Being a pet parent can be a joyous role—more than being an actual parent, for some. A recent survey found that 34% of pet-owning parents prefer their four-legged companions over their kids, so it's not surprising to know that a lot of thought goes into selecting a special moniker for a new pet. A pet's name can be a reflection of its owner's tastes; some dogs are named after famous celebrities and favorite literary characters, while other names may be rooted in heritage and culture.
If you and your pet share a taste for the finer things in life, a designer dog name is a fun way to celebrate your bond and set him (or her) apart from the pack. Whether you plan to tote your Chihuahua from store to store or dress your Yorkie in velvet tracksuits (yes, there is such a thing), your dog will be a special member of the family—and it needs a name fit for a fashionista. We've fetched 25 iconic fashion and jewelry designer names for boys and girls, plus eight honorable mentions. If your pet is worthy of the runway, this style-conscious compilation is for you.
The Best Designer Dog Names
You'll recognize many of these designers from high-end retail stores; they're also fitting name ideas for spunky, sassy, well-dressed pups!
- Louis (pronounced "Louie")
- McQueen (Queenie for short)
Related: 50 Popular Dog Names
If you're a pet owner with a penchant for fashion you'll also want to consider these adorable options.