The most popular dog names of 2019 have been revealed
Picking a name for your dog can be tricky enough.
After all, it's the most responsibility many of us will have for another few years - so, picking the name (and a good one at that) is very important.
The survey, conducted by Rover.com [via goodtoknow], found that more old fashioned names have recently surged in popularity lately - with Gertrude seeing a 300 per cent rise in popularity.
Other name choices which have seen a rise among dog owners include Malcom (150 per cent rise); Clive (100 per cent rise); Shirley (67 per cent); Nigel (60 per cent) and June (50 per cent).
There also seems to have been a bit of a royal influence, with Queen up by 44 per cent and Archie up by 39 per cent.
And, pretty understandably, people have also been influenced by the movies and TV shows that they watch.
The live action remake of The Lion King was released over the summer and, despite the fact that it is about felines, seems to have had a big effect on dog owners: Nala and Simba were up by 30 per cent and 19 per cent.
Even Love Island made an impact. The name Anna has seen a 450 per cent increase in popularity among dog owners; while Anton was up by 200 per cent and India increased by 180 per cent.
But the top names overall?
“Dogs are considered fully-fledged members of the family by nine out of ten pet parents in the UK, so choosing a name for our canines can be as difficult as it is for our children," Kate Jaffe, Trend Expert for Rover, said.
“Our dogs and the names we give them are part of our self-expression, which is why we see such strong influence from the things that Brits love – everything from favourite foods to small screen stars.”