labradoodle Names
Labradoodles seem to be everywhere these days with their teddy bear faces, low-shedding curls, and playful personalities, all of which make them popular family pets. A mix between a Labrador retriever and a poodle, these dogs are beloved for good reason: they’re loving, smart, don’t shed much, and are deeply bonded to their people. (In fact, Labradoodles are such social creatures, they require plenty of company from you or a trusted pet sitter.)
We’ve rounded up the most popular Labradoodle names of the year from our enormous petdii.com database of dog names nationwide. Yes, these are real names given by Labradoodle owners. Did your dog’s name make the list?
Looking for a dog name for your new puppy or adopted family member? Have fun, use your imagination, and be sure to check out other ideas from our wide selection of dog name lists.
How to choose a great name for your Labradoodle
If you are fully prepared to bring your Labradoodle home, or have already brought it home and are starting to search for names, there are a couple of considerations to take into account. Think about syllable counts, personal preferences, pronunciation, and more.
Pick a Name You Can Easily Yell
- Choosing a name you can easily yell is an important part of picking a good Labradoodle name. We tend to yell commands to our dogs when we are out in public in a large and spacious place such as a grassy park, beach, dog park, or even in a big backyard or on a sprawling farm property.
- If you find your dog’s name long and complex or nuanced, making it difficult to yell, the likelihood of your dog actually hearing you and therefore obeying your command becomes highly unlikely.
- If you and your family are an English-speaking family with English as your first language, it is recommended to speak English to your Labradoodle. Labradoodles are a highly sensitive, astute breed and can pick up changes in your voice, tone, volume, and even how you pronounce command and name accents.
- Naming a Labradoodle who understands American English commands and vocabulary with a French, Russian, Japanese, or other names might end up being confusing for the dog, causing them to misunderstand your calls and requests.
Choose a Name You Can Easily Pronounce
- An easily pronounceable dog name is the best option for Labradoodle so that you can properly pronounce it every time. Furthermore, those around you can easily understand the name of your dog.
- If you do not fluently speak a second language, it is best to avoid foreign language names, including those with accents, unique inflections, or double meanings in English. This will help your friends, family, children, and even veterinarian to pronounce and communicate your dog’s name properly without compromising on inaccurate name recitations.
Pick a Two-Syllable Name
- Choosing a two-syllable name for your Labradoodle is important because dogs respond best to two-syllable words. A name like “Honey,” for example, is a more successful dog name than “Elizabeth” due to its two-syllable sounds.
- The reason that dogs, especially Labradoodles, respond better to names with two or sometimes even three syllables is because it’s more difficult for them to confuse the names with one-syllable commanding words such as sit, come, no, lay, or stay.
- If you plan on training your Labradoodle puppy, which is highly recommended for all dog owners to do, limiting your options to a two-syllable or even three-syllable name is a good idea.
- A dog that is not trained, while unlikely to get a one-syllable name mixed up with a similar sounding one-syllable command, will become rowdy and difficult to control. This makes dogs, especially Labradoodles, get into trouble and even become antisocial in some cases.
Choose a Name That is Very Emotionally Meaningful to You
- When deciding on your Labradoodle’s name, picking a name that is meaningful to you and your family is one of the most important considerations to make. While some names are simply cute or charming, meaningful names will offer your dog a sense of love and respect with a name that has true emotional value and that they can grow into as you get to know their unique habits and special personality.
- While picking a meaningful name is important, choose your Labradoodle’s name carefully. Avoid names of family members who have passed away, humans that you know, or names of past pets. This might give you an unfair expectation of your new Labradoodle living up to your old pet, rather than accepting them for who they are.
The Best Names for Labradoodles Based on Their Gender
Naming your Labradoodle based on gender is a popular way to name your pet. While some do not believe in naming animals based on gender or on gendering their animals at all, ‘girl names’ and ‘boy names’ can make super cute names for puppies that your whole family will enjoy.
Some of the best and most popular names for female Labradoodles include:
Some of the best and most popular gender-neutral names for male Labradoodles include: