If you shout Poppy to retrieve your pet you may find several cats and dogs heading in your direction – as it’s Guildford ‘s favourite name for moggies and pooches.
A total of 103 cats and dogs are named Poppy, narrowly pipping Alfie and Bella to claim the top spot.
Popular names Max, Charlie, Molly, Lola, Ruby, Daisy and Oscar complete the top 10.
That is according to new data based on pet names entered on GoCompare by owners looking for pet insurance.
The insurance comparison site analysed 500,000 pet names entered by owners looking for insurance quotes over the past two years to find the UK’s most popular cat and dog names.
Nationally, the most popular name for cats was Charlie, with Bella, Poppy, Molly and Oscar making up the top five. Bella was the most popular name for dogs, followed by Alfie, Poppy, Charlie and Max.
The site also researched how popular culture influenced pets names.
Ghost, Sansa and Arya were the most popular choices inspired by Game of Thrones, while there are potentially almost as many pets called Khaleesi as babies (GoCompare counted 50).
Unsurprisingly the Lion King is the big Disney inspiration for pet names, with Nala and Simba coming top.
Albus and Sirius were the top picks from Harry Potter (GoCompare found four pets called Harry Potter), while Leia and Yoda were top for Star Wars inspired names.
Guildford’s Top 10 pet names
Among the popular food themed pet names were Cookie, Biscuit, Muffin, Pumpkin and Noodle.
GoCompare has used the data to create a searchable database of pet names which allows you to discover how popular or unique your pet’s name is.
The UK’s top 10 pet names