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OUR PETS: Top 10 wackiest dog and cat names of 2009

By Gary Bogue
Friday, June 19th, 2009 at 6:30 am in Pet Names.

Blue Man Chew (VPI photo)
Blue Man Chew

For many a pet owner, Max sounds mundane and Bailey is simply boring.

In order to pay homage to those who take pride in their pets’ unconventional names, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. set out for the second year in a row to find the 10 most unusual dog and cat names in the United States.

VPI employees selected 50 unusual cat names and 50 unusual dog names from the company’s database of more than 470,000 insured pets, and narrowed them down by voting for the 10 most unusual names in each category.

Following are the wacky results:

Bam-Bam Noodle Butt (VPI photo)
Bam-Bam Noodle Butt

1. Doogie Schnauzer MD
2. Sargent Sausage
3. I Am Sparticus
4. Lunchbox
5. Angus Sir Loin
6. Bam-Bam Noodle Butt
7. Mouse Meat
8. Fluffernutter
9. Kanye East
10. Inspector Foo Foo

Snag L. Tooth (VPI photo)
Snag L  Tooth 3

1. Snag L. Tooth
2. Clawed Monet
3. Velvet Elvis
4. Eartha Kitty
5. Blue Man Chew
6. Catzilla
7. Thurston Picklesworth III
8. Yardsale
9. Dishwasher
10. Polly Prissypants

Doogie Schnauzer MD (VPI photo)
Doogie Schnauzer MD

Nearly every pet owner whose pet made the top 10 reasoned that a distinct name was only appropriate for their distinct pet,” said Curtis Steinhoff, VPI spokesman. “Snag L. Tooth, for example, has a noticeable ‘snaggle tooth’ that juts out even when his mouth is closed, and Lunchbox the English bulldog has the stature of, well, a lunchbox. Whether a name reflected the appearance or quirky personality trait of the pet, each ‘Wacky Pet Name’ winner certainly earned or lived up to its clever name.”

For the full lists of 50 unusual dog and cat names, pictures of pets who made the Top 10, and stories on the origin of each unusual name, visit Have fun! /Gary

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