Wackiest Pet Names of 2011

By Zootoo Pet News Staff | Category: Entertainment | 8 comments
Tags: entertainment, strange but true, lifestyle & trends

Ozzy Pawsbourne and Almost-A-Dog top this year's list of quirkiest monikers.

Fido, Spot or Fluffy? For some peculiar pet owners, these names are just too traditional. Although "Bella" and "Max" currently lead the pack as the nation's most popular pet names, thousands of other four-legged friends have much more distinctive names.

For the fourth consecutive year, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, released their list of the most clever, creative and quirky pet names across the country. 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.

So drumroll, please... 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."

But... can you imagine yelling, "Sir Seamus McPoop" at the dog run?

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, visit www.wackypetnames.com.

What's the most unusual pet name you've ever heard? How did you decide on your pet's name? Tell us below!

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4 years ago

My 2nd Papillon I named Manaba Aponi (called her Poni for short) A combination of Arapaho and Iriquois, Manaba means "war returned with her coming" and Aponi is "butterfly" So to me her name meant "war returned with the butterfly's coming". The Papillon I have now is Kipopo, a Swahili word for Butterfly. My Pom-mix is Kima, Swahili for Monkey.

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4 years ago

I have two Chihuahuas, one male and one female, named Eros, the God of Love, and Psyche, who was Eros wife in mythology. I have an Australian Sheperd named Black Moon Lillith May, because there is an astrological term called the Black Moon Lillith, and she was born during a New Moon in May. And I have a cat named Libby because I'm a Libra.

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