”Max” deemed top pet name for dogs and felines

January 9th, 2009 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI  

Wellington, Jan 9 (ANI): Max has topped the list of the most popular name for dogs and cats, a new survey has revealed.
The survey, by Veterinary Pet Insurance, Australia’’s largest pet health insurance company, was carried out to determine the most popular pet names of 2008.
And as it turns out, the names that dominate the top ten categories for both cats and dogs are people’’s names.
For the survey, the company searched database of more then 466,000 insured pets to compile the results, reports The NZPA.
While Max was the most popular name for both cats and dogs, Chloe and Bella were also featured prominently in both lists.
Some of the most unusual names made it to the list as many Australian pooches have names like Peanut Wigglebutt, Meatwad and the intriguing spatula.
The search also outlined quite a few quirky kitty names, which include Rosie Posie Prozac, Edward Scissorpaws and Sir Lix-a-lot.
The top pet names for 2008:
Dogs
1. Max 2. Bailey 3. Bella 4. Molly 5. Lucy 6. Buddy 7. Maggie 8. Daisy 9. Sophie 10. Chloe
Cats
1. Max 2. Chloe 3. Tigger 4. Tiger 5. Lucy 6. Smokey 7. Oliver 8. Bella 9. Shadow 10. Charlie (ANI)

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