Selecting a name for your pet is a delicate process. You want something that isn’t too common, but also isn’t too ~yoonique~ (KVIIIlyn is a real baby name, people!). You want it to mean something, match your pet’s personality, and resound when hollered at the dog park (or at a wet spot on the carpet).
Thankfully, Healthy Paws Pet Insurance has released their annual pet name survey—and the results will either reaffirm your naming ingenuity or dash your perceived creativity.
The good news? Bella and Jasper—which skyrocketed in popularity after the release of a certain unspeakable vampire trilogy—have been knocked down a few pegs for cats. While Bella remains number one for lady dogs, the name now ranks number two for female cats (replaced by Luna, sorry Chrissy Teigan), and Jasper is close to falling off the list entirely. The bad news? Naming cats after Lion King characters will never go out of style, even though the movie was released 22 years ago.
Here are the complete lists:
Top 10 Cat Names 2016 – Female
Top 10 Cat Names 2016 – Male
Top 10 Dog Names 2016 – Female
Top 10 Dog Names 2016 – Male
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