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Top 10 Names for Dogs and Cats

Posted by: Magic 1278 | 13 April, 2012 - 10:25 AM
Top 10 Dog and Cat names

The  "Top 10" of names for family members is usually reserved for the arrival of new babies... well it seems just as much thought is going into selecting the perfect name for another addition to the family - it just happens to be your dog or cat.  And why not?  With less children being born to families these days, pets have become an invaluable part of family life.

Laura Wattenberg, author of The Baby Name Wizard and creator of, says that the names we choose for animals symbolise our increasing connection to pets — and this is particularly evident when it comes to female kitty names, such as Lola, Stella, Zoey and Penny. Not only do these picks have a soft, cozy sound to them, but Wattenberg also points out that "the more human names we give our pets, the more family-like a role they tend to play. These names lend a feeling of warmth and personal attachment to the pet."

Another popular pet-naming trend that speaks to our tendency to look at pets as children: single-sex picks like Dexter and Gunner. "Classic unisex pet names used to be about physical characteristics — Spot, Midnight, Fluffy — which you might think of as objectifying today," says Wattenberg. "Now pets are given more traditional, single-sex human names."


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  • My "fur baby" came from the RSPCA when he was 1 year old with a terrible name. I asked a carer there if it was too late to change it, and she assured me it would be fine. It took all of 2 days before he answered to his new name "Brian", named after the musical genius Brian Wilson :)

    Carla Wednesday 13 June, 2012 - 8:41 PM
  • My dog is Molly. Don't know how they came up with those names. Our other dog was Troddle. Asked how she came up with the name from an 8 year old. "I don't know I just thought of it".

    Gary Mitchell Thursday 19 April, 2012 - 10:03 PM
  • Our Jack Russel is called misty after the song and Clint Eastwood movie. She is tri coloured and suits the name immensley.

    Irene Short Sunday 15 April, 2012 - 5:09 PM

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