How pet names stand up to baby names

Worried that the name you gave a newborn could be the same as that of the four-legged pooch across the street? The odds are against it, at least according to data from the Social Security Administration and VPI Pet Insurance.

Each year institution compiles the data for the most popular names for pets and newborns, and for 2011, only two monikers overlapped between the two groups: Bella, short for Isabella, and Sophie, a variation on Sophia.

Here are the top 10 names for dogs, cats, exotic animals, and newborn boys and girls for 2011:

Rank:Dogs:*Cats:*Birds/Exotics:*Baby Boys:**Baby Girls:**
1.BellaBellaCharlieJacobSophia
2.BaileyMaxMaxMasonIsabella
3.MaxChloeBabyWilliamEmma
4.LucyOliverSunnyJaydenOlivia
5.MollyLucyBuddyNoahAva
6.BuddyShadowJackMichaelEmily
7.DaisySmokeyAngelEthanAbigail
8.MaggieTigerDaisyAlexanderMadison
9.CharlieCharlieBellaAidenMia
10.SophieTiggerCocoDanielChloe

Sources: *VPI Pet Insurance, **Social Security Administration