Naming your pet is one of the first big decisions you’ll make as a pet owner. It’s important to think carefully about what you want to be yelling at 3 a.m. while your furry little buddy rummages through the neighbor’s trash cans. Often, people pick their pet’s name based on the pet’s personality or what the pet looks like. Otherwise, a new pet owner might go with a classic pet name, (like “Rex” for a dog or “Princess” for a cat), a character from pop culture, or just a regular ol’ human name.

But as all pet owners know, there’s the name on their collar, and then there are the many more names you call them on a daily basis. These are nicknames, half-nicknames, sometimes simply just loving noises you make to show your pet how you feel about them. Twitter user @Metroadlib¬†illustrated this concept when they shared the many goofy, loving nicknames they call their dog, whose real name is “Cooper.”

Photo Credit: @metroadlib

Other pet owners Tweeted their own weird nicknames for their pets, and soon a trend was viral. Below, check out the weirdest nicknames people give their pets. If you’re a pet owner, suddenly you don’t have to feel so bad about “Cutie Patootie” or “Smooch Waffle.”


1. Hail, Caesar

Photo Credit: @BalthazarBlakee

2. Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, BEETLEJUICE!

Photo Credit: @DanaSchwartzzz

3. Michi the Hedgehog

Photo Credit: @metroadlib

4. Use your noodle. 

Photo Credit: @astroweeks

5. Gold nuggets.

Photo Credit: @JillianKeenan

6. Settle down, Francis.

Photo Credit: @myfairKT

7. San Diego

Photo Credit: @sirosenbaum

8. Something tells me Jesse is a bit gassy.

Photo Credit: @TurtleDub616

9. If the pant fits…

Photo Credit: @RachelHeine

10. Cracking the Koda.

Photo Credit: @adotsaint

11. Someone’s a fan of horror movies.

Photo Credit: @jennyleighx33

12. Grunt work

Photo Credit: @velocciraptor

13. Partial for Pasha

Photo Credit: @tnwhiskeywoman

14. All you really need to know for this one is “Barktavia Spencer”

Photo Credit: @_JustDenver

15. How did she miss “Professor Plum”? It’s right there!

Photo Credit: @alketrolyat



h/t: Buzzfeed