Wondering what to name your white or English Cream golden retriever puppy?
This is such an exciting time for you!
In this article, we’ll share over 100 names to help you get some inspiration.
Plus, we’ll give you some tips for how to prepare your home for you new puppy.
Let’s dive in!
What Goes Into Naming Your Puppy?
As you’re trying to figure out what to name your new puppy, here are some tips:
1. Golden retrievers are sweet-tempered
Golden retrievers having loving, loyal personalities, so names like Diablo, Killer, or Medusa usually don’t fit goldens.
And although your puppy will bite a lot, Jaws probably won’t be a great name long-term.
2. You’ll be saying their name a lot
You probably don’t want to give them a really long name because you’ll be saying it so often.
Also, if they’re doing something you don’t want them to be doing, you’ll probably want to be able to say it quickly!
3. Everyone will know your puppy’s name
Although inside jokes can be cute or funny, you don’t want to give your puppy an embarrassing name.
You probably don’t want to be at the dog park yelling out, “Cuddley Wuddley! Come here!”
4. Your puppy will have that name forever
You don’t want to choose trendy names for your pup that will be lame or weird in a few years.
For example, you probably wouldn’t want to name your puppy, “Joe Exotic.”
(If you don’t understand that reference, then my point is made… if you do understand that reference, well… please don’t name your puppy Joe Exotic.)
5. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself
No matter what you choose, it will definitely grow on you as you associate it with your cute puppy.
White Golden Retriever Names
Betty (Betty White)
Breckenridge (or Breck)
Shiro (“white” in Japanese)
Vanna (Vanna White)
Weiss (“white” in German)
Wit (“white” in Danish)
Other Golden Retriever Names You Might Like
If none of the above names felt right, here are a few other good golden retriever names:
For more golden retriever name ideas, check out our ultimate list of golden retriever puppy names here.
What Else To Do Before You Bring Your Golden Retriever Puppy Home
Now that you know what to name your new puppy (or at least have some good ideas), it’s time to start thinking about what else you need to do before you bring them home.
Our Complete Guide To Raising A Golden Retriever Puppy is super helpful, but here’s a quick synopsis of your next steps:
- Make sure you know how to pick the right puppy for you from the litter
- Get all of the golden retriever puppy supplies before you bring your puppy home (this will make life for you and them much easier)
- Talk to the breeder about what food they’re eating, and decide what you’ll feed them
- Puppy proof your house
- Find a vet
- Find the nearest animal hospital
- Get a list of local poisonous plants and animals (you can talk to your vet about this)
- Find a puppy kindergarten class
For more information about all of these steps, check out our Complete Guide To Raising A Golden Retriever Puppy.
Bringing home your new puppy will be one of the most memorable times of your life.
They’re so sweet and curious and you will have an absolute blast.
And don’t put too much pressure on yourself for picking the perfect name.
No matter what you choose, the more you use it, and the more you associate your puppy with that name, the more you will love it.
If you liked this article, be sure to check out the Complete Guide To Raising A Golden Retriever Puppy for more information about raising your new puppy.