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Trendiest Pet Names: Which One Is Your Favorite?

SodaHead Living 2012/04/09 21:49:52
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Move over, Fido, Spot and Fluffy. Vetstreet.com recently reviewed the pet names that have been trending for the last 12 years, and they sound a lot more like celebrity baby names than, well, monikers for dogs and cats. The names Lola and Stella ranked No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, for both female dogs and cats. For male dogs, Bentley and Diesel ranked No. 1 and No. 2; for male cats, Dexter and Cooper took the tops spots.

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Laura Wattenberg, author of "The Baby Name Wizard," sees a "Guys and Dolls-style" trend in current pet names. "Parents are giving pets the more extreme versions of their kids' names," Wattenberg tells vetstreet. "While they're happy to name their children Leo and Max, they aren't quite ready for Lulu or Milo for their kids."

She also thinks the names for female cats are more human and warmer than in the past, showing that people now feel an increased connection to their pets. "The more human names we give our pets, the more family-like a role they tend to play. These names lend a feeling of warmth and personal attachment to the pet," Wattenberg says. Unisex names are also hot, and so are pop-culture influenced names (Piper, Marley, Willow, Ziggy, etc.). What's your favorite trendy pet name?
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  • glass_butterfly ~YSU~ 2012/04/10 02:48:20 (edited)
    Stella
    glass_butterfly ~YSU~
    +6
    That's CRAZY I got my black lab mix almost 3 years ago and her name Stella! I didn't know that it was considered "trendy". And ironically my sister wanted to name her Lola. But my first dog was name Lexie (We thought the keep the L names going) and that's not on the list, so I'm not THAT trendy...

    My little Stella-Wella:
    Stella McBarkers

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  • Miss Ellen 2012/08/05 02:44:54
    Other (please write your favorite pet name here)
    Miss Ellen
    I usually name my pets corny people names. Simon, Henry, Rupert, Sinbad lol I never thought about it before today.
  • Vision of Verve 2012/05/05 18:57:33
  • Other (please write your favorite pet name here)
    ✩Batman's✩Epic✩Understudy✩
    I love the name Link for pets
  • peggy 2012/04/17 05:57:34
    Other (please write your favorite pet name here)
    peggy
    We had a beagle...Early 90's. His name was Billyray. He had a bubble butt and could sing just ad good as BR Cyrus he thought so. We would tell him to sing and he would howl.
  • salinageorge 2012/04/15 14:27:14
    Other (please write your favorite pet name here)
    salinageorge
  • LaurenCounsell 2012/04/15 13:59:21
    Other (please write your favorite pet name here)
    LaurenCounsell
    Mia
  • KatherineGPires 2012/04/13 15:28:34
    Other (please write your favorite pet name here)
    KatherineGPires
    Tommy it's the name of my dog ;)
  • raine 2012/04/12 05:39:20
    Other (please write your favorite pet name here)
    raine
    bunch of stupid names. Are they all pit bulls
  • Bob 2012/04/12 05:17:22
    Other (please write your favorite pet name here)
    Bob
    Moose, my new Bullmastiff puppies name.
  • Hermione Granger Fan 2012/04/11 20:20:45
    Other (please write your favorite pet name here)
    Hermione Granger Fan
    Depends on the dog I wouldnt name a great dane princess nor would I name a chiwawa tarzan.
  • raine Hermion... 2012/04/12 05:42:39
    raine
    +1
    A chiwawa should be nammed shut up stupid things are always barking. My mom has 3
  • erro 2012/04/11 04:43:13 (edited)
    Other (please write your favorite pet name here)
    erro
    Chynna

