The cat owners have been clever too, with feline names ranging from the mythological (Persephone) to the mirthful (Pingu). We can also finally answer the question, ‘Which came first, the chicken or the egg?’ With three cats called Chicken and only two called Egg, in our table at least, it would seem the chicken came first.
So, without further ado, here are our favourite pet names. If you spot your pet's name, let us know – and if you think we’ve missed your fabulously named pet off the list, just leave a comment on our Facebook page.
Cat owners aren’t as outnumbered as the statistics suggest. There are more dogs in our table than cats because dog owners are more likely to have insured their pet. According to the ABI, only one in four of the nine million dog owners in the UK are believed to have pet insurance, while that figure drops to just one in seven of the 7.9 million UK cat owners.
The five most popular cat names are:
Tilly, one name that doesn’t make it into the top ten, is still very common - 195 dogs are also called Tilly.
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Pet name information from LV= pet database and correct as of September 2017.