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If you're on the hunt for some timely name-inspiration for your next pet, then look no further...
New pet-owners in the UK have been getting creative with some lockdown-inspired names - including Boris, and even Zoom.
According to a survey by Yappy.com, there's been a huge surge in Brits opting to call their pet after the Prime Minister - with the name Boris increasing in popularity by 325 per cent.
The name Zoom - the video software responsible for numerous lockdown quizzes - has increased in popularity by 75 per cent.
Hope has also gained in popularity by 25 per cent, which could be a reference to the events of this year, and Rainbow has increased by 29 per cent.
The survey - which found the top quirkiest names given to dogs during lockdown over the past six months - looked at the monikers of 24,000 new pooches from dog profiles created on Yappy.com.
It also found that 'Big Mac', 'Nugget', and 'Whopper' have increased in popularity.
Big Mac +56%