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Trendiest Pet Names: Which One Is Your Favorite?

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.



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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  • ♌βļąƈʞƦơșƐ3033♌ 2012/04/09 22:27:57
  • smitty 2012/04/09 22:24:47
    Other (please write your favorite pet name here)
    smitty
    +2
    Here We Go.

    here we go bud
  • LADY LI... smitty 2012/04/10 02:40:49
    LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH
    +1
    HOW CUTE! But IT LOOKS LIKE HE DEPENDS ON THE BOTTLE

    QUITE A BIT MUCH???
  • smitty LADY LI... 2012/04/10 12:28:56
    smitty
    Yeah he does. It was a rip off of a bud light commercial. I wish I was that original.
  • Alexis 2012/04/09 22:19:35
    Bentley
    Alexis
    +1
    I hate all those girl names and most of the boy ones, I love the name Bentley. I was planning on naming my male teacup pig it once I get him.
  • Ian 2012/04/09 22:09:42
    Other (please write your favorite pet name here)
    Ian
    +2
    Ghost, best name you can give a dog.
  • Emma 2012/04/09 22:08:55
    Cooper
    Emma
    +1
    From this list but tbh my family isn't too creative with pet names we have had 3 dogs called Ben Rex and Molly and we have lots of fish but only 3 have names tommy jack and Jill I guess the most creative was Jed (short for jedward) who is our hamster so.....
  • Rubyking 2012/04/09 22:04:47
    Other (please write your favorite pet name here)
    Rubyking
  • LADY LI... Rubyking 2012/04/10 02:43:08
    LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH
    I WON'T ASK FOR YOUR PIC THIS TIME!
  • Rubyking LADY LI... 2012/04/10 21:09:06
    Rubyking
    k...
  • Elisa ✦ Knockout™ 2012/04/09 22:02:55
    Other (please write your favorite pet name here)
    Elisa ✦ Knockout™
    +1
    Sparky DUH how could you leave out SPARKY?
  • claudia.itembu 2012/04/09 21:59:54
    Bentley
    claudia.itembu
    +1
    My man's dog is called bentley.... Naughty boy
  • Saul Bo... claudia... 2012/04/09 22:57:34
    Saul Borbón-Dos Sicilias
    The man or the dog?
  • LADY LI... Saul Bo... 2012/04/10 02:47:19
    LADY LIBERTY SILLY WORDSMITH
    BOTH! hahaha! HUSH!
  • cynsity 2012/04/09 21:54:17
    Other (please write your favorite pet name here)
    cynsity
    +1
    I don't know about favs but I always... ALWAYS name my pets for characters in books... I have a old terrior dog named TA Dodger (TA stands for The Artful) I have a poodle mix Named Tuck from Tuck ever lasting... my very first dog was named charile brown and my cat was named Moxie... I have always believed taht naming a pet after a story with longitive keeps the pet protected.... Dodger is cureently 16 years old and is commonly mistaken for a 5 or 6 year old.
  • Shawna 2012/04/09 21:54:05
    Cooper
    Shawna
    +3
    I like people names for my pets. My dog is Lucy and my cat, Sophie.
  • Willie 2012/04/09 21:53:24
    Other (please write your favorite pet name here)
    Willie
    +3
    My dog's name is Ishmael Ali Salaam.
  • S8 Willie 2012/04/10 01:03:04

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