Our pets are part of our family, so it’s no surprise that pet parents are ditching "Fido" in favor of human names.
Name are powerful. Studies show that names have the ability to shape a child's self-esteem, confidence, identity, and even how they are treated by others. For pets, especially shelter pets, names are just as important and can make the difference between someone choosing to adopt them or not.
And then, there's the whole social media aspect. Who wouldn't want to follow MayathePolarBear dog on Instagram? Almost a million people who follow her agree that she's follow worthy, partly because she has a great name and partly because she's just plain adorable. And how about HamiltontheHipster cat with nearly 900K followers? Names are important.
To help in your search, we've compiled a list of top cat & dog names for 2019, based on current trends we’re seeing. Unisex names like “Harley” are at the top of our list, along with “X” names like Xander, retro inspired named like Rosie, and popular culture names like Cardi.
Are there any that you love for 2019? Let us know in the comments!