To kick off the 2013-2014 football season, we scoured its database to find the most common football-related pet names.
Turns out, the game of football provides a lot of options for pet names. While it’s not surprising that the more common names also have connotations outside of football (“Bear,” for example, topped the list), “Blitz” came in at number nine and “Madden” and “Niner” rounded out the top 20.
More obscure names included “John Elway,” the Bullmastiff from California; “Fumble,” the Goldendoodle from New York; “Heisman,” the Great Dane from Missouri; and “Touchdown,” the Beagle from Illinois.
“We find that more and more, pet owners choose a name for their pet that mirrors their own passions,” said Darryl Rawlings, Chief Executive Officer at Trupanion. “We’ve seen Diddy and Gaga in the music genre, for example. So these football-inspired names don’t surprise me at all. It’s a lot of fun to see how pet owners choose to define their pet.”
Heather Kalinowski lives in the Seattle area with her husband, newborn son, and two rescued pups – an Italian Greyhound named Ava and a Spaniel mix named Jackson. She enjoys reading, writing, spending time with her family, and volunteering with Italian Greyhound Rescue.