Okay, let’s just get through this: Since 2013 the folks at Rover.com—a.k.a. “the nation’s largest network of 5-star pet sitters and dog walkers”—have released a list of the year’s top 100 male and female dog names. The list also includes the most popular dog names in specific cities, Milwaukee among them. How does Rover come up with its annual list? Um, by “digging into their database.” Fine. Good enough for us.

Anyway, last year it was revealed that Milwaukee’s most popular male dog names were Charlie, Max, Buddy, Cooper, and Tucker; its most popular female dog names were Bella, Lucy, Daisy, Bailey, and Molly. Fun! So what about 2017? Well, not much has changed: Buddy, Charlie, Max, Cooper, and Teddy top the boy doggo names, while Bella, Lucy, Daisy, Luna, and Bailey top the girl doggo names. Way to mix it up, Milwaukee.

Some other fun facts, via Rover:

• Cheese please! Names inspired by this gooey favorite, like Colby and Mac, are up 232% this year.
• Animal-themed names rose 54%. Surprisingly, Badger is down 40% but Bear, Goose and Moose are up this year.
• In the home of the “hog,” the name Harley is up 10%, while Chopper is down 81%.

More nationwide fun facts—including the claim that everyone is naming their dog “Barb” because of Stranger Things, which, let’s be honest, sounds legit—can be found here. Woof.

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Matt Wild weighs between 140 and 145 pounds. He lives on Milwaukee's east side.