Unusual Dog Names

For the fourth consecutive year, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co., is celebrating the most clever, creative and quirky pet names across the country.

Posted: July 20, 2011, 3 a.m. EDT

Although "Bella" and "Max" may lead the pack as the most popular names for pets, thousands of others are donning monikers of a less conventional form. VPI employees selected 50 unusual dog names and 50 unusual cat names from the company's database of more than 485,000 insured pets and narrowed them down by voting for the 10 wackiest names in each category. Following are the 10 Most Unusual Dog and Cat Names for 2011:




1. Almost-A-Dog
2. Franco Furter
3. Stinkie Mcstinkerson
4. Sir Seamus McPoop
5. Audrey Shepburn
6. Dewey Decimell
7. Knuckles Capone
8. Beagle Lugosi
9. Shooter Mclovin
10. Uzi Duzi-Du


1. Ozzy Pawsbourne
2. Mr. Meowgi
3. Murderface
4. Fuglee
5. Scruffernutter
6. Corporal Cuddles
7. Cat Masterson
8. Spam
9. Tape W. Orm
10. Louisiana Purchase

"When we spoke with the pet owners from our Top Ten lists, we found that many had similar strategies for naming new furry family members," said Curtis Steinhoff, director of corporate communications for VPI. "Nearly every one attributed their creativity to an unusual behavior or characteristic that makes their pet unique. As you can imagine, there are some interesting stories and distinct personalities behind names like Sir Seamus Mcpoop and Ozzy Pawsbourne."

For the full lists of 50 unusual dog and cat names, pictures of pets that made the Top 10, and the stories behind their unusual names, click here.


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Paula   Wasilla, Alaska

5/11/2014 8:41:09 PM

My son's best friend had a cat named Kitty Purry. I guess he likes Katie Perry. I thought it was cute and clever. Also Snarls Barkley would be a good name for a dog lover who likes basketball.

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Rhonda   Prior Lake, International

11/14/2013 9:37:56 AM

My neighbors the Kramers have a dog named Kosmo.

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Leslie - 233329   Lakeside, AZ

10/10/2013 10:37:53 AM

Very interesting name selections.

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Karen - 251689   Zephyrhills, FL

9/7/2013 9:08:02 AM

Both my dogs are rescue and named for the conditions when brought to me. E.T. (lab/boxer) was found along side of road, struck by a car. Moonbeam or "Moobee" (Staffordshire/Boston bull) was given to me by vet who rescued her from family who was trying to kill their dog's litter.--Also, rescued were two African pygmy goats. One I had to euthanize, the other, "Baby Goat", surprised me with three babies: Zulu, Sudan, and Morocco. Two more are named Zimzim (Zimbabwe) and Zamzam (Zambia).All my recues have received DNA and sterilization.

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