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Although this is a stereotypical dog name I have never actually heard of a dog named Fido. Though my brother in the Marine Corps almost named his dog Semper Fido as a pun on Semper Fidelis.
YMPvt  3/17/2007
Bark! bark! If you name your kid Fido, he'll be teased for life.
Mrnda13  1/2/2008
This name isn't English, but in a dead language that was basically oreserved for the male elite several centuries ago. That already seems like a good reason not to use the name. It rather figures that this is a name given to dogs. Maybe if some parents decide that they want a son who believes everything they say, treats their words as ''speech from God'', and follows them like a lost puppy and is always ready to do whatever they ask him to without ever asking why and thinking for himself, they might pick this silly, immature name for their son.
slight night shiver  5/24/2008
Sit. Stay. Roll over.
sweetkit  5/25/2008
It's a dog name, not a human name, and the meaning is so lame.
bananarama  11/29/2008
This name is bad enough on a dog.
number1212  12/16/2008
Okay, let's remember that Fido was first a person's name, not a dogs. It became the stereotypical name for a dog because of its meaning. But actually I have never ever seen a dog named Fido. Max seems to be the popular choice. So I think it would be fine to name a kid Fido. It could even sound cool with the right last name.
― Anonymous User  12/27/2009
Ok, I know dogs names on people are super trendy right now, (think bailey, Bella, Max) but this is going too far. I really like the meaning though, it's perfect for a dog! :)
― Anonymous User  3/5/2013
Its usage is listed as "Pet". Relax, no one is considering it for a child. (I HOPE!)
thesnowwhiterose  7/7/2013
I agree with previous posters that although Fido is a stereotypical dog's name, it seems to have fallen out of favor. Fido, like Rex and Rover, is no longer one of the 50 most common names for male dogs. Some traditional dogs' names that are still in the top 20 for male dogs are Buster, Duke, Cooper, Rocky, and Buddy, while Daisy and Princess are the only two really stereotypically canine names still in the top 20 for female dogs. Strangely, Bailey is in the top 10 for both male and female dogs. Of course, these are all primarily dogs' names, so I seriously hope no parent would consider giving a human child any of these names, with the possible exception of Daisy.
JamesK  11/11/2014
I love the name Fido for a dog! It's not as common anymore and has a retro vibe. Cool for any golden colored dog.
lilpimpteller  8/1/2015
It should only be used for dogs.
Jghazt333  2/20/2016
This name is the only name on BtN that got listed as a pet's name.
Jghazt333  2/20/2016
I named my then-3 month old male kitten (now 7 months) "Fiel".(It's Portuguese, and means Faithful. I guess it's same origin.)
Even I always call him "Fi", I don't recommend this as cat's name. Sorry Fi.
angelorphan  11/5/2016
Fido was an Italian street dog that came to public attention in 1943 because of his demonstration of unwavering loyalty to his dead master. Fido was written about in many Italian and international magazines and newspapers, appeared in newsreels throughout Italy, and was bestowed several honors, including a public statue erected in his honor.
cutenose  1/17/2017
I suppose a Marine returning from a long tour of duty would be very happy to be reunited with his or her loyal dog. Perhaps some of them ought to be named Semper Fido.
Aethanael  1/28/2018

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