‘Duke’ doesn’t make the list of top dog names in Duke City

Animal Welfare releases most popular pet name list

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) — Our pets are like members of the family. So when it comes to picking out a name, there’s a lot of thought that goes into it.

It turns out a lot of people in Albuquerque have the same thoughts. For the first time, Animal Welfare compiled the list of most popular dog and cat names in the Duke City.

“One of the most common names for a dog is Buddy – I would have guessed that,” said Jim Ludwick with Animal Welfare.

“People love their pets They have fun picking out names for them,” he said. “There are many, many, many names.”

Ludwick crunched the numbers – and names – of every licensed pet in Albuquerque in 2014.

The top 10 dog names:
Bella
Buddy
Daisy
Max
Lucy
Molly
Coco
Lola
Charlie
Bailey

The top 10 cat names:
Kitty
Shadow
Bella
Tiger
Smokey
Max
Lucy
Chloe
Charlie
Oliver

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