A history of cute names finally turned to science — and the results weren’t so bad.
Not only have we grown ever more insistent on having animals as pets, but we’re taking them on board this new year, too.
Experts at Kennel Club are already kind of stunned by the number of non-traditional name choices this year. Looking at the top names given to dogs under five years old, 10 percent of the names were first ones added to the site in the last year alone.
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Sophia was the most popular, with Molly and Lucy close behind.
That’s just the beginning. Kylie, Emmett, Jack, Rocky, Kasey, Harper, Fluffy, Poppy, Max, Charlie, Paco, Freddie, Millie, Rumi, Jack, Lincoln, Petey, Love, and Chloe also made the list.
Seriously though, could a calavera ever top Nemo?
Check out the entire list in the tweet below:
The results are pretty awesome. Can we just write ‘teenage pregnancy’ now?
So the pups received some fine talent in the form of words too, with Katherine, Lucy, Riley, Josh, Ivy, Humberto, Owen, Luna, Lucy and JJ all making the top ten.
Katherine — which is actually pronounced “kar-lee”.