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As I said previously "My go-to thing to put into any search function of catalogs or search engines has always been either "Dalek" or "TARDIS""

And yeah, there's a dog named TARDIS somewhere in New York. Ugh.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:52 AM on May 9, 2017


Too bad they didn't also break it down by breed, but this is cool!

There are five registered dogs in NYC named Bearshark.
posted by gemutlichkeit at 9:52 AM on May 9, 2017 [8 favorites]


Fido 9
Sammy 263

Feel my paws internet bitches!
posted by sammyo at 9:52 AM on May 9, 2017 [1 favorite]


This doxxing has gone too far!

(There are 12 dogs in NYC with my elder dog's name, and 2 with the younger. Have a ball with that, Axciom.)
posted by ernielundquist at 9:53 AM on May 9, 2017


9 Anubis; only 1 Cerberus
posted by thelonius at 9:54 AM on May 9, 2017 [6 favorites]


Too bad they didn't also break it down by breed, but this is cool!

I bet this would turn out to be half pedigreed purebreds and half "pit/retriever/corgi/pigeon mix."
posted by griphus at 9:54 AM on May 9, 2017 [4 favorites]


I really want to see a list of all the strange names with only one dog.
posted by uncleozzy at 10:00 AM on May 9, 2017 [1 favorite]


I told my vet's office that one of my dogs is a Chupacabra mix because it's not like they can prove she isn't. I just wish I'd had the guts to register her that way with the city too.
posted by ernielundquist at 10:00 AM on May 9, 2017 [3 favorites]


only 1 Cerberus

Does that count as 1 or 3 names?
posted by GenjiandProust at 10:01 AM on May 9, 2017 [8 favorites]


12 dogs named Steve in New York City. Good to know.
posted by bondcliff at 10:01 AM on May 9, 2017 [2 favorites]


I'd like to see a breakdown of probability of wearing a bandana, by name
posted by thelonius at 10:02 AM on May 9, 2017 [4 favorites]


Trying to pick out some of the very tiny dots, I found a single dog named "Werthers" which I find delightful.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 10:04 AM on May 9, 2017 [6 favorites]


Raw csvs on the github page:
https://github.com/Kaz-A/dog_names/
posted by stobor at 10:04 AM on May 9, 2017 [7 favorites]


There are five dogs named Cat.
posted by bondcliff at 10:05 AM on May 9, 2017 [9 favorites]


There's one dog named Dooggee.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 10:06 AM on May 9, 2017 [1 favorite]


How many other people immediately checked to see how many dogs had their dog's name(s)?

(147 Bandits, no Mozillas!)
posted by DingoMutt at 10:09 AM on May 9, 2017 [2 favorites]


Top 5:
ROCKY      823
COCO       852
CHARLIE    856
MAX         1153
BELLA       1195
posted by stobor at 10:10 AM on May 9, 2017


omygod Arfturo
posted by workerant at 10:12 AM on May 9, 2017 [21 favorites]


Some ironic names:

Cat 5
Kitty 21
Kat 1
Hobbes 14
Tigger 39
Duck 6
Mouse 6
Lion 5
Bird 1
Parrot 1
Rooster 4
Chicken 7
Pig 3

It doesn't seem to support names with spaces in them.

Also 15 dogs named Dog. Checks out.
posted by jedicus at 10:13 AM on May 9, 2017 [3 favorites]


No Gaspode or Wuffles?
posted by carrioncomfort at 10:13 AM on May 9, 2017 [7 favorites]


GoT-wise, so far Arya is the top name of the ones I've searched ... 16 of them! "Arya Underfoot" would be a very satisfying nickname for so many dogs.
posted by DingoMutt at 10:13 AM on May 9, 2017 [3 favorites]


Chase: 103
Rubble: 0
Marshall: 14
Rocky: 823
Zuma: 5
Everest: 7
posted by randomination at 10:14 AM on May 9, 2017 [3 favorites]


There is one dog who is Good.
posted by Kabanos at 10:14 AM on May 9, 2017 [10 favorites]


No dogs named 'Stay'. Not a lot of die-hard Steven Wright fans in New York, I guess.
posted by jedicus at 10:14 AM on May 9, 2017 [1 favorite]


Torso 1
Chipless 1
Shiny 1
Shaolin 1
Sombrero 1
Passionfruit 1
O 1
Tiramisu 1

Name 7
posted by pipeski at 10:16 AM on May 9, 2017 [1 favorite]


