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Most Popular, Most Unusual Pet Names for 2010

Boy holding his pet dog's tag

In honor of the wildly popular ‘Twilight’ vampire-themed books and movies, Bella was the most chosen name for dogs and the second favorite for kitties in 2010.

According to Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI), other popular names for dogs during the year were Bailey, Max, Lecy, Molly, Buddy, Maggie, Daisy, Charlie and Sophie.

Favorite cat names included Max, Chloe, Oliver, Lucky and Charlie.

Older style pet names like Fido, Tiger and Tigger were used much less frequently than in years past.

Top 10 weirdest names for dogs and cats in 2010:

Dog Names

Cat Names

  1. Pickle Von Corndog
  1. Purr Diem
  1. Lord Chubby Pruneface
  1. Bing Clawsby
  1. Badonkadonk
  1. Cleocatra
  1. Ninjastar Dangerrock
  1. Admiral Pancake
  1. Molly Mcboozehound
  1. Optimus Pants
  1. Dog Vadar
  1. Chairman Meow
  1. Flospy Squeakerton
  1. Boo Manchu
  1. Bettie Poops
  1. Watts in a Name
  1. Geez Louise
  1. Chenoa Azure Marshmellow-Puff
  1. Barnaby Bones
  1. Senor Nachos

Click here for adorable photos of several of these strangely named pets.

… and here for VPI’s Top 50 Wackiest Pet Names for 2010.

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