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Battersea reveals top 20 wackiest pet names

Next time you are at the park don’t be surprised if you are greeted by a dog called Chicken-Fish or come across a cat named Pickywickywoowoo, as these are just some of the weird and wonderful names we bestow upon our pets.

Animal charity Battersea Dogs & Cats Home has revealed some of the nation’s craziest cat and daftest dog names in a survey of its 225,000 Facebook and Twitter fans, and it appears we are quite creative when it comes to naming our four-legged friends.

Battersea’s top 20 most bizarre dog and cats names are:

Dog
Chicken-Fish
Toe-Jam
Mr Terry Foxer

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Rover or Rumpelstiltskin?

There's been a lot in the UK media about dog names and what they reflect about the owners. What's your dog called, and which category do you fit into?

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The naming game

I suspect that the two things that take the most effort with a new puppy are toilet training, and choosing a name. What’s your dog called, and how long did it take you to decide? The name is important. To paraphrase Shakespeare – and to paraphrase him badly – would a dog by any other name smell as much?

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