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article imageMost popular dog names 2012 — Predictions still Bella and Buddy?

By Lesley Lanir     Nov 12, 2012 in Odd News
Each year Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI) draws up a list of favourite pet names from its database of 485,000 registered animals. Does your pet dog have one of the past 'chosen' popular names or one of those most commonly picked in 2012?
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:
1. Bella
2. Bailey
3. Max
4. Lucy
5. Molly
6. Buddy
7. Daisy
8. Maggie
9. Charlie
10. Sophie
Favourite dog names for 2011 announced in and compiled by, the largest online database of adoptable pets were:
1. Buddy
2. Max
3. Daisy
4. Bella
5. Lucy
6. Molly
7. Charlie
8. Jack
9. Sadie
10. Rocky
Predictions for top runners by for 2012 based on past choices are:
1. Bella
2. Max
3. Bailey
4. Lucy
5. Molly
6. Buddy
7. Maggie
8. Daisy
9. Chloe
10. Sophie
Pet naming tips from VPI are:
1. Wait a few days.
2. Keep it simple.
3. Make it appropriate
If you are having difficulty choosing a name for your pet try
For cute dog pictures check out the VPI's photostream.
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