The faithfulness of man’s best friend led many in the past to consider Fido the ideal name for a dog. In 2008, pet owners were more likely to name their dog Frank than Fido. Now a leading US based pet insurance firm has tallied its database of more than 466,000 insured pets to find the most popular dog and cat names of 2008.
For both dogs and cats, Max was the most popular name in 2008. Overall, VPI’s data indicates that traditional pet names, such as Fido, have taken a back seat to “people” names like Max. In fact, some of the most popular dog and cat names - Bella, Chloe, Sophie and Bailey - also rank among the Social Security Administration’s most popular baby names.
1. Max [...]
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