Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Top 10 Most Unusual Dog and Cat Names of 2012

Chew Barka is called Chewy for
short and Mr. Chew Barka when
addressed formally
Are you a pet name traditionalist or a trendsetter? While "Bella" and "Max" once again topped the list of most popular pet names last year, many pet owners look for original names that express their four-legger's personality.

For the fifth year, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI) celebrates the most clever, creative and quirky names with its list of most unusual pet names. After a thorough selection process, 50 unusual dog names and 50 unusual cat names were chosen from VPI's database of more than 485,000 insured pets and narrowed down with a vote for the 10 most unusual name in each category.

The top 10 wackiest dog and cat names of 2012:



1. Chew Barka

1. Pico de Gato

2. Nigel Nosewhistle

2. Dingleberry

3. Sir Maui Senqkey Schwykle

3. Dumpster Kitty

4. Spark Pug

4. Schnickelfritz

5. Agent 99

5. Koobenfarben

6. Stinker Belle

6. Sassy Pants Huska  

7. Vienna Sausage

7. Vincent Van Furrball

8. Furnace Hills Dante

8. Kitty Gaga

9. Senorita Margarita

9. Beefra

10. Trigonometry

10. Mister Bigglesworth

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. And, find your own pet's wacky name with the Wacky Name-O-Matic. Cosmo is Bodacious Von Corn Dog, very nice!

Are you a pet name traditionalist or do you lean toward the more unusual? Is there a special meaning behind your pet's name? Do you have everyday and more formal names for your pets? Tell us about it in the comments below!


  1. Too cute!!! My dog's names sound common but they each have a story. I love mythology so I've had dogs named Achilles and Persephone. My dog Maya is named from the Hindu Goddess Matamaya. My dog Pierson was not named from mythology. He was named after Pierson Park where I found him.

  2. I'm somewhat of a traditionalist. Though I think registered names should be as fancy as the owner likes (my dog is formally recognized by the AKC as Northbound Fly By Night), I think that a dog's day-to-day name should be one word.

    1. We're pretty much like you in that way. Cosmo's registered name is Noblegold Cosmopolitan Jr. Mint AX, MXJ, CA (and I think there are a few more initials I keep forgetting!). Big name, little dog.... but he goes by Cosmo!

  3. those are some nutty names
    Benny & Lily

  4. MOL! We like Biggelsworth!! Though we were almost named after particles cuz our dad is a physicits. I woulda been Lepton. NO thank you!

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