What is the worst name you've ever heard?

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I feel like all of our Boston Terriers have strange names. Pickles, Blueberry, Lady Stanley, and Freddy (which wouldn't be weird if she was male). That said I don't always mind food names, Pickles actually works really well for the Boston. We have a pug named meatball and that's also a good fit.
We have a Boston named Danger. Must be something about Boston owners. :rofl1:
 

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OH. I had a friend in high school with a cat named Flower Pudding. Apparently her parents let her name the cat when she was in preschool.

Moral of the story: NEVER let 4 year olds name pets.
 
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Yeah, my little bother got a cat for his 8th birthday and he named her Tiger Lily. I think Peter Pan was his favorite movie at the time.

We also took in a stray cat which my little brother named Phil. He really loved Disney's Hercules at the time so he named the cat after Philoctetes. Surprisingly, the name really suited him.


I think my bostons' names are pretty normal; Joey and Lucy. We're not all cazy! :)
 
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My cousin had a chocolate lab named Diva. I think it's a silly name, but it actually suited her quite well.

I think I would be more willing to name a cat or a pocket pet a strange name than I would a dog. I will always want my dogs to have "good" names, but I could totally see myself naming any other pet something strange. My cat was almost Popcorn, and my hamster from when I was little was named Little Guy (until I found out it was actually a girl). She was later renamed Poppy. I also remember my friends being upset that I hadn't named her Hammy. I just couldn't see myself calling something like Pickles or Meatball when I wanted my dog to come, but other pets are totally different IMO, as far as naming goes.
 

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I think I would be more willing to name a cat or a pocket pet a strange name than I would a dog. I will always want my dogs to have "good" names, but I could totally see myself naming any other pet something strange. My cat was almost Popcorn, and my hamster from when I was little was named Little Guy (until I found out it was actually a girl). She was later renamed Poppy. I also remember my friends being upset that I hadn't named her Hammy. I just couldn't see myself calling something like Pickles or Meatball when I wanted my dog to come, but other pets are totally different IMO, as far as naming goes.
Agreed. My favorite hamster ever was named Squirrel, and I wouldn't ever name a dog that, lol.
 

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We had a dog named Burpees at the daycare.

We also had a Rocky 2. The kids named him presumably after their last dog.

We had a pair, Biscuit and Gravy, which was funny on paper but Gravy was a real jerk and we all felt stupid scolding him. GRAVY NO!!!

There was a dog named Little Man Tate that everyone called LMT. Not awful I guess, just a weird name for a dog.

I knew a female Gunner which really screwed me up. I thought she was male for the longest time. I also knew a female Miles.

When we adopted Baxter, his name was Pooh. We changed that right away.

I tend to give small animals ridiculous names. I had a Betta named The Admiral, named my boyfriend's solid black Betta The Goddamn Batfish, and just named his new crab Li'l Crabbington. He's very tolerant of me, lol.

edit: oh yeah, my roommate and I named a cat Mr. Universe to keep with the Firefly theme we had going, but ended up pretty much exclusively calling him Meowmers (short for Professor Catface Meowmers.)
 

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I just remembered the worst name at daycare, it's a golden retriever named Caesare. That's pronounced "Che-za-ray", and god help you if his owners hear you say it wrong.

It's funny how different areas have different common names though. I can't recall ever having a Rosco, maybe one Rocky. The others are moderately common for us. Our super common names (as in these names are always followed by the first letter of their last name because we have so many) are Riley, Bailey, and Lily. Mia, Tucker, Charlie, and Luna are also pretty common.
It's a rare day when we have only one Riley, Bailey, Charlie, or Luna. Lily is pretty common too. I think we've only got a couple of Mias and Tuckers.

Coco is a pet peeve of mine, along with similar color themed names (Midnight, Shadow). We have two chocolate labs right now named Coco.
Coco is our second most overused name, right after Bella. Regular daycare Cocos include a GSD, three different fawn boxers, and approximately 1/3 of the chocolate labs. We average about five Bellas and three Cocos per day. There are so many Bellas and Cocos that they go by their full names because there are too many Bella Ms and Coco Es. Except Coco S, who is always Coco S because the S stands for an 8-syllable East Asian surname.

I knew a female Gunner which really screwed me up. I thought she was male for the longest time. I also knew a female Miles.
We have a female Cooper and a female Banjo, both were assumed to be male until I was washing them and went "waitasecond..." Cooper had boarded with us several times over the course of months without anyone else noticing.

I deliberately mislead people by dressing my chihuahua in frilly dresses and dyeing him pink. I then correct them when they get his gender wrong because I like to make them question their assumptions. I don't get annoyed about it though...because that would be silly.
 
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Ugh, Venice's name at the shelter was Pooh. Awful.

I've met a couple dogs named Lil Girl or Lil Man. What. Were you really that uncreative?
 

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In the dog park I go, a dog was named Daddy.
It's got a pass because nobody speaks English in there, but... no. I just don't like it.

I would say I don't like people names for dogs, but seeing how I've got a Natasha... :p (I didn't name her, though)
 

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In the dog park I go, a dog was named Daddy.
It's got a pass because nobody speaks English in there, but... no. I just don't like it.
Eh, I've known 4 or 5 dogs named Mama. It's a little weird but I guess it's no different than that.
 

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I made the mistake of mentioning how boring I thought CoCo/Cocoa was as a name for chocolate colored dogs in front of a coworker...whose chocolate lab is named Cocoa... I was sooooo embarrassed.
 
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Marmaladina. The fact that my friend doesn't want people to call it by their own made up nicknames irks me. I mean, Marmaladina is a mouthful!
 

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We had a dog named Pookie in daycare which everyone thought was the stupidest name. But that clearly doesn't touch anything in this thread.
LOL I LOVE that name!!! That's what we always call Nia faaaar more than her real name.

One of our neighbour's dog's name is Cotton. She said because his fur is soft like Cotton....
 
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Other silly and bad names from memory are Freckles, D. O. G., Bum Bum, Oatmeal, Trigger, Dumb Dumb, Blackie and Bluey. The Blackie and Bluey make me cringe. Uncreative. lol
 

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I would say I don't like people names for dogs, but seeing how I've got a Natasha... :p (I didn't name her, though)
I'm not a fan of people names for dogs either. We have Charlotte, but she was my husband's dog long before I came into the picture, so it's sort of not my call.
 

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