Plant Names for Your Dog or Puppy

Beyond Typical Gardening Terms

Your dog deserves a name that echoes your interests and is unique, but not too odd that you're embarrassed to call him at the dog park.

Plant Names for Your Dog or Puppy

It needs to be short and easy to remember, and you actually like using it.  The dog needs to respond to their name for ten years or more, so make it something you'll feel good about.

People choose to name their dogs after particular activities or jobs (Digger, Dozer, Trooper, Ranger) or other things that evoke a pleasant memory (Angel, China, River, Sky) or after plants. 

Common names of plants that are often used for dog names are Daisy, Rose, Lily, Marigold and many more.

As a gardener and a certified horticulturist, I made the decision to marry my two favorite things; plants and dogs.  Now, I choose a name for my dogs that is also the name of a plant, but sometimes they aren't that common. 

I like that the names of plants are so unique and unusual, but roll off the tongue. To prevent confusion, if a dog already knows its name, you could rename them with a similar sounding name; such as Clover for Chloe.

Boy names

Russet

Thorn

Hickory

Bramble

Cotton

Indigo

Hemlock

Tea

Aspen

Flax

Pecan

Acorn

Pepper

Sprout

Ebony

Cane

Reed

Pippin

Bracken

Girl names

Quince

Ivy

Hazel

Maple

Myrica Gale

Briar

Clover

May

Betony

Bluebell

Viola / Violet

Heather

Erica

Poppy

Iris

Olive

Fern

Birch

Berry

Of course, some of these names could be used for either a boy or girl dog. You choose. There are a few minor things to keep in mind; black dogs shouldn't be called Cotton, and a white dog shouldn't be called Ebony.

Do you have any to add to the list? Let me know!






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