LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire -08/28/12)- Research(i) from Asda Money reveals the UK's top 10 pet names for both dogs and cats.
Charlie is the number one name for cats and also the second most popular name for dogs. The name Alfie is another big hit amongst pet owners, as this is the most popular name for dogs and third most commonly used name for cats. Molly and Maz are also in the top three for cats and dogs, respectively.
Asda Money research shows that if you have named your cat Charlie or dog Alfie, you are not alone! Poppy, Oscar and Millie are also in the top ten for both cats and dogs names in the UK.
It appears to be a growing trend that household pets are being given human names. Research shows that nine times out of ten for cats a human name will be given. The only exception was the name Smudge which was the sixth most popular name for cats.
Choosing a pet name can be a fun process and you may want to give as much love and devotion into choosing a name as you would to taking care of your new pet.
Asda Money can offer affordable pet insurance to protect your cat and dogs.
Cats and dogs are often considered to be the most common of all family pets, yet surprisingly fish are in fact the most popular household pet: there are over 40 million fish kept indoors and outdoors in the UK, as compared to 8 million dogs and cats.(ii)
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(i) 10% of customers who purchased Asda Pet Insurance between 1st January and 31st April 2012 paid this price or less. Prices include IPT, and may include online and/or multi-pet discounts.
- 20% discount for insuring 2 or more pets consists of 10% online discount and up to 10% multi pet discount.
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# Up to the sum insured. For continuous treatment payments must be up-to-date and your policy renewed. Superior cover only.
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(i) The Pet Name Analysis Report for Asda Financial Services by the Callcredit Information Group as part of their pet insurance plan.
(ii) Top ten most popular pets in the UK 2011
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