Thursday, December 6, 2012

Puppy Names

I was reading an article about the most popular puppie names for 2012 (from a study of 1.26 million vet records), and I found it interesting that traditional names such as Fido and Rover are on the way out while baby names are taking over the charts.  It seems that the largest contributer to the popularity of a name is pop culture. For example, Bella has been the number one female puppy name since 2006 after the first Twilight book (featuring a heroine named Bella) came out in 2005. The 10 most popular names are listed below:
  1. Bella 
  2. Daisy 
  3. Lucy 
  4. Molly 
  5. Lola 
  6. Sophie 
  7. Sadie 
  8. Chloe 
  9. Coco 
  10. Maggie 
  1. Max
  2. Buddy
  3. Charlie
  4. Rocky
  5. Cooper
  6. Bear
  7. Bentley
  8. Duke
  9. Jack
  10. Toby
When I was a child, our dogs had pet names - Cuddles and Mingo (a variation from Bingo).  But as an adult, I have always given my pets people names: Heather, Tammy, Willie, Georgie, and Ivy.  I guess that Fiesta was the exception to that.  And I don't know where Bodie fits in.  I guess I just wanted a name that was unusual but not weird, strong but not aggressive.

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