The top names for our four-legged friends have been revealed.
Molly is said to be the most popular name for both dogs and cats, according to a new survey of Britain’s over 50s.
While some of the more unusual names include a Guinea pig called Chaka Khan, Sausage the rat and ASBO the parrot.
The top 10 names for furry felines are:
While the top names for man’s best friends are:
The survey by Saga Pet Insurance also highlights the most unlucky pet names for cats and dogs, ranked on the frequency of vet visits and claims.
The most unlucky names for cats are:
While dog owners should be aware of the unlucky names:
According to the survey 38 per cent of pet owners chose their name because it suited the pet, while 17 per cent just liked the sound of it. Around six per cent chose the name for sentimental reasons, while three per cent picked the name in reference to a celebrity.
Roger Ramsden, chief executive, Saga Services, said: “The huge variety of names revealed in the poll goes to show just how much Britain’s over 50s view their pets as one of the family.
“Just as we take our time over naming a child, it also seems we mull over a pet’s name to get it right and make sure it suits them.
“That care hints at how much pets mean to the over 50s, many of whom see their cat or dog as a loyal companion.
“That’s why it’s important to make sure your pet is properly covered, should he or she ever become unwell.”