There is nothing more exciting than getting a new dog. Children and adults alike dream of getting a dog for the first time or adding a new one to their pack. Many of us even go so far as to pick out a name for their dog before we get to the animal shelter. Choosing a name can be difficult, though, and not everyone can think of a name on the spot. If you are having trouble thinking of a great name for your new best friend, here is some inspiration.


1. Max

Max has been the number one dog name for decades. When one hears the name "Max," they instantly think of a friendly, happy-go-lucky canine who loves to play and go for long walks with his owner. Max can be short for Maximus, Maxine, Maxwell, or Maximillian. Or it can just be a name in and of itself! It can be used for both male and female dogs and is short and easy for children to remember.

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