Spring 2023

Meet our 2023 Wacky Pet Names nominees

Wacky Pet Names celebrates the wackiest, wildest and most original pet names our members create.

Every pet is unique in their own way—ask any pet parent and they’ll tell you! But how do you tell the world exactly what makes your furry, feathery or scaly friend so special? One popular way is choosing a wacky pet name.

We combed through nearly a quarter of a million new pets who enrolled with Nationwide this year to select the kookiest canine, funkiest feline and nuttiest exotic pet names for our Wacky Pet Name celebration.

Who will unseat last year’s most paw-pular wacky names, Dr. Potato Head and Pickles McButterpants the Muffin Slayer? You can help us decide!

Meet our dog nominees
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Barkimedes, a mixed breed dog from Georgia who is deeply engaged in the study of scents.

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Boolaloobalala, a mixed breed dog from Florida who comes running whenever whipped cream is being served.

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Captain Good Boy, a mixed breed dog (maybe part bunny?) from Colorado who can leap taller than his human’s height.

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Doc Pawlliday, an Australian shepherd from Oklahoma who is always in one of three places: napping, by his person or face-first in the toy box.

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Everybody Loves Raymond Orr Else, an Akita from Ohio who was named using a wacky assortment of athletes and pop culture.

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Maple Bacon on a Biscuit, a Floridian mixed breed dog who's missing both eyes, but navigates the world fearlessly, bringing joy to nursing homes as a therapy dog.

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Scooby Moo, a mixed breed dog from Jersey who gets great joy from a toy in his mouth and a big doggy smile on his face.

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Sir Arthur Cowvin Moo Moo the Great, a mixed breed dog from Philly who is obsessed with ice.

2023-WPN-the-dude-lebowwowski

The Dude LeBowWowSki, a Cali mixed breed dog who knows the importance of a good rug (and will only play on one).

2023-WPN-whiskey-tango-furball

Whiskey Tango Furball, an Aussie shepherd from Virginia who loves to steal anything and everything (and jet off with it).

Meet our cat nominees
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Business Cat, a longhair cat from Pennsylvania who has a schedule for food and pets that he manages in a very purr-fessional manner.

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Green Bean Catserole, a fluffy longhair from South Carolina who crashed a Friendsgiving and became the life of the party.

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Evil Twin, a mixed longhair cat from Georgia who’s a liquid kitty—always melting into the smallest spaces (including air ducts).

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Homeboy Thumbs, an Alaskan longhair kitty who has all the toes (literally four extra) and street cred to boot.

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Inigo Meowtoya, a shorthair cat from Texas who loves to make his presence known—at top volume.

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Moira Rose McMurderpants Queen of Hearts, a longhair cat from Oregon who keeps everyone in the house in order.

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Prison Mike, an Abyssinian from Minnesota who loves to do a little butt scoot when turning around on the windowsill.

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Sir Catrick Stewart, a longhair cat from Missouri who does his fair share of zoomies.

2023-WPN-sir-woodrow-agustus-scuttlebooty-the-third-esquire

Sir Woodrow Agustdus Scuttlebooty the Third, Esquire, an American shorthair from South Carolina who is a parkour kitty.

2023-WPN-spicy-beef-purrito

Spicy Beef Purrito, a mixed longhair from the Empire State who loves to welcome people at the front door.

Meet our exotic pet nominees
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Audrey Hopbun, a rabbit from California who has a dispute with three small owl statues.

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Birdie Sanders, a parakeet from New Jersey who loves to talk anyone—or anything—that will listen (including the wooden jungle gym).

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Leapus Maximus, a rabbit from Alabama who leapt into her new home at 2 months (literally 15 feet!)

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Me'Shell, a tortoise and grumpy little guy from Illinois who loves to dig until he’s completely buried in the dirt.

2023-WPN-moomoo-mozarella

MooMoo Mozzarella, a guinea pig from Georgia whose name is very dairy with an Italian twist.

2023-WPN-peanut-butter-pancake

Peanut Butter Pancake, a guinea pig from Rhode Island who just loves shaking her rump and rumbling at anything and everything.

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Piggy Smalls, a pot-belly pig from Florida who travels to the neighbor’s house solo to make friends.

2023-WPN-rabbit-downey-jr

Rabbit Downey Jr., a rabbit from North Carolina who is a daredevil, just like his namesake's superhero alter ego.

2023-WPN-spicy-queso

Spicy Queso, a ferret and “chaos land shark” from New York whose mischievous nature only adds to his spiciness.

2023-WPN-will-ferret

Will Ferret, a ferret from Virginia who is a super dooker (yes, that’s a real sound that ferrets make).

Choose your favorites

Now that you’ve met the pets, it’s time to pick the wackiest! Vote for your favorite Wacky Pet Names from June 5-9, 2023 at petinsurance.com/wackypetnames.

You can vote once per day for your favorite cat, dog and exotic pet name. Yes, that's three votes per day to help determine the wackiest names of 2023.

Who had your favorite wacky names? Go to @NationwidePet on Facebook and use #WackyPetNames to share who you voted for—we might surprise you with a little something to say "Thanks!"

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Take advantage of your multi-pet discount when you add a pet to your policy. When covering two or three pets, you can receive a 5% discount. When covering four or more pets, you'll save 10% on your base premium. Visit the member portal to add a pet. 

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Add-a-pet

Take advantage of your multi-pet discount when you add a pet to your policy. When covering two or three pets, you can receive a 5% discount. When covering four or more pets, you'll save 10% on your base premium. Visit the member portal to add a pet. 

Enroll a new pet
Add-a-pet

Take advantage of your multi-pet discount when you add a pet to your policy. When covering two or three pets, you can receive a 5% discount. When covering four or more pets, you'll save 10% on your base premium. Visit the member portal to add a pet. 

Enroll a new pet
Add-a-pet

Take advantage of your multi-pet discount when you add a pet to your policy. When covering two or three pets, you can receive a 5% discount. When covering four or more pets, you'll save 10% on your base premium. Visit the member portal to add a pet. 

Enroll a new pet
Add-a-pet

Take advantage of your multi-pet discount when you add a pet to your policy. When covering two or three pets, you can receive a 5% discount. When covering four or more pets, you'll save 10% on your base premium. Visit the member portal to add a pet. 

Enroll a new pet
Add-a-pet

Take advantage of your multi-pet discount when you add a pet to your policy. When covering two or three pets, you can receive a 5% discount. When covering four or more pets, you'll save 10% on your base premium. Visit the member portal to add a pet. 

Enroll a new pet
Add-a-pet

Take advantage of your multi-pet discount when you add a pet to your policy. When covering two or three pets, you can receive a 5% discount. When covering four or more pets, you'll save 10% on your base premium. Visit the member portal to add a pet. 

Enroll a new pet

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