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Nationwide Announces "Wackiest Pet Names of 2017"

Nationwide Announces "Wackiest Pet Names of 2017"

Curious to discover the Wackiest Pet Names of 2017? Each year, Nationwide surveys the public for the top 10 wackiest dog and cat names of the year. Read on to find out the very wackiest of the bunch!


Nationwide is the country's largest provider of pet insurance, and each year they mine their database of over 600,000 pets to find the absolute wackiest dog and cat names out there. 

The names are then put to public vote where the top 10 wackiest dog and cat names are determined. This year, the top "Wackiest Dog Name" belonged to a Mr. "Dunkin Butterbeans." You can read the story of his name's origins here

HOWEVER, since you are reading a CAT blog, we will go into further depth on the top 10 "Wackiest Cat Names of 2017" without further adieu:

1. The winner of this year's "Wackiest Cat Name" is Little Booty Ham Sandwich. Quite the mouthful, isn't it?! Says owner Yessenia Savage of San Lorenzo, California:

We can't see his booty in this pic, but we'll take Yessenia's word!

We can't see his booty in this pic, but we'll take Yessenia's word!

We were discussing names when the kitten walked away from us and I mentioned to Sean that she had had a cute little booty. My husband was not in agreement with that as a name, so I suggested ‘Ham Sandwich’. My thought was you can ever go wrong with a ham sandwich when you’re hungry, so why not for a pet name?
Winston Purrchill

Winston Purrchill

Says owner Ellen: "I feel like your pet's name should represent something that you enjoy."

3. Winston Purrchill

Laura, Winston's owner says, "I thought Winston suited him well, but I wanted his name to be unique," said Laura. "The name just kind of came to me, and it fit perfectly. People love it and it's received quite a few laughs."

4. The Great Catsby

"He got the royal treatment from the start," said owner Gerard.

5. Jabba the Butt

Whiskerus Maximus

Whiskerus Maximus

David, Jabba's owner, says, "We [David and wife Heather] are both big 'Star Wars' fans so we knew it was a sign. She was just kind of lying there, flicking her tail just like the scene from the movie. We decided to take her home and added 'the butt' to make her name fun."

6. Isaac Mewton

"He was a really smart kitten so I wanted to give him a name that represented intelligence," said Isaac's owner Margaret.

7. Whiskerus Maximus

Ninja Killer Nine Thousand

Ninja Killer Nine Thousand

Stray cat Whiskerus got his name from owners Ali Blacker and Peter Gerena: "We thought he looked like a gladiator with all his scars," said Ali. "Then we remembered a scene from the movie 'Anchorman' that had a cat dressed as a gladiator named Whiskerus Maximus and it just stuck."

8. Ninja Killer Nine Thousand

Shawna, Ninja's owner says: "I always like to give my pets super cool names. People names can be kind of boring so I try to give my pets awesome names that a person would never be able to have."

9. Fifty Shades of Graham

Fifty Shades of Graham

Fifty Shades of Graham

Graham's owner Arturo says, "I was looking at all the different shades of grey in his coat and the name just kind of came to me. He's also really rambunctious and bites a little too much when he's excited so he has a similar personality to the main character from the series, Fifty Shades of Grey."

10. Dog the Cat

Owner Shawna Whalen, a veteran down owner on Dog the Cat: "The first week that she lived with me I kept saying 'here puppy.' After a while, I decided to base her name of off it and I came up with Dog the Cat. It really fits her too, because she acts more like a dog than a cat."

Do you have a wacky pet name for your fur baby? Which one is your favorite? 

Image Credits: PetInsurance.com

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