With its huge online database of adoptable animals, Petfinder has over 300,000 pets available and they've taken a look at those pets to see which names are most common. Now it makes sense that there's some overlap with the other list we've seen, especially since shelters may not take the time to get super creative for creatures they're trying to re-home elsewhere.Holding the top spot for dogs is Buddy while Lucy reigns supreme for cats — see the full lists when you read more
Coming up with a name that's just right is a tough process! Some of us one day dream of owning a pet with a particular moniker while others wait until we meet an animal before starting the naming process. I planned on calling North "Piper" until I picked him up and decided that simply didn't fit and a community member enlisted our help to come up with a name for this precious face — how did the process work for you?
(See more of the super adorable Brody James here.)
Please give me your ideas on what to name him, I want a strong name because he's so small!
If you've got ideas for this Min Pin/ Shih Tzu mix, leave them in the comments below!
I guess it'd make calling and remembering a bit easier, but what's your take on naming your pets the same name as another?
While traveling with my parents several years back, they made some "grown-up" friends at the resort. Later, running into one woman by the pool, my mom introduced me. The woman's response upon hearing my name: "Ohhh, that's my dog's name."She was lucky I didn't push her into the water. Anyway, my pooch has a non-traditional human name but I'm not opposed to "people" names, as long as I don't have a bad association with that same one. P.S., after you vote, don't forget to play our Wacky Cat Name game to see if you get any name inspiration!
Cute cat, right? Look closely to see something poking out of that lil mouth — the kitty not only has a tooth coming out on top, "Snag L. Tooth" has the number one wackiest cat name chosen from VPI Pet Insurance's database of over 470,000 insured pets!According to owner, Alison Reppel they started referring to him by Snags, "not only because it describes him physically but also because it suited his personality. He gets into little snags all around the house, knocking over pots and pans or ripping apart any cardboard that we may leave sitting around.” Ha!
The complete feline top 10:
- Snag L. Tooth
- Clawed Monet
- Velvet Elvis
- Eartha Kitty
- Blue Man Chew
- Thurston Picklesworth III
- Polly Prissypants
Now see the top 10 wacky dog names — and a photo of the number one pooch — when you read more
Baby talk among adults is a definite no-no in my book, but what about calling your significant other by a name no one else does? The nickname can be as simple as "sweetie" or as creative as "schmooky pie."
It can be conforming and natural to use a name that expresses affection for your significant other, as long as people around you don't find the constant assertion of endearment annoying. For example, some couples participate in an endless litany of "babes" — "Hey, babe." "Sure, babe." "Thanks, babe." — over, and over again.
How do you feel about using pet names?
Run of the mill pet names like babe, honey, or gorgeous are really sweet when they come from the love in your life, but since they are such standard terms of endearment, it's easy to use them with your friends, too.
For example, when a girlfriend of mine was dating her now-ex-boyfriend, he would always refer to her as sweetie, but he referred to her friends as sweetie too! To be honest it creeped me out a bit — if I were her I'd want that nickname to remain sacred between us — but tell me where you stand on the idea of reusing pet names with platonic friends.
What's in a name? A lot, clearly. Veterinary Pet Insurance, the country's largest and oldest provider, tallied to the top 10 most popular dog and cat names from its database of over 466,000 insured pets. Granted, there are tons of animals out there that are uninsured, but I can think of creatures with nearly each of these popular names that I either know personally, or that belong to a celebrity pet owner.
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Over the weekend, I told someone I just met that I had a puppy when asked if I had roommates. My pal overheard and was quick to point out that North is a grown dog.
I wasn't being intentionally deceitful (after all my parents still refer to only-child-me as "the baby" and I'm far from it), and I meant it more affectionately than realistically. Do you ever refer to your pet as a puppy, kitten or other (dare I say) pet names regardless of age? Shh, the poll's anonymous so your secret's safe with me.