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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.
“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.