I never gave a lot of thought to cat names, but somebody does:
According to Veterinary Pet Insurance Co (VPI) and Petfinder.com, a roundup of the most popular pet names in 2011 saw a new top name for cats, although the trend to use traditionally human names continues.
The top 5 cat names in 2011 were Bella (new winner), Max, Chloe, Oliver and Lucy. Rounding out the top 10 were Shadow, Smokey, Tiger, Charlie and Tigger.
We’ve only had a handful of cats over the last 30 years, but we’ve had a Max (short for Maxwell Housecat) and a Charlie.