There were 1,753 puppies called Luna last year - making it the most popular choice for new dog owners. The name means 'moon' in Latin.

These are the 10 most popular puppy names chosen by new dog owners in the UK over lockdown

As pet ownership has surged over lockdown, these are the names that might cause most confusion if you shout them at a favourite dog walking spot.

Thursday, 29th July 2021, 9:22 am

According to the Kennel Club the number of people welcoming new dogs into their homes last year soared by nearly eight per cent, to around 250,000.

Some of the most in-demand include Labrador Retrievers, French Bulldogs and Labrador Retrievers, while others have seen their popularity flatline.

Of course, once you’ve decided to add a four-legged friend to your family, there’s the tricky business of what to call your new pooch.

Insurance company GoCompare has carried out some research into the most popular dog names chosen over lockdown.

So don’t be surprised if you get more than you expected when you call back a dog with one of these 10 names in the park.

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