I don't have a kid so when I get a dog of my own, it'll be the first thing I've actually given a name. That's important and I don't want to screw it up! If you're looking for ideas or maybe looking to stay away from the common, check out this list.

The official list came out in May for National Pet Week on the Times Union but the dog-talk has started to get serious in my house so I want a name that's not too crazy but not too common either. That's why I came to this list.

The pet insurance company Healthy Paws looked into their database and found the most popular names and breeds for cities across the United States. According to them, these are the top 5 most popular names/breeds of dogs:

  • Number 5: Breed: Golden Retriever
    • Male: Morrie
    • Female: Luna
  • Number 4: Breed: Goldendoodle
    • Male: Teddy
    • Female: Nala
  • Number 3: Breed: German Shepard
    • Male: Winston
    • Female: Roxy
  • Number 2: Breed: Labrador Retriever
    • Male: Zeus
    • Female: Sadie
  • Number 1: Breed: Mixed
    • Male: Tucker
    • Female: Stella

Here are the top 5 most popular names/breeds for cats:

  • Number 5:
    • Male: Sylvester
    • Female: Sasha
  • Number 4: 
    • Male: Tigger
    • Female: Scooter Ann
  • Number 3: 
    • Male: Yo-yo
    • Female: Yuna
  • Number 2: 
    • Male: Zen
    • Female: Yuri
  • Number 1: Breed: Domestic Shorthair
    • Male: Castiel
    • Female: Zelda