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(News 8000 La Crosse)   Study on America's most popular dog names goes to show people not only give their kids dumb names, they do it to their pets too   (news8000.com ) divider line
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2014-03-21 11:22:44 AM  
20 page slideshow? No thanks.
 
2014-03-21 11:26:52 AM  
(Males) 10. Toby

Yeah, but you'll have a helluva time convincing him that's his name.
 
2014-03-21 11:33:49 AM  
Pets have always had dumb names, news at 11:00.
 
2014-03-21 11:38:58 AM  
I named my dog Grandma just so I can be loudly overheard saying things like:

"Should get get Grandma Science Diet or is Alpo good enough?"
"We had to lock Grandma in the garage last night because she went into heat again."
"I love Grandma, but if she shiats on the floor one more time I'm having her put down."
 
2014-03-21 11:46:49 AM  
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That's my dear departed buddy Fido. Had him from the day he was born until the day he died. So far he's the only dog named Fido I've ever encountered.
 
2014-03-21 11:48:57 AM  
For those who want to skip the slideshow:

Female:

10. Maggie
9. Zoey
8. Chloe
7. Lola
6. Sophie
5. Sadie
4. Molly
3. Lucy
2. Daisy
1. Bella

Male:

10. Toby
9. Bentley
8. Jack
7. Bear
6. Duke
5. Cooper
4. Rocky
3. Charlie
2. Buddy
1. Max

For  subby: those seem a little...upper middle-class suburban white...but nothing too off the mark. Exactly the sorts of names you would expect to hear from the sorts of people who would respond to surveys about pet names.
 
2014-03-21 12:01:10 PM  
Any time an animal is given a name a human would ever adopt, it is a bad choice. Naming food is a bad choice.
 
2014-03-21 12:11:29 PM  
Pet names ending in y/ie sound are strangely popular.  Makes them cuter I guess.

My dog's name is Dewie.  I was going to name him Thor, but the shelter had already named him Dewey and I thought it sounded better for him, then I forgot what the "correct" spelling was one too many times.
 
2014-03-21 12:11:47 PM  
I named my dog Cash after a character in a book.  I regretted that decision.  The questions I received:

Because you paid cash money for him?
After Johnny Cash?
Because of Tango and Cash?

At first, I would patiently explain, "No, it's a character from a William Faulkner novel.  Cash is the son who is building the casket for....."

The reaction:

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So after a while, I would just respond in the affirmative to whatever back-story they proposed.

"Yes, yes it is, because of Johnny Cash."

/ RIP Cash
// No, no, not Johnny Cash
 
2014-03-21 12:16:26 PM  

InterruptingQuirk: Any time an animal is given a name a human would ever adopt, it is a bad choice. Naming food is a bad choice.


My family gave one of my cats a human name (Todd) but that was only because we decided to name the other one Copper (a ginger tabby) and we liked the Fox and the Hound.
 
2014-03-21 12:22:18 PM  

Sybarite: (Males) 10. Toby

Yeah, but you'll have a helluva time convincing him that's his name.


You only name the three-legged dogs Toby.
 
2014-03-21 12:31:22 PM  
Belladonna Squishypup doesn't give a damn what you think of her name.

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Now make with the belleh rubs...
 
2014-03-21 12:31:35 PM  
If I had a dog, I'd name him Fido.

Because Fido is a dog's name, yet nobody ever names their dog Fido.
 
2014-03-21 12:33:08 PM  
Erratum: Other than Dancin in Anson.

*damn I really should work on my reading skills.
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HailRobonia: If I had a dog, I'd name him Fido.

Because Fido is a dog's name, yet nobody ever names their dog Fido.

 
2014-03-21 12:34:10 PM  

Sybarite: (Males) 10. Toby

Yeah, but you'll have a helluva time convincing him that's his name.


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2014-03-21 12:34:32 PM  

AGremlin: I named my dog Cash after a character in a book.  I regretted that decision.  The questions I received:

Because you paid cash money for him?
After Johnny Cash?
Because of Tango and Cash?

At first, I would patiently explain, "No, it's a character from a William Faulkner novel.  Cash is the son who is building the casket for....."

The reaction:

[img.fark.net image 276x183]

So after a while, I would just respond in the affirmative to whatever back-story they proposed.

"Yes, yes it is, because of Johnny Cash."

/ RIP Cash
// No, no, not Johnny Cash


I adopted an 11 year old Corgi that had attacked and killed a toy poodle in her owner's retirement village.  She was overweight and eccentric acting for a corgi and the previous owners call her Pixie.  That name did not fit at all to me so, based on her odd behavior and advanced age, I names her Miss Trixie from "A Confederacy of Dunces.  Only two people have figured it out but it makes me happy and is close enough to Pixie that we never missed a beat.
 
2014-03-21 12:34:57 PM  
I named my dog Kraken.  That way every time I let him out of his kennel i can yell

RELEASE THE KRAKEN! as he runs out tail wagging.

/Plus it's a cool name.
 
2014-03-21 12:35:18 PM  
These names are atrocious. Sebastion Underwood III also agrees, if I am to judge by his apathetic sleep face while lying on my feet.
 
2014-03-21 12:35:28 PM  
Our current pets were baby surrogates, so we gave them human names. Now that we no longer need surrogates, any additional pets will be named (and cared for) by our children.
 
2014-03-21 12:35:40 PM  
Mine are Pumpkin, Wolfie, and Todd

Pumpkin and Wolfie were rescues, got Todd from a friend who had already named him.  I'm too lazy to retrain him.

Previous were Nikki, Cassie, and Millie.
 
2014-03-21 12:35:48 PM  
I named my cat Hobbes.  Can you believe people even ask why I would name an orange tabby Hobbes?  It's obviously after Calvin and Hobbes, but if they ask, I tell them he's a Humanist and confuse them further.
 
2014-03-21 12:35:54 PM  
Barktholomew J Simpson
Mutt Lablanc
Gandolf the Woof
Benedict Cumberbark
Lloyd Dogler
 
2014-03-21 12:35:57 PM  
My dog's name is Kiwi. I've doomed her to never being able to get a real job with a name like that I guess.

She'll just have to take sleeping on the couch and fetching balls at the park all day instead.
 
2014-03-21 12:36:14 PM  
Who uses human names for dogs? I can't name my kids Woofy Wooferstein or Barks McGee.
 
2014-03-21 12:36:41 PM  
I've always been curious about something...

Why do so many folk of the lighter-pigmented persuasion give their pets human names?

That's pretty rare among people of color, I've found.

/it's ok, I'm a halfie so it's not racist.
 
2014-03-21 12:36:54 PM  
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This is my Max.  He's a great dog, but dumb as a box of hammers.
 
2014-03-21 12:37:23 PM  
My dog Fred (got his name at the pound before repatriation to new family)

heyitsfred.com
 
2014-03-21 12:37:23 PM  
Santos L. Halper.
 
2014-03-21 12:37:41 PM  
My dog's name is Thor, and while I am a big geek Marvel fan, it has nothing to do with that.  It's just that I expect him to do battle with the World Serpent in the end of days, so I figured I'd better name him something appropriate.
 
2014-03-21 12:37:54 PM  

Conthan: My dog's name is Kiwi. I've doomed her to never being able to get a real job with a name like that I guess.

She'll just have to take sleeping on the couch and fetching balls at the park all day instead.


Plus, she'll never be able to find one of those miniature license plates with her name on it.
 
2014-03-21 12:38:14 PM  
My cat is named Garfield. Yes, not very imaginative, I know.

/No, she doesn't have a hankering for lasagna.
 
2014-03-21 12:38:48 PM  
A friend of mine named his beagle Elvis.  It was nothing but a hound dog.
 
2014-03-21 12:39:21 PM  
My dog Catfish disagrees

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2014-03-21 12:39:23 PM  
Pavlov was wondering if we could turn this into a cute dog thread.
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2014-03-21 12:40:17 PM  
Our cat's name is Mike.
 
2014-03-21 12:40:19 PM  
All three of my daughters are in the top 20 for female dog names, and two of them are in the top 10.  None of our three dogs are in the top 10.  Guess we did it backwards.
 
2014-03-21 12:42:03 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: I named my dog Grandma just so I can be loudly overheard saying things like:

"Should get get Grandma Science Diet or is Alpo good enough?"
"We had to lock Grandma in the garage last night because she went into heat again."
"I love Grandma, but if she shiats on the floor one more time I'm having her put down."


oh, fark me, I have to ask I.T. for a new keyboard AGAIN.

/gonna have to favorite you.
 
2014-03-21 12:42:12 PM  
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2014-03-21 12:42:45 PM  
Apparently subby thinks all dogs should be named Spot, or Fido, or Rex.

Not a name on there weird for a pet.
 
2014-03-21 12:43:05 PM  
My dogs names (r) = rescue so some didn't get a name change
Wrigley
Howie (r)
Dixie (r)
Jasper (r)

Previous dogs names
Sydney
Russell (r)
Tanner
Cinder (r)
Boogie (r)
Dobie (r)
 
2014-03-21 12:43:28 PM  

Wellon Dowd: Conthan: My dog's name is Kiwi. I've doomed her to never being able to get a real job with a name like that I guess.

She'll just have to take sleeping on the couch and fetching balls at the park all day instead.

Plus, she'll never be able to find one of those miniature license plates with her name on it.


You're right, I should have named her Bort.
 
2014-03-21 12:43:41 PM  
My cats have human names. My friend and I were watching our favorite show hosted by our favorite guy and shortly thereafter discovered two stray kittens had been born in my backyard.

We were delighted when we found out one was a boy and one a girl.

So one is Ben and the other is Bailey.
 
2014-03-21 12:43:48 PM  
Boozer.  (RIP)

/Liked beer.  And cats.
 
2014-03-21 12:44:07 PM  
Does it really matter what you name a cat?  Not like they'll respond, unless you're holding a can of food
 
2014-03-21 12:44:29 PM  
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This is Ike, after a nice refreshing swim. Can't keep the farker out of the water.
 
2014-03-21 12:44:30 PM  
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Henry, but that was the name he had when we adopted him from the local rescue org
 
2014-03-21 12:44:59 PM  

Conthan: Wellon Dowd: Conthan: My dog's name is Kiwi. I've doomed her to never being able to get a real job with a name like that I guess.

She'll just have to take sleeping on the couch and fetching balls at the park all day instead.

Plus, she'll never be able to find one of those miniature license plates with her name on it.

You're right, I should have named her Bort.


Wow. A coffee nose-douche is painful.

But the laugh was worth it. :)
 
2014-03-21 12:45:26 PM  
What the hell is with most of them ending with an "e" sound.

My old Boxer dog Artemis Entreri mocks lame snowflake names.
 
2014-03-21 12:45:37 PM  
Both our doggies were shelter rescues, so we just stuck with the names they already had. Seemed easier that way.
 
2014-03-21 12:45:38 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: I named my dog Grandma just so I can be loudly overheard saying things like:

"Should get get Grandma Science Diet or is Alpo good enough?"
"We had to lock Grandma in the garage last night because she went into heat again."
"I love Grandma, but if she shiats on the floor one more time I'm having her put down."


Awesome
 
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