According to Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI)
, USA's largest pet insurance provider, dog owners are avoiding traditional and trendy names such as 'Rover', 'Rufus' and 'Lady' and humanizing their pets by giving them names of people in order to help include them as family members.
So, what are the previous most popular names used for pet dogs and those predicted as favourites for 2012, based on those chosen years previously? Will Hollywood's Twilight
saga still influence the top choice?
Favourite dog names for 2011 from VPI's database were:
Favourite dog names for 2011 announced in Mydogmagazine.com and compiled by Petfinder.com, the largest online database of adoptable pets were:
Predictions for top runners by Mydogmagazine.com for 2012 based on past choices are:
Pet naming tips from VPI are:
1. Wait a few days.
2. Keep it simple.
3. Make it appropriate
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For cute dog pictures check out the VPI's photostream.