Family & Pets
Most popular dog name revealed
A group of veterinarians have revealed the most common dog name they have encountered across their careers.
In a viral TikTok, vets working at Alicia Pet Care in California were asked what dog name they saw the most often — and an unsurprising name came out on top.
The first vet revealed the most common name was Bailey, while the next said she often reads the name Oreo on her patient's file.
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But the third vet and several other animal doctors admitted the most popular name was Bella.
Five of the vets who were asked said Bella was the top choice for pet owners, while the names Charlie, Max, Honey and Chloe also often came up.
At the end of the clip, one of the vets took the liberty of searching their file system to pinpoint the statistically most common name. "We looked it up," she said. "It's Bella. 253 patients."
In the comment section, the TikToker revealed the name Luna is also very trendy among dog lovers. The video attracted over seven million views and followers shared their own experiences with common pet names.
"When I worked at a vet we had at least 3 Cocos every day," one woman wrote.
"My dog is Koda and we've met 12 other Kodas in the three years we've had him," another said.
In late 2021, Pet Insurance Australia revealed the most popular dog names in Australia, with Luna, Daisy and Bella the top three.
Meanwhile, Coco, Bella and Nala were listed as the most common names for cats.
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