Wackiest Pet Names of 2017


The top 10 dog and 10 cat monikers were chosen from Nationwide’s database of more than 600,000 insured pets and put to a public vote

The votes have been tallied and the results are in – 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 the Wackiest Pet Names of 2017.

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Pictured left, Dunkin Butterbeans and right, Little Booty Ham Sandwich.

Each year, Nationwide recognizes the most clever, creative and quirky pet names across the nation. After a thorough selection process, Dunkin Butterbeans and Little Booty Ham Sandwich were crowned the wackiest. Below are the 10 Wackiest Dog and Cat Names of 2017:



1. Dunkin Butterbeans  

1.  Little Booty Ham Sandwich

2. Farrah Pawcett

2. Obi Wan Catnobi

3. Fiona Penny Pickles

3. Winston Purrchill

4. The Other Dude

4. The Great Catsby

5. Yeti Spaghetti

5. Jabba the Butt

6. Colonel Mustache 

6. Isaac Mewton

7. Empress Tzu Tzu

7. Whiskerus Maximus

8. Cheesebro

8. Ninja Killer Nine Thousand

9. Tango Mango  

9. Fifty Shades of Graham

10. Choo Choo Boo Boo

10. Dog the Cat

“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.”

For photos and background stories of the winners and the top 10 nominees, along with the full list of the 50 wackiest dog and cat names, visit www.wackypetnames.com.



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