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The Wackiest Pet Names of 2017: We Like Empress Tzu Tzu and Colonel Mustache

How would your pet's name stack up next to these?

The votes have been tallied and the results are in – Dunkin Butterbeans nosed out Farrah Pawcett and Fiona Penny Pickles in the dog division, while Little Booty Ham Sandwich purred past Obi Wan Catnobi and Winston Purrchill in the cat category to earn the distinction of the Wackiest Pet Names of 2017.

Each year, Nationwide, the nation's first and largest provider of pet health insurance, recognizes the most clever, creative and quirky pet names across the nation. After a thorough selection process, the top 10 dog and 10 cat monikers were chosen from Nationwide's database of more than 600,000 insured pets and put to a public vote, where Dunkin Butterbeans and Little Booty Ham Sandwich were crowned the wackiest. Below are the 10 Wackiest Dog and Cat Names of 2017:


1. Dunkin Butterbeans

2. Farrah Pawcett

3. Fiona Penny Pickles

4. The Other Dude

5. Yeti Spaghetti

6. Colonel Mustache

7. Empress Tzu Tzu

8. Cheesebro

9. Tango Mango

10. Choo Choo Boo Boo


1. Little Booty Ham Sandwich

2. Obi Wan Catnobi

3. Winston Purrchill

4. The Great Catsby

5. Jabba the Butt

6. Isaac Mewton

7. Whiskerus Maximus

8. Ninja Killer Nine Thousand

9. Fifty Shades of Graham

10. Dog the Cat

"The results from our Wacky Pet Names competition illustrate the thought and creativity pet owners put into naming their furry family members," said Scott Liles, vice president and chief pet insurance officer for Nationwide. "Pets hold a special place in our members' hearts, and as such, many give them names with sentimental – and sometimes silly – meaning."

For photos and background stories of the winners and the top 10 nominees, along with the full list of the 50 wackiest dog and cat names, visit

About Nationwide pet insurance - With more than 600,000 insured pets, pet insurance from Nationwide, formerly known as Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI), is the first and largest pet health insurance provider in the United States. Since 1982, Nationwide has helped provide pet owners with peace of mind and is committed to being the trusted choice of America's pet lovers. Nationwide plans cover dogs, cats, birds and exotic pets for multiple medical problems and conditions relating to accidents, illnesses and injuries. Medical plans are available in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Additionally, nearly half of all Fortune 500 companies offer Nationwide pet insurance as an employee benefit. Insurance plans are offered and administered by Veterinary Pet Insurance Company in California and DVM Insurance Agency in all other states. Underwritten by Veterinary Pet Insurance Company (CA), Brea, CA, an A.M. Best A+ rated company (2016); National Casualty Company (all other states), Columbus, OH, an A.M. Best A+ rated company (2016). Pet owners can find Nationwide pet insurance on Facebook or follow on Twitter. For more information about Nationwide pet insurance, call 800-USA-PETS (800-872-7387) or visit


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