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A great pet name can take inspiration from just about anything: a favorite food, a beloved fictional character, even a funny tongue twister. So it should probably come as no surprise that some pet owners opt for pet names based on locations.
After digging through Vetstreet's database of more than 89 million dogs and 49 million cats for names that appeared just once, we pulled out a few of our favorite place-based monikers to share with you.
Got your own fun and unusual pet name? Be sure to share it with us in the comments!
She might not come with a soundtrack and blockbuster budget, but we have a feeling the kitty who owns this name provides endless entertainment. Olivia Newton who?
You just know this bloke lives life in the fast lane (but probably sleeps snuggled up with his favorite plush toy when nobody's looking).
Have you heard how the old Irish kitty blessing goes? "May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sunbeams shine warm upon your belly, and the catnip fall like soft rain upon your kitty condo."
The Battle of Antietam might have been a horribly bloody one, but we're betting the pup with this name is just bloody cute.
We're guessing his favorite musician is Bob Seger. Just a hunch.
Catch a wave in Malibu; catch a Frisbee with MaliBO. It all sounds good to us!
A city rich in history is the perfect setting for a kitty rich in mystery.
This sweet Southern belle is fixin' to get herself a nice belly rub.
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