1. Operation Pet Names



    To compile a collection of contemporary pet names on a world map.

    Research question

    1. Pet names are not related to the genus or species that pets belong to.
    2. Pet names often reflect characteristics of either the pets or their owners.


    A photo camera or a camera in a smartphone or digital device.

    Why use data from multiple participants?

    Only a collaborative investigation can produce findings for the first international zoonym classification.

    Investigation Protocol

    1. What pet do you have? If you have several pets, choose one for this study.
    2. Take a photo of your pet and upload it to your Report Form.
    3. Fill in the fields in the Report Form about the origin of your pet’s name.
    4. Contribute to our study by participating in discussions and blogs. Сhoose the funniest and the most appropriate pet names from the GlobalLab community. You may even suggest a zoonym classification of your own.

    Safety tips

    When photographing your pet, try not to hurt or discomfort the animal. Treat it with care and respect, and do not tease it.

    Report Form Before filling in the Report Form, please read the Investigation Protocol