5 strange truths revealed by NYC’s most popular dog names
If you’d like to type swear words into a search box today, look no further than NYC’s freshly released dog name database — available in a delightfully searchable bubble chart.
And after you’re done checking how many dogs in New York have the same names as your exes, here are some of our other findings. Long story short … why aren’t more of you naming your dogs after iconic pop stars?
Of course, there are probably unlicensed dogs in the city that the database doesn’t account for. Still, this is all a good window into the most valuable kind of trend: the dog trend.
Thanks, dogs, for providing all the information we need.
1. People still love giving their dogs human names.
Max, Charlie, Bella, Chloe. It could be the cast of a new teen drama on the CW — but it’s also a list of names that hundreds of NYC residents gave their dogs.
As a Chloe, I’d like to point out that 18 people also named their dog “Chole,” a common misspelling of Chloe — although chole is also a delicious chickpea curry, so that could be why. As for the human name trend, I personally think it would be weird to be like, “Sit, Travis,” but do you.
2. Someone named their dog Qwerty.
Why do we think this happened? Was someone being clever? Could they just not think of anything else? Did they panic? Is someone out there saying “Here, Qwerty!” to a dog on a daily basis? Is that person an employee of this company?
If you have any information, please step forward.
3. Bernie would have won.
As Gizmodo points out, Bernie (46) beat both Hillary (6) and Trump (2, embarrassing) in the dog polls.
Also, there is one dog in NYC named Comey. No dogs at the dog park are comfortable talking to him.
4. Good will prevail in the end.
210 of NYC’s most hopeful humans named their dogs Angel. Two people named their dogs Jesus. Only one person named a dog Satan, which probably means everything will be okay in the end, right?
Still, I would much rather hang out with the dog named Satan than any dog named Angel. I am hoping Satan looks like this:
5. Hm, looks like only three people have named their dog Beyoncé.
Seems like that’s not enough.