Apple’s most pup-ular names revealed
- Last Updated: 4:35 AM, January 25, 2013
- Posted: 12:35 AM, January 25, 2013
Forget Fido or Rex — Lucy is now the queen of the city’s trendy dog runs.
The name is No. 1 for pooches in Manhattan — with 204 dogs answering to the call, new license data show.
Lucy is also the most popular name in areas like the Upper East and Upper West sides.
“It’s a just catchy, adorable name. People hear it and it sticks,” said Jil Gans, 57, who owns a 3-year-old Wheaton terrier named Lucy on the Upper East Side.
The No. 2 Manhattan name, Lola, which 192 dogs in the borough share, is also a change from the usual monikers, such as Max, which is No. 1 across the city.
The new stats show less-traditional dog names can come from anywhere — from sports to soda to fashion.
Seven dogs in the city are named Carmelo, apparently after the Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony. Forty pooches in the city bear the Yankee name “Jeter.”
None is named A-Rod.
Other dog owners go for even more unusual names — such as Jake and Elwood, after the siblings in the 1980 film “The Blues Brothers.”
Unusual names help carve out a sense of individuality, said Kay Powers, who lives in the West Village.
“I wouldn’t name one of my kids a top 10-most-popular name. Why would I do that with my dog?” she said.
The data were taken from 100,000 city dog licenses.
The stats also showed that, other than mutts, Yorkies, Shih Tzus and Chihuahuas are the most common breeds in the city.