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Norske kjæledyr

Hvilke navn gir nordmenn sine kjæledyr? Hvilke er de mest populære navnene til hunder? Til katter?

January 25, 2018

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Here's a list of the 20 most popular cat and dog names from 2015. It's based on the database of a insurance company specialising in pet insurance, so that skews the result a little, but it doesn't look to be that far off target.

There are some standard dog and cat names, but we do tend to give our pets a lot of people names.

January 25, 2018

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I'm definitely going to have a dog called Balder, just so I can throw him a stick and shout, "Come on Balder, dash!"

January 26, 2018

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This reminds me of another question I've had. Since the word "kjæledyr" already has the "dyr" in it, would you just replace it with a specific animal like "kjælekatt", "kjælehund", "kjælefisk", etc. to refer to "pet cat", "pet dog", "pet fish", etc.? I see from a Google search that these words appear over the internet.

January 27, 2018

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We just use "katt", "hund", etc. People seldom keep cats that aren't also their pets, so there's no real point. Perhaps if you had a pig or another animal that weren't typically a pet, it could be useful to clarify.

"Kjæledyr" is handy as a category though.

January 27, 2018
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