Sit, Guinness. Roll over, Merlot. A website called rover.com, which bills itself as "the nation's Airbnb for dogs," has released a survey of the most popular dog names in 2014, and it turns out that people -- especially in Denver -- love to label their Labs after booze.
In fact, Denver ranks in the top spot as the city with the most alcohol-related dog names. The rest of the boozy burgs, in order, were Phoenix, Portland, San Jose, New York City, Chicago, Orlando, Seattle, San Francisco and Washington, D.C.
We Believe Local Journalism is Critical to the Life of a City
Engaging with our readers is essential to Westword's mission. Make a financial contribution or sign up for a newsletter, and help us keep telling Denver's stories with no paywalls.
Support Our Journalism
The top five beer names for dogs? Guinness, Porter, Bud, Corona and Guiness again (different spelling); the top five wine names were Merlot, Bordeaux, Riesling, Malbec and Vino; and the top five liquor names were Whiskey, Jameson, Martini, Scotch and Stoli.
Denver's priorities are clear, since we didn't even rate in the top ten cities with a lot of food-related names, despite a 37 percent increase in dogs with food-themed names in 2014 across the U.S. No, the foodiest cities were San Jose, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Portland, San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Philadelphia and Austin.
But with names like Coconut, Kale and Sage on that list, we'll stick with Guinness, or Guiness.