The Royals and Game of Thrones have inspired pet names in Ireland this year.
Just Cats veterinary clinic have released their annual pet name review. According to the survey of over 70,000 patients, throughout a 12 month period, there's been an increase in pets being called Harry, Meghan and even Trump!
Popular culture, sport, TV and the weather have all influenced new cat names for 2018, with UFC fighter, Conor McGregor, inspiring the top two places on the newcomers list - McGregor and Notorious. Jon Snow and Khaleesi from Game of Thrones take third and fourth spot, while Ophelia and Trump, take fifth and sixth spot. The love for the latest royal couple continues as Meghan and Harry take seventh and eighth spot on the newcomers list. But fear not, there are still hundreds of Kittys and Fluffys across the nation, as they continue to lead the top 10 cat names in Ireland.
Dog owners continue to name their best friend more human-like names with Molly, Charlie, Max, Daisy, Toby, Bella, Buddy, Jessie, Ruby and Holly rounding off the top 10. However, there are some weird and wonderful names out there that no doubt sound funny shouting out in the park. Glencullen’s Snugglybuggly takes the top spot as the wackiest dog name, while Frank Sinatra inspired, Frankie Blue Eyes, takes second spot. Lightening Mac Burrow, Lazy Daisy and Lady Diana also make the list, as well as Grumpy, Biddy Margaret, Double, Dimebag and Euro.