David Woods

I have been an animal lover since before I can remember. I’ll never forget my fifth birthday when my parents bought me my first pet; a velvet black lop eared rabbit with a sweet white mark on his nose.

It was at this moment where my love of choosing a great name for animals was born, at just five years old I knew I wanted to choose a name which was perfect for my beautiful Rabbit; at the time, Blotch seemed like the ideal match!

As I reached my teenage years, our home was a bit like a petting zoo, we had:

  • Rabbits
  • Fish
  • Hamsters
  • Two dogs
  • A flock of chickens (I even named each one of them!)

Both of my childhood dogs were rescue animals who we gave new names to. When we first went to the rescue center to meet a beautiful Lab, she had endless energy, and her previous name simply didn’t suit her. As a family we chose; Brio – meaning, energy.

David’s Experience

My love of animals followed me to my studies, and now into my work life:

  • I hold two degrees and studied Applied Animal Behavior and Animal Welfare
  • I am also a member of the Dog Writers Association of America

My Pet’s Names was created based on my three decades of experience of choosing pet’s names, from my own family pets, to dogs in the rescue shelter I volunteered at.

I love researching and choosing names which reflect a pet perfectly, and I wanted to make the process simpler for other pet parents.

There are plenty of books and websites which list regular names of pets, but I wanted to create a place where people can find the meaning and history behind thousands of different names, from classic to extra-ordinary titles, you’ll find them all here on My Pet’s Name.

Outside of writing and dog training, I am a keen runner and have competed in several marathons. I much prefer to run shorter distances now, or take a long hike on the weekend with Bear, my pedigree Bullmastiff.

If you would like to get in touch with me, please feel free to send me a message, I’d love to help you choose the best name for your new pet.

David’s Expertise

  • Studied Applied Animal Behavior and Animal Welfare
  • Member of the Dog Writers Association of America
  • Chosen Hundreds of Dogs Names
  • Helped Over 50,000 People Choose the Best Name For Their Pet

David’s Work