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  Potter fans give pets magical names
Updated 06 January 2003, 17.53
Harry Potter with his pet owl Hedwig
Here Fluffy! Here Fido! Here ... er ... Voldemort!

Fans of Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings are naming their pets after their fave book characters.

Harry, Hedwig, Voldemort, Gandalf and Hobbit all made it onto the list of most popular pet names last year.

Woof and Fat Cat

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Top 5 cat names
Tigger
Charlie
Sooty
Jasper
Tom

It shows how people's fave books and films can influence what they call their animals.

Other trends in the list are signs that pet owners are calling their animals after fave TV stars.

Cats and dogs called Little Mo and Billy from EastEnders have been spotted, as have furry friends called Nigella, Oliver and Delia.

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Top 5 dog names
Charlie
Sam
Holly
Jack
Cassie

Funny names for pets noted in the survey also include Coca Cola and Sprite.

And cats called Woof and Fat Cat were found, as were dogs called Lollipop and Screech!

But the most popular names for our furry friends are still quite traditional ones.

The most popular cat name in 2002 was Tigger, and the best dog name was Charlie.

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