DETROIT (WWJ) – Think your pet has a unique and wacky name? Just wait until you see some of the monikers on this list.

Each year, Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI) publishes a list of the most clever, creative and quirky pet names nationwide.

After a thorough selection process, 50 unusual dog names and 50 unusual cat names were chosen from VPI’s database of more than 500,000 insured pets and narrowed down with a vote for the 10 most unusual names in each category.

Curtis Steinhoff, director of corporate communications for VPI, said they come across some extremely peculiar dog and cat names every day.

“After speaking with the pet owners from our top 10 lists, we found that there is a special meaning and story behind unusual monikers like Captain Underpants and Mama Pajama,” he said in a statement. “Many pet owners treat their dogs and cats like a part of the family and these unique names help reflect that.”

The 10 Wackiest Dog Names of 2013:

  1. Sir Knuckles da Dragon
  2. HotRod Whoofington
  3. Captain Underpants
  4. Stinky Monkey
  5. Taco Salad
  6. Dallas Cowdog
  7. Hunk Heartbreaker
  8. Ice Bingbing
  9. Potato Chip
  10. Bunny Money Dogg

The 10 Wackiest Cat Names of 2013:

  1. Cheeto Burrito (He’s from Canton!)
  2. Fuzzbutt
  3. Mama Pajama
  4. Lady Fluffington
  5. Nut Job
  6. Stinky Baby
  7. Doctor Whiskers
  8. Rum Tum Tugger Too
  9. Fatness
  10. Pizza Guy

For the full list of 50 unusual dog and cat names, pictures of pets that made the top 10, and the stories behind their unusual names, visit

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