LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:
Roll over, Spot, Buddy and Rover. Say hello to Cardi B, Harry and Groot. These are just some of 2018's popular names for dogs.
KATE JAFFE: My name is Kate Jaffe. And I work at rover.com. And I'm here to talk about dog names.
GARCIA-NAVARRO: Dog name curator - who knew? - Jaffe says that pop-culture dog names are popular this year. Music idols, characters from movies, villainous names like Loki and Bane and Sid are up almost 20 percent. So...
JAFFE: In your neighborhood, there's a good chance there's a dog named Pennywise.
GARCIA-NAVARRO: Food names also got quite a bit of love, including brunch names...
JAFFE: ...Like Waffles and Muffin and Biscuit.
GARCIA-NAVARRO: But the most popular...
JAFFE: Dogs with human names are bubbling to the top - Max, Charlie, Cooper, Bella, Lucy and Luna. And that makes sense - right? - because pets are members of our family.
GARCIA-NAVARRO: Kate Jaffe has a dog, of course.
JAFFE: His name is Oso.
GARCIA-NAVARRO: That's bear in Spanish. My dog's name, Kiko, alas, didn't make the list.
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