A JOINT winner has been announced as Oxford's most popular name for cats and dogs.

According to an analysis of more than 500,000 pet names by GoCompare, Bella and Alfie are the most popular names in the OX postcode by some margin. 

With 61 pets given the names, Molly (on 50), Lola (47) and Poppy (44) were some way behind.

The rest of the top ten were: 

6. Monty (43)

7. Charlie (40)

8. Milo (38)

9. Luna (37)

10. Archie (36)

The results, based on data from a pet insurance database, have been released alongside a new search engine for pet names which allows you to discover how popular or unique a pet's name is.

Oxford's results are similar to the UK-wide statistics, which show Bella, Poppy and Alfie leading the way nationwide.  

You can search for your pets name here