Sir Knuckles da Dragon of Lynnwood has been voted VPI’s Wackiest Dog Name of 2013. Jeffrey Un of Lynnwood is dad to Sir Knuckles.
"A friend suggested Knuckles, which was fitting because of his oversized paws," Jeffrey told VPI. "But he still needed that gentleman's name so I added Sir to his name. Sir Knuckles just sounded odd to me so I added da Dragon. Lo and behold, Sir Knuckles da Dragon fits him perfectly."
Cheeto Burrito is this year's top cat.
Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. says each year they celebrate crazy, quirky pet names. Fifty unusual dog names and 50 unusual cat names were chosen from VPI’s database of more than 500,000 insured pets and narrowed down with a vote for the 10 most unusual names in each category.
“With a database of more than half a million insured pets, we came across some extremely peculiar dog and cat names,” said Curtis Steinhoff, director of corporate communications for VPI. “After speaking with the pet owners from our Top Ten lists, we found that there is a special meaning and story behind unusual monikers like Captain Underpants and Mama Pajama. Many pet owners treat their dogs and cats like a part of the family and these unique names help reflect that.”
Pickle Von Corndog, Purr Diem, Doogie Schnauzer M.D., Ozzy Pawsbourne, Chew Barka and Pico de Gato are past winners.
Following are the 10 Wackiest Dog and Cat Names of 2013:
Sir Knuckles da Dragon
Bunny Money Dogg
Rum Tum Tugger Too