Now that 2017 is nearly over, the month of the ‘year of…’ lists is finally here – and if it’s not baby names, or even the names of men and women most likely to have a baby, it’s the most popular names for cats and dogs…
That’s right – 2017’s list of most popular names for our favourite fluffballs is here.
In a nationwide survey, Argos pet insurance asked animal lovers across the nation what their animal’s moniker was.
While Charlie and Poppy top the list for our favourite feline friend names, it is Alfie and Bella who have charmed their way to the top of the prime pooch names.
Charlie may have topped the list among dog owners in 2016, but it has now been pushed to second place.
And while Coco was a first place name last year, it features nowhere near the top ten in female dog names this year.
The list of the top ten favourite names according to gender are listed below:
For male cats:
For female cats:
For male dogs:
For female dogs:
It’s clear from the list that human names are big for both adults and pets alike.
Unlike the precious herd at Crufts, which has recently featured names such as Braccorians Goddess of Love, Heaven’s Mercy in Love With Dorea, Lochtaymore Bridget Jones of Tillycorthie and Toseland Vanilla Ice, it is clear that most of the nation’s pet owners are aiming for a more simple moniker in life.
Britain is a nation of animal lovers. There are roughly 8.5 million dogs and 8 million cats homed in the UK,and 20 million pets live across the UK in total.