Some pet owners in the US may be feeding dog food to a pooch named Sir Seamus McPoop or cat food to Corporal Cuddles.
The Veterinary Pet Insurance Co (VPI) recently released its Ten Most Unusual Dog and Cat Names for 2011.
By looking through the company database of over 485,000 insured pets, the insurance firm found that the top strangest dog name was Almost-A-Dog, while the wackiest cat was called Ozzy Pawsbourne.
Curtis Steinhoff, director of corporate communications for VPI, said: "We found that many [owners] had similar strategies for naming new furry family members.
"Nearly every one attributed their creativity to an unusual behaviour or characteristic that makes their pet unique."
Other pet names that featured in the top ten lists were Murderface, Franco Furter and Stinkie Mcstinkerson.
Theresa Adamski explained why she called her pooch Almost-A-Dog. She said: "I looked down … and there slept this one-pound piece of fluff so sweet and small. I said to my husband that she was almost a dog because she was so tiny."