Our addiction to box sets is having a big influence on what we call our furry friends. Find out what names are the top picks for pets this year...
Posted: 10 January 2019
What top TV shows have you been glued to? And have they had an effect on what names you’ve chosen to call your pets? If so, you’re in good company. According to a list released by My Nametags, serials such as Bodyguard, Killing Eve, Dr Who and Luther are expected to have the biggest influence on UK pet names in 2019, resulting in a rise in Buds, Eves, Jodies and Idrises after the lead characters and the actors who play them.
Big screen blockbusters are also having an impact. Following the release of Peter Rabbit, which became the highest grossing children’s film of 2018, it’s no surprise that ‘Peter’ is a top prediction for male pet names. Also making an appearance is ‘Newt’, from the Fantastic Beasts franchise; ‘Eddie’ after Tom Hardy’s character in the blockbuster hit, Venom; and ‘Freddie’ after the lead singer of Queen, following the release of the film Bohemian Rhapsody.
On the list of female names, ‘Charm’, makes it into the top five following the popularity of David Attenborough’s series Dynasties, which followed the story of the Marsh Pride of Lions alpha-female in episode three. There’s also ‘Rey’, after the female lead in the Star Wars sequels; ‘Sansa’, after Sansa Stark of the popular HBO series Games of Thrones; and ‘Margot’, after the actress Margot Robbie, who starred as ‘Flopsy’ in Peter Rabbit.
Lars B Andersen, Managing Director of My Nametags, comments: “Our Battersea Dogs and Cats Home themed labels are hugely popular with animal lovers looking to label their pets’ belongings. Because of this, we are privy to lots of information about what people are choosing to name their companions and the current trends for pet names. We’ve put together our list of 2019 pet predictions based on the names that we have seen rising in popularity throughout the year and we hope it will act as inspiration for those naming their furry friends in the year ahead.”
Male pet names
Female pet names
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