t looks like some of the UK’s most popular baby names are also being used for the four-legged members of our families.Hot-on-the-heels of our story this morning which showed what names we are giving the babies of Britain, Mirror Online can reveal what people are calling their pets.Using data from insurer Petplan’s database, it can be revealed that Alfie is the most popular name for male dogs in the UK.Poppy is the most popular name for both female dogs and cats, while Charlie comes out top for male cats.Eight of the top 10 male pet names for dogs and cats and all 10 of the female cats and dog names were included in today’s ONS Baby Names list.Isabella von Mesterhazy, head of marketing at Petplan, said: “The Breed Barometer gives a great overview of the state of the nation when it comes to our pets.”Here in the UK, our love of animals is innate and, as can be witnessed by the results of the new report, we very much see animals as part of our family – we even give them human names.
Top ten names for petsMale dogs:1. Alfie2. Charlie3. Max4. Oscar5. Archie6. Bailey7. Barney8. Toby9. Jack10. BuddyGetty / File PicPopular
: Alfie is the most popular name for male dogs in the UK
Female dogs1. Poppy2. Molly3. Bella4. Daisy5. Ruby6. Millie7. Rosie8. Lola9. Tilly10. HollyPedigree chums: Poppy is the most popular name for female dogsMale cats1. Charlie2. Oscar3. Alfie4. Jasper5. Max6. George7. Milo8. Harry9. Leo10.
TiggerCat nap: More and more pets are being given traditional ‘human’ namesFemale cats1. Poppy2. Molly3. Bella4. Daisy5. Millie6. Tilly7. Rosie8. Lola9. Lily10. WillowBBCFeline: As with female dogs, Poppy was the most popular name for female cats