It's a timeless rite of passage practiced by every proud puppy owner - deciding on a name for a new pet. In fact, that's often the very first thing to do after bringing home a furry pup (second only perhaps to making a mad dash for a paper towel to clean up after his first act).
But which names are the most popular, and how have trends changed over time? Well, just as in years past, pet health information website vetstreet.com has pored through its expansive database of 969,517 dogs born since Jan. 1 to determine the top puppy names of 2014.
Here are the top 10 male puppy names of 2014: