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Pet Names – Top Picks for 2017 Announced!

Picking a pet names is almost as hard and exciting as picking baby names! Just like baby names, each year there seem to be some that everyone is simply in love with. Months ago we released a list of what we anticipated to be the top pet names of 2017. Eager to see how our predictions stacked up we were all ears when we heard that My Dog’s Name had just announced the top picked names for the year. The list is clearly influenced by what’s raging in popular culture, with shout-outs to Star Wars having bumped a few names up in the rankings! It sure can be hard to knock some of the classic names out of the running though! So, without further adieu:

Our Predictions…

  • Boy names – Thor, Loki, Asgard, Bruno, Bowie, Prince, Lou, Drake, Lebron, Peyton, Beast, Ezra, Kylo, Rex, Luke, Max, Rex, Duke, and Pluto.

 

  • Girl Names – Freya, Belle, Nala, Leia, Zelda, Ruby, Molly, Ali, Hilde, Astrid, Lucy and Scully.

Actual Top Pet Names of 2017

  • Boy names – Milo, Bear, Buddy, Tiger, Archie, Charlie, Teddy, Duke, Jasper, Max make up the top ten most popular pet names. Other runner-ups included: Azel, Koda, Bruno, Jax, Atlas, Arlo, Banjo, Pluto, Chewie, Ripley, Finn, Diesel, Jinx, Archer, Pluto, Blue, and so many more.

 

  • Girl Names – Bella, Abbey, Daisy, Luna, Bailey, Hazel, Roxy, Lola, Piper, and Willow are the top ten for the year. Runner-ups include: Ava, Harper, Sadie, Zoey, Pepper, Bambi, Ali, Dottie, Winnie, Belle, Princess, Buffy

Hey, we managed to get a few right, even if we didn’t nail the top ten!  In a few weeks we’ll release our top predictions for 2018. Leave a comment for us with your predictions for the most popular up-and-coming pet names! and be sure to let us know what your biggest influence was when naming your pet or pets!

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2017 Popular Pet Name Predictions from Pet Nanny!

Happy 2017! Each year claims a new style or trend to define it – and that includes popular pet names! If you’re looking to pick-up (or adopt!) a new furbaby this year check out our one-stop-shop for what are sure to be the most chosen names of 2017!

You got a name for me?

 Pet Names for 2017

  • Go Viking with strong names like Thor, Loki, or Asgard. Or their girl counterparts of Freya, Hilde, or Astrid.
  • How about your favorite pop culture icon? Living or recently passed are sure to be hot this year: Bruno, Bowie, Prince, Lou, Drake…
  • Are you a football fan? How about LeBron, Love, or Peyton?
  • With a remake of Beauty and Beast hitting the theaters this Spring, pick a Disney name! Belle, Beast, Gaston, Major, Pluto, Merryweather, Nala, Bambi…
  • We’re sure to see some names inspired by the latest Star Wars film from late 2016. Try out Ezra, Kylo, Hera, Mace, Rex, Rey… and of course the classic – Leia and Luke
  • Science Fiction will rule 2017 so don’t be afraid to break out your “nerdy” side! Nebula, Gamora, Gallifrey, Zelda, and Scully
  • It may be 2017, but some names are classic and timeless – Molly, Bear, Lucy, Duke, Max, Rex, Ruby, and Ali.
  • Politics may be a hot button issue, but expect to find pets whose names reflect the turbulent 2016 election year! Bo, Obama, Donald, Hillary, Bernie… Even Ken Bone!
  • Want something a little more unique than what trends have to offer? Consider some of these unusual pet names! Ox, Novac, Babs, Palto, Reese, Igor, Dagney, Elsie, or Evo?

Don’t forget to get your new pet a nice shiny new name tag for their collar and include your phone number! This helps differentiate a stray from a lost pet and can be the difference between a quick return home or a trip to the local animal shelter if found!

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Pet Names – Choosing The Right Name For Your Pet

How do you go about picking pet names? Do you name them after a favorite hero or character? A physical attribution? Or a personality trait? It seems each personality type uses a different method and pet names can range from the average to the outrageous. Despite your personality type for picking a name, there are some simple tried and true guidelines you should think about.

Do you pick pet names by personality?

  • Don’t take too long to choose a name. As a pet gets used to you and their new home it should also get used to a name. A pet’s name is really the first step in teaching a pet commands. So before you go trying to house break them be sure they know what their name is and when you’re talking to them.
  • Avoid names that sound like commands or other commonly used household words. There probably aren’t many pet names out there that don’t sound like something else but try to limit it if you can. Some examples? Naming a pet anything that rhymes with ‘no’ – Boe, Joe, Moe. Or anything that rhymes with fetch, sit,  or down… you get the point!
  • Keep it short. Sure you may be tempted with pet names like Sir Theadorable Purrsalot (an actual pet name) but that’s a mouthful when they’re jumping on the counter to get to your rapidly vanishing supper. Short names of one to two syllables work best. If you just have to pick extravagant pet names, be sure they are easily adapted into a simple nickname.

Here are some of the most popular pet names for this year to help get your brain working!

Emerson
Hudson
Stella
Elsa
Quinn
Charlie
Poppy
Lola
Milo
Archie
Toby
Buster
Coco
Tilley

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