More People Naming Dogs After Pop Culture

Survey finds more pet owners are naming dogs and cats after product brands and popular characters.

Posted: May 9, 2008, 5 a.m. EST

More pet owners are giving pets a name that is reflective of pop culture, according to a new survey by pet insurance provider PetFirst Healthcare. Popular pet names included characters from cartoons, sitcoms, and movies, as well as brand names of everyday products and luxury labels. The top-ranking pet names are:

Brand cat and dog names Character cat and dog names
  1. Bentley
  2. Roxy
  3. Hershey
  4. Guinness
  5. Remington
  6. Comet
  7. Lexus
  8. Chanel
  9. Corona
  10. Pepsi
  11. Avery
  12. Chiquita
  13. Mercedes
  14. Oreo
  15. Beemer
  16. Jack Daniel
  17. Porsche
  18. Monte Carlo
  19. Snickers
  20. Ajax
  1. Lady
  2. Jasmine
  3. Mickey
  4. Heidi
  5. Minnie
  6. Rambo
  7. Hercules
  8. Xena
  9. Bambi
  10. Merlin
  11. Pebbles
  12. Bam Bam
  13. Tinkerbell
  14. Willow
  15. Zeus
  16. Casper
  17. Garfield
  18. Taz
  19. Cinderella
  20. Shiloh
Other popular names included Captain Morgan, Harley Davidson, Mr. Big (“Sex and the City”), and Yoda and Princess Leia (“Star Wars”).


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Danielle   Bartlesville, OK

5/9/2008 9:51:12 PM


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Crystal   Appleton, WI

5/9/2008 8:07:47 PM

We have a jack russel that is named Eddie after the dog on Fraiser. That seems to be a popular name for JRT

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Scott   La Crosse, WI

5/9/2008 4:38:23 PM

Odd. Where is "GMC Truck" and "Intel"??? :-P

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Amanda   NY, NY

5/9/2008 4:28:21 PM

Some of the names are actually cute!! And one of my best friend's dogs name is Guinness

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