I wrote about the what the most common Last name is in Japan. So this time, what the most common Last name is in Japan. I checked first what it is in foreign countries and I could find North America here.. They say it is Sam, Sammie or Samantha. The second most popular is Max, Maxie, Maxwell or Maxine. Hmm, they are name of people too, right? A special name only far dogs is rare?
In Japan, "Pochi" for dog, "Tama" for cat, they were/are thought of as a typical name for a pet.
Actually we have a PET TV program called "POCHI TAMA"(JP) this online dog good shop(JP) the name "POCHI". However I don't think people name their dog or cat Pochi or Tama actually, it maybe a little old fashioned. Here(JP) is an article of common dog names in Japan. Okay let's introduce best 10.
No.1 Momo: You may be reminded of "Momo" by Michael Ende, but this means "PEACH" in Japanese. This can be a girl's name but Momoko would be popular as a person's name.
No.2 KORO: I had two dogs named KORO, I always have KORO's (the second) photo in my passcase. This name is specific to dogs.
No.3 Lucky: Sounds so happy. It is specific to dogs.
No.4 Nana: Hmm. This is a girl's name, not specific to dogs.
No.5 Hana: This is a girl's name, too. It means Flowers・
No.6 Taro: This is a boy's name. We have a famous true story. In 1958, a Japanese Antarctic research team was forced to leave 15 dogs in Antarctica, without any support. One year later, the team returns to find 2 of them, Taro and Jiro, are alive and welcoming them. We have the movie, "Nankyoku Monogatari" and Hollywood will make a version, I heard.
No.7 John: Hmm. John is very popular name for dogs in Japan.
No.8 Cocky: Sounds so cute. It is specific to dogs.
No.9 Bell: Specific to dogs in Japan.
No.10 Chibi: This is not only for dogs. It's for any pet in Japan. This means "small or pettit"
Maybe most famous dog in Japan would be Hachiko in Shibuya,, and the most famous cat would be in a book called a href="http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/I%20Am%20a%20Cat"target="_blank">"I am a Cat" by Soseki Natume, but he has no name. The novel starts like this "I am a Cat, I have no name yet".