No. 1 Name for Dogs and Cats Is ... Bella

Max is also very popular, according to top 10 list
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 11, 2012 7:36 AM CST
No. 1 Name for Dogs and Cats Is ... Bella
There's a pretty good chance one of them is named Bella.   (Flickr)

The Twilight saga has already—maybe—had an impact on popular baby names, and now … pet names? reports that, most likely thanks to the vampire series, Bella was the top name for female dogs and cats last year. More from the list:

  • Male dogs: The most popular name was Max, followed by Buddy, Charlie, Rocky, and Cooper.

  • Female dogs: After Bella, the most popular names were Daisy, Lucy, Molly, and Chloe.
  • Male cats: Max was also the most popular name here, followed by Oliver, Charlie, Tiger, and Smokey.
  • Female cats: After Bella comes Lucy, the oh-so-original Kitty, Chloe, and Sophie.
Click for all of the popular names. (Read more pet names stories.)

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