Sunday, November 18, 2007

"People" names now popular for pets

What ever happened to "Rover"? It's no longer cool, it seems, to name a dog Fido, Snoopy or Lassie.
According to a database of more than 450,000 pets insured by Veterinary Pet Insurance, Max is the most popular name for both dogs and cats. Other crossover favorites: Lucy and Bella.
Interestingly, the top 10 dog names are also names for people. "When pets are an integral part of the family, people are more inclined to choose a human name," says Carol McConnell, who is the chief veterinary medical officer at Veterinary Pet Insurance.

Top dog names
1. Max
2. Molly
3. Buddy
4. Bella
5. Lucy
6. Maggie
7. Daisy
8. Jake
9. Bailey
10. Rocky
Top cat names
1. Max

2. Chloe
3. Lucy
4. Tigger
5. Tiger
6. Smokey
7. Oliver
8. Bella
9. Sophie
10. Princess

1 comment:

dreaming over the ocean said...

my dog's name was mike.

and, in coincidence, I had some friends who had a baby close to the same time that sam and gretchen got their dog... and, by slim chance, with neither of the couples knowing one another, both the dog and the boy were named jasper. :)