Another month brings another round of the name game, our recurring column about trends in the pet name space: trends, spots, what the hexxx, things we like, things we don't.
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Be them unique or original, punny or ridiculous, inspired by everyday objects or poached from pop culture, here are the 17 pet names we're stanning this month.
He's already been cast to play one of the leads in the all-animal reboot of 2 Fast 2 Fur-ious (I'll just show myself out, thanks).
We don't often think of llamas as having names but that ends now.
relish the opportunity to give this literal hot dog some belly pats.
So named for Yzma's dimwitted henchman in Disney's 2000 animated comedy The Emperor's New Groove. Just pull the lever already, dude.
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6. Credit & Debit
We will never not be here for funny tandem names so we're immediately cosigning on these now viral office kittos adopted by the finance department of a logistics company based in Ohio.
7. Mudslide & Avalanche
Second verse, same as the first (see beat #6, above).
Your guess is as good as ours 🤷♂️.
"I didn't choose the snug life the snug life choose me." - this cat, probably
WE'VE SAID IT BEFORE AND WE'LL SAY IT AGAIN: Freckles will never not be a terrific nickname for a pet, person, thing, planet, or what have you.
Greek mythology filtered through a Harry Potter fandom? Yes and please.
File under: Crazy for Swayze, Point Break doggo edition.
Willful misnomers are something of an art form on the internets so it shouldn't be a surprise that a black named Milk wouldn't breakout on Instagram (78,000+ followers and counting).
14. Biscuit McWhiskers
That's Mr. Biscuit McWhiskers to you.
Black cats get saddled with all sorts of cliche handles but Tarmac is a fresh and iconic take.
Is there more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking? Asking for this model in cat form named Luffy.
Here's a good boy named Duck. That is all.
Looking for an unusual name for your new pet? Check out our list of unique names for cats and unique names for dogs, and let us know your favorites!