VPI is always coming out with a list of something when it comes to pets. Based on the info they have on all the pets covered by their insurance, they can compile a lot of stories and statistics and it’s usually pretty interesting stuff.

The latest is a list of the most unusual dog and cat names. A while back they had the most popular pet names and I’ve seen some of their stories about some of the funny predictaments that pets get into but their list of unusual names is pretty amusing. The took a top 50 then narrowed it down to a top ten for both cats and dogs.

Check them out and let me know what you think? Does your pet have an unusual moniker that could compete?

Dogs Cats
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

Of course along with some of the unusual names come the story behind the name. Some of those are as funny as the names themselves.

“The dog park would definitely be a more interesting place if you heard people saying, ‘Fetch, Rafikikadiki,’ or, ‘Come here, Meatwad,'” said Curtis Steinhoff, VPI’s senior director of corporate communications. “I might be a little hesitant to introduce people to Miss Fuzzbutt, or Sir Lix-a-lot, but I also can’t think of many better conversation starters.”

Many pet experts advise new pet owners to choose short pet names that can be easily distinguished from common commands such as stay, sit, or kneel – making Max the most popular choice in recent years. While a pet may not confuse Sparklemonkey or Rosie Posie Prozac with a common command, pet owners should also consider that they may need to call out their pet’s name
in a public place. If Scuddles Unterfuss gets out of the backyard, for example, it may make for an awkward evening canvassing the neighborhood.

Sometimes unique names are the result of unusual looks or even an uncommon behavior. Lisa Lazzaro of Tampa, Fla., went with Low Jack for her corgi mix due to the dog’s short legs and close proximity to the ground. Christine Edwards of Columbus, Ohio, named her dachshund Peanut Wigglebutt when she saw how the little puppy shook her tail so hard she would fall over. Bobbi Dobbler of Smock, Pa., didn’t have to think too hard to come up with her golden retriever’s name: Sophie Touch & Pee.

“Every time you would touch her, she’d get so excited you had to watch your shoes,” said Dobbler. “Her veterinarian has a bad habit of picking the pets up over his head when they come in for a checkup. I warned him about her, but he didn’t listen and ended up paying the price. Everyone loves Sophie Touch & Pee, but most people keep their distance.”

Still, other names have more involved origins. Buena Silverman of Holicong, Pa., decided to name her dog Rush Limbark after she noticed that her dogs appeared to enjoy listening to the conservative radio talk show host as much as she and her husband did. Rebecca Niehaus of Berkeley, Calif., named her cat Rosie Posie Prozac due to her feline antidepressant qualities.

“For many pet parents, naming a pet is an opportunity to express personal creativity,” said Steinhoff. “We often highlight the popular names, but the truth is that the majority of pets have a unique name or a name shared by very few other pets. When we began looking into this, we came across so many unusual and eccentric pet names that it was difficult for us to narrow down our lists to just 10.” (PR Newswire)

So, any unusual names and stories out there? We’d love to hear them 🙂

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