Revealed: Great Yarmouth’s most popular pet names

PUBLISHED: 14:56 05 January 2018 | UPDATED: 14:56 05 January 2018

Poppy was the most popular dog name in 2017. Picture: Pets at Home

Poppy was the most popular dog name in 2017. Picture: Pets at Home

Pets at Home

Pixar characters, celebrity babies and cartoon favourites were all honoured by animal-owners in 2017 as Great Yarmouth’s most popular pet names have been revealed.

Bella was the most popular cat's name in 2017, according to research. Picture: Pets at Home`Bella was the most popular cat's name in 2017, according to research. Picture: Pets at Home`

Fishes named Nemo and Dory, horse and reptile namesakes of heirs to the throne and grouchy cat names all featured in the list, which revealed the top five names given to birds, cats, dogs, fish, horses, reptiles and small animals.

The research, which was carried out by Pets at Home in Great Yarmouth, found the most popular name for a dog was Poppy, while Bella was the most popular for felines.

George, the chosen name of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first born child proved a popular choice, appearing in the top five names for both horses and reptiles.

The name Charlie, which topped the list for bird names, also appeared in the top fives for cats, dogs, horses and reptiles.

Gavin Hawthorn, of Pets at Home, said: “It is interesting to see that just as popular culture and famous faces influence what parents name their children, likewise these trends can help pet owners select a name for an animal companion.

“It seems likely children being entrusted to name their first family pet forms a big part of the name choice, particularly among the TV-inspired monikers.”

The results of the survey were as follows:

Top five names for dogs

1. Poppy

2. Alfie

3. Lola

4. Charlie

5. Max

Top five names for cats

1. Bella

2. Poppy

3. Luna

4. Charlie

5. Oscar

Top five names for birds

1. Charlie

2. Blue

3. Joey

4. Billy

5. Rio

Top five names for fish

1. Bob

2. Nemo

3. Bubbles

4. Fred

5. Dory

Top five names for horses

1. Jack

2. Charlie

3. Rosie

4. George

5. Molly

Top five names for reptiles

1. Spike

2. Rex

3. George

4. Leo

5. Charlie

Top five names for small animals

1. Nibbles

2. Daisy

3. Poppy

4. Fudge

5. Cookie

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