The American Kennel Club has come out with the list of the top dog names for last year and no, Fido did not make the list. The AKC comes up with it's list each year as it looks at data from their purebred dog registration and Canine Partner mixed-breed enrollment. Below is the list for both boys and girls.
Crufts Prepare For The Start Of Annual Competition
BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 04: Working Sheep Dog, seven-year-old Twig, performs tricks for photographers amongst the spring daffodils during a photocall to launch Crufts 2008 at the National Exhibition Centre on March 4, 2008, in Birmingham, England. During this year's four-day competition 23,000 dogs and their owners will vie for a variety of accolades but ultimately seeking the coveted "Best In Show". (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Leipzig Holds "Dog And Cat 2018" Pets Trade Fair
LEIPZIG, GERMANY - AUGUST 26: A dog of the breed 'Weimaraner' before a competition at the 2018 Dog and Cat (Hund und Katze) pets trade fair at Leipziger Messe trade fair halls on August 26, 2018 in Leipzig, Germany. The weekend fair brings together dog and cat lovers from across the country for beauty and skills competitions as well as exhibitors showcasing the latest in pet food, toys and accessories. (Photo by Jens Schlueter/Getty Images)
Scotty Stnads On White House Lawn
WASHINGTON - MARCH 9: Scotty, the English Springer Terrier belonging to U.S. President George W. Bush, stands on the South Lawn of the White House March 9, 2003 in Washington, DC. The President went for a private jog at McNair during a rare weekend spent at the White House. (Photo by Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)
For the boys
Olympus Fashion Week Fall 2005 - Day 4
NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 7: Chihuahua Lucy-Anne attends Olympus Fashion Week at Bryant Park February 7, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
Scenes Of Outback Queensland, Australia
LONGREACH, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 25: Rusty an Australian blue cattle dog sits on the back of Kinnon & Co's Cobb & Co Stage Coach on March 25, 2011 in Longreach, Australia. Queensland recently suffered a series of extreme floods from December 2010 to January 2011, affecting more than 200,000 people across more than 70 towns. The State is recovering and after the flooding, many areas of outback Queensland are now thriving with the resulting effect on wildlife and flora being described as “once-in-a-generation”. With tourism vital to the State's economy, the Queensland and Australian government have committed AUD10 million in emergency tourism funding to promote travel to the state, highlighting Queensland as "open for business". (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)
ogs And Owners Gather For 2014 Crufts Dog Show
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MARCH 06: A Boxer dog looks out from its kennel on first day of Crufts dog show at the NEC on March 6, 2014 in Birmingham, England. Said to be the largest show of its kind in the world, the annual four-day event, features thousands of dogs, with competitors travelling from countries across the globe to take part. Crufts, which was first held in 1891 and sees thousands of dogs vie for the coveted title of 'Best in Show'. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
Animal Rescue Centres Feel The Strain After Christmas Pets Are Abandoned
WARRINGTON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 04: A seven week old Daschund cross puppy waits to be re-homed at the Cheshire Dogs Home on January 4, 2010 in Warrington, England. The puppy is one of hundreds waiting for a new home at the Manchester and Cheshire Dogs Home and other animal shelters across Britain. There has been a huge surge in the number of abandoned pets over the Christmas and Winter period. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Did you know there is proper etiquette to selecting a dogs name. According to Lizzy Francis of Fatherly, you should choose a good dog name that ends with a vowel, like Taco or Rossi. She says dogs distinguish frequency ranges at a much higher level than humans do and with a vowel name it is easy to get their attention.
She says keep it simple, two syllables is plenty. Avoid creative names with negative connotations like Cujo. She says many people will not want to pet a dog named Cujo, or babysit for Cujo. Don't get clever with names for your dog. For example, don't name your dog Bo.....it sounds like No.
If you have other pets in your house try to keep the names apart from the other pets you have. In other words, if you have a dog named Spot, don't call the new dog Scott. Take a look at the dogs personality and come up with a name this fits. If you think your dog is crazy maybe pick the name nutty.
And the final piece of advice is pick a name and stick with it.