The are two dogs named T90450. What is that about?
posted by Kabanos at 10:17 AM on May 9, 2017 [3 favorites]


16 dogs named Seven! George Costanza would be proud.
posted by DingoMutt at 10:20 AM on May 9, 2017 [2 favorites]


There are also two dogs named Drizzzy, with three Zs. Maybe they're related? Dogs so nice they're registered twice?
posted by ernielundquist at 10:20 AM on May 9, 2017


856 Charlies in NYC and not a one of them as good as my Charlie.

[and I know the title on that photo says Charles - that is her proper first name and I use it when we're being formal but she doesn't care which one I call her, honestly.]
posted by komara at 10:23 AM on May 9, 2017 [3 favorites]


1 Pupper
1 Doggo
0 Brents
posted by bondcliff at 10:24 AM on May 9, 2017 [12 favorites]


I want to search by registration date ranges. Watch for trends. Figure out why everyone was naming their fucking dog Cooper or Tucker or whatever the fad was at that moment.
posted by pracowity at 10:25 AM on May 9, 2017 [2 favorites]


> I found a single dog named "Werthers" which I find delightful.

That's Original.
posted by guiseroom at 10:26 AM on May 9, 2017 [25 favorites]


It doesn't seem to support names with spaces in them.

Right, so while there 19 Sevens, I can't see if there are any other dogs named Seven Day Notice. (There aren't.)

I checked for my cat's name and there are 0 Torgos. OTOH, I believe there are at least two other MeFites with cats named Torgo.
posted by Room 641-A at 10:32 AM on May 9, 2017


Two Ivankas. But 55 Tiffanys!
posted by Mallenroh at 10:36 AM on May 9, 2017 [2 favorites]


Rabies: 1
Unique: 3
posted by Flannery Culp at 10:36 AM on May 9, 2017 [1 favorite]


There are only 2 Josephs, and I have one of 'em!
posted by functionequalsform at 10:38 AM on May 9, 2017 [1 favorite]


Update on the scores:

Apple 26, Orange 1
Pumpkin 62, Squash 2
Pepper 235, Salt 3
Sugar 113, Spice 11
Chocolate 56, Vanilla 15
Coffee 26, Tea 2
Bacon 20, Egg 1
Potato 17, Tomato 2
Bagel 16, Donut 4
Pickle 23, Cucumber 0
Meatball 16, Spaghetti 4
Chip 59, Dorito 2
Banger 1, Mash 1
Spoon 1, Fork 0
posted by Kabanos at 10:39 AM on May 9, 2017 [13 favorites]


16 dogs named Seven! George Costanza would be proud
Posted by DingoMutt


I was first, by a week or two, but I missed the episode and back then I had to wait until the summer re-run to see what people were talking about when they met my dog. (Who went by "Seven" unless I had to explain to Seinfeld fans that his full name was Seven Day Notice.)
posted by Room 641-A at 10:39 AM on May 9, 2017 [1 favorite]


Mayo 1, Mustard 0
Ketchup 4, Catsup 0
posted by guiseroom at 10:42 AM on May 9, 2017 [3 favorites]


Bird 1
Parrot 1


I wonder if these don't have something to do with getting around certain co-op pet rules.
posted by Kabanos at 10:42 AM on May 9, 2017 [7 favorites]


Sting 0
The Edge 0
Bono 5
posted by thelonius at 10:42 AM on May 9, 2017 [6 favorites]


Askim: 1
Smartass (owner): At least 1
posted by The Bellman at 10:43 AM on May 9, 2017 [6 favorites]


Bird 1
Parrot 1

I wonder if these don't have something to do with getting around certain co-op pet rules.
posted by Kabanos


Probably. I used to know a cat named Harmless Fish.
posted by workerant at 10:48 AM on May 9, 2017 [7 favorites]



The Edge 0
Bono 5


Larry: 19. I bet eleven of them are short for Larry Mullen Jr.
posted by bondcliff at 10:49 AM on May 9, 2017 [1 favorite]


Kitty 21

They could be named after the Stupids' wonderful dog.
posted by Bulgaroktonos at 10:53 AM on May 9, 2017


A bunch of Ninas, one Tish (but also another Morticia), and 3 Zhoras.

Very nonuniqueness. Much fail. Many embarrassed.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 10:57 AM on May 9, 2017 [1 favorite]


They could be named after the Stupids' wonderful dog.

I was all set to wonder how many of those homes also harbor cats named Xylophone...
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 10:57 AM on May 9, 2017


Joby 0
posted by standardasparagus at 11:02 AM on May 9, 2017


My pet's names:
Figlet 0 (but Fig, 8)
Lindy 7
Taco 50
Arizona 1 (to be fair, she's my cat, so it doesnt really count)

Random clicking on the bubbles is super fun, even though the site breaks the internet on my dinosaur work computer. 2 dogs named Geezer, 2 named Sistah. 8 named Pheobe. Pronounced Fee-Ohb, or just owned by people whose name preferences outdid their spelling ability?

I am definitely bookmarking this for the next time I need to name something.
posted by Fig at 11:19 AM on May 9, 2017 [2 favorites]


28 named Puppy
posted by fimbulvetr at 11:22 AM on May 9, 2017


2 named Stinky. We had a cat named Stinky. Found him in the garage eating garbage. The name was very appropriately descriptive.
posted by fimbulvetr at 11:24 AM on May 9, 2017 [1 favorite]


18 Dingos, 1 Mutt
posted by DingoMutt at 11:25 AM on May 9, 2017 [3 favorites]


44 named Butter! Huh.
posted by showbiz_liz at 11:27 AM on May 9, 2017


Slight derail, not a dog name comment, please forgive me.

Back in my reporter days I used to put in open records requests for every data set our county had. One of them was the dog license database, which of course yielded the fun story of most common dog names and breeds.

This was in the late '90s, before privacy concerns became a thing, and public records started being exempted or shut down. And so the dataset also included the owner's name, address and phone number.

One night in the newsroom we had a breaking story about some malfeasance by the district attorney. We had to reach him for comment, but he had an unlisted number.

Lesson: Even people who try to stay under the radar want dogcatchers to be able to call them when runaway Fido (or Sammy, or Rocky, or Coco...) turns up.
posted by martin q blank at 11:28 AM on May 9, 2017 [17 favorites]


44 named Butter! Huh.

Aww, when I was a teen our neighbor's yellow lab was named Butter! Short for Butterscotch, I believe, but nobody ever called her that. We used to watch her when her people were out - I'd come home from school and she'd be paddling around in our pool.

I was actually more of a cat person before Butter - she was my crazy dog lady gateway dog!
posted by DingoMutt at 11:32 AM on May 9, 2017 [1 favorite]


No Tricky Woo? For shame, NYC. For shame.
posted by MengerSponge at 11:32 AM on May 9, 2017


Name: 7
No: 30
None: 4
TBA: 1
TBD: 1
posted by fimbulvetr at 11:33 AM on May 9, 2017 [1 favorite]


I get a chuckle out of imagining someone running after their dog yelling "No, No! Get back here No!"
posted by fimbulvetr at 11:33 AM on May 9, 2017 [1 favorite]


1 dog named Aroo!
posted by Missense Mutation at 11:38 AM on May 9, 2017 [3 favorites]


26 Hachi (+8 more if you include Hachiko)
posted by Karmakaze at 12:12 PM on May 9, 2017


No: 30

That makes sense. I am sure I have seen at least a couple of guys wandering around Central Park just shouting out "No!" over and over.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 12:29 PM on May 9, 2017


Inu: 5
Giuliani: 1
posted by kurumi at 1:07 PM on May 9, 2017


why does this not exist for cats. why does this not exist for cats. why. why.
posted by millipede at 1:14 PM on May 9, 2017 [4 favorites]


One dog named...Tina/Delores?
posted by methroach at 1:17 PM on May 9, 2017 [1 favorite]


And yeah, there's a dog named TARDIS somewhere in New York. Ugh.

Just so you know, I'm naming my next dog Romana.
posted by betweenthebars at 1:22 PM on May 9, 2017 [1 favorite]


I would like to meet the person who named their dogs "pants".
posted by bigendian at 1:30 PM on May 9, 2017 [3 favorites]


And yeah, there's a dog named TARDIS somewhere in New York. Ugh.

Just so you know, I'm naming my next dog Romana.


Will she also answer to Fred?

(I think Romana is a perfectly good name for a dog. Also, there is at least one dog in New York named K-9.)
posted by MCMikeNamara at 1:45 PM on May 9, 2017


There are two dogs named Crouton -- which is the name I wish I had named my dog. I thought of this about 2 months after I gave him his real name, which stuck. But my next dog will be named Crouton.
posted by OrangeDisk at 2:57 PM on May 9, 2017 [1 favorite]


There are nine dogs licensed in NYC named "Chowder", but none named "Chowderhead". Which I guess based on our usage at home is more of an epithet.
posted by Ipsifendus at 2:58 PM on May 9, 2017


Six Gandalfs, one Dumbledore.
Sixty-eight Freds, 6 Wilmas.
Nineteen Batmen, five Supermen.
One hundred and eight seven Winstons, which is great. I hope that at least some of them are pugs.
posted by Ipsifendus at 3:07 PM on May 9, 2017 [2 favorites]


It doesn't work well on my iPad - could someone search for Shithead please.
posted by bendy at 3:15 PM on May 9, 2017


No Shithead, which I find quite surprising.

4 Bunks, 0 McNultys.
posted by Token Meme at 3:28 PM on May 9, 2017 [2 favorites]


No dogs named Pilar (like this beautiful lady) but five dogs named PI. Huh.
posted by Squeak Attack at 3:33 PM on May 9, 2017 [1 favorite]


Three dogs named Scully but no dogs named Mulder. I hope the Scullys aren't lonely.
posted by Squeak Attack at 3:35 PM on May 9, 2017 [3 favorites]


Only 4 Gilberts, but 158 Georges.
3 Hardys, no Laurels
51 Dolces and only 1 Gabbanna
2 Penns, 1 Teller
77 Hanks, 19 Peggies
45 Captains, no Tennilles

No Hardcastles, and no McCormicks
posted by pipeski at 4:04 PM on May 9, 2017 [4 favorites]


Who names his dog "Dick?" Some guy in New York is who.
posted by Haboo at 5:32 PM on May 9, 2017 [1 favorite]


Unique dog names in my circle of dog people:

Grapes
Pancakes
Ruyi
Shakedown
Mon Gateau (monga for short)
Fair Play
Prescott
Pork Dust (PD for short)
Goodis
posted by dobbs at 5:48 PM on May 9, 2017


I've had dogs for 40 years or so and until recently I never met any named Juno. There are currently six in my local dog park. Every one of them denies being influenced by the movie and thinks it's odd of me to even ask.

I've also never met a dog named Lincoln until last year and now know 4, 3 of them Great Danes.
posted by dobbs at 5:55 PM on May 9, 2017


I checked my dogs' names.

Smokey: 99
Bandit: 147
posted by jonp72 at 7:25 PM on May 9, 2017


John: 21
Paul: 6
George: 158
Ringo: 39
posted by jonp72 at 7:27 PM on May 9, 2017 [1 favorite]


My cat has one of the very common dog names. This will not stand.
posted by madcaptenor at 8:02 PM on May 9, 2017


HIKNRSWXZ

...the only single letters that no one has used to name their dog.
posted by eye of newt at 8:14 PM on May 9, 2017 [1 favorite]


Only one dog called Satan in the whole of New York? They really have cleaned that island up. (5 Demons, tho.)
posted by Scram at 3:04 AM on May 10, 2017


You'll never get Guiliani to leave.
posted by Room 641-A at 7:47 AM on May 10, 2017


There's a full English breakfast. Two Sausages, twenty Bacons, one Egg and one Eggs, seventeen Beans (and 28 x Bean), two Beanz and one Beanzzz, two Tomatoes, one Mushroom, two Hashbrowns, four Ketchups, seven slices of Toast, forty-four pats of Butter, two servings of Marmite, twenty cups of Coffee, two cups of Tea and five Teacups (no saucers).
posted by paduasoy at 9:31 AM on May 10, 2017 [7 favorites]


Also, there are a lot of people who are not sure about their dog's name, such as these people:

Oreo / Rosemary
Ludlow / Adam
Peridot / Fudggy
Brownie / Goggle (2)
Tina / Delores
Cloud / Hudson (2)
Julie / Beck

I also like Daisy / Formerly. Formerly woul be a good dog name.
posted by paduasoy at 9:40 AM on May 10, 2017 [1 favorite]


DOGSTOYEVSKY.
posted by Charity Garfein at 6:10 PM on May 10, 2017 [3 favorites]


I am surprised that they're 328 dogs with the name Cookie.
posted by Kcraig at 1:25 AM on May 11, 2017


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