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Nationwide reveals wackiest dog, cat and exotic pet names

Doc Pawlliday, Prison Mike and Piggy Smalls earn top honors in annual celebration

An Oklahoma dog with a Tombstone-inspired name, a Minnesota cat named after a sitcom character, and an ironically named Florida pot-bellied pig prevailed as kookiest canine, funkiest feline and most eccentric exotic, respectively, in Nationwide’s® Wacky Pet Names celebration. Congratulations to Doc Pawlliday, Prison Mike and Piggy Smalls on capturing the craziest name crowns.  

Nationwide hosted a public vote June 5-9 to decide the most creative names among the pet insurance leader’s recently enrolled pets. For the first time, the Wacky Pet Names celebration spanned species beyond dogs and cats to include an exotic pets category.

“This annual recognition is an occasion to appreciate the ingenuity and imagination of pet parents,” said Dr. Jules Benson, Vice President, Pet Health and Chief Veterinary Officer for Nationwide. “Each name - wacky or not - among our more than 1.2 million insured pets signifies something special and shows thoughtfulness about a pet’s place within a family.”

To commemorate their honors, the families of Doc Pawlliday, Prison Mike and Piggy Smalls will each receive a professional at-home photo shoot with their pet and a $100 gift card.

Below are links to personal profiles of the top vote getters and all other nominees:

DogsCatsExotic Pets
Doc Pawlliday - OklahomaPrison Mike - MinnesotaPiggy Smalls – Florida
Barkimedes – GeorgiaBusiness Cat – PennsylvaniaAudrey Hopbun - California          
Boolaloobalala - FloridaEvil Twin - GeorgiaBirdie Sanders - New Jersey
Captain Good Boy - ColoradoGreen Bean Catserole - South CarolinaLeapus Maximus - Alabama
Everybody Loves Raymond Orr Else - OhioHomeboy Thumbs - AlaskaMe’Shell - Illinois
Maple Bacon on a Biscuit - FloridaInigo Meowtoya - TexasMooMoo Mozarella – Georgia
Scooby Moo - New JerseyMoira Rose McMurderpants Queen of Hearts – OregonPeanut Butter Pancake – Rhode Island
Sir Arthur Cowvin Moo Moo the Great - PennsylvaniaSir Catrick Stewart - MissouriRabbit Downey Jr. – North Carolina
The Dude LeBowWowSki - CaliforniaSir Woodrow Agustdus Scuttlebooty the Third, Esquire - South CarolinaSpicy Queso – New York
Whiskey Tango Furball – VirginiaSpicy Beef Purrito - New YorkWill Ferret -Virginia

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