It’s 2022, and so far as yet this year you have not heard any of my puppy name ideas, and that is an absolute travesty. I know that you have been waiting eagerly, the way my dog is currently waiting for her dinner, that is, drooling and dancing around my feet while I try to get other things done. Calm yourselves then, sit, good readers, sit and listen, for I have a whole list of G names for you to enjoy.
Guppy (Masculine, or neutral?): I always thought this was just a nickname for a baby fish, but apparently it is an actual type of fish, the most popular sort of fresh water tank fish, also called a rainbow fish. How cute would it be to call them Guppy Puppy?!
Geansí (Neutral): pronounced Gan-Zee. This means jumper in Irish, as in sweater, and it sounds ridiculous to call your dog Jumper or Sweater, but for some reason the same word in Irish is my top name for a big fluffy doggie if we ever got a second one.
Gabbro (Masculine): a crystalline, blue tinged rock. Reminds me of Gabriel in sound.
Gaither (Masculine): a second name name, but also apparently a Scottish variant of the word gather… go figure.
Gala (Feminine): a fancy party, but could be a fancy puppy.
Galaxy (Feminine): a name for the puppy with stars in her eyes.
Gallagher (Masculine): Irish, meaning “eager helper”.
Galahad (Masculine): English, meaning pure or selfless.
Godric (Masculine): Old English, meaning God’s power. Notably the first name of the founder of the Gryffindor house in the Harry Potter series.
Gulliver (Masculine): as in Gulliver’s travels, which I have not read, but reminds me of Oliver without being quite so common place.
Gondor (Masculine): here’s our LOTR reference for this list… the greatest kingdom of men in Middle Earth.
Gossamer (Feminine): as in light, delicate, gossamer wings.
Glimmer (Feminine): a glimmer of hope, the glimmer of starlight on the surface of the water. I like it.
Gazelle (Feminine): another lovely delicate choice for a sweet girl.
Galatia (Feminine): a region in the ancient world that eventually became part of the Roman empire, Saint Paul wrote a letter to the Galatians, now a book in the New Testament. Definitely worth a read, by the by.
Galen (Masculine): 129–199, a Greek physician that advanced the field of both anatomy and physiology, and also a cool name.
Galena (Feminine): a dark-colored mineral.
Galway (Masculine): a town on the west coast of Ireland known for its bay and talented street musicians.
Gardenia (Feminine): a bush or tree native in warm areas with fragrant, yellow or white blooms.
Gecko (Neutral): as in the lizard, known for being very vocal and active at night. If you’ve read my lists, you know me and naming dogs with other animal names. I just can’t help myself at this point.
Genoa (Feminine): a city in Italy, and also the name of one of my friend’s guide dogs and I thought it was pretty.
Well, are you satisfied? What would your picks be for a litter full of G puppies?