Well this is just plain ridiculous. There should be some sort of test for prospective pet owners that checks if they're suitable enough to be pet owners, incorporating this list of the most popular names for pets in 2012. Particularly if they're going to be naming animals after Twilight characters.

Admittedly, perennial favourites such as Charlie and Molly are allowed, but the top name last year for cats and dogs according to Veterinary Pet Insurance? Bella. And not as in Bella the friendly Dub from Fair City, but Bella as in stupid, pathetic Bella 'I'm nothing without a man' Swan. Congratulations idiot pet owners, you've now got a reminder of the worst female protagonist in literary and film history walking around your house and shitting on your carpet. It would be better off having the name 'Toilet'.

The top 10 names for dogs were:

1. Bella
2. Bailey
3. Max
4. Lucy
5. Molly
6. Buddy
7. Daisy
8. Maggie
9. Charlie
10. Sophie

While cats in 2012 had the names:

1. Bella
2. Max
3. Chloe
4. Oliver
5. Lucy
6. Smokey
7. Shadow
8. Tiger
9. Charlie
10. Tigger