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Nationwide crowns Wacky Pet Names winners

Dr. Potato Head and Pickles McButterpants the Muffin Slayer earn top honors

A fun-loving French bulldog from Nashville and a muffin-slaying cat from Maine prevailed as top dog and first feline, respectively, in Nationwide’s® Wacky Pet Names contest. Congratulations to Dr. Potato Head and Pickles McButterpants the Muffin Slayer for capturing the craziest name crowns.  

Each year, the nation’s pet health protection leader recognizes the most imaginative and unique names among its roster of four-legged members. After a lengthy look at the company’s database of more than 1.1 million insured pets, the top 10 wackiest dog and cat names were put to a public vote that ran April 4-9.

“Our Wacky Pet Names competition is a light-hearted way to recognize the thoughtfulness and creativity of pet parents,” said Heidi Sirota, chief pet officer for Nationwide. “Every name – wacky or not – speaks to a pet’s special place in the family and we’re proud that we’re trusted to help protect them all.” 

To commemorate their wins, the pet parents of Dr. Potato Head and Pickles McButterpants the Muffin Slayer will each receive a grand prize consisting of the following:

  •  A custom canvas portrait of their pet
  • A one-year subscription for monthly delivery of pet toys & treats
  • A $100 reward card redeemable for gift cards from some of the nation’s top retailers

Below are links to personal profiles of the two winners and all other nominees:

WINNER - Dr. Potato HeadWINNER - Pickles McButterpants the Muffin Slayer
Bruno MarscaponeBoba Pett
Ghostopher P. SpookingtonCrunchcat Supreme
Holly Picklebone BonkFoo Foo Cuddly Poops
Macho Dog Randy SavageLady Cleocatra Meowington
Motley ChewLinda From Human Resources
PorkfrogMr. Murder Mittens
Princess DumptruckRuth Bader Kitsburg
Redwood Stinging Tenticles of the Sea RuhRohSalt ‘N’ Dr. Pepper
ShoogieboogieTayroar Swift

To explore pet health insurance coverage for dogs, cats and many avian or exotic pets, visit petinsurance.com.