Top 10 Dog Names for 2008
I think we scored 90% here, folks. We've got at least one of each these names--except Chloe.
Now check out this list of top male dog names from a few years ago.
Again, we score pretty high here--though both Baileys I have known at Park have been girls. I believe the names we don't currently have in circulation are Rocky, Cody, Lucky, and Casey. Seriously, I have met a Zeus at D.P. He was impressive, but I didn't ask him to demonstrate any of his superpowers.
Here's the list of female dog names from the same year, 2004.
What does it say about us Parkers that we don't have any of the really girlie names--Angel, Princess, or Lady? We are also missing Casey, Ginger, Samantha, and Chloe.
I must admit that I have mixed feelings about giving dogs people names. It cracks me up to meet boy dogs named Bob or Tony or Joey. But my friend's husband was a little bemused when met his doppelganger in the form of a chihuahua named Dave. I'm not sure how I would feel if I met a dog named Liz (Oops. I mean, Zia). My great-grandmother Margaret cut an imposing figure in family lore. I think she'd have a fit if she met any of our three Maggies, despite their cuteness. One day I met a woman while hiking in the woods in Massachusetts. Her name was Roma. She was amazed to meet a dog with her name. We just kept on walking. You do the same.