Gathering chocolate Lab names is fun! You need to create a shortlist of great dog names, so that you can select the name that best suits your new Labrador Retriever puppy. I do love a name that is reminiscent of a candy bar, or my favorite chocolately drinks. But you might also like to pick something that is a bit more unique. Today I’ll share some awesome themed lists with top ideas for chocolate Lab puppies, along with my family’s favorite ways to narrow down the top choices.
- Chocolate Lab names for girls and boys
- Nature, food, sports and beyond
- Ideas that celebrate their coat and heritage
- Truly global inspiration
Labrador Retrievers of all shades have captured the hearts and minds of people worldwide, but friendly, lovable Chocolate Labs are simply sensational. Cloaked in rich shades of brunette, it’s nearly impossible not to reach out on impulse and touch their splendid fur.
Believe it or not, at one point in time, chocolate brown Labs were considered undesirable due to their color. Black was once the Labrador color of choice, and many fine brown puppies were cast aside in favor of their more popular counterparts. Thankfully, saner minds prevailed, and today we have an abundance of superb Chocolate Labrador Retrievers to choose from.
Thinking up unique Labrador dog names can be tricky, but there is a surprisingly simple way to come up with unusual ideas quickly. Pick a topic, theme or hobby you love and play word association!
Think of anything that relates to your theme of choice, and write it down. Try brainstorming on paper before making your shortlists. Jotting ideas down all over a large sheet of paper will help you get into creative mode! You can use our lists below to inspire you. Or you can make your own collections.
Female Chocolate Lab Names
It’s important that the chocolate Labrador name you choose for your pup perfectly reflects her personality. Girl chocolate Lab names can be as wild or as tame as your new female chocolate Lab puppy’s temperament, but still use more human styled ideas:
Male Chocolate Lab Names
Chocolate Labrador names for a boy pup or adult male may have a different flavor (pun!) than female Chocolate Labrador names. Then again, how about a unisex name like Pat or Lee? Did you know that tough guy John Wayne’s original name was Marion?! Whatever your taste, these male Lab names have something for everyone!
- Warrior One
- Dollar Bill
Naming a cute Chocolate Lab with a cute Chocolate Lab name seems like a no-brainer. But there’s a delicate balance—between art and a science—that goes into bestowing the oh-so-perfect forever name on your new bestie. Any of these cute chocolate Lab names would be welcomed by your cute baby Labrador:
- Pee Wee
- Paco Taco
Unique Chocolate Lab Names
Are you struggling to decide what to name your new baby Labrador? Or are you bringing home an adult rescue Lab and want to find a new name for his new start? We’ve been taking a look at some fun ways to choose chocolate Lab names. Helping you to pick the best one for your lovely Labrador.
One great way to come up with something original is to use names you like as a springboard. Get a piece of paper and write a few ideas that you like. Don’t worry if you don’t love them. Just spread around the page and jot down anything and everything you can think of that relates to that name. Work around the theme.
Say you like the name Rosie, fill the sheet with the names of other flowers or things you might find in the natural world. Don’t let yourself be restricted by whether or not these words are names in the traditional sense. We are looking for the unusual here! You can get the other members of the family to do the same, then swap sheets and see what you think of each other’s brainstorming attempts. It’s a great way to make naming your puppy into a communal activity, and one that’s much less likely to turn into an argument!
Did you know that Chocolate Labs are sometimes referred to as liver Labradors? It’s true! So in honor of this unique appellation, we’d like to present you with some more good Lab names to consider. Many of these would sound even more unusual for female Labrador.
- Princess Leia
Names From Nature
Nature is a great theme around which to brainstorm some awesome chocolate Lab puppy names:
You might also like to try themes based on an activity. These sport themed chocolate Labrador names have a nice ring to them and can celebrate your favorite hobby!
Foody Labrador Names
Are you a major foodie? Have a secret wish to be a chef, or a real taste for sweet treats? These names for cute Labs are inspired by all things food and cooking, from baking to shop bought candies!
Cool Names For Chocolate Labs
Puppies normally sleep up to 20 hours a day, and as adults, it’s normal for them to spend the day and night sleeping for hours at a time. This extended sleep time is normal as long as your dog is active and alert while awake, and his eating and bathroom habits remain normal. We honestly can’t think of any names more chill than these for your Chocolate Labrador puppy:
- Boogie Woogie
- Baby Ruth
Names By Coat Color
Good names for chocolate Labs can also be inspired by their gorgeous double coat! Although chocolate Labs come in a surprising range of shades.
How about a name that simply recognizes your dog’s gorgeous coat? Whether you’ve got a light brown Labrador or a deep dark rich chocolate, these brown dog names are perfect as they have a strong association with the color:
Silver Lab puppies are born because either chocolate parents carried a dilute gene, which mutes the impact of the normal brown dog color. Giving them an amazing silver sheen!
Tan Lab Puppies
A tan lab puppy is really just another name for a light chocolate Labrador Retriever. But this shade of brown is quite distinctive and deserves a head nod when you are looking for special Lab puppy names!
Chocolate Lab Puppies with Blue Eyes
A brown Lab with blue eyes is an unusual site in adulthood, but chocolate Lab puppies often have beautiful blue eyes.
English Chocolate Lab Puppies
A chocolate Lab show dog is often known as an English Labrador. If you have an English Lab puppy you might like to give them a name that reflects their gorgeous breeding. These names are all stunning for chunky chocolate English Labrador puppies.
American Chocolate Labs
The chocolate Lab hunting dog is becoming more popular in recent years. Also known as an American Lab dog, these slim, enthusiastic pupsters are bred for the field.
Names From Around The World
Another great way to name your dog is by location, so how about these chocolate Lab names from around the world! Picking your favorite country, state or city can be a way to celebrate your love of travel with the love of your dog:
What about settling for a place you love and a name that harks back there. These southern dog names would sound mighty fine on any chocolate Lab puppy!
The AKC recognized Labrador Retrievers in 1917, and the UK Kennel Club did the same in 1903. So, we thought that you might like to take a look at some of the AKC’s favorite dog names. These monikers come from the numerous canines AKC judges have seen in competitions over the years. Here are some of these famous names:
Best Chocolate Lab Names
Chocolate Labs were not in favor in the early part of the last century. But why not? We have no idea, or what ended up changing the general consensus. We do know that it wasn’t until the 1960’s that the intensely beautiful hue of Chocolate Labs became favorable.
By the way, it was the same people who embraced the once-scorned Lab at this time that made Chocolate the unofficial official name for this color Lab, instead of liver or brown. Today, many dog parents consider the Chocolate Lab the best color. In honor of this sentiment, we offer up what we think would make the most popular Chocolate Labrador puppy names ever:
- Penny Loafer
- Mocha Latte
Making Your Shortlist
Once you have gathered your collections of chocolate Labrador Retriever names together, it’s time to make a shortlist. You’ll need to pick out 6-10 of your favorites. If there are several family members involved try to include at least one or two names from each of them.
A blackboard or kitchen noticeboard is ideal for this. Very often, just seeing the names up on a board this way helps one of them to really jump out at you!
To make the final choice, you could allow each member of the family to remove one name from the list each day! Until only one name remains. Or you could fold the chocolate Lab names up and put them in a hat, and let someone pick out the winner.
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Pippa Mattinson is the best selling author of The Happy Puppy Handbook, the Labrador Handbook, Choosing The Perfect Puppy, and Total Recall.
She is also the founder of the Gundog Trust and the Dogsnet Online Training Program
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