2009′s most popular (and most unusual) pet names!

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Bella is waiting for her forever home at Petraits Pet Photography in Chicago, IL.

How do you name your pets? Do you give them time-honored names likes Fido and Fluffy? Or do you prefer something distinctive — Angry Donut, perhaps?

Each year we delve into our adoptable pet database and come out with the ten most popular names for adoptable pets. (See the full list after the jump.)

But, whenever we do, the quirky, wacky and unusual pet names always stand out. So this year we asked you to tell us your unusual, funny or just plain strange pet names. We’ve listed our top ten favorites after the jump but don’t forget to check out the submissions on the Petfinder Facebook Fan page as well.

Find out what common — or very uncommon — pet names made the list after the jump.


For the third year in a row, the No. 1 and No. 2 names for dogs are
“Buddy” and “Max.” “Lucy” took the No. 1 spot for cats, and “Smokey”
came in as the second most popular feline-forename.

For the first-time in recent history, “Bella” made the list for both cats and dogs. After all, all pets are beautiful, right? (Check out 2008′s most popular pet name list.) Here’s the rest:

2009 Top 10 Most Popular Dog Names
Buddy
Max
Daisy
Lucy
Charlie
Bella
Molly
Jack
Sadie
Lady

2009 Top 10 Most Popular Cat Names

Lucy
Smokey
Midnight
Bella
Molly
Daisy
Oreo
Shadow
Charlie
Angel

Selected from more than 170 submissions received via Facebook and Twitter, the following names were too hilarious to go unrecognized:

2009 Top 10 Most Unusual Names
Shyanne Thailand Moo Goo Guy Pan
Mr. Tomfoolery Scardeycat Eliot
Rusty Buckets
KeelHaul
Too Fancy for You
Angry Donut
Maple Syrup
Hoseclamp
Prince Xavier Binxley
Hoku-ho’okele-wa’a

Do you have another hilarious pet name that deserves recognition? Tell us below.

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