We regularly get asked about Momo's name - have you ever wondered how she got it?

 

No, she's not named after the Avatar: The Last Airbender series. But we did love the show (and kind of liked the movie).

 

And yes, Momo does mean "peach" in Japanese. While Momo is super fuzzy and sweet, that's not how she got her name either.

To be honest, her name is a hybrid of what we originally had in mind. You see, we love the Madagascar movies and and one of our favorite scenes involves a chunky hippopotamus named, Moto Moto. We originally were planning on naming a new boy pug Moto Moto, but little miss Momo stole our hearts... so we decided to change the name a little bit so that it just sounded girlier. We think it fits her perfectly.

Here's a cool infographic all about dog names we came across on Pet360! Check out the list of the most popular names, does your pup make the list?

 

Dog Names
(Dog names graphic produced by Matt Beswick for Pet365. Click here to view the full post.)


How did you come up with your dog's name? Leave us a comment below!