While “Bella” and “Max” topped the list of the most popular pet names, thousands of pet guardians opt for more original and unusual names for their four-legged companions. Each year, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), celebrates these uniquely and cleverly named cats and dogs with a contest.
VPI’s database scours the names of more than 485,000 insured pets and narrows down the most unusual 50 dog names and 50 cat names. A vote is then taken to determine the top 10 Wackiest Dog and Cat Names. Following are the 2012 winners:
1. Chew Barka
2. Nigel Nosewhistle
3. Sir Maui Senqkey Schwykle
4. Spark Pug
5. Agent 99
6. Stinker Belle
7. Vienna Sausage
8. Furnace Hills Dante
9. Senorita Margarita
1. Pico de Gato
3. Dumpster Kitty
6. Sassy Pants Huska
7. Vincent Van Furrball
8. Kitty Gaga
10. Mister Bigglesworth
“Sorting through our database of more than 485,000 insured pets, we found some very interesting, amusing and flat-out peculiar dog and cat names,” said Curtis Steinhoff, director of corporate communications for VPI. “When we spoke with the pet owners from our Top Ten lists, we heard some entertaining and heartwarming stories about how each owner selected their unusual pet name. While monikers like Stinker Belle and Vincent Van Furrball might sound odd, they are also a reflection of what makes each pet unique and special to their family.”
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 http://www.wackypetnames.com.
Photo Credit: HeavenCanWaitAnimalSociety
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