Friday, January 9, 2009

What's in a name?

Veterinary Pet Insurance compiled a list of the most popular names for dogs and cats in 2008 from its database of 466,000 pets and found the most unusual names while they were at it.

"People" names were the most popular, with Max coming in first for both cats and dogs and Bella, Lucy, and Chloe making both top 10 lists. But some people clearly prefer more creativity in their pet names, judging from the unusual names Edward Scissorpaws, Sir Lix-a-lot, Snoop Kitty Kitty, and Admiral Toot.

For Cats, the top 10 most popular names were:

1. Max
2. Chloe
3. Tigger
4. Tiger
5. Lucy
6. Smokey
7. Oliver
8. Bella
9. Shadow
10. Charlie

On the other paw, the 10 most uncommon were:

1. Edward Scissorpaws
2. Sir Lix-a-lot
3. Optimus Prrrime
4. Buddah Pest
5. Snoop Kitty Kitty
6. Miss Fuzzbutt
7. 80 Bucks
8. Sparklemonkey
9. Rosie Posie Prozac
10. Toot Uncommon

I wounder if that is "our" Buddah Pest? I do like Edward Scissorpaws though.


T'Abby Normal said...

We were surprised that Abby was not on the list of most popular, and that Stygia was not on the list of most unusual.

Abby Normal

Gandalf and Grayson said...

Our Tuxie cousin's name is Tucker Scissorhands! There's a very good reason for that, too!

Margaret Cloud said...

My granddaughter named our cat=Melody and the girl dog=Willow, both are at the Bridge now.

Black Cat said...

Yes, Buddah Pest is "our" Buddah Pest. He blogged about it a little while ago.

Hope you're all having a Happy New Year:) xxx