Lynnwood dog, Sir Knuckles de Dragon, takes top honor as Wackiest Dog Name

Sir Knuckles de Dragon of Lynnwood was voted the Wackiest Dog Name of 2013.

A Lynnwood dog has taken the top honors as the Wackiest Dog Name of 2013.

Sir Knuckles da Dragon has been voted as Veterinary Pet Insurance’s Wackiest Dog Name of the Year.

Sir Knuckles da Dragon joins a prestigious list of unusual names that includes the likes of Pickle Von Corndog, Purr Diem, Doogie Schnauzer M.D., