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Dawn Knox – A rearranger of words into something hopefully meaningful…

The Oscars (Dogs, not Academy Awards)

Oscar Plummer

Oscar Plummer

Does anyone have a dog named ‘Rover’? Or ‘Rex’?

They seem to be dog’s names that have gone out of fashion and the most popular name for dogs now, seems to be ‘Oscar’ if the number of friends who have ‘Oscars’ (dogs, not Academy Awards) is anything to go by. In fact, I even know someone with a cat named ‘Oscar’.

So, I did a search on Google to find out exactly where the name ‘Oscar’, came in the top dog names list and it came… nowhere.

I couldn’t believe it. Apparently, the most popular name is ‘Max’. But I don’t know anyone with a dog called Max.

Interestingly, ‘Rex’ came in at number 54 although ‘Rover’ didn’t make an appearance. The name ‘Bear’ was number 19, which surprised me. Imagine saying to someone, “Hi, here’s my dog, Bear.” That could cause confusion.

So, I’m calling for a recount and I bet once the numbers are added, ‘Oscar’ will be up there at the top.

Please let me know if you know of a dog named ‘Oscar’… or ‘Bear’.

While I was looking for ‘Oscar’, I looked for the name ‘Nelson’ and that wasn’t there either. Why ‘Nelson’? Well, there’s a dog in ‘Daffodil and the Thin Place’ and I called him Nelson – for a good reason. If you want to know why, you can find out here soon

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