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Luna And Bella Top List Of Most Popular Pet Names For 2020

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Luna And Bella Top List Of Most Popular Pet Names For 2020

We have spent more time than ever at home this year, and during these unprecedented times people have welcomed new furry companions into their lives.

Bella was the most popular name for dogs this year (Credit: Shutterstock)
Bella was the most popular name for dogs this year (Credit: Shutterstock)

Now, the most popular names for kittens and puppies in 2020 have been revealed by Pets at Home, who have tracked the names of pets through the registrations to its VIP Club over the past 12 months.

Luna and Bella topped the list for top 20 cats names and dogs names, respectively.

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For cats Luna, Bella and Poppy were the top three choices. For dogs, Bella, Poppy and Lola were the most popular.

Bella is among the top dog's names in the UK (Credit: Pexels)
Bella is among the top dog's names in the UK (Credit: Pexels)

Claire Gavin, Director of Innovation at Pets at Home, said: "Welcoming a new pet is incredibly special and deciding on a suitable name is a big decision.

"The companionship of our furry friends has been so important to many pet owners during lockdown and it's clear that those special moments have been a highlight in what has been a really tough year."

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Luna was the top name for kittens in 2020 (Credit: Shutterstock)
Luna was the top name for kittens in 2020 (Credit: Shutterstock)

One man who has spent a lot of time in our homes this year - virtually, of course - is Boris Johnson, and he has seemingly had some impact on pet names too. Puppies and Kittens named Boris have increased 145 per cent in 2020.

Top 20 cat names in 2020

1.Luna

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2.Bella

3.Poppy

4.Charlie

5.Lola

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6.Milo

7.Molly

8.Daisy

9.Oscar

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10.Millie

11.Tilly

12.Willow

13.Alfie

14.Simba

15.Smudge

16.Gizmo

17.Coco

18.Rose

19.Tigger

20.Misty

Top 20 dog names in 2020

1.Bella

2.Poppy

3.Lola

4.Alfie

5.Charlie

6.Baily

7.Max

8.Daisy

9.Buddy

10.Molly

11.Teddy

12.Ruby

13.Luna

14.Milo

15.Oscar

16.Millie

17.Rosie

18.Archie

19.Coco

20.Toby

With more pets at home this year, leading charities have urged pet owners to prepare for Bonfire Night, which can be incredibly traumatic for pets..

A new study by the PDSA Animal Wellbeing (PAW) has revealed that 22 per cent of UK dog owners have a four-legged friend who is afraid of fireworks, suggesting around 2.2 million dogs could suffer this Bonfire Night.

The pandemic has seen people buy a new furry friend (Credit: Pexels)
The pandemic has seen people buy a new furry friend (Credit: Pexels)

Leading vet charity, PDSA, is warning that both the loud and disruptive fireworks, the large number of potentially affected dogs, and all the new owners who adopted a pet during lockdown, could leave the nation's pets suffering unnecessary distress and anxiety if owners don't act now.

PDSA research suggests 2.2 million dogs are afraid of fireworks (Credit: Shutterstock)
PDSA research suggests 2.2 million dogs are afraid of fireworks (Credit: Shutterstock)

PDSA Vet Lynne James said: "It's concerning that so many pets are suffering from severe stress and anxiety due to fireworks, and we fear this could be even worse this season."

The charity saw a 175 per cent increase in online searches for getting a dog in 2020, suggesting that the pandemic has resulted in a greater demand for pets while we spend more time at home. This means that there could be more new owners with little knowledge on how to prepare their pets for Bonfire Night.

Featured Image Credit: Shutterstock

Topics: Life News, Pets, Cats, Dogs

Gregory Robinson
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