My Dog Gmork: The Top 8 Pet Names of 2013

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I just had my 4th child, and one of my favorite things about new babies is deciding on their new name. Generally, we spend a lot of time thinking of the perfect name for our child, but you know what? The same is true when we talk about our pets. In 2013, we welcomed two new cats into our house, and we had the opportunity to choose their names. Since they were both adopted from the Humane Society, they came with their own names given to them by the shelter. For Ariel, we kept her name because, funnily enough, it fit perfectly and had meaning for the whole family. But we changed Gmork's name, which was Sam at the shelter. I love names that are a little unusual - for both people and pets. And just like baby names, there are pet names that are quite common and seem to be the most popular year after year. Veterinary Pet Insurance, one of the nation's largest providers of pet health insurance, compiled a list of the most popular pet names of 2013 using their database of more than 500,000 insured pets and their names. Click through for the top 8 pet names of 2013! -By Devan McGuiness

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