I recently heard from a woman seeking advice. It seems she and her husband had adopted a dog. The dog had arrived with the name Dave. He knows his name, and comes to it when called. The problem? So does her husband.
Traditional monikers like Fido have virtually disappeared, to be replaced by popular people names. In fact, looking at the list of top names for dogs might make your head spin as it's so similar to the top babies' names lists.