    Mohavi

    Piper

    Deja

    Gretzski

    Munro

    Tuxedo

    Halifax

    2 rabbits - Pepsi & Kola

    My current dog is named Willow and we frequently call her Willabeast or Willobee. She is 8 ear old mini schnauzer and full of spunk. There is never a dull moment with her around.
  • Hannah 2012/04/11 01:14:33
    Other (please write your favorite pet name here)
    Hannah
    Bandit!
  • Stryder 2012/04/10 23:55:08
    Other (please write your favorite pet name here)
    Stryder
    Our dog's name is Lincoln.
  • toxic_phantom 2012/04/10 23:47:52
    Cooper
    toxic_phantom
    my dog's names are maggie & buttercup though.
  • xaylan 2012/04/10 22:10:36
    Other (please write your favorite pet name here)
    xaylan
    Felix c: that's my dog's name <3
  • violetgurl 2012/04/10 22:04:02
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    violetgurl
  • Stryder violetgurl 2012/04/10 23:55:46
    Stryder
    Good Lord, put that dog on a diet! :)
  • Hannah violetgurl 2012/04/11 01:15:35
    Hannah
    Dang does IT have arithiridis
  • Hermion... violetgurl 2012/04/11 20:22:44
    Hermione Granger Fan
    Is that your dog?
  • Chieki 2012/04/10 21:18:56
    Other (please write your favorite pet name here)
    Chieki
    +2
    Sheba

    My dog was a queen...

    I miss her :(

    keeshond
  • ♥ Jess Or Jessie ♥ 2012/04/10 21:06:42
    Other (please write your favorite pet name here)
    ♥ Jess Or Jessie ♥
    Fusion
    Midnight
    Calyah
    Diamond
    Rocky
  • dlsofsetx 2012/04/10 20:52:46
    Bentley
    dlsofsetx
    +1
    Great car,also.
  • goinpostal 2012/04/10 20:15:46
    Other (please write your favorite pet name here)
    goinpostal
    +1
    the name should fit the dog.It depends what kind of dog it is.
  • Stryder goinpostal 2012/04/10 23:56:19
    Stryder
    +1
    That's exactly what I was thinking.
  • POWERSHAKER 2012/04/10 20:06:40
  • Liz Del Rey 2012/04/10 19:52:01
    Lola
    Liz Del Rey
    thats what my sister named her dog :D
  • Torchy 2012/04/10 19:49:39 (edited)
    Stella
    Torchy
    *In Brando-esque voice* STELLA!!!

    stella artois
  • I Wish I Were A Skywalker..... 2012/04/10 19:49:36 (edited)
    Other (please write your favorite pet name here)
    I Wish I Were A Skywalker... ~ In Television I Trust
    +1
    My cat's name is Arnold Schwarzenegger, but I do want a dog..
    dog marley
  • ✩Batman... I Wish ... 2012/04/18 02:11:07 (edited)
    ✩Batman's✩Epic✩Understudy✩
    That's an awesome cat name. Lol dog marley
  • relic 2012/04/10 19:47:00
    Diesel
    relic
    Years ago at the dog park there was a Basset Hound that actually was named "Puppy-Wuppy". All the dogs teased him about his name, but my Doberman teased him unmercilessly.

    Some of the pet names today often remind me of that poor dog.
  • Piper 2012/04/10 19:44:56
    Other (please write your favorite pet name here)
    Piper
    Piper. When I chose that name for my little silver schnauzer back in the 80's, it certainly wasn't "trendy". I liked watching the sandpipers on the beach, and am a fan of Tolkien, and Pippin the hobbit.
  • Anna 2012/04/10 19:25:02
    Other (please write your favorite pet name here)
    Anna
    Poochini, Darlin, Mona and Sweetie.
  • vasti 2012/04/10 19:12:46
    Bentley
    vasti
    awesome name
  • Ranga 2012/04/10 19:11:42
    Stella
    Ranga
    lol
  • megan 2012/04/10 19:11:20
    Stella
    megan
    haha
  • gunner 2012/04/10 19:00:47
    Other (please write your favorite pet name here)
    gunner
    We had a female cat (neutered) and a tom cat (frustrated). She was kitty-girl and he was kitty-boy.. Now there are 2 dogs here. One female chiwawa(neutered) and one male German Shepherd(frustrated) We call her penny and him thor. I don`t know how to spell chiwawa and the name of the breed is bigger than the dog anyhow. Yappy little ankle biter. Good watch dog tho. Thor, he don`t bark, thinks everyone is his best friend and between lounging in his swim pool eating and sleeping, all he`s good for is keeping part of our yard of limits to people due to the outrageous landmines.
  • dobby123 2012/04/10 18:57:55
    Other (please write your favorite pet name here)
    dobby123
    Felix. Best name for a kitty.
  • NinodeBoer 2012/04/10 18:32:13
    Other (please write your favorite pet name here)
    NinodeBoer
    I call my rabbit rabbit
  • Hannah NinodeBoer 2012/04/11 01:16:50
    Hannah
    I wonder why?haha lol

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