There are two key things that go into getting the perfect pet.
The first is finding the right animal with just the right temperament to fit in with what you've got going on at your house.
The second thing is finding the perfect name, even if that means changing the moniker that your new furry family member was previously saddled with.
Some of us put a lot of time and effort into the naming process - going online or even consulting baby name books.
So now that we've nearly reached the end of another year, it's time to see which dog and cat names ruled supreme in America in 2022.
24/7 Tempo looked at a study done by Trupanion, a medical insurance company for cats and dogs that scanned a database of more than 800,000 pets.
Here are your winners...
2022's MOST POPULAR DOG NAMES
2022's MOST POPULAR CAT NAMES
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Read on to see which pets are banned in your home state, as well as across the nation.
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