A new year means a new list of most popular dog names, and metro.co.uk places the origin of many newcomers to the list firmly in the film industry. Loki is a cute name for a dog, despite its namesake being the God of mischief and a shape-shifting trickster in the Avengers films. Its origins are in Norse mythology but expect to see the dog name become very much a reality in your local park.
Thor hasn’t made the top 10, or Hulk, although perhaps these only suit the largest, most masculine of breeds!
Simba is down to the reanimation of The Lion King, although it does conjure up images of a maned cat as opposed to the average Whippet or Greyhound, so choose this name accordingly.
Elsa has sprung back into the charts because of Frozen 2, as has Luke because of the final Star Wars film The Rise of Skywalker. No Chewy, Leia, Vader, Yoda or Jabba though…
Simba, Elsa, Luke, Loki and Lady are all testament to the subliminal powers of the Disney owned film franchises when it comes to us pet owners borrowing naming inspiration, and Disney film characters make up half of the predicted top ten.
Top 10 predicted dog names 2020
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