Animal Attraction: Wackiest Pet Names

Animal Attraction:  Wackiest Pet Names

Animal Attraction: Wackiest Pet Names


by Stacy Fox

Posted on August 6, 2013 at 8:39 AM

Updated Tuesday, Aug 6 at 3:22 PM

Each year, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation's oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, celebrates the most clever, creative and quirky pet names nationwide. After a thorough selection process, 50 unusual dog names and 50 unusual cat names were chosen from VPI's database of more than 500,000 insured pets and narrowed down with a vote for the 10 most unusual names in each category. Following are the 10 Wackiest Dog and Cat Names of 2013:


  1. Sir Knuckles da Dragon
  2. HotRod Whoofington
  3. Captain Underpants
  4. Stinky Monkey
  5. Taco Salad
  6. Dallas Cowdog
  7. Hunk Heartbreaker
  8. Ice Bingbing
  9. Potato Chip
  10. Bunny Money Dogg


  1. Cheeto Burrito
  2. Fuzzbutt
  3. Mama Pajama
  4. Lady Fluffington
  5. Nut Job
  6. Stinky Baby
  7. Doctor Whiskers
  8. Rum Tum Tugger Too
  9. Fatness
  10. Pizza Guy

"With a database of more than half a million insured pets, we came across some extremely peculiar dog and cat names," said Curtis Steinhoff, director of corporate communications for VPI. "After speaking with the pet owners from our Top Ten lists, we found that there is a special meaning and story behind unusual monikers like Captain Underpants and Mama Pajama. Many pet owners treat their dogs and cats like a part of the family and these unique names help reflect that."

For the full list of 50 unusual dog and cat names, pictures of pets that made the Top 10, and the stories behind their unusual names, visit

SOURCE Veterinary Pet Insurance

Sir Knuckles da Dragon