Insurer survey reveals America’s quirkiest pet names

Pet owners come up with creative puns for the names of their furry friends

Insurer survey reveals America’s quirkiest pet names

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Dunkin Butterbeans nosed out Farrah Pawcett and Fiona Penny Pickles in the dog division, while Little Booty Ham Sandwich purred past Obi Wan Catnobi and Winston Purrchill in the cat category to earn the distinction of Nationwide’s “Wackiest Pet Names of 2017.”

Nationwide drew the top 10 most eccentric dog names and cat names from its database of over 600,000 insured pets. The monikers were then put to a public vote. Names relating to food took the top spots in both categories. Puns of famous individuals and fictional characters were also popular:

  1. Little Booty Ham Sandwich
  2. Obi Wan Catnobi
  3. Winston Purrchill
  4. The Great Catsby
  5. Jabba the Butt
  6. Isaac Mewton
  7. Whiskerus Maximus
  8. Ninja Killer Nine Thousand
  9. Fifty Shades of Graham
  10. Dog the Cat
  1. Dunkin Butterbeans
  2. Farrah Pawcett
  3. Fiona Penny Pickles
  4. The Other Dude
  5. Yeti Spaghetti
  6. Colonel Mustache
  7. Empress Tzu Tzu
  8. Cheesebro
  9. Tango Mango
  10. Choo Choo Boo Boo
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“The results from our Wacky Pet Names competition illustrate the thought and creativity pet owners put into naming their furry family members,” said Scott Liles, vice president and chief pet insurance officer for Nationwide. “Pets hold a special place in our members’ hearts, and as such, many give them names with sentimental – and sometimes silly – meaning.”

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