CHESAPEAKE, Va. - A local dog has been honored for having quite the silly name.
Every year, Nationwide, the first and largest provider of pet health insurance in the U.S., recognizes the most imaginative and unique names of its four-legged members. The top 10 wackiest dog and cat names of 2020 were selected after a vote from Nationwide's pet parents.
Scarlett No Haira, a Chinese Crested dog, took home the top honor for this year. Nationwide told News 3 Scarlett is from Chesapeake.
Scarlett's owner, Kathleen Carter, is a fan of movies, so it makes sense she'd name her furry friend after the protagonist of "Gone With the Wind."
“When people hear it, they chuckle or tell us how awesome the name is," Carter told Nationwide.
For pets of the feline persuasion, a dark, moody cat named Edgar Allen Paw represented the most unique name for cats.
We'd say their names are very fitting for both animals!
Below is a list of the Top 10 Wackiest Pet Names of 2020:
- Scarlett No Haira - WINNER
- Anakin Tailwagger
- Joan of Bark
- Madame Squishy Van Wrinkleface
- Stella Barktois
- Sugar Bubbles Fancypants
- The Other Dude
- Trillium Points Jacobs Ladder
- Zoe Max Berger Sacks
- Edgar Allen Paw – WINNER
- Admiral Turbo Meowington
- Captain Sushi
- Ella Whiskers Oreo Hurst
- Fernsbane the Inquisitive
- Macaroni Bob
- Mingus Pookiebutts
- Neville Furbottom
- Tika Meowsala
“While we all love a descriptive name like Goldie, or those that captured the zeitgeist like Rey or Bella, pet parents who take a unique approach to pet naming are also very much appreciated at Nationwide,” said Dr. Jules Benson, Nationwide’s Chief Veterinary Officer. “Whether the moniker is meant to be funny, ironic, or just plain nonsensical, giving an intentionally uncommon name shows a special thoughtfulness about a pet’s place within a family.”
For photos and background stories of the top 10 wackiest dog and cat names, click here.