Finally, we see many dog names that are sports related — like a sports player or team. Names such as Jeter and Dodger are good examples. Sports names will vary greatly by region due to the respective fan bases. People associate their dogs as something that makes them happy and name choices are often derived from other sources of comfort in people’s lives. These little pets keep us young and smiling and their names reflect that emotion that they bring into our lives. More or less, the name you choose should make you smile and feel comfortable; it should roll off the tongue and you should try it out for a little while to make sure you don’t get annoyed with it.