“Awww, look at the cute little floof! What’s its name?” We’ve all been overwhelmed with fuzzy feelings at some point in our lives when we see someone’s pet that’s too cute to be real. And we just can’t wait to find out more about them! But when we ask for their name, we expect something simple. Like Roger. Or Mr. Fluffy Meowington.

However, some owners want their pet names to be unconventional. Completely one-of-a-kind. With some secret meanings thrown in for good measure! And they’re so impressive, people can’t help but marvel at them. So much so that just a couple of short months ago, in April 2021, the ‘Petfinder Names’ project popped up on Twitter and it’s dedicated to showing off the most unique and bizarre pet names.

We’ve collected some of the best ones for you to enjoy, dear Pandas. So go on, scroll down for some inspiration and a good laugh or two. Let us know which ones you liked the most (remember, clicking the upvote button is like petting the animal) and we’d love to hear all about the unusual and creative names you’ve given to your own best buds! So don’t be shy—writeus a comment.

Jea, the 27-year-old genius behind the 'Petfinder Names' project, opened up to me about how the simple passion project captured Twitter users' hearts, the most unusual pet name they've ever heard, and how to get that noggin' joggin' and creatin' some unique pet names. They're also trying to find ways to use the account to help promote animals in need of homes and adoption. You'll find Bored Panda's full interview with Jea below, so be sure to read on!

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Konpat
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3 months ago

Genius name for the pattern!

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Hannah Edwards
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3 months ago

Very apt.

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Hannah Edwards
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3 months ago

Mr Toast looks like he’s seen a lot of life.

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"I started this account as a silly little thing on the side. I spend so much time browsing Petfinder and started to see some hilarious names and I thought they would be fun to share!" Jea told Bored Panda that fun lies at the core of the entire project on Twitter. The attention the account got has exceeded all of Jea's wildest expectations.

"I figured I would get some followers and people who enjoyed it, but it has blown up exponentially! Within this last week, I believe the account has gained 60k+ followers, which is incredible. I love the messages and tags of people saying this is their new favorite account or that it has brought them some joy," Jea gushed about the incredibly positive feedback.

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J Gund
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3 months ago

This should count as animal cruelty.

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Raven Sheridan
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3 months ago

All cats are freeloaders!

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Dr Nostromo
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3 months ago

Is he a night crawler?

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According to the founder of 'Petfinder Names,' the most unusual name they've seen so far that they love is a cat by the name of Golfball Sized Hail. "But there are too many to count and I'm sure they'll just keep getting weirder!" they said.

"My best advice in finding a unique name would be to literally just start writing down random things you see or identify. for example, my nickname for my cat is Dumptruck, and I intend on naming my next pet Chainsaw."

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Otter
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3 months ago

Who hasn't met a velcro cat? You know, the kind of cat that if you pick the cat up while it's sitting on a cushion, the cushion comes along?

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Dr Nostromo
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3 months ago

Big Mac likes to play twister.

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Lord Mysticlaw
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3 months ago

Short hair?

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There are generally two avenues for figuring out a name for your new pet! One approach (and my personal favorite, but don’t let that influence your opinion) is looking your pet in the eyes and using your gut and intuition to see what name fits them best. Sure, your brain might be saying ‘Leo,’ but your catto’s glittering green eyes might scream ‘Emperor Emerald III.’

The second approach is thinking about what you want the name to represent. Perhaps you want to express a certain aspect of your pet’s behavior. Or you’ve already come up with an ace idea for a name and you’re planning to stick it to your pet no matter how much it might contrast with what they’re actually like.

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Ms.M.
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3 months ago

I can take it, lil guinea pig

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Konpat
Community Member
3 months ago

So her name is Reese?

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Equine_Ravenclaw_Directioner
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3 months ago

Awww. Love that!

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Somewhat unsurprisingly, the most popular pet names in 2021 are still very simple and to-the-point. You could even say they’re unadventurous, though I personally like them. For instance, the top five names for puppies this year, according to Parade, are Luna, Charlie, Cooper, Bella, and Milo.

Meanwhile, the top cat names in 2021 are actually quite similar to the puppy ones, with two of them being the same. That just goes to show that dog and cat owners tend to think alike, even though they might not want to admit it. According to KittyCatter, the top five names are Oliver, Bella, Simba, Chloe, and Luna. Odds are that there’s someone in your life who’s got a cat with one of these names! They’re great. But they’re also a far cry from the fabulously unique monikers shared on Petfinder Names!

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Agata Fronia
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3 months ago

What a cutie 😻

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Konpat
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3 months ago

Her brother Comic Sans will never be adopted 😢

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Andy Acceber
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3 months ago

Where are Mosquitoes 1-20? Or is 21 for the year?

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Black Pug Puppy
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3 months ago

War and plaugue look like the same dog

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Andy Acceber
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3 months ago

Unlike his un-evil twin, Nice Wilbur.

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Pungent Sauce
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3 months ago

Knew this was coming when I saw New Times Roman above ^^

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CalicoKitty
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3 months ago

On Neuroscientist's first day at home, they attempted Cranial Impact Therapy on their human in order to ensure their good behaviour. It didn't work.

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Ms.M.
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3 months ago

It ain't easy being cheesy

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Hannah Edwards
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3 months ago

I’d have gone with Wiggy or Centre Parting

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HarpyHarpia
Community Member
3 months ago

Van Gogh would fit too :D

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Ms.M.
Community Member
3 months ago

Uh oh, Spaghetti O!

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Equine_Ravenclaw_Directioner
Community Member
3 months ago

When looks kill..

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Anita Marx
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3 months ago

Looks like a lion.

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Andy Acceber
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3 months ago

My great-grandma had a cat named Lucifer. I assumed demon names weren't that uncommon for pets.

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Andy Acceber
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3 months ago

Daw, I want to love the Timid Ninja.

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
3 months ago

"WAR! Ugh! What is it good for?" 'Looking cute in a bowtie.

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Kady McGrath
Community Member
3 months ago

Well that's a bit ironic

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Ms.M.
Community Member
3 months ago

Bully is disappointed in you

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
3 months ago

Eating grass always makes my dog puke. I wonder...

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glowworm2
Community Member
3 months ago

No, Catula!

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Jo Simmons
Community Member
3 months ago

I am in love with Pizza Hut! He looks like a proper bruiser

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Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
3 months ago

Yes. Yes they are a big hairy deal?

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J Gund
Community Member
3 months ago

Pawssible?

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Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
3 months ago

Please loosen that tag around Porkie’s neck!

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Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

And that’s her brother Jake pictured above?

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Equine_Ravenclaw_Directioner
Community Member
3 months ago

That evil smirk tho.. are you sure the name isn't coincidence?

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Andy Acceber
Community Member
3 months ago

Any relation to Yard Stick?

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Black Pug Puppy
Community Member
3 months ago

Famine war and plaugue look like siblings

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Note: this post originally had 75 images. It’s been shortened to the top 40 images based on user votes.