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Sweet Cheeks, Snuggle Muffin, And 13 Other Nicknames That Need To Be Retired Immediately

Posted 02.13.2014 | Fifty

Does your little snuggle honey bunny need a widdle huggy wuggy? Just like there are pet names -- for actual pets -- that we find particularly odio...

Dobbin and Kitty Ride Again

Mark Simpson | Posted 11.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark Simpson

In Katherine Bucknell's The Animals, a collection of letters between the famous British-born novelist Christopher Isherwood and his lover, the American portrait artist Don Bachardy, love speaks in animal tongues. Cloying Beatrix Potter animal tongues.

11 Culinary Pet Names

Posted 08.17.2013 | Green

From Vetstreet's Kristen Seymour: While there are plenty of popular kitten and puppy names out there, finding a totally unique (but still completel...

Medieval Pet Names Were Weird

Posted 08.05.2013 | Comedy

If you're tired of today's pet names-- Oreo? Bella? Come on. Check out the popular names for dogs and cats from the 13th to 15th century. Lear...

The Trendiest Cat Names

Posted 02.18.2013 | Green

From Vetstreet's Kristen Seymour: If you didn't see your cat's name on our most popular kitten names list, fear not; that carefully chosen kitty mo...

10 Dog Names That Are Losing Popularity

Posted 01.26.2013 | Green

From Vetstreet's Kristen Seymour: Just as today’s second-grade classrooms are no longer filled to the brim with Jennifers and Jasons, the dog nam...

JOKE: Endearing Names

Posted 10.09.2012 | MarloThomas

Bernie was invited to his friend's home for dinner. Morris, the host, preceded every request to his wife by endearing terms, calling her Honey, My Lov...

Not Quite Best In Show: Wackiest Pet Name Goes To Pico De Gato (FLUFFY PHOTOS)

Posted 07.28.2012 | Weird News

Get ready for an adorability overload. VPI Pet Insurance has revealed its picks for the wackiest pet names in the country. The cat and canine that ...

Dave the Dog vs. Dave the Husband

Ken White | Posted 04.04.2012 | San Francisco
Ken White

I recently heard from a woman seeking advice. It seems she and her husband had adopted a dog. The dog had arrived with the name Dave. He knows his name, and comes to it when called. The problem? So does her husband.

Recycling Your Ex's Nickname: Taboo or Totally Acceptable?

Maria Burnham | Posted 03.18.2012 | Gay Voices
Maria Burnham

Is it OK to recycle pet names and phrases? I mean, the odds of an ex discovering you've dipped into your once-shared repertoire are very slim. And even if she were to hear of it, is it really that bad?

PHOTOS: Top 25 Dog Names Of 2011

Posted 12.09.2011 | Green

Does your dog have a popular name? Many names are personal or silly, while others have stuck with pets throughout history. If you're curious what ...

PHOTOS: Top 25 Cat Names Of 2011

Posted 12.08.2011 | Green

What did you name your pet? Some names are goofy or precious, and some may reflect an owner's tastes or interests. Yet some names are pretty timeless ...

Meet My Son Spike, My Schnauzer Samantha

Linda Rosenkrantz | Posted 01.03.2012 | Parents
Linda Rosenkrantz

Traditional monikers like Fido have virtually disappeared, to be replaced by popular people names. In fact, looking at the list of top names for dogs might make your head spin as it's so similar to the top babies' names lists.