and vice versa. They say that people no longer give dogs special dog's names (like Lassie) but the same names they give their children. Or sometimes they give "old" names but these names will be popular for children too (people have got used to these names).
Most popular names for bitches in Sweden are: Molly, Wilma, Bella, Ronja, Alice, Selma, Maja, Sally, Tindra and Doris. Alla good names for girls/women too with the exceptions of the new name Tindra which I find too fluffy (means sparkle, twinkle). But I think Tindra was a girl's name before it was a dog's name. Ronja was first used for dogs (it is a new name from Astrid Lindgren's book "Ronja, the Robber's daughter") but then for girls too.
Most popular names for newborn girls in Sweden: Elsa, Alice, Maja, Agnes, Lilly, Olivia, Julia, Ebba, Linnea, Molly
The expert says that this is due to the fact that since dogs are mostly not working dogs nowadays but companions, we name them as we name our children.
Personally I prefer names that are not used for humans or at least not common for humans. I find it a bit emarrassing to call out the same name as the old neighbour or the young neighbour's child.
We are famous for "Stockholm syndrome": "Q: Hey, what's up with Matt? His Dad is on social security, his mom got laid off, his sister's kids get free school lunches, he collects federal financial aid for college, and he only makes minimum wage working at Walmarts. Yet he keeps talking about how we need to cut taxes for the wealthy and quit spending so much on social programs. A: Yeah, he thinks he's going to be a millionaire soon. He's got Economic Stockholm Syndrome." (Urban Dictionary)