Move over Sparky, a new dog is in town and his name is Kevin Bacon.
The City of Toronto has released its annual list of licensed cat and dog names and it includes some unusual new pet monikers.
Ryan Gosling and Kevin Bacon are just a few of the names Toronto pet owners have bestowed upon their furry companions.
Both lists are long, featuring more than 11,300 names for dogs and 7,800 names for cats.
Some of the listed names on the ‘cat’alogue include Smooshyface, Wonderpants and The New Guy.
“Within the last year or two we decided to post this data, so anyone who wants to access to it can look at it.” said Mary Lou Leiher, program manager with Toronto animal services.
For the second year in a row both Charlie and Max rank as the top two most popular names for both cats and dogs.
Other Toronto pet owners have taken a less traditional approach and have named their pets after A-list celebrities like Ryan Gosling and Pharrell Williams.
Even U.S. President Barack Obama makes an appearance on the list of dog names. Republican supporters influenced the list as well, two dogs licensed this year were named ‘Trump’.
“People want to use the list to find names for their pet just as people use similar lists to help them name their child,” Leiher said.
But don’t worry, the classics are still there.
The list shows 74 felines have the name Fluffy and 480 dogs have been named Buddy.
Stand out names for Leiher include Stinx, for a dog and Wigglefloof for a cat.
“There are a ton of clever names,” she said.
“It’s a useful list for people who are getting a new pet and they are stumped on what to call it.”
Top 10 Toronto Licensed Cat Names: 2015
Top 10 Toronto Licensed Dog Names: 2015