Asda Financial Services

Asda Financial Services

May 17, 2012 13:46 ET

Patriotic Brits Name Pets After Royals

Elizabeth, Charles and Queenie: purrfect pet names give Royals plenty to be paws-itive about this Jubilee year

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - May 17, 2012) - As the Royals and the nation get set to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee year in 2012, the latest research for Asda Finance reveals that when it comes to naming our cats and dogs, as a nation we are keen to show our patriotic side.

Research based on Asda Pet Insurance customers* shows that the most popular patriotic pet name for a cat is Princess, followed by Duke, Prince and Duchess.

Cats are not alone in the world of regal titles, as the most popular patriotic dog name is Duke. Prince takes the second spot in popular royal names for dog's league and other names include Charles, Philip and Queenie.

Brits are renowned for their love animals and the Royal family; therefore it might come as no surprise that the two should collide. There's a wide range of royal names that patriotic pet lovers have given their pup or cat. The research shows that King, Jubilee, Prince Harry and Elizabeth are all within the top ten royal names for household cats and dogs.

Despite this, the most popular name in the UK for both dogs and cats is Charlie, illustrating a possible soft spot for the Royals underneath it all. Alfie is another popular name for cats and dogs across the country.

This Jubilee year could see an increase in the number of Royal pet names given to domestic creatures. New additions to the Royal family could see names such as Kate and Pippa creep into the top ten.

Notes for editors

*The Pet Name Analysis Report, conducted for Asda Financial Services by the Callcredit Information Group as part of their pet insurance plan.

About Asda Pet Insurance

  • Cat cover from £4.05* per month and dog cover from £7.95* per month
  • Choose from 3 levels of pet insurance cover - Value, Standard and Superior
  • Pay monthly at no extra cost†
  • Up to 10% online discount
  • Pays up to £6,000 towards your vet's bills for accident or illness with Superior cover pet insurance#
  • Up to 20% online discount when insuring 2 or more pets**
  • Caring bereavement counselling service

Asda Financial Services and Asda Stores Limited are introducer appointed representatives of BDML Connect Limited who arrange and administer the policy. This insurance is underwritten by QBE Insurance (Europe) No 1761561. Both BDML Connect Ltd and QBE Insurance (Europe) are authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.

*10% of customers who purchased Asda Value Pet Insurance between 1st September and 31st December 2011 would have paid this price or less. Prices include IPT, reflect June 2011 premium rates and may include online and/or multi-pet discounts.

**20% discount for insuring 2 or more pets consists of 10% online discount and up to 10% multi pet discount.

†0% APR. Available to those aged 18 and over.

#Up to the sum insured. For continuous treatment payments must be up-to-date and your policy renewed. Superior cover only.

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