It's been a week since he joined our family and we still can't believe that we are the proud owners of the most adorable, cuddly, well-behaved puppy in the world. We are completely head over heels in love!

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I haven't had a dog since I was a little girl and my husband hasn't had a dog since his Dalmatian Misty died in 2014 and although my husband and I had talked about getting a dog for our son when he was tiny, the timing and our life situation weren't where it needed to be for that to happen - until now.

When everything aligned for us to be able to get a dog, my husband and I decided that we wanted it to be a total surprise for our son and that we wanted the puppy to have a name before being presented to our boy.


Traci Taylor
Traci Taylor

My husband and I tossed around no less than a hundred names, going back and forth. Some of the names made us laugh while others were just so bad that we couldn't help but laugh and shake our heads.

If you've ever tried to pick out a name for a pet or even for a human, then you know that it can be really difficult for two people to agree on one name. After about three hours, my husband and I finally settled on a name.

Our new Goldendoodle puppy's name is Harper. He was named after the author Harper Lee who wrote the book 'To Kill A Mockingbird and Bryce Harper who is the favorite baseball player of both my husband and son.

Traci Taylor
Traci Taylor

If you're planning to get a dog in the near future or know someone who is and want some name suggestions, Wag Walking did some research and says that these are the top-picked dog names in New York.

Woof, Woof! Check Out the Most Popular Dog Names in New York

Trying to settle on a name for your new pup? You might be able to draw some inspiration from these names which, according to Wag Walking, are the most popular dog names in New York

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