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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alistaircoleman Report

Pi...
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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PhiIIipBlackman Report

Pi...
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Bwaaahaha! Mat the Cat and Rug the Mog.

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7upislemonade Report

Pi...
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Mattemerson Report

Master Markus
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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CatsCreateChaos Report

Lorrene
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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VeeAyePea Report

Pi...
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I loved everything about this description!

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sarahgailbrand Report

Marie-Eve Barette
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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Okeating Report

Shanneil White
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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Vickythelabrat Report

Pi...
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

He DEFINITELY looks like an Alfie!

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KamahlAJE Report

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hari_miller Report

Shari H
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I call my youngest cat Little Man.

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StanCarey Report

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MrAdamSLeslie Report

Pi...
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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danlucas99 Report

Kim Lorton
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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andylolz Report

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belfastkoala Report

Pi...
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Tibbenacious D is awesome!

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JLM_cork Report

Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I like Disco, feels fancy :P

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theblackcatsays Report

Lila Allen
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#43

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xetalinette Report

Kait Jackson
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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craiguito Report

Kim Lorton
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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LissaKEvans Report

Sam Leigh
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

#49

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Grayling92 Report

Pi...
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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#50

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JB_56_ Report

Julie Stone
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Our Cooper is Cooper the Pooper, or Cooper McPooper.

#51

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Mrs_Foo_Cough Report

Weim Central
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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sgurn Report

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theglorymill Report

Connie Martin
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

#56

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SparklyFiend Report

Randy Olafsson
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5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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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tinytwink Report

Sam Leigh
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Rolls and Woo Woo sound like great Pub names.

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BenVerinder Report

Sam Leigh
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

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

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falconermusic Report

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