About a week ago, Stephen J. Dubner (of Freakonomics fame) blogged about popular dog names in NYC.
Apparently, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene puts out a yearly list of the city’s preferred dog names (who knew?). The list isn’t quite representative of all NYC pooches, but it’s still interesting to see how several of the names–most notably Daisy, Max and Lucy–are similarly popular among humans.
I’ve read elsewhere that Jake, Molly and Bailey (ranked #102, #97 and #108 for humans, respectively) are also popular names for pups. I guess certain names just work well for more than one species.
My family used to have a dog named Sam (#463 for boys), and we now have a cat named Phoebe (#425 for girls).
For all pet-owners: do your pets have ‘pet’ names (e.g., Fido, Mittens), or ‘human’ ones?