There’s a reason dogs are referred to as “Man’s Best Friend” (although I think “Human’s Best Friend” is more appropriate, right?). It’s difficult to find a more loving, loyal, and affectionate creature with whom to share your life and home. Which is why—if you’re pondering the right name to give your new dog—you might choose a name that celebrates that incredible bond of friendship.
There are a number of ways you can do that. You can literally name your dog some variation of the word “friend” in another language, you can give them a moniker that describes an essential element of friendship (think Cuddles, Friendly, or Heart), or you can honor them with the name of a beloved dog-friend character from movies or literature.