Top 10 Most Unusual Cat Names Revealed

Pet health insurer finds some of the wackiest names of the year.

Posted: June 19, 2009, 3 a.m. EDT

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For some, Tiger and Fluffy are just too boring for cat names. Try Snag L. Tooth on for size, or how about Clawed Monet?

Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), based in Brea, Calif., for the second year in a row set out to find the 10 most unusual cat and dog names in the United States.

Blue Man Chew
Blue Man Chew
VPI selected 50 unusual names for both cats and dogs from its database of more than 470,000 insured pets, and narrowed them down by voting for the 10 most unusual names in each category.

Here are the results for both cats and dogs:


1. Snag L. Tooth
2. Clawed Monet
3. Velvet Elvis
4. Eartha Kitty
5. Blue Man Chew
6. Catzilla
7. Thurston Picklesworth III
8. Yardsale
9. Dishwasher
10. Polly Prissypants

1. Doogie Schnauzer MD
2. Sargent Sausage
3. I Am Sparticus 
4. Lunchbox
5. Angus Sir Loin 
6. Bam-Bam Noodle Butt
7. Mouse Meat
8. Fluffernutter
9. Kanye East
10. Inspector Foo Foo

Thurston Picklesworth III
Thurston Picklesworth III
“Nearly every pet owner whose pet made the top 10 reasoned that a distinct name was only appropriate for their distinct pet,” said Curtis Steinhoff, VPI spokesman. “Snag L. Tooth, for example, has a noticeable ‘snaggle tooth’ that juts out even when his mouth is closed, and Lunchbox the English bulldog has the stature of, well, a lunchbox. Whether a name reflected the appearance or quirky personality trait of the pet, each ‘Wacky Pet Name’ winner certainly earned or lived up to its clever name.”   

Visit the VPI website to see all 50 names in each category.

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CatChannelEditor    Irvine, CA

8/16/2011 9:10:36 AM

Thanks for writing, Loralee. You want to click the "Saw It In CAT FANCY" tab on the homepage for that information (by August 2011 for the October 2011 magazine issue). All CAT FANCY magazine exclusives can be found at that tab. There's even a link to past issues.

Here's a direct link to the article you're looking for: LINK

Loralee    Carrollton, MO

8/15/2011 9:39:16 PM

When I read the October issue for the Most Unusual Names contest winners and saw the link below the article see more "Clever Names" I thought it would be more names that were submitted in the contest. It wasn't. I would have liked the information showing some of the other names that were submitted in the contest.

Carene    Pelion, SC

11/23/2009 12:54:08 PM

Hi! I have two cats Mother cat is 5yrs. old her name is Tazerina her daughter is 4yrs. old and she is named Squirmie.

Sarah    Royal Oak, MI

11/21/2009 5:18:06 PM

I have 2 felines. The 12 year old is named Comet. The 8 month old kitten is named Luna Lia!! These 2 names are cute, and Luna Lia is an unusual name but so adorable for her.

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