TODAY | April 10, 2013
>> i recently found out one of the best things you can do is get a dog. i just got this little guy blake shelton about a week or so ago. one of the big questions dog owners have, what on earth should you name your puppy? we take a look right here. that the brooklyn doggy academy puppy party the memory of how the pooches came to be named is a fresh memory.
>> milo, jasper, cooper.
>> finneas, he knows his name.
>> the inspiration for doggy names --
>> jazz singer and to an italian herb.
>> that is basil.
>> for some families picking just the right name is an opportunity to choose something symbolic.
>> we loved matrix.
>> there's abannual list of the most wacky pet names, spunky brewster, otto itchy bobo and chew baca. andrea advises to keep them short and sweet. zbl .
>> i've had clients give their dogs william benedict the iii and i think that's a little too much.
>> even short and sweet can come with a twist.
>> it's spelled with two ns although she has the form look.
>> and sometimes compromise is the name of the game .
>> pink got her name because pink is my wife's favorite color. originally she wanted to name her principle sis but i didn't want to walk a dog named princess.
>> the most popular dog names aren't that different from baby names . bell laand max topped last year's list.
>> if they're part of the family you'll take a lot of effort into choosing a name because it's a name your dogs will have through the next 15 years and a name you're going to say a lot.
>> and then there's me. i oshlg loriginally wanted to name him after blake shelton but quickly learned that everyone has an opinion so i backed down, i named him charlie, until kathie lee set me straight.
>> i think there is somebody on the phone that's incredibly disappointed in you, hoda woman.
>> good morning, blake .
>> you didn't name your dog after me?
>> oh, wait a second. do you want me to name the dog blake ?
>> i do.
>> there you go.
>> there's something wrong about that.
>> i asked if it was okay he said let's just pretend i asked miranda and she said yes.
>> there is young blake .
>> do you call him blake , blake shelton ?
>> i call him blake . you've got a cute little pooch.
>> i have pepper who is also a rescue.
>> mine is a rescue but came with her name, zara and i kept it because i love it.
>> let's see zara.
>> and i've got jules.
>> of course you do, jules.
>> big tongues hanging out.