A popular online destination for Valentine’s Day experience gifts, RedBalloon.com.au, has ranked the top pet names chosen by Australians for their significant other.
While the method used for this analysis wasn’t scientific – RedBalloon compiled a list of purchasers’ gift messages to their significant other and then ranked them based on how often they appeared – it’s interesting to note that Sweetheart, Sexy and Princess may be on their way out, while the likes of Tiger, Happy feet and Big Duckie are increasing in popularity.
Proving that the classics are the best, the name holding strong ahead of any other is Darling, so popular in fact that double the amount of Australians are likely to call their partner by this than the second name in line, Dearest. This was followed, in order of popularity, by Baby, Beautiful and Lovely.
|1. Darling||1. Tiger|
|2. Dearest||2. Big Duckie|
|3. Baby/Babe||3. Bubba Rabbit|
|4. Beautiful||4. Chi Chi|
|5. Lovely||5. Sugar Bum|
|6. Gorgeous||6. Fancy Face|
|7. Wonderful||7. Sexy Man|
|8. Sweetheart||8. Happy Feet|
|9. Sexy||9. Sexy Shiny Pumpkin|
|10. Princess||10. Moo Moo|