Get ready for a lot of “Oh, no, I meant my dog; not your baby” moments. According to a new survey from Rover.com, Brits are giving their dogs, cats, and babies the same names. Think that’s weird? Apparently, people think of their pets as children, suggests Ellen Scott of Metro.co.uk.
Top male dog names:
- Charlie 6. Fred
- Jack 7. Simon
- Jasper 8. Simba
- Dexter 9. George
- Milo 10. Boomer
Top female cat names:
- Lily 6. Maddie
- Chloe 7. Emma
- Lucy 8. Coco
- Bella 9. Molly
- Luna 10. Callie
Other notable Rover.com survey results:
-18 of the top 20 dog names are also on the most popular names for babies in 2014.
-Charlie and Jack are high up on the list for both dogs and babies.
-Lily, Chloe, Emma, Lucy, and Molly top both cat and baby names.
-Dogs are more likely to have alcohol names, like Whiskey and Kahlua.
-Cats tend to have dessert names.
-Star Wars leads in the category of nerdy pet names, like: Chewy, Leia, Yoda, and Vader.
-More current pop-culture-inspired pet names are: Elsa, Daenerys, and Piper.