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Top Dog Names for 2010 revealed

By johnboy 6 January 2011 25

The Department of Territory and Municipal Services has kindly released their list of the most registered dog names for 2010.

    1. Max
    2. Jack
    3. Molly
    4. Bella
    5. Jessie
    6. Charlie
    7. Sam
    8. Lucy
    9. Toby
    10. Oscar

Possibly a good idea to cross these names off the potentials list for children.

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The cat did it 10:18 am 07 Jan 11

If you want a list of names to avoid, there’s a long list at ‘Things Bogans Like’ (http://thingsboganslike.com/a-bogue-by-any-other-name/)

Pommy bastard 8:33 am 07 Jan 11

@23

Who said it was the state? It was Mrs. Bastard putting her foot down again.

Pork Hunt 8:35 pm 06 Jan 11

@19

What business is it of the state as to what you wish to name your dog?

tired and emotional 4:53 pm 06 Jan 11

i always liked Alan as a name for a dog

paperboy 4:20 pm 06 Jan 11

..And I suppose that should be THIS year’s…

paperboy 4:19 pm 06 Jan 11

I’m tipping next year’s number 1 with a bullet.

Joel

Pommy bastard 3:48 pm 06 Jan 11

I wanted to call my dog “you”. (“Oy You!”)
Not allowed.
I then wanted to call him Brian. (Like andym’s “barry”)
Not allowed.
So the poor sod is now named after an American entreprenuer, the musical based on whom my daughter had seen the week previous.

Captain RAAF 3:19 pm 06 Jan 11

I have two Beagles, Smeagol and Deagol. Won’t see those on any two-bit list nowadays, people have lost thier imaginations.

Pork Hunt 2:30 pm 06 Jan 11

Erg0 said: Anthropomorphisation has a lot to answer for…

Anth, anthrop, anthropo…. that’s easy for you to say.

p1 1:52 pm 06 Jan 11

Urgh. Bella from those stupid vampire movies.

She’s a bit of a dog.

Erg0 1:49 pm 06 Jan 11

“Anthropomorphism” didn’t sound right in my head for what I was meaning there – to paraphrase, “the anthropomorphism of society” would imply that society itslef was being anthropomorphised, whereas “the anthropomorphisation of society” refers to society’s movement towards the practice of anthropomorphism.

In other words, I made it up. But I did it independently from the Americans.

Ello Vera 1:06 pm 06 Jan 11

Anthropomorphism. Extra suffixes is americanisationalism innit.

Erg0 12:34 pm 06 Jan 11

Interestingly enough, Jack and Max are the two most popular boys names of the last decade, according to news.com.au anyway.

QED.

lobster 12:32 pm 06 Jan 11

Urgh. Bella from those stupid vampire movies.

Mess 11:58 am 06 Jan 11

Interestingly enough, Jack and Max are the two most popular boys names of the last decade, according to news.com.au anyway.

Grumpy Old Fart 11:48 am 06 Jan 11

Rumour has it that ‘Joel’or ‘Monors’ will be the top name for 2011

M0les 11:21 am 06 Jan 11

Kramer, Don’t worry, I’m sure young Fido is not feeling left-out!

motleychick 10:49 am 06 Jan 11

YAY my puppy’s name isn’t on the list!

astrojax 10:45 am 06 Jan 11

in queanbean it’s
1 makz
2 jaak
3 molii
4 belaa
5 jezi
6 khaarli
7 saam
8 looosy
9 spot
10 jayydynn

neanderthalsis 10:43 am 06 Jan 11

My guess is that it’s got something to do with the social trend of pets acting as substitutes for human children. Anthropomorphisation has a lot to answer for.

If that were the case, shouldn’t dog names reflect the common trend in human names? We would have a myriad of dogs roaming the streets all named Lateeishia, Brandeen, Breeianna, Indigo or whatever US state happens to be popular at the time.

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