Baby names now popular for pets

Molly, Charlie and Alfie are popular baby names but are now being given to pets instead of traditional names like Spot, Tiddles or Rover.

A survey by John Lewis Insurance of 36,000 pet owners found that the most popular baby names for cats and dogs also included Max, Daisy and Bella. Poppy came top as the most popular of the baby names used for both pets.

John Brady from John Lewis Insurance said: ‘It’s hard to spot a difference between our popular pet names list and popular baby names. Human names dominate.

Top 10 baby names used for dogs

1. Poppy 2. Alfie 3. Molly 4. Charlie 5. Max 6. Bella and Ruby 8. Millie 9. Daisy 10. Rosie

Top 10 baby names used for cats

1. Poppy 2. Oscar 3. Charlie 4. Molly 5. Daisy 6. Millie 7. Alfie 8. Rosie 9. Tigger 10. Bella, Max and Monty

Baby names were not the only popular choices for pets. They were
also inspired by celebrities and famous footballers, including Rooney,
Beckham and Giggs.

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