Is your dog's name on the most unusual list?

Can you ever imagine yourself at the park calling out: "Chew Barka, come here." Or how about "Nigel Nosewhistle, this way" or "Sir Maui Senqkey Schwykle, stay!"
Well, some pet parents do just that every day, because those are the top three most unusual names that people have given to their pets, according to a survey by Veterinary Pet Insurance. To come up with those names, VPI had its employees select 50 unusual dog names from its 2012 database of more than 485,000 insured pets and then vote for the 10 most unusual names.

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“One of our favorite parts of putting these lists together is talking to the pets’ owners and finding out how they came up with such imaginative names,” VPI official Curtis Steinhoff states in a press release. “Strangely enough, a lot of them tell us they ruled out names they’d be too embarrassed to shout in public when calling their pets back to them."
Rounding out the top 10 unusual dog names in 2012 are: Spark Pug, Agent 99, Stinker Belle, Vienna Sausage, Furnace Hills Dante, Senorita Margarita and Trigonometry.“We found that many [pet owners] had similar strategies for naming new furry family members,” Steinhoff explained. “Nearly every one attributed their creativity to an unusual behavior or characteristic that makes their pet unique.”Michele Manzelli of Chelmsford, Mass., says her family named their poodle Chew Barka, because of his behavior. “The first night we had him all he seemed to do is chew and bark, and being the Star Wars fans that we are, Chew Barka just seemed to fit perfectly,” she told VPI. “We call him Chewy for short and Mr. Chew Barka when we address him formally.” 

Michele Thomas of Skillman, N.J., wanted to pay homage to her previous dog, Sidney, a West Highland white terrier who was known for the noises he would make when he was sleepy, so her family named their current dog Nigel Nosewhistle in his honor. “Sidney, would make whistling noises when he wanted to go to bed,” Thomas told VPI. “Nigel was the first name we called him, and it became Nigel Nosewhistle.”In 2011, the top 10 unusual dog names were:Almost-A-Dog, Franco Furter, Stinkie Mcstinkerson, Sir Seamus McPoop, Audrey Shepburn, Dewey Decimell, Knuckles Capone, Beagle Lugosi, Shooter Mclovin and Uzi Duzi-Du. 

In 2010, the top 10 unusual dog names were: Pickle Von Corndog, Lord Chubby, Bing Clawsby, Badonkadonk, Ninjastar Dangerrock, Molly Mcboozehound, Dog Vader, Flopsy Squeakerton, Bettie Poops, Geez Louise and Barnaby Bones.In 2009, the top 10 unusual dog names were: Rush Limbark, Sirius Lee Handsome, Rafikikadiki, Low Jack, Meatwad, Peanut Wigglebutt, Scuddles Unterfuss, Sophie Touch & Pee, Admiral Toot and Spatula.
Bobbi Dobbler of Smock, Pa., explained her golden retriever's unique name, Sophie Touch & Pee. "Every time you would touch her, she'd get so excited you had to watch your shoes," Dobbler said.
Buena Silverman of Holicong, Pa., named her dog Rush Limbark after she noticed she appeared to enjoy listening to the conservative radio talk show host.

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"For many pet parents, naming a pet is an opportunity to express personal creativity," Steinhoff said. "We often highlight the popular names, but the truth is that the majority of pets have a unique name or a name shared by very few other pets."
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Is your dog's name on the most unusual list?

Can you ever imagine yourself at the park calling out: "Chew Barka, come here." Or how about "Nigel Nosewhistle, this way" or "Sir Maui Senqkey Schwykle, stay!"
Well, some pet parents do just that every day, because those are the top three most unusual names that people have given to their pets, according to a survey by Veterinary Pet Insurance. To come up with those names, VPI had its employees select 50 unusual dog names from its 2012 database of more than 485,000 insured pets and then vote for the 10 most unusual names.

