Micro, Mini, Peanut, Pixie, Shorty and Tiny are among the names people have given small girl dogs. Other appropriate monikers include Acorn, Baby, Beans, Beanie, Binkie, Button, Elf, Inch, Littlefoot, Midge, Mite, Poco, Shortcake, Slim, Speck, Squeek, Squirt, Teenie, Thumbellina, Tinkerbelle, Twig, Twiggie and Weenie.
In 2013, the top 10 names for female dogs were Bella, Lucy, Molly, Daisy, Maggie, Sophie, Sadie, Chloe, Bailey and Lola. Examples of small-breed names based on colorations are Mocha, Hershey, Ginger, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Snowflake, Oreo, Onyx, Midnight, Caramel, Marshmallow, Ebony, Smudge, Opal, Patches, Pearl, Pumpkin, Ivory, Fawn, Butterscoth, Flame, Buttercup, Toffee, Sandy and Blaze.
Mythology fans choose names like Lady Godiva, Athena, Pandora and Flora. Place names such as Asia, Aspen, Colorado, Dallas, Madison, Montana and Paris are popular. Other alternatives are food names such as Banana, Brownie, Candy, Cupcake, Cookie, Crumbs, Donut, Dorito, Dumpling, Frito, Lollipop, Muffin, Pancake, Peaches, Pudding, Snickers and Twinkie.
A pet's personality sometimes determines its name. Some ideas are Diva, Cuddles, Happy, Helda-lot, Sweetheart, Cutie Pie, Baby Doll, Babe, Sassy, Lovebug, Shadow, Sassy, Precious, Yappy, Nipper, Wags and Bubbles. Pugs, shih tzus and other dogs that originated in Asia are sometimes called Ming Sue, Mei Ling, Mei Lee, Haiku, Sushi, Sake, Bonsai or Ying Yang.