If You Were a Dog, What Would Your Name Be?

ANIMALS

By: Bambi Turner

5 Min Quiz

Image: Shutterstock

About This Quiz

Dogs are so much more than pets to most people; they are beloved companions, best friends and workout buddies. They soothe aching hearts, cuddle up to you on cold nights, serve as real-life security systems and follow you on life's big adventures.

It makes sense then, that adding a new canine family member is a big job. Not only does the pooch have to meet its perfect  human match, but it also has to learn the rules of the home and where he or she fits into the family. 

And then there's the biggest challenge of all -- choosing a name!

Sure, the shelter probably assigned the dog a name when it was admitted, but there's no guarantee that name truly captures the dog's personality. It can take days or even weeks of getting to know a new pooch before finding a moniker that fits just right.

But while you've probably named a pet or two in your lifetime, have you ever wondered what your name would be if you slipped into the furry paws of your favorite canine? Would you have a name that's tough and rugged, cute and friendly, or pure traditionalist? Take this quiz to determine what name would be etched onto your dog tags if you found yourself living the doggie life!

What's your preferred vacation destination?

Advertisement

What kind of collar do you wear?

Advertisement

What's your favorite TV show?

Advertisement

How do you spend the perfect Sunday afternoon?

Advertisement

Where do you sleep at night?

Advertisement

What's your favorite food?

Advertisement

What's your cleanup philosophy?

Advertisement

What's your personal grooming routine?

Advertisement

What costume would you wear to the family Halloween party?

Advertisement

Which of these dog movies do you watch over and over?

Advertisement

What's the most important thing in your life?

Advertisement

How do you communicate?

Advertisement

What's your preferred hair style?

Advertisement

How do you help out your family?

Advertisement

What's your special skill?

Advertisement

What's your favorite dog book?

Advertisement

Who's your favorite rapper?

Advertisement

Which of these is most important to you when choosing a name?

Advertisement

What type of dish do you use?

Advertisement

Which of these tricks do you like to show off?

Advertisement

What's your opinion on doggie day care?

Advertisement

What's your preferred job?

Advertisement

Who is your hero?

Advertisement

Which of these songs do you like best?

Advertisement

What's your preferred morning beverage?

Advertisement

Where do you buy your clothes?

Advertisement

What's your doghouse look like?

Advertisement

What's your favorite dog breed?

Advertisement

Where do you get your water?

Advertisement

Which of these traits is most important to you?

Advertisement

Explore More Quizzes

About HowStuffWorks Play

How much do you know about dinosaurs? What is an octane rating? And how do you use a proper noun? Lucky for you, HowStuffWorks Play is here to help. Our award-winning website offers reliable, easy-to-understand explanations about how the world works. From fun quizzes that bring joy to your day, to compelling photography and fascinating lists, HowStuffWorks Play offers something for everyone. Sometimes we explain how stuff works, other times, we ask you, but we’re always exploring in the name of fun! Because learning is fun, so stick with us!