On Naming Your Dog: The Most Popular Names and Picking the Right One

May 11, 2012


According to Anabel Connor, naming expert and community leader of ParentsConnect (which has extensive names databases for babies and dogs), more and more people are naming their dogs with human names. In the past, she notes, dogs were named things like Spot, Rover and Fido, but now, as canines are considered real members of the family, people are branching out and going human with their choices.
This isn’t just based on anecdotal evidence, of course. Veterinary Pet Insurance, one of America’s largest insurance providers for pets, has extensively researched this matter using nearly half-a-million animals to come up with the top ten dog names. In 2011 they were:
1. Bella
2. Bailey
3. Max
4. Lucy
5. Molly
6. Buddy
7. Daisy
8. Maggie
9. Charlie
10. Sophie
Is your dog’s name on this list?
If you’re seeking names for a new pup, Connor recommends keeping training in mind as most dogs respond best to two-syllable words with a punch. Lori Krout, founder of Dog-Paw-Print.com, recommends having fun with your dog’s name and even getting inspired by themes like movies or literature. Krout has gone as far as to compile a list of possible Harry Potter themed names for fans to draw from if they’re stuck. She’s listed Nearly Headless Nick, Muggle, Lupin and lots more.
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Source: Info via channel3000.com

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