Forget Fido, Frisky, Rover, Spike, and Stripes. Wacky pet names are way more zany and original these days, as a major American pet insurer can attest.
California-based Veterinary Pet Insurance Company (VPI) annually selects the quirkiest, cleverest, most unique feline and canine names from among its clientele. As the month of July came to a close, the company revealed this year’s roster of creative pet monikers.
“With a database of more than half a million insured pets, we came across some extremely peculiar dog and cat names,” commented Curtis Steinhoff, director of corporate communications for VPI, in a July 29 statement.. “Many pet owners treat their dogs and cats like a part of the family and these unique names help reflect that.”
Cheeto Burrito, Cheryl Weiland’s domestic shorthair kitten, from Canton, Michigan, took the dubious honors for the craziest cat name.
Here’s VPI’s top 10 list for the wackiest names of 2013 for cats.
10. Pizza Guy
8. Rum Tum Tugger Too
7. Doctor Whiskers
6. Stinky Baby
5. Nut Job
4. Lady Fluffington
3. Mama Pajama
1. Cheeto Burrito
Among client dogs, English Bulldog Sir Knuckles da Dragon won the prize. Sir Knuckles lives in Lynnwood, Washington, with his owner, Jeffrey Un.
VPI’s 2013 roster of wacky dog names runs like this:
10. Bunny Money Dogg
9. Potato Chip
8. Ice Bingbing
7. Hunk Heartbreaker
6. Dallas Cowdog
5. Taco Salad
4. Stinky Monkey
3. Captain Underpants
2. HotRod Whoofington
1. Sir Knuckles da Dragon
VPI staffers chose their 50 favorite cat and dog names from the company’s client database, whittling those rosters down to ten apiece in a vote.
What’s the wackiest pet name you’ve heard?
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