Top pet names | Luna is the new wags

Local residents Tom Milenkovic and David Peverill with their dogs. Nala and Jack are two of their dog names.
Local residents Tom Milenkovic and David Peverill with their dogs. Nala and Jack are two of their dog names.

Do you name your pet after your favourite Game of Thrones character? 

You are not alone. 

Pet Insurance Australia have released their top pet names for 2017.

Luna top the list for both dogs and cats with old-school names like Frankie and Archie making a comeback. Regular favourites like Charlie, Bella and Ruby were also prominent. 

Nadia Crighton from Pet Insurance Australia said while there has been an increase in names from famous television shows there was some things to consider when naming your pet.

“Take your time and choose a sensible name that is going to stand the test of time,” Crighton said. “For dogs, it’s a good idea to see how the name carries when called.”

TOP DOG NAMES 2017

  1. Luna
  2. Charlie
  3. Bella
  4. Ruby
  5. Max
  6. Archie
  7. Coco
  8. Frankie
  9. Bailey
  10. Molly

TOP CAT NAMES 2017

  1. Luna
  2. Coco
  3. Leo
  4. Bella
  5. Charlie
  6. Simba
  7. Milo
  8. Max
  9. Tilly
  10. Frankie
  11. Loki
  12. Lulu
  13. Oreo

2016 TOP NAMES

DOGS – Bella, Charlie, Max, Ruby, Molly, Coco, Buddy, Lucy, Archie, Daisy

CATS – Bella, Charlie, Coco, Luna, Tiger, Oscar, Simba, Milo, Missy, Leo