If you’re reading Rawhide Ranch’s blogs about horses, animal care, outdoor education, and our amazing ranch camp, we bet you’re an animal lover! Maybe you have a horse of your own, a cat or a dog, a rabbit or a hamster, or even a lizard. We put a lot of time and care into naming our animals, and we’re sure you do, too. But have you ever thought about what your pet’s name says about you?
- If you’re like half of American pet owners and you’ve named your pet a human name, such as Alex or Ginger or Tyler, you value your pet as a true family member. Your pet is more likely to sleep on your bed, snack on people-food, and have its birthday celebrated!
- Names can also reflect an owner’s interests, such as pets named Hannah Montana, Bigfoot, or Ice Cream Sundae. A pet named after a celebrity, character, or thing is more common in pets named by children and teens.
- If you’ve named your pet something funny, such as Killer for a chihuahua, you like to showcase your sense of humor.
- Common names, such as Spot or Fluffy, and simple names, such as Woofy and Kitty, reflect someone who likes to be comfortable and safe. On the other hand, wacky names show an owner who likes to stand out and be recognized!
How did you name your pets? What do you think that name says about you?