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Furry good news: the most popular pet names of 2018 have dropped.

Much like naming a child, coming up with the perfect name for your fur baby can take months of deliberation.

It truly is the first important job as a responsible pet owner.

Do you opt for quirky? Serious? Cute?

It needs to match your pet’s personality, of course, which may take a while to figure out.

…And it needs to be easy for you to call out angrily when your future pet runs into the local school and eats out of the trash.

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Well, if you’re searching for inspiration, Pet Insurance Australia have just released the most popular cat and dog names for 2018.

While the usual favourites continue to top the list (everyone knows a dog named Bella – which makes being a human called Bella hard sometimes), some new names have crept in, and they’re adorable.

Here they are:

Top female dog names

  1. Bella
  2. Luna
  3. Ruby
  4. Molly
  5. Coco
  6. Daisy
  7. Lucy
  8. Rosie
  9. Lola
  10. Poppy

Top male dog names

  1. Charlie
  2. Max
  3. Archie
  4. Buddy
  5. Ollie
  6. Milo
  7. Oscar
  8. Bailey
  9. Alfie
  10. Cooper

Top female cat names

  1. Luna
  2. Bella
  3. Coco
  4. Molly
  5. Lilly
  6. Cleo
  7. Mia
  8. Willow
  9. Lucy
  10. Lola

Top male cat names

  1. Charlie
  2. Simba
  3. Oscar
  4. Max
  5. Milo
  6. Leo
  7. Jasper
  8. George
  9. Archie
  10. Tigger

New names

  • Kiki
  • Narla
  • Arschar
  • Arya
  • Babushka
  • Moxi
  • Cheeky
  • Porkchop
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