Dogs As Family

Dogs are becoming such a big part of people’s lives that once-popular names for pets (Spot, for example) have been abandoned in favor of more human names, at least when it comes to female dog names. According to research by Veterinary Pet Insurance, the most popular female names are Bella, Molly, and Lucy (full list after the jump). The top 10 male dog names, on the other hand, includes names that I wouldn’t consider naming a son, i.e., Buddy, Rocky, and Buster. My dog’s name is Guinness (that’s him in the photo), which is certainly not a human name. With the female dog names, I kind of wonder whether women are naming their pets what they had once intended to name their own offspring. [USA Today] Top male dog names:
1. Max
2. Buddy
3. Rocky
4. Bailey
5. Jake
6. Charlie
7. Jack
8. Toby
9. Cody
10. Buster

Top female dog names:
1. Bella
2. Molly
3. Lucy
4. Maggie
5. Daisy
6. Sophie
7. Sadie
8. Chloe
9. Bailey
10. Lola

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