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Wackiest pet names for 2015

Pets have personality, and some have monikers that are just as charismatic. This is Bandit. (Photo courtesy: Ann Bierman/cNews) Pets have personality, and some have monikers that are just as charismatic. This is Bandit. (Photo courtesy: Ann Bierman/cNews)
BREA, CA (KFVS) -

"What's in a name?" William Shakespeare posed the question in his play "Romeo and Juliet."

The idea being that names, be it Montague or Capulet, are arbitrary.

Some pet owners may disagree. 

Pets have personality, and some have monikers that are just as charismatic. 

Nationwide Insurance offers coverage for pets. After combing through a database of more than 525,000 policy holders, the insurance company whittled down the list to 10 wacky names for both dogs and cats. Nationwide then let the public decide which were the wackiest for 2015. 

And the votes are in:

DOGS: 

  1. Baron Von Furrypants
  2. Artoo Dogtoo
  3. Rosie Picklebottom
  4. Parker the Barker
  5. Abigail Carmichael Spartacus
  6. Smiley Cyrus
  7. Nutmeg Spice O'Paris
  8. Abraham Lincoln Continental
  9. Bizkit Au Chocolat
  10. Scuddles Unterfuss  

CATS:            

  1. Leonardo DiCatprio  
  2. Fuzz Lightyear
  3. Captain Pancake
  4. Sir Nigel Meowmittens of Oscelot Court
  5. Ziggy Olyoxenfree
  6. Zelda Nacho
  7. Sophistikitty
  8. Cornelius McPudness Vandercat
  9. Sir Theodorable Purrsalot
  10. Star Wars Steve

"Every year our database expands, and we see more and more creative pet names," Curtis Steinhoff, director pet insurance, said. "Many times the most interesting part of a pet's name is the story behind it." 

You can see photos of this year's winners and read their story at www.wackypetnames.com.

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