According to T. S. Eliot, the naming of cats is a difficult matter. While we can’t say that we agree that a cat necessarily needs three different names, we can certainly concur that choosing the right moniker for a cat, or a canine, can be a tricky task. Where do you start? We may just have the answer. Whether you’re looking for inspiration, have a thing for words, or are just plain nosey when it comes to names, you may be interested to read on.
In 2015, we compared the most popular pet names in the U.S. with those in the UK. Now we’ve managed to get our hands on an updated list of the top ten male/female dog and cat names. Could your pampered pet’s name be included, or have you opted for something a little more unique?
When it comes to naming dogs and cats, one thing is for sure: with some names, it just doesn’t matter whether your pet purrs or barks, as Max, Charlie, Bella, Lucy, Sophie, Lola, and Chloe have all managed to transcend the species into their respective top tens.
We were also particularly amused that the number ten names in each of the cat columns were related to Disney’s The Lion King, with Simba and Nala charting, while Loki from The Avengers, Bella from Twilight, Luna from the Harry Potter franchise, and Rocky also made appearances. Pet owners, it would appear, are big movie fans when it comes to choosing names. Also evident is the shift away from “cute” names such as Fluffy and Princess, and a general sway towards more human names.
We’re loving these top tens, but what are your own pets called? Please let us know!