Pet names writ­ten in the stars

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - News -

IT’S good­bye Fido and Fluffy as Aussie pet own­ers seek some cos­mic in­spi­ra­tion when nam­ing their furry friends.

A list of 2017’s top 10 dog and cat names com­piled by Pet In­sur­ance Aus­tralia has re­vealed the most pop­u­lar moniker for ca­nine and fe­line alike is Luna.

The tra­di­tional name Coco was also shared by both, one of six names on the two lists.

“A lot of names have changed this year, with the top spot be­ing claimed by a name that didn’t even make the chart last year,” spokes­woman Na­dia Crighton said.

Out­side the top 10, pop cul­ture had an ef­fect on cat names with Thor and Mar­vel Uni­verse char­ac­ter Loki nar­rowly miss­ing out at No. 11.

“It’s won­der­ful to see so many new names mak­ing the list, and some old-school names like Frankie and Archie mak­ing a come­back,” Ms Crighton said.

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