Unique Pet Names: The Sweet and Silly Edition

There's not a thing wrong with an elegant or stately pet name, like Rex or Lady, but we have a bit of a... well, let's call it a thing for cat and dog names that tickle our funny bones. And today, we have 10 that do exactly that.

Not only are they clever rhymes and mega-mouthfuls, but they're also unique. Literally! To find the names in the slideshow below, we dug through our Vetstreet database, which includes more than 10.4 million  dog names and 4.6 million  cat names (all belonging to pets born between January 2013 and May 2016). We pulled out the 186,258  dog and  cat names that made just one appearance in the database, then picked 10 that we loved and couldn't help but share.

One item to note: The photos in the slideshow below are not of the  actual pets with these names, although we did try to choose pictures of the same breed as the pet from our database, when applicable.

Unique Pet Names That Are Sweet, Silly and Extremely Rare

Unique Pet Names: Rhymes and Mouthfuls: Abbycadabby



The only magic behind this moniker is how quickly it'll make you forgive your kitty when she acts up. You can't say, "No, no, Abbycadabby," and keep a straight face. You just can't.

Unique Pet Names: Rhymes and Mouthfuls: Athenatheweena


Athena the Weena

We wouldn't say it's typical for a wiener dog to exhibit some of the goddess Athena's most well-known characteristics, like her calm temperament, but we can definitely see the big-spirited Doxie being the patron dog of heroic endeavors!

Unique Pet Names: Rhymes and Mouthfuls: Fluffaluffamuff



Receptionist at vet clinic: "Do you spell that with four Fs, or... ?" 
Owner: "Seven. Seven Fs in Fluffaluffamuff. We opted for the more traditional spelling."

Unique Pet Names: Rhymes and Mouthfuls: Friskywhiskers


Frisky Whiskers

With a cat named Frisky Whiskers, you'll be tempted to keep the rhyming going. Maybe she is quite fond of playing a pliskie, but doesn't care to take many risk(ies) due to her triskaidekaphobia. Just a guess.

Unique Pet Names: Rhymes and Mouthfuls: Huggamugga



If this name doesn't immediately make you want to snuggle the big lug it belongs to, we're not sure we can be friends.

Unique Pet Names: Rhymes and Mouthfuls: Ittybittyorangekitty


Itty Bitty Orange Kitty

But the real question is this: Is said kitty part of a committee, perhaps in her own city? If not, that's a real pity. 

Unique Pet Names: Rhymes and Mouthfuls: Kittletiggs



This name is proof positive that you don't need to know any meaning behind a name in order to find it hilariously charming. "Kittletiggs, come dig into your kibble!" The laughter at the end of that sentence goes without saying.

Unique Pet Names: Rhymes and Mouthfuls: Licksalot



Some people might opt to see this as a play on Lancelot, one of the Knights of the Round Table, but we find it far funnier to link it to Sir Mix-A-Lot of Baby Got Back fame. 

Unique Pet Names: Rhymes and Mouthfuls: Princesspowerpufftuffstuf


Princess Powerpuff Tuffstuf

The Powerpuff Girls TV show got a reboot this year, and we're thinking that this name could be just perfect for a new series mascot, don't you?

Unique Pet Names: Rhymes and Mouthfuls: Smoochiepoochie


Smoochie Poochie

Got a super friendly dog? Smoochie Poochie could be the perfect name. 

Tips to Teach Your Pet His Name

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How to Teach Your New Pet His Name

Naming a new pet — whether it's a puppy or kitten you acquired from a breeder or an older dog or cat you've adopted from a shelter — is an important way to make that animal part of the family. In this Vetstreet video, trainer Mikkel Becker shows you how to quickly teach your pet to respond to his name in just a few easy steps.

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