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Nationwide® Reveals the Wackiest Pet Names of 2020

Scarlett No Haira and Edgar Allen Paw earn top honors

What’s in a name? For a Chinese Crested dog called Scarlett No Haira and a dark, moody cat known as Edgar Allen Paw, it is the distinction of being declared Wackiest Pet Names of 2020.

Each year, Nationwide®, the nation’s first and largest provider of pet health insurance in the U.S., recognizes the most imaginative and unique names among its roster of four-legged members. After a deep dive into the company’s database of insured pets, the top 10 wackiest dog and cat names were selected and put to a recent vote among Nationwide’s pet parents.

Below are the top 10 Wackiest Pet Names of 2020:



Scarlett No Haira - WINNER

Edgar Allen Paw - WINNER

Anakin Tailwagger

Admiral Turbo Meowington

Andre Igoudogla

Captain Sushi

Joan of Bark


Madame Squishy Van Wrinkleface

Ella Whiskers Oreo Hurst

Stella Barktois

Fernsbane the Inquisitive

Sugar Bubbles Fancypants

Macaroni Bob

The Other Dude

Mingus Pookiebutts

Trillium Points Jacobs Ladder

Neville Furbottom

Zoe Max Berger Sacks

Tika Meowsala

“While we all love a descriptive name like Goldie, or those that captured the zeitgeist like Rey or Bella, pet parents who take a unique approach to pet naming are also very much appreciated at Nationwide,” said Dr. Jules Benson, Nationwide’s Chief Veterinary Officer. “Whether the moniker is meant to be funny, ironic, or just plain nonsensical, giving an intentionally uncommon name shows a special thoughtfulness about a pet’s place within a family.”

For photos and background stories of the top 10 wackiest dog and cat names, visit www.wackypetnames.com.