Just like when naming a baby, a great deal of care and thought normally goes into choosing what you'll be yelling at your furry friend for years to come. In practice, however, most of us just end up calling them whatever comes to mind over the years, and at some point realize that those nicknames have actually become their identity. Twitter user @MooseAllain recently shared the unfortunate moniker their pet was doomed to carry, and sparked a chain reaction of other animal owners confessing how their companions' names 'evolved' as time went on. It's one of those truly pure and delightfully hilarious moments on the Internet that just makes you want to tune everything else out for a short while and have a giggle.

Scroll down to see what people are really calling their pets, and let us know what you're guilty of dubbing yours. (h/t)

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Pi... 1 year ago

Just look at him! He's DEFINITELY Lord Boobington!

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Pi... 1 year ago

Bwaaahaha! Mat the Cat and Rug the Mog.

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1 year ago

poor Nutmeg :P

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Gabe Gomez 1 year ago

Is this a golden girls reference?

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1 year ago

Popcorn!!

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Pi... 1 year ago

This is brilliant! I've just named one of our feral visitors Tea Ceremony..

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makki 1 year ago

lmfao!

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Master Markus 1 year ago

Why would you try for a name that sounded like genitalia?

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Nash Nopper 1 year ago

Family Guy Style :)

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Lorrene 1 year ago

And does your cat answer to ALL those names..?😱

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JillVille Child Care 1 year ago

Twatsticks Fandango.... awesome!

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Pi... 1 year ago

I loved everything about this description!

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Marie-Eve Barette 1 year ago

Now, I so want to see a picture of that bunch! I'd love to smell that stench too! Any scratch and sniff available? :)

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Neeraj Jha 1 year ago

That's aMooosing..

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Tracey Martens 1 year ago

There's a story there, Micheal.

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Master Markus 1 year ago

The neighbour has the worst taste!

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Shanneil White 1 year ago

We have Cleocatra, or Cleo for short. But sometimes she's Pheo or Fleo

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Birdgirl45 1 year ago

Psycho-mog? Lmao

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Berit-Bärbel Rebane 1 year ago

From Hero to Zero :)

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Tabitha Feliciano 1 year ago

Love this!!!

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Pi... 1 year ago

He DEFINITELY looks like an Alfie!

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1 year ago

Schnooly-Doo?? :DDD

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Cilantro The Fox 1 year ago

Bumface he he

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1 year ago

Firefox? :P

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1 year ago

Where are you from???

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Shari H 1 year ago

I call my youngest cat Little Man.

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Pi... 1 year ago

Macy Grey! What a coinkidink!

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Pi... 1 year ago

Foxtwat?! Bwaaahaha!

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rainstarr 1 year ago

but of course!

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Rebekah 1 year ago

If you build it, she will come?

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Pi... 1 year ago

We had a calico once... called her Cali... and then CaliPooh... and then CaliPoochi... And there was another pretty kitty whose name was Squirrel... she became skoodil out of cuteness.

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Kim Lorton 1 year ago

Dogs just want love and to make us happy.... and a decent and dignified name....

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Carmen Devore-Blakestad 1 year ago

I'm assuming they had lots of Adventures together, right? ;D

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Linda Gulley 1 year ago

Poochos Poochos Ghali!

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Blue Cicada 1 year ago

I will have to remember the QC.

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Sam Leigh 11 months ago

Nice!

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Neeraj Jha 1 year ago

She's clearly judging you for this.

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Pi... 1 year ago

Tibbenacious D is awesome!

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1 year ago

I like Disco, feels fancy :P

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Pi... 1 year ago

Awww... is he a bloodhound?

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Lila Allen 1 year ago

Oh my son loves the Octonauts... Captain Barnacles is the bomb :)

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just a thought ! 1 year ago

Too short , in my opinion 😂

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Kait Jackson 1 year ago

My Molly is Molly Moo, Moo, Muffin, Mollificent, Mollers; other cat is Kaylee, Kayles, Kaelzebub, Kit Bit, Kittle Bittle, Bug (when she was littler and had big bug eyes)

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Kim Lorton 1 year ago

We have a Woodrow Winston we call him woodie, he’s known as woodman, booboo, my big boy, my baby but mostly Woodie.

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Sam Leigh 11 months ago

Bottie is a lovely name - should be kept in the family and passed down generation to generation

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LuckyPineapple 1 year ago

Poopert!!!

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Emann Bachovinc 1 year ago

OMG soo cute

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Megan Spainhour 1 year ago

How is that a pet, as the title of this suggests

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Pi... 1 year ago

This is awesome! I'm gonna name a dog "Happy Birthday" someday!

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Julie Stone 1 year ago

Our Cooper is Cooper the Pooper, or Cooper McPooper.

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Weim Central 1 year ago

Lovely photo of content - the anchor socks are just a bonus!

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Out of chocolate 1 year ago

I don’t get this one.

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Cat Lady 1 year ago

"Mince" I love it

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Connie Martin 1 year ago

Did she bite after 3? I had a cat who did that.

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Pi... 1 year ago

Scrote... lol!

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Randy Olafsson 1 year ago

Haha - my cats name is Minge too!!! Started as Minge (my Ginger), then Missoula, then Ginzario, now it's the GZA

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Sam Leigh 11 months ago

Rolls and Woo Woo sound like great Pub names.

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Sam Leigh 11 months ago

Aahhh yes Numbnuts - a traditional name you don’t hear often these days.

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1 year ago

This is Loki. AKA Loki boy and boo boo face

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Pi... 1 year ago

Pudsey is "short" for spud... smh and laughing

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Weim Central 1 year ago

I hope he had a Burberry scarf!

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Jasper, Also Known As Sunny Bunny, Sunny Schnuggs, Mr. Meowy, And Me-Me-Meow

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1 year ago

He also has a raccoon for a friend whom we have name George Cooney.

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Carmen Devore-Blakestad 1 year ago

I'd just call her Cutie Patootie. :D

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Jeeya Kaur 1 month ago

id call the dog tigger

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Signe Manat Hansen 11 months ago

Stringer Bell

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Montgomery....monty/montypom/montyp/monty Python/monster/pom/pompom/pompompadoodle/poodlepoo/poodle And Now Poodie

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1 year ago

Montgomery….Monty/Montypom/Monty-P/Monty Python / Monster/ Pom/Pompom/Pompompadoodle/Poodlepoo......and now Poodie. I don't ever mean to change what I call him...it just evolves....

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Sam Leigh 11 months ago

I’m sorry but I hope you call him Scott only @ home indoors. You wouldn’t want anyone hearing you call him Scott

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Sam Leigh 11 months ago

I guess Derpwad is code for D###wad then?

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Sam Leigh 11 months ago

Blade is fantastic and I love Puppa Nui (of course).

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Sam Leigh 11 months ago

I’ve noticed a lot (a real lot) of cat owners change their female cat names to Male names .. I wonder why that is?

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Pi... 1 year ago

Gosh! I can feel the cute in all of this!

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Sam Leigh 11 months ago

You could play around with that and name a dog Prince Harry of Testis (I went singular as it’s more historically correct).

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Charlie>charlie Man>char Char>char Man>charmander

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Carmen Devore-Blakestad 1 year ago

Ooooo! So cute!

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Sam Leigh 11 months ago

Lou Lou is nice but have you thought of Frou Frou?

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