What’s popular, what’s unusual in Columbus area

Sorry Sir Wagginton, but there are other more popular dog names in Franklin County.

FranklinCounty Auditor Michael Stinziano has released a list of the most-popular dog names in the county, and the reigning champions have kept their crowns again this year.

Stinziano issued the list while reminding county residents with dogs that they must register for or renew dog licenses by Thursday.

Give me five

The top five most-popular dog names in Franklin County based on license registrations are:

  1. Beautiful
  2. Lucy
  3. Max
  4. Daisy
  5. charlie

Belle or Bella hasn’t budgeted from the top spot as the most-popular dog name in the county for the last eight years, and the rest of the top five remain about the same as recent years, too.

Buckeyes inspires some owners

Ohio State University’s influence is felt all around Greater Columbus, apparently even in dog names. Keep an eye out for a pooch named Brutus in your neighborhood, because Franklin County reported 375 dogs with the same name as the famous Buckeye nut.

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