This contest has provided us with a sample of what life must be like for Dallas area dog owners, and I’m still mining that data for insight into the latest trends. I’ve already noted the overwhelming number of bulldog entries we received, and I was even more interested in observing the most common names among these pets.
No. 1 on our list – constituting 14 of the 605 entries to our contest – was Charlie (or Charley and other variant spellings). Second in the rankings was Bella (popular because of the Twilight series?) Coco and Cooper were also well-represented.
But I enjoyed reading some of the more unusual names as well. Like these…
Presumably the owner is a Scrubs fan:
And this guy is mostly called “Lenny,” I believe:
In addition, there are also a striking number of dogs in our city who are apparently members of the nobility. The U.S. Constitution prohibits the granting of titles, but I’m fairly certain (I don’t have the case law here in front of me) that the Supreme Court has found that clause doesn’t apply to non-humans.
So, among our nominations alone, we have King Larry Duncan, Princess “Fiona” Apple, Sir Chewbacca, Sir Henry Winston, Sir Leopold Butters, and Lady Marmalade Waffles. It’s enough to inspire one to imagine there’s a whole canine version of Game of Thrones playing out secretly in Dallas.