This post may contain affiliate links, which means I receive a commission if you choose to purchase through links I provide (at no extra cost to you). As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.
This post is sponsored by Freshpet. Thanks for supporting the brands that support this blog!
If you’ve been around awhile, you know we have a French bulldog named Porkchop.
One of the questions I get asked most is ‘is his name really Porkchop? After the dog on Doug?’ – and the answer is YES and YES.
If you’re not a child of the 80s/90s, Doug was a cartoon on Nickelodeon where the title character, Doug, has a dog/sidekick named Porkchop.
When we got Porkchop, we had a shortlist of names – his original given name was actually ‘Ridge’, which we knew we wouldn’t keep. Keep scrolling for a longer list of 85 unique dog names for males in case you’re looking for boy dog name ideas ;).
Ultimately, I let Quinn choose Pork’s name from our shortlist – see pics from when he was just a tiny puppy here.
Three years later and the name Porkchop has never fit him better. He’s a sweet little guy who naps a lot and never misses a mealtime. He loves Freshpet, a dog food that uses only fresh, whole ingredients without preservatives that’s kept in the fridge where meats and fresh food belong.
85 Boy Dog Name Ideas
As a note – I love food names for dogs, human names for dogs (I would totally name a human child some of these names), foreign language names for dogs (there are a few French/Spanish/Italian names in the list), and movie/TV/pop culture names for dogs. There are definitely a few traditional dog names here, too, because the classics never go out of style.
- Alto (tall)
- Bleu / Blue
- Dolce (sweet)
- Jaques (Jack)
- Norman (Normie/Norm)
- Perro (dog in Spanish)
- Tino (small)