If there’s something every Scottish Terrier needs, it’s a great name to suit their noble and dignified disposition. As pet parents ourselves, we know that picking the perfect name isn’t always easy, especially when there are so many options to choose from—where on Earth does one even start?!
Whether you’re looking for something traditionally Scottish, cute, simple, funny, or downright bizarre, we’ve got the works here. These aren’t just random picks, either—each one has been very carefully chosen as a name potentially worthy of being worn by your proud, upstanding Scottie! We’ll also share some top tips on how to choose your Scottish Terrier’s name.
How to Name Your Scottish Terrier
If you’re stuck choosing a name, there are a few things you can consider to narrow your choices down a bit. For us, one of the best ways to get ideas for names is to consider how your dog looks and what their personality is like.
Before a new dog comes home, some of us spend quite a bit of time daydreaming about the perfect name, but when the dog actually arrives, it just doesn’t quite suit them in the way you thought it might. There’s no need to feel pressured into choosing a name immediately. Spend a bit of time with your dog getting to know them before making your decision.
Scottish Terriers, for example, are typically black, small, stocky, well-built dogs with long, bearded snouts. They tend to have somewhat solemn, serious-looking faces—an aura they give off in general.
They’re also known for being quite feisty and courageous. Based on these personality traits, you might go for something classy and dignified or name your Scottie after a brave historical figure, for example.
“Scottish” Scottish Terrier Names
If you’ve decided something traditionally Scottish is best for your Scottie, check out these male, female, and unisex Scottish names. Some are real first names, some are surnames, and others are nicknames.
Male Scottish Terrier Names
Female Scottish Terrier Names
Unisex Scottish Terrier Names
Fancy Male Scottish Terrier Names
For the dignified Scottie, sometimes, only something elegant and classy will do. Here are some distinguished suggestions.
Fancy Female Scottish Terrier Names
Cute Male Scottish Terrier Names
If cute, short, and simple is more your style, check out these recommendations for your Scottish Terrier.
Cute Female Scottish Terrier Names
Cute Unisex Scottish Terrier Names
Scottish Terrier Names Associated with the Color Black
Most Scottish Terriers have gorgeous black coats. Here are some name ideas associated with the color black.
Food-Inspired Scottish Terrier Names
If your Scottish Terrier is fond of their food, try one of these fun food and drink-inspired names on for size.
Nature-Inspired Scottish Terrier Names
Since the Scottish Terrier hails from the land of rolling hills and blustery winds, we thought this selection of nature-inspired names would be fitting.
As hard as choosing a name for your Scottish Terrier can be, it’s just a matter of getting to know them a little more and, at some point, the right name will just click. Take your time and never settle for a name you don’t absolutely love—remember it will be your dog’s name for life! We hope these suggestions have helped you choose the perfect name or have at least helped you narrow it down to a few with potential!
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