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143 Fitting Names for Flat-Coated Retrievers: Ideas for Hunting Dogs

Patricia Dickson

By Patricia Dickson

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The Flat-Coated Retriever is a relatively new breed; it originated in the mid-1800s in England. The breed rose to popularity as a dog for professional hunters. Today, the breed continues to be used by hunters but has become more common as simply a pet.

Let’s say you’ve adopted a Flat-Coated Retriever, and now you have the difficult challenge of giving it the perfect name it deserves. If you’re in this position, then this article is for you. Keep reading, and we’ll give you all the ideas, inspiration, and tips you need to name your Flat-Coated Retriever.

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How to Name Your Flat-Coated Retriever

The first step to naming your pet is knowing how to name your pet. Most of the time, pet names don’t come quickly; giving a name to a pet is a slow-moving process. You don’t want to rush giving your pet a name and then have them get used to a name you don’t like.

There are many different avenues you can go down when naming your pet; after all, their name describes who they are.


Probably the easiest way to name your Flat-Coated Retriever is by appearance. Naming a pet after a physical characteristic is a tried-and-true method of getting a good name. If your Flat-Coated Retriever is black, you could name them something like “Shadow”; if they are yellow, you could name them “Daisy”.

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Flat-Coated Retrievers are dogs with big personalities, and that can be great inspiration for a name. Flat Coated Retrievers are generally known for being energetic, cheerful, and loving dogs; if that describes your Flat-Coated Retriever, you may want a name that reflects that. You might name them “Happy” or “Merry”.

Pop Culture

Pet names can be, and often are, drawn from pop culture. Perhaps your Flat-Coated Retriever reminds you of a character from a book or a movie. Naming your dog after your interests is a great way to think of a name fast.

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If you’re looking for appearance names, you can’t go wrong basing the name off your Flat-Coated Retriever’s gorgeous black fur.

  • Crow
  • Raven
  • Shadow
  • Ebony
  • Bear
  • Ink
  • Inky
  • Midnight
  • Jet
  • Panther
  • Licorice
  • Noir
  • Ash
  • Ghost
  • Phantom
  • Cosmos
  • Astral
  • Pitch
  • Fudge
  • Bandit

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Despite the AKC not recognizing them as a standard color, yellow Flat-Coated Retrievers do exist. If you have one of these unrecognized beauties, you may want to name them after its lovely color.

  • Sunny
  • Goldilocks
  • Butter
  • Daisy
  • Saffron
  • Amber
  • Marigold
  • Biscuit
  • Sunfire
  • Banana
  • Lemon
  • Toffee
  • Eagle
  • Dandelion
  • Mellow
  • Honey Dew
  • Sandy
  • Mango
  • Whiskey
  • Lily

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You can name your dog after more physical traits than just the color of its fur. The size of a dog is very distinctive, and if your dog Is larger than others, there are quite a lot of names to choose from.

  • Truck
  • Mack
  • Yukon
  • Grizzly
  • Elephant
  • Hoss
  • Bruno
  • Apollo
  • Zeus
  • Hercules
  • Moose
  • Maximus
  • Boomer
  • Mason
  • Fjord
  • Everest
  • Alpha
  • Mountain
  • Spike
  • Samson
  • Tank
  • Bruiser
  • Diesel
  • Jackknife
  • Ranger
  • Kane
  • Duke
  • Buck
  • Tiny
  • Angus

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Flat-Coated Retrievers are typically very cheerful dogs. Your dog’s name should represent your dog, and a name that represents your dog’s happy demeanor is a great choice.

  • Happy
  • Merry
  • Cheer
  • Felix
  • Smiley
  • Teddy
  • Sparky
  • Joy
  • Yogi
  • Sunshine
  • Angel
  • Chipper
  • Buddy
  • Jolly
  • Cheerio
  • Spree

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Perhaps your Flat-Coated Retriever reminds you of a character from your favorite movie or book that can be a brilliant place to take a name from.

  • Albus
  • Sirius
  • Hermione
  • Frodo
  • Khaleesi
  • Daenerys
  • Gandalf
  • Sauron
  • Snape
  • Mufasa
  • Luna
  • Nala
  • Simba
  • Timon
  • Pumba
  • Gatsby
  • Sherlock
  • Holmes
  • Dr. Watson
  • Dobby
  • Buckbeak

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36 Musical Names for Your Flat-Coated Retriever

Flat-Coated Retrievers
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Maybe you’re into music, and your Flat-Coated Retriever reminds you of a song, a genre, or an artist. If that’s the case, then this article is for you.

  • Jazz
  • Blues
  • Bon Jovi
  • Weezer
  • Sandman
  • Ozzy
  • Cobain
  • Grohl
  • Van Halen
  • Zeppelin
  • Lead Belly
  • Nirvana
  • Sinatra
  • Slash
  • Axel
  • Amp
  • Reverb
  • Treble
  • Linkedin
  • Snoop
  • Kanye
  • Bono
  • Elvis
  • Blink
  • 182
  • U2
  • Elton
  • Octave
  • Les Paul
  • Gibson
  • Foo
  • Ringo
  • Cash
  • Sabbath
  • Oasis
  • Hendrix

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As you can see, there are many different names that you can use for your Flat-Coated Retriever. It’s best to get to learn your dog’s personality before you decide what to name it for the best results. Whether you are a music fan, a fan of literature, or just love cutesy names for animals, there’s something for every dog owner on this list. What name will you choose for your Flat-Coated Retriever? Is it on our list? If not, let us know what name you chose in the comments below.

Featured Image Credit: KimKuehke, Shutterstock

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