Kalamazoo County loves to name their dogs ‘Buddy,’ ‘Max,’ and ‘Lucy’

Posted at 10:55 AM, Jan 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-15 10:55:16-05

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — The most popular dog names in Kalamazoo County are Buddy, Max, and Lucy, according to data from the country treasurer’s office.

The office issued a top 20 list for 2014 based on dog license registrations:

  1. Buddy
  2. Max
  3. Lucy
  4. Daisy
  5. Bella
  6. Molly
  7. Sadie
  8. Zoey
  9. Maggie
  10. Lilly
  11. Bailey
  12. Charlie
  13. Sophie
  14. Riley
  15. Toby
  16. Roxy
  17. Chloe
  18. Abbie
  19. Gracie
  20. Cocoa

The list compares somewhat favorably with national data from the American Kennel Club, which lists Max and Buddy as third and fifth most popular names for male dogs and Bella as the second most popular female dog name. But AKC registration statistics may applly only to registered breeds, while Kalamazoo’s data would include, *ahem*, mutts.

Among the most unique dog names, the treasurer’s office lists Dumbledore, Paco Bell, and Badunkadunk.