If you’re planning on a new arrival to your household this year, and we’re talking about the four-legged kind that barks, no doubt you’re probably fishing around for a name.
Naturally, people sometimes like to go with an original moniker but more times than not, they’ll stick to tried-and-true names such as Max and Bella, which happened to be the number one names last year for boy and girl dogs, according to vetstreet.com.

So therefore, you can either use these two lists to decide which name best suits your fancy, or else, use them to make sure you pick out something totally original.

Top 10 Names for Boy Dogs in 2014

1.Max
2.Charlie
3.Rocky
4.Buddy
5.Cooper
6.Duke
7.Bear
8.Zeus
9.Bentley
10.Toby

Top 10 Names for Girl Dogs in 2014:

1.Bella
2.Daisy
3.Lucy
4.Sadie
5.Molly
6.Lola
7.Sophie
8.Zoey
9.Luna
10.Chloe

The names we chose for our pets were not that creative.  Really, one of the cats is named Pollux, but we've always called her Kitten.  The other ones I didn't name - Figaro and Pickles.  Figaro was named after the cat in Pinocchio, and we call her Figgy or Figs.  Pickles was not named by any of us, and I have no idea how that came about, my sister's family named her.  So what are the names of your pets?  How did you and your family choose that name?  Tell me about it and you'll get points to win prizes!

Namingly yours,
Behka