Pick the Perfect Family Name for Your Dog or Cat
There is a lot to consider when you are choosing a name for your new dog or cat – not so much for your new goldfish, although even that can seem daunting.
Sadly, my father-in-law didn’t live to meet his namesake and great grandson Clarence, who was born just yesterday. But Clarence, Sr. was here to enjoy seeing his granddaughter name her beloved cat after him, which brought joy to the entire family.
As pet lovers are increasingly thinking of themselves less as owners and more as pet parents, the names they choose are becoming less pet-traditional.
According to Rover.com, the most popular dog names for 2013 are:
You can see all 100 of the most popular dog names for 2013 at Rover.com.
According to Vetstreet.com, the top 10 female cat names for 2013 are:
The top 10 male cat names for 2013 are:
You can see the top 50 kitten names for each gender at Vetsstreet.com.
Clarence, Sr. was tickled pink when his grand-kitty was named after him, but that may not always be the case with all name sources. Before you name your pet after Aunt Gertrude or Cousin Herbert, give them a heads up and see how they feel about it.