Story continues below

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A book about a rescue dog
that will touch your heart
THE HUNT OF HER LIFE, a full-color book by newspaper journalist and MySetterSam.com publisher Joseph A. Reppucci, is must reading for animal lovers of all ages. It has 60 color photos of dogs to illustrate the compelling story of Samantha, an unwanted rescue dog adopted at age 2 by Mr. Reppucci. Travel with them along a trail of life filled with surprising twists, sudden turns, mystery and even what some call a miracle. And when the journey is finished, you may never look at people and their pets, motherhood - and perhaps even God - in the same way. THE HUNT OF HER LIFE will take you on a captivating journey - a trip like no other - that will touch your heart.
 For more details and to order, go to theMySetterSam E-store

Also find The Hunt of Her Life on:
Facebook/thehuntofherlife
Amazon.com
CLICK HERE TO LOOK INSIDE THE BOOK

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Story continues here
“One of our favorite parts of putting these lists together is talking to the pets’ owners and finding out how they came up with such imaginative names,” VPI official Curtis Steinhoff states in a press release. “Strangely enough, a lot of them tell us they ruled out names they’d be too embarrassed to shout in public when calling their pets back to them."
Rounding out the top 10 unusual dog names in 2012 are: Spark Pug, Agent 99, Stinker Belle, Vienna Sausage, Furnace Hills Dante, Senorita Margarita and Trigonometry.“We found that many [pet owners] had similar strategies for naming new furry family members,” Steinhoff explained. “Nearly every one attributed their creativity to an unusual behavior or characteristic that makes their pet unique.”Michele Manzelli of Chelmsford, Mass., says her family named their poodle Chew Barka, because of his behavior. “The first night we had him all he seemed to do is chew and bark, and being the Star Wars fans that we are, Chew Barka just seemed to fit perfectly,” she told VPI. “We call him Chewy for short and Mr. Chew Barka when we address him formally.” 

Michele Thomas of Skillman, N.J., wanted to pay homage to her previous dog, Sidney, a West Highland white terrier who was known for the noises he would make when he was sleepy, so her family named their current dog Nigel Nosewhistle in his honor. “Sidney, would make whistling noises when he wanted to go to bed,” Thomas told VPI. “Nigel was the first name we called him, and it became Nigel Nosewhistle.”In 2011, the top 10 unusual dog names were:Almost-A-Dog, Franco Furter, Stinkie Mcstinkerson, Sir Seamus McPoop, Audrey Shepburn, Dewey Decimell, Knuckles Capone, Beagle Lugosi, Shooter Mclovin and Uzi Duzi-Du. 

In 2010, the top 10 unusual dog names were: Pickle Von Corndog, Lord Chubby, Bing Clawsby, Badonkadonk, Ninjastar Dangerrock, Molly Mcboozehound, Dog Vader, Flopsy Squeakerton, Bettie Poops, Geez Louise and Barnaby Bones.In 2009, the top 10 unusual dog names were: Rush Limbark, Sirius Lee Handsome, Rafikikadiki, Low Jack, Meatwad, Peanut Wigglebutt, Scuddles Unterfuss, Sophie Touch & Pee, Admiral Toot and Spatula.
Bobbi Dobbler of Smock, Pa., explained her golden retriever's unique name, Sophie Touch & Pee. "Every time you would touch her, she'd get so excited you had to watch your shoes," Dobbler said.
Buena Silverman of Holicong, Pa., named her dog Rush Limbark after she noticed she appeared to enjoy listening to the conservative radio talk show host.

More reports about dogs and surveys:
Is your dog's name on the most popular list?
Where does your breed rank in popularity?
The secret to your dog's amazing sense of smell
Dog has become women's best friend, too
Face it, you really do look like your dog
Who's treated better - your pet or significant other?
The trick to helping dogs and cats get along
Smokers willing to quit for sake of pets
Dog has become woman's best friend, too
The top 10 dog parks in America 
10 major cities that are 'purrfect' for cats
The canine is top dog in Britain
Pets are best medicine for sadness and stress
More reports about dogs and surveys


"For many pet parents, naming a pet is an opportunity to express personal creativity," Steinhoff said. "We often highlight the popular names, but the truth is that the majority of pets have a unique name or a name shared by very few other pets."
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