“Pickle Von Corndog” tops list of unusual pet names

Posted By elaine on June 16, 2010

Pickle Von Corndog wins the prize for strangest name

Shakespeare once famously asked “What’s in a name?” When it comes to pet names, the answer is puns, pop culture references, and food.

For the third year running, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), put out a list with names of a truly unforgettable nature.

VPI employees selected 50 unusual dog and cat names from the company’s database of more than 485,000 insured pets and narrowed them down by voting for the 10 most unusual names for each species.

Ninjastar Dangerock made it to number 4 on the list.

Following are the 10 Most Unusual Dog and Cat Names for 2010:

Dogs Cats
1. Pickle Von Corndog 1. Purr Diem
2. Lord Chubby Pruneface 2. Bing Clawsby
3. Badonkadonk 3. Cleocatra
4. Ninjastar Dangerrock 4. Admiral Pancake
5. Molly Mcboozehound 5. Optimus Pants
6. Dog Vader 6. Chairman Meow
7. Flopsy Squeakerton 7. Boo Manchu
8. Bettie Poops 8. Watts in a Name
9. Geez Louise 9. Chenoa Azure Marshmellow-Puff
10. Barnaby Bones 10. Señor Nachos

Number 4 on the cat list is Admiral Pancake

“One of our favorite parts of putting these lists together is talking to the pets’ owners and finding out how they came up with such imaginative names,” said Curtis Steinhoff, director of corporate communications for VPI. “Strangely enough, a lot of them tell us they ruled out names they’d be too embarrassed to shout in public when calling their pets back to them.

When you think about the names these owners finally decided on – like “Lord Chubby Pruneface” and “Optimus Pants,” – it really makes you wonder what didn’t make their cut.

Sir Willie Snerksalot wins the number one spot locally!

One honorable mention I am adding is a local dog named “SirWillie Snerksalot”.   He is a French Bulldog whose owner sent me a picture.  I myself have had a dog named Bilbo Baggins, but that is about as crazy as I have gotten. 

For the full lists of 50 unusual dog and cat names, pictures of pets that made the Top 10 and stories on the origin of each unusual name, visit www.wackypetnames.com.

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