If you recently brought home a Miniature American Shepherd (MAS), you’ll need to come up with a unique name for them, but this is no easy task! You’ll potentially be taking care of this dog for 13 years or even longer, so you want a name that not only fits your pup’s personality but also you can live with.
Here are 324 potential names for your MAS. Some are funny, some might describe your dog’s personality, and others are based on famous characters. Hopefully, one of these names will truly suit your MAS, and you and your family will love using it!
How to Name Your Dog
Before we dive into the names, here are a few tips that you can use to help you come up with the name on your own.
To start, consider your new dog’s appearance, such as the color and pattern of their coat. An obvious choice for a red dog would be Rusty or Copper, for example.
Additionally, your MAS’s size can be fun to play with, since they are small dogs. Names like Peanut or even Goliath could work here — using irony is a fun way to name your pet.
Look at your favorite authors, books, musicians, bands, and songs. Consider TV shows and movies with your favorite characters or actors.
Finally, look at your dog’s personality. Do they have any funny little quirks or are otherwise unique? Sometimes, video games, colors, or food can capture your dog’s temperament.
The choices are endless and it can be overwhelming. So, let’s move on to the names!
Female Miniature American Shepherd Names
We’re starting with good, feminine names for your MAS. Included are famous women in history, any of which could make a great name for your dog.
Male Miniature American Shepherd Names
You might want to consider a male name if you have a male MAS. Remember that many of these names can be shortened into a nickname if you like the name but think that it’s too long. Also include are male historical figures.
Genderless Miniature American Shepherd Names
You can certainly give your female MAS a male name and vice versa. But here are a few names that can be gender neutral. Some of these names can also be used in an ironic way.
Names Based on Color
You can use any name of any color for your dog. But since Miniature American Shepherds typically come in black, blue, and red, here are a variety of different names for these three colors.
- Royal Blue
Names Based on Food and Drinks
Using food and drinks as a name for your dog gives you many options. The name can be playful, funny, or just adorable, and maybe one of them will be perfect for your MAS!
Miniature American Shepherd Names Based on Mythology
There are incredible mythologies out there with excellent names that can be used for your dog. We pulled from several different mythologies, including Greek, Norse, and Egyptian.
MAS Names Based on Fictional Characters
These are names based on a wide variety of fictional characters. There are well-known characters from many movies, video games, and TV shows, though we can’t list them all!
Use Your Imagination!
Once you’ve narrowed down the name possibilities to just a few, try saying them out loud. Even better, call out the name so you can better judge how it sounds. If yelling the name sounds kind of embarrassing, you’ll probably want to try out another one.
You can add a title to the name of your choice to fancy it up. Try adding one of the following honorifics to your dog’s name, like Colonel Bentley or Dame Rosy.
When you consider the multitude of names out there, it can be daunting, but just remember to focus on your dog, including their temperament, appearance, and any quirks. Perhaps you want to show off your love for your favorite song! Also, try looking at an online thesaurus. This can give you many different options for finding words that could make an excellent name.
So, if your MAS has a charming and playful personality, you’ll find words that fit that, like “whimsy.” The moment that you hit upon the right name, you’ll know it, and it should be just as individual as your MAS.
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