17 Hilarious Pet Names Owners Now Regret

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Alright, I’m gonna have to admit this: I’m the worst at naming things. I’ve named the last two pets I’ve owned by the same name because I can’t think of anything else and just really like the name Lucy! I like saying, “Lucy, I’m hoooooome!” It’s my favorite thing to do with my pets. I know, I’m a dweeb but I love I Love Lucy and Lucille Ball ruled my life during Nick at Nite. Let me live, okay!

Some people really take naming pets seriously, like naming their own children. The severity of the name is just as important as naming a child really, if not more. They become your babies and eventually learn to respond to their names, so the process of naming a pet is all business!

Some names are better than others, though. Naming your dog Buddy or Sparky is just basic, alright? I know it, you know it, we all know it! Think of something a little more creative unless you think your pet is destined to be basic for the rest of their life.

These 17 pet owners regret picking these cringeworthy names for their animal babies:


Big black cat named Shaniqua. Drunken me “Shaniqua! Get your black a** in this house right now!” When someone let her out during a party…


I named my fish Magikarp and when it died I told my friends and they said take it to a pokemon center. I was referring to my pet fish.


I named my dog, “Stains” as a kid bc he used to stain the carpet by peeing all over it. Well imagine losing him at the park and shouting out, “Come, Stains!!” while all the parents gave you dirty looks. Just think about it.


My aunt is a journalist and had a dog named “Soundbyte” that everyone called “Biter.” One day he ran off after a little girl, and my aunt ran behind shouting “Biter! Biter!”

Written by Irvi Torremoro

Irvi Torremoro is an Austinite by way of Las Vegas. She's worked in various outlets in food & beverage and is now focused on writing, eating all the things, talking about Beyonce, and petting all the puppies. She runs, a lifestyle blog about people in the service industry.