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.”
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
2. Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, BEETLEJUICE!
3. Michi the Hedgehog
4. Use your noodle.
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5. Gold nuggets.
6. Settle down, Francis.
7. San Diego
8. Something tells me Jesse is a bit gassy.
9. If the pant fits…
10. Cracking the Koda.
11. Someone’s a fan of horror movies.
12. Grunt work
13. Partial for Pasha
14. All you really need to know for this one is “Barktavia Spencer”
15. How did she miss “Professor Plum”? It’s right there!