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Will the Top 10 Dog and Cat Names of 2008 Surprise You?

What's in a name? A lot, clearly. Veterinary Pet Insurance, the country's largest and oldest provider, tallied to the top 10 most popular dog and cat names from its database of over 466,000 insured pets. Granted, there are tons of animals out there that are uninsured, but I can think of creatures with nearly each of these popular names that I either know personally, or that belong to a celebrity pet owner.

Most Popular Dog Names of 2008 Most Popular Cat Names of 2008
  1. Max
  2. Bailey
  3. Bella
  4. Molly
  5. Lucy
  6. Buddy
  7. Maggie
  8. Daisy
  9. Sophie
  10. Chloe
  1. Max
  2. Chloe
  3. Tigger
  4. Tiger
  5. Lucy
  6. Smokey
  7. Oliver
  8. Bella
  9. Shadow
  10. Charlie

Of the insured animals, VPI then went ahead and selected the top 10 oddest names for both dogs and cats. You know you're curious so


Most Unusual Dog Names of 2008 Most Unusual Cat Names of 2008
  1. Rush Limbark
  2. Sirius Lee Handsome
  3. Rafikikadiki
  4. Low Jack
  5. Meatwad
  6. Peanut Wigglebutt
  7. Scuddles Unterfuss
  8. Sophie Touch & Pee
  9. Admiral Toot
  10. Spatula
  1. Edward Scissorpaws
  2. Sir Lix-a-lot
  3. Optimus Prrrime
  4. Buddah Pest
  5. Snoop Kitty Kitty
  6. Miss Fuzzbutt
  7. 80 Bucks
  8. Sparklemonkey
  9. Rosie Posie Prozac
  10. Toot Uncommon

Do you have pets with any of the most popular, most unusual, or even more unusual names? Share them in your comments below.


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serendipitous serendipitous 8 years
My dog's name is Mozzy Mozzarella. Love the dog names!
la-dee-da-dee la-dee-da-dee 8 years
Toot Uncommon and optimus prime are my favorite! lol
jerrydink jerrydink 8 years
I just signed up for this site just to post this one comment lol. It wasn't her real name, but I nicknamed my dog "Poopie McSkidmarks" after she decided to drag her butt on the carpet and left a little surprise.
Mavs2980 Mavs2980 8 years
My girls are named Maverick, Goose and Charlie. All after characters from "Top Gun". Their registered names are Gibson's Maverick Queen of Hearts, Top Gun's High Flying Goose and McGillis's Top Gun Charlotte Girl.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I love all these unique names! I named my dog Scout after the girl in "To Kill a Mockingbird" and the name definitely fits her. And our cat is named Eliot, after the poet T.S. Eliot who wrote the "Cats" poems. My sister's cat is named Macavity, the evil cat from "Cats" the musical. When we were kids, my sis and I had a cat that we named Bubble Gum. I think we named her that because I was chewing a piece of bubble gum when we picked her out at the pound. My mom has a ton of Shelties and they all have, IMHO, really dumb names. Jake, Rosie, Wishy (stupidest name ever), Shoncey, Asia, Isaac, Ester, and Sefee. I have no idea where she came up with those names, but whatever...not everyone's creative I guess.
maxinecc maxinecc 8 years
"Suki Pickle" is a 9 month old Boston Terrier Puppy, but most times we just call her "Pickie". She is naughty to the core. She loves to torment our Tortoiseshell House cat named Roxie...
djkatscan djkatscan 8 years
I have 2 cats, one is "Orbit" due to the fact he would run around in circles. His nickname is Loverboy. The other is "Mr. Stripey Bubbles Smooshyface III PurryPants Esq." My hubby wanted to call him Mr. Stripey, and the shelter had named him "bubby". I wanted the smooshyface part, and I added on the III just because I had always loved those wierd names you see at cat shows and the like. When we took him home he was the loudest purr'er you had ever heard, and my hubby added on the PurryPants, I threw on the Esq. because I like how it sounds. We just call him PurryPants though. Which I think is a wierd name even without the III or Esq. His nicknames are PurryMan or FattyPants.
justbuffy75 justbuffy75 8 years
My puppy is Duchess Pandora Paisley Mustard. We call her Pandy for short.
lotsaloot lotsaloot 8 years
Edward Scissorpaws has won my heart hands down which I find absolutely genius! I would be hard pressed to find anything else that would amuse me so much. Someone should summarize all the interesting new names and post them for everyone's convenience - some of them could give stiff competition to the Top 10. It would be really worth the time. I think these may be cute names: Queen Latifah (or Queen Latitude) Pearly Gates Reality Bites Silent Knight Bill Gapes (or Bill Gates) Purr Bag ('Flea Bag' when necessary) Houdini Moodini (for the moody escape artist) Knight Shadow Prince Peenuts (or Prince Peanuts) Sophie's Choice Sunny Side Up Piggy Wiggy Harry Putter JLo Butts Tiggle Wiggle Bingo Bucks Fairee Tale Peeping Beauty Snow Bites Cold Fusion Measure of Solace (or Quantum of Solace) James Bandy Legs (or James Bondy Legs) Arma Geddon Rebelations Pissino Royale Monty BiteOn X Marks the Spot Agent X Sir Polite Mr. Beans Lady Diner Mystery Tales Little Lotta Ms. Tickle Pink Lostin Space 9th Cloud Gas Bills Alien Hunter
hmmmmmmmm hmmmmmmmm 8 years
i got the two dogs in the pic for my wife and she recently talked me into or rather puppy eyed me into a cat named kit and she always calls it kit the kat...its so cute but ill never tell
gypsy72 gypsy72 8 years
Everyone always laughs when they hear my dog's names... I have two chihuhuas named Calories & Nutrtion.
bikerscum bikerscum 8 years
my pug puppy who rides on my harley with me is named Ignatz Pugnacious Roaddog. just discovered this site and it sure is fun!
randirandi randirandi 8 years
Our hound is the love of my family her name is Teaspoon, from an old black and white western.
zoek74 zoek74 8 years
I have three dogs: Two chows named Loki and Lilith, but our french bulldog has the most unusual name: Dracula Mavis
ginlest ginlest 8 years
My pups name is Skippy Bean!
lawchick lawchick 8 years
Our current pets- male cat Bailey female cat Gracie male dog Otis Otis' name was Opal when we got him from the shelter -- they thought he was a girl, lol
Modus-Vivendi Modus-Vivendi 8 years
I love unique animal names! I have to admit I turn up my nose a little at dogs named Lucy or Bella. Too common.
FROSTY57 FROSTY57 8 years
Well I'm sure after this new movie that just hit the silver screen my 12 yr. old ,Old English Sheep Dog MARLEY,will take over #1 next year! And he is every part of the Golden in the movie, total mind of his own since I got him at 6 weeks! ROCK ON YOU CRAZY MARLEY!!!!
sonya-ina sonya-ina 8 years
My dog's name is Eegor -- pretty original :]
yeahiam yeahiam 8 years
I'm an English Bulldog named Marls Wislon Barkley. My little brother, the chihuahua is named Hey-Zeus
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