Thinking of getting a dog?
It's probably best to stay clear of the name Max or Bella, as hundreds of pups in Auckland already have these names.
Auckland Council dog registration records in the past year show Bella and Max are the favourite monikers for many dog owners in Auckland.
Records show there are 99,612 known dogs in the city.
This year is the first time all pups in the region will be registered to one council.
A total of 786 pups were christened Bella or Belle and 750 went by the name Max. MORE>>
Max is a great name... it's short and to the point!