What’s in a name? Would a dog by
any other name smell of such sweet puppy breath? We tend to think so, because we know plenty of pups with the least trendy names around, and
they’re still pretty darn adorable.
We’ve already shared the year’s most
popular and the trendiest puppy names of the year, and now we’re looking at which names in our database of nearly a million puppy monikers
have fallen the farthest in the last 10 years.
To see which names made this list in
the past, check out the least trendy names of 2011,
No. 10: Trixie and Peanut
Trixie was the No. 49 most popular
female dog name back in 2005, but it has since dropped to No. 82. Peanut, which ranked as the 35th most popular
name in 2005, currently sits at No. 77, with a big drop of 11 spots over the past
No. 9: Lucky and Rudy
Starting at No. 66 a decade ago, Lucky dropped out of the Top
100 in 2010. Rudy, the No. 57 most popular male dog name in 2005, joined Lucky by falling off the chart
No. 8: Heidi and Chico
Heidi, the No. 57 most popular dog name 10 years ago, has
fallen all the way to No. 92. Chico was quite popular in 2005, ranking No.
25, but it has fallen to No. 69, dropping nine spots over the past year.
No 7: Sissy and Joey
The No. 65 name in 2005, Sissy fell out of the Top 100 for
first time this year. Joey was No. 56 a decade ago and also dropped from the
rankings for the first time this year.
No. 6: Sandy and Sparky
Sandy ranked No. 41 a decade ago, but since then has dropped
to No. 80, although we have to wonder if the remake of Annie will make it
more popular next year. Sparky, No. 45 in 2005, now comes in near the back
of the pack, at No. 91.
No. 5: Tinkerbell and Rusty
Tinkerbell, which fell out of the
Top 100 in 2012, came in at No. 61 10 years ago. Rusty was No. 22 in 2005 and has
fallen to No. 68.
No. 4: Misty and Sam
Misty was just ahead of Tink in 2005, ranking No. 60. It,
too, fell out of the Top 100 in 2012. The No. 27 most popular male dog name in
2005, Sammy is now No. 81. It’s worth noting that Sam has also been steadily
falling in popularity, although not as fast as Sammy. Sam was No. 14 a decade
ago and is now No. 46.
No. 3: Brandy and Spike
Brandy, the No. 55 name in 2005, dropped from the rankings
in 2011. Spike came in at No. 41 10 years ago and now barely makes the Top
100 at No. 98. Spike fell 10 spots since just last year.
No. 2: Holly and Bailey
Holly claimed the No. 48 spot 10 years ago, but it fell out of
the Top 100 back in 2012. Bailey, which was highly popular in 2005, at No. 13,
has fallen in popularity every year since then and currently sits at No. 75
after a seven-spot drop last year.
No 1: Katie and Scooter
The least trendy female dog name of the year is Katie, which
was the No. 40 most popular name in 2005 and nearly
fell off the list this year, dropping 57 places over the past decade, to land at
No. 97. Scooter, the least trendy male
dog name this year, was the 34th most popular male dog name a decade ago and
fell out of the rankings entirely in 2013.