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:
|Doc Pawlliday - Oklahoma||Prison Mike - Minnesota||Piggy Smalls – Florida|
|Barkimedes – Georgia||Business Cat – Pennsylvania||Audrey Hopbun - California|
|Boolaloobalala - Florida||Evil Twin - Georgia||Birdie Sanders - New Jersey|
|Captain Good Boy - Colorado||Green Bean Catserole - South Carolina||Leapus Maximus - Alabama|
|Everybody Loves Raymond Orr Else - Ohio||Homeboy Thumbs - Alaska||Me’Shell - Illinois|
|Maple Bacon on a Biscuit - Florida||Inigo Meowtoya - Texas||MooMoo Mozarella – Georgia|
|Scooby Moo - New Jersey||Moira Rose McMurderpants Queen of Hearts – Oregon||Peanut Butter Pancake – Rhode Island|
|Sir Arthur Cowvin Moo Moo the Great - Pennsylvania||Sir Catrick Stewart - Missouri||Rabbit Downey Jr. – North Carolina|
|The Dude LeBowWowSki - California||Sir Woodrow Agustdus Scuttlebooty the Third, Esquire - South Carolina||Spicy Queso – New York|
|Whiskey Tango Furball – Virginia||Spicy Beef Purrito - New York||Will Ferret -Virginia|
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