Lucy Is Most Popular Cat Name of 2008 survey reveals top cat and dog names of the year.

It’s official: Lucy the cat and Buddy the dog top the list of the most popular names for pets in 2008, according to a survey., known as the national “yellow pages” for animal shelters and rescue organizations, unveiled its compilation of the top 10 most popular and most unusual pet names for the year.

In the feline category, Lucy beat out Molly for the top spot among the 140,269 cats found on Petfinder.

Buddy came in as the most popular name for dogs for the second year in a row. Max came in as the second most popular dog name among Petfinder’s 145,242 adoptable dogs.

Among the most unusual of the pet names, the list included Joe the Plumber, McLovin and Bon Jo Flea. The following are the complete lists:

Top 10 Most Popular Cat Names
1. Lucy (354)
2. Molly (328)
3. Oreo (320)
4. Kittens (318)
5. Smokey (315)
6. Princess (312)
7. Shadow (310)
8. Tigger (310)
9. Angel (309)
10. Missy (301)

Top 10 Most Popular Dog Names
1. Buddy (805)
2. Max (620)
3. Daisy (588)
4. Jack (520)
5. Lucy (496)
6. Molly (476)
7. Charlie (431)
8. Sadie (415)
9. Jake (407)
10. Lucky (405)

Top 10 Most Unusual Names (Any animal)
1. Woe Izmee
2. Gwyneth Poultry (a duck)
3. SoSueMe
4. 54cent Swee’T
5. Iamaredneckwoman
6. Angry Chef Soup
7. Ms. Cornflake Especially
8. Bon Jo Flea
9. McLovin
10. Joe the Plumber



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