Choosing the perfect name for a pet is tough.
Metro reports that you might have the cutest name possible picked out – complete with a middle name and a double-barrelled surname – but if it doesn’t suit your cat or dog’s vibe, you’re back to the drawing board.
You want to choose something that sums up who your pet truly is, while giving them a cute name, while also making sure your pet’s title fits in with the rest of the family.
See? It’s tough.
Then there’s the added pressure of avoiding a name that’s too popular, so you don’t end up with three cats called Ruby on the same street.
Thankfully that’s something we’re capable of nailing, as John Lewis Pet Insurance has handily revealed the most popular cat and dog names people are giving their pets in 2018.
It’s simple: If you want your pet to have an unusual name, don’t choose any from these lists.
Top 10 dog names in 2018:
Top 10 cat names in 2018:
You’ll notice that most of the pet names are ones that’d work for humans, too, rather than more traditional pet names such as Fido or Socks.
Personally I’ll always be a fan of food names for cats and dogs (Cinnamon Roll, Dumpling, Sausage – all great names), but hey, go for whatever makes you and your pet happy.
(Story source: Metro)