I recently read an article about the top 10 names for dogs in the United States. The info was released by a large pet insurer and it has some interesting names, but since I know many a dog, I am aware that traditional dog names like Rover and Spot went away decades ago. I thought it would be fun to take a look and see if their is any crossover in our naming trends for our pets and our children. I used the Social Security Administrations site for reference.
1. Max – Ranked #160 for boy’s names in 2006
2. Molly – Ranked #105 for girl’s names in 2006
3. Buddy – Not Ranked in top 1000 boy’s names in 2006
4. Bella – Ranked #181 for girl’s names in 2006
5. Lucy – Ranked #152 for girl’s names in 2006
6. Maggie – Ranked #189 for girl’s names in 2006
7. Daisy – Ranked #149 for girl’s names in 2006
8. Jake – Ranked #107 for boy’s names in 2006
9. Bailey – Ranked #112 for girl’s names in 2006
10. Rocky – Ranked #973 for boy’s names in 2006
What does this prove? Nothing of course, but maybe if you are having a baby it might make you reconsider that name you like to so much. After all when you call your child’s name at the playground you want to make sure you know who or what is going to respond.