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Potty Pet Names

Updated on January 2, 2013

Welcome to Potty Pet Names

It's rather incredible the names that people choose for their precious, precocious or pretentious pets.

So, whether you're seeking a curious call-name for your canine or cat or perhaps a hilarious handle for your fish, guinea pig, or backyard beaver... have we got a super silly collection from which to choose!

Which reminds me, I've chosen "Snatchgobble" for my calorie-conscious cat, "Romeo" for my romping roguishly-inclined rabbit, and "Flabbergas" for my dare-devil, deportment-challenged dog.


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And A Very Merry Muttmas Everyone!

The good news is that there is no pet naming protocol.

The bad news is that there are some pretty potty names out there to keep pet owners and friends of fur and fun scratching their heads a little or else laughing out loud!

Let's face it, there are plenty of potty names from which to choose when it comes to naming your pet:

Large Lapdogs: Big Foot, Butkas, Godzilla, Goliath, Hannibal, Hummer, Jurassic, Marmaduke, Shrek, Tank, Zeus or Peanut!

Spotted Sensations: Crumpet, Dappled, Diddybopper, Fleckles, Harris Tweed, Moo-Moo, Motely, Picklepuss, Pizza, Polka Dot, Rorschach, Speckles, Spatter

Small Somethings: Biscuit, Chairman Meow, Crouton, Doodle, Flopitty, Foo-Foo, Furball, Furrlicity, Hairy-Pawter, Gumball, Jaspurr, Kewpie, Longhair, Newt, Nibbles, Nigglet, Phlizz, Putt-Putt, Richochet, Shortnround, Smidgen, Skeeter, Squirt, Tater Bug, Widget or Moose

Noisy Critters: Calliope, Crooner, Gabby, Foghorn, Howl-A-Ween, Jabberwocky, Jack-Hammer, Lady Chatterley's Lover, Moon Curser, Piccolo, Pillow Talk, Roaratorio, Screaming Meemie, Tootledum, Trombone, Yelper, Yippers, Yowler

Not-Your-Average Pet: Buzzard Breath, Chomp & Romp, Clawed D'Pussy, Cleopawtra, Dandy Prat, Drama Queen, Grisabella, Fusspot, His Nibs, Le Boofhead, Magnificat, Magoo, Miss Chevious, Monty Zuma, Napoleon Bonapaws, Pandemonium on Paws, Phu-Kat, Ragamuffin, So-Sue-Me, Tommy Holedigger, Whatsit


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Pets, like people and places have wonderfully weird names.

They have plenty of personality and peculiar features to capitalize upon, so it's not hard to picture just what kind of pets might fit these hilarious handles:

"Accubitis" or "Ankle-Biter" -- any pet that prefers your bed to their box

"Bullstrode" -- a plump pet with a distinct gait

"Cannibal" -- any critter that eats you out of house and home

"Dunkworthy" -- anything that can swim without a life preserver

"Elbow Room" -- any critter that is guaranteed to outgrow your backyard

"Forlorn Hope" -- any animal companion you acquired in a game of chance or after a divorce settlement

"Gargoyle" -- a perfectly harmless but plug ugly pet

"Huffty-Tuffty" -- any beast with a bad attitude and bad breath

"Inexpressible" -- any animal that comes with a Latin name you can't pronounce

"Kissing Comfit" -- any pet that hisses

"Juggernaut" -- any critter with sharp teeth and a vice-grip

"Lickspittle" -- a lippy lizard or lounge hound

"Mopsey" -- any floppy-eared furry thing that needs a haircut badly

"Nimrod" -- any critter with a nice disposition but precious little between the ears

"Orling" -- any pet whose hair has great difficulty passing through a comb

"Prince/Princess Prig" -- any crabby critter with a mind of his/her own

"Queer-Gotten" -- any pet of uncertain parentage

"Rip Van Winkle" -- any creature that hibernates or naps too long

"Scratchland" -- any pet that comes with fleas for free

"Terry Dactyl" -- any pet whose origin is a deep dark secret or is thought to be a cross between a horse and a hound

"Unky" -- any creature with a sad look or depressed disposition

"Vaniloquence" -- any dog who takes great pride in barking more frequently than his/her owner

"Wagwump" -- anthing with a tantalizing tail that knocks over furniture with a single swish

"Yaffling" -- any pet who's particularly peckish about what constitutes a satisfactory meal


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Okay Smarty Pants, so what would you call a female "Daddy Longlegs"?



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      anonymous 5 years ago

      your mom




    SCRABSTER (n.) A pathetic pooch that enjoys relieving itself on your leggings during afternoon tea.

    Call Me "MADAME BUTTERFLY" If You Please!

    Call Me "MADAME BUTTERFLY" If You Please!
    Call Me "MADAME BUTTERFLY" If You Please!


    -- According to a recent survey conducted by the American Pet Products Manufacturers Association, the number of American households that own pets has increased from 56 percent in 1988 to 63 percent in 2006, and spending on pets has more than doubled since 1994 - in excess of $40 billion annually. (So, how much do you spend on feeding your Chia pet per year?)

    -- Did you know that over the course of a dog's lifetime, his/her name will be used more than 40,000 times, and that 20% of new pet owners will want to change the name of their dog in the first year? (At least you won't have to go through all the rigamarole of a time-consuming and sometimes expensive legal name change like humans, so think twice be careful name your rotweiller "Fluffy"!)

    -- Men give masculine or macho names to their pets (which probably has a lot to do with the fact that most of their pets are males...which reminds me..."'Lion King' where are you?").

    -- Cat registration is not required in San Francisco, so if you want to name him "I Left My Heart in San Francisco", (it probably means that no one will come after you for copyright infringement but just make sure you can hold a few good notes).

    -- Dogs who bite are most often named Rocky. According to San Francisco Health Department records, of about 375 dog bites recorded from 1994 to 1997, seven were perpetrated by a Rocky. Next were Mugsy, Max and Zeke, each tied with six bites.


    Most Popular Male Dog Names (2007):

    1. Max

    2. Jake

    3. Buddy

    4. Rocky

    5. Sam

    6. Bailey

    7. Lucky

    8. Casey

    9. Buster

    10. Gizmo

    11. Charlie

    12. Rusty

    13. Toby

    14. Jack

    15. Oliver

    16. Sparky

    17. Barney

    18. Murphy

    19. Shelby

    20. Zeus

    Most Popular Female Dog Names:

    1. Maggie

    2. Molly

    3. Lady

    4. Lily

    5. Princess

    6. Missy

    7. Dakota

    8. Jasmine

    9. Abby

    10. Sasha

    11. Andrea

    12. Sadie

    13. Lucy

    14. Daisy

    15. Kiki

    16. Coco

    17. Annie

    18. Chelsea

    19. Sophie

    20. Tasha

    The most popular pet names in 1998:

    Chewpr, Chomp, Death Breath, Furrgus, Ginger Spice, Kitty-Wan-Kenobi, Kosta Lot, Pugwash, Slobberchops, Thunderpants



    What would nutty name would you give your pet skunk?

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    Definitely not the Cat's Pajamas!

    Definitely not the Cat's Pajamas!
    Definitely not the Cat's Pajamas!


    As for unusual pet names, they certainly grab the attention of folks looking to adopt.

    One "Petfinder" member, Forever Home Rescue New England in Walpole, MA, had trouble finding a home for a dog named Buck. After they changed his name to Joe the Plumber during U.S. Presidential election in the fall of 2008, more people began viewing his picture and he was quickly adopted.

    A very sad-looking dog named "Woe Izmee" and a family of cats dubbed "Domino, Ditto, Etcetera", as well as "And-so-on and And-so-forth" ranked highest in originality in our survey of more than 12,000 shelters and rescue groups in the "Petfinder" network.

    Top 10 Most Unusual Pet Names:

    1. Woe Izmee

    2. Gwyneth Poultry (a duck)

    3. SoSueMe

    4. 54cent Swee'T

    5. Iamaredneckwoman

    6. Angry Chef Soup

    7. Ms. Cornflake Especially

    8. Bon Jo Flea

    9. McLovin

    10. Joe the Plumber

    Top 10 Most Unusual Group Pet Names

    1. Domino, Ditto, Etcetera, And-so-on and An-so-forth

    2. Ebay, Google, Yahoo and Spam

    3. Felony, Warrant and Trespass (in honor of the police department, which supervises the shelter)

    4. The Xerox puppies

    5. Chiclit, TicTac, Extra, Wrigley and BigRed

    6. Elbow-Toe and Neck Face

    7. Sara, Andi and Patti ("Serendipity")

    8. Footloose and Fancy Free

    9. Noodle, Macaroni and Spaghetti

    10. Barney Miller, Nicole Miller and Sienna Miller (all rescued from puppy mills)


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    So what would you call your lovely little lizard?

    See results


    When Rover Just Won't Do: Over 2,000 Suggestions for Naming Your Puppy
    When Rover Just Won't Do: Over 2,000 Suggestions for Naming Your Puppy

    When "Puff" and "Spot" just don't fill the bill, this book is a "must" for those who haven't got a creativity gene in their body!

    5001 Names for Cats
    5001 Names for Cats

    Whe you need more than "Cat O'Nine Tails" or the "Cat's Pajamas" for a name!

    A Compilation of Classy Animal Names
    A Compilation of Classy Animal Names

    How about "Hamlet" for a hampster, "Napoleon" for a cat, or "Atilla" for a white rabbit?


    I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas - And I Want to Name him Hexaprotodonoramus!

    FEEDBACK FROM FIDO AND FIFI LOVERS - Feel free to leave a funny footprint, or failing that do share your potty pet name with the entire world!

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        anonymous 6 years ago

        Fun Lens. A lighthearted read.

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        MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

        I have always named dogs and cats people names, my last two were Zoe and Leo, Leo is still with me. My coming puppy is Yoda and when I get the black Chihuahua female she will be Xena, Warrior Princess

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        anonymous 6 years ago

        What a fun lens! Made me laugh and I've added it to my lensroll, thanks.

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        admiralglass lm 7 years ago

        Hilarious lens! 5*

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        admiralglass lm 7 years ago

        Hilarious lens! 5*

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        anonymous 8 years ago

        a great dog name.. bananna

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        draik 8 years ago

        Thanks for joining All About Animals Group.

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        nightbear lm 8 years ago

        How interesting this lens is. Great fun! I am happy to say none of my pets names were on here. LOL, thanks for join our group: Pets, friends more than pets.

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        stickytabby 9 years ago

        Smoking lens you got here! Very informative. My pet dog just recently gave birth to 7 cute little puppies and I'm looking for cool pet names to give them..that's why I came up with a post on my blog - Pet Dog Names | Poodle Names | Good names for your pet or you can paste this url to your browser - got any name suggestions?;)

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        anonymous 9 years ago

        No animal pet names to offer (although my wife does call me Precious Pie... so perhaps you could add people pet names module) Anyway, the Word Queen of squidoo rules! Another great lens. 5*