Top Most Popular Puppy Names For 2008

Top Most Popular Puppy Names For 2008

Petfinder just announced the most popular dog names for 2008, check it out if your dog’s name is on the famous list.

For the second year in a row, Buddy is the No. 1 name among Petfinder’s 145,242 adoptable dogs, with Max coming in again as No. 2.

Of the 140,269 cats on Petfinder, the No. 1 name is Lucy, just barely beating Molly, which jumped from No. 10 to the No. 2 slot this year. See the full lists below.

As for unusual pet names, they certainly grab the attention of folks looking to adopt. In fact, they sometimes help get our furry friends into homes even faster. One Petfinder member, Forever Home Rescue New England in Walpole, MA, had trouble finding a home for a dog named Buck. After they changed his name to Joe the Plumber during election season, more people began viewing his picture and he was quickly adopted.

A “very sad-looking dog” named Woe Izmee and a family of cats dubbed Domino, Ditto, Etcetera, And-so-on and And-so-forth ranked highest in originality in our survey of more than 12,000 shelters and rescue groups in the Petfinder network. You can see the full list of the most unusual names and group names after the jump.

So what is the most unusual name you have ever given to one of your pets? Let us know in the comments.

Top 10 Most Popular Dog Names

  1. Buddy (805)
  2. Max (620)
  3. Daisy (588)
  4. Jack (520)
  5. Lucy (496)
  6. Molly (476)
  7. Charlie (431)
  8. Sadie (415)
  9. Jake (407)
  10. Lucky (405)

Top 10 Most Popular Cat Names

  1. Lucy (354)
  2. Molly (328)
  3. Oreo (320)
  4. Kittens (318)
  5. Smokey (315)
  6. Princess (312)
  7. Shadow (310)
  8. Tigger (310)
  9. Angel (309)
  10. Missy (301)

Top 10 Most Unusual Puppy Names

  1. Woe Izmee
  2. Gwyneth Poultry (a duck)
  3. SoSueMe
  4. 54cent Swee’T
  5. Iamaredneckwoman
  6. Angry Chef Soup
  7. Ms. Cornflake Especially
  8. Bon Jo Flea
  9. McLovin
  10. Joe the Plumber

Top 10 Most Unusual Group Dog Names

  1. Domino, Ditto, Etcetera, And-so-on and An-so-forth
  2. Ebay, Google, Yahoo and Spam
  3. Felony, Warrant and Trespass (in honor of the police department, which supervises the shelter)
  4. The Xerox puppies
  5. Chiclit, TicTac, Extra, Wrigley and BigRed
  6. Elbow-Toe and Neck Face
  7. Sara, Andi and Patti (“Serendipity”)
  8. Footloose and Fancy Free
  9. Noodle, Macaroni and Spaghetti
  10. Barney Miller, Nicole Miller and Sienna Miller (all rescued from puppy mills)

Pets are the best companions in the world that give us unconditional love. It does not matter whatever name you give them but the training you provide makes the difference on their lives. Well-mannered trained dogs can find a new home easier than others. Try to give your dogs at least basic dog obedience training that they deserve, they will be thankful to you rest of their lives.

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