Lots of pet food and other furry companion-targeted websites offer annual lists of the most popular pet names, often based on feedback from their readers. But none is as authoritative as that compiled by Rover.com… And the 2022 edition has just been released!
Who says dogs and cats can’t get along?
The survey analyses some 26 million names submitted by Rover.com fans. But it also considers the results of a much smaller professional poll of 1,000 carefully curated pet owners about the names they’ve given their beloved fur buckets.
It’s often an eye-opening exercise, and always a lot of fun. And they’ve been kind enough to release their lists of food-related top dog and cat names.
Some are no surprise…
The Top 10 Food-inspired Dog Names
The Top 10 food-inspired Cat Names:
- Green Bean
What the Future holds in store…
Dog names New to the List this year:
- Hot Pot
- Maple Syrup
Cat names New to the List this year:
- Baked Beans
- Bacon Bits
- Clam Chowder
- Funnel Cake
- Ham Sandwich
An expert gets the last word…
“Our pets’ names reveal a lot about us – including the foods we’re craving right now,” says Kate Jaffe, trend expert at Rover.com. “In 2022, we saw a spike in pet names inspired by comfort foods like desserts and fast food. Some of this year’s top-trending pet names may indicate a link between the comfort we get from food and the comfort we get from our beloved companions. We can all benefit from a little extra comfort sometimes, and our favorite foods pair nicely with the love of our pets.”
~ Maggie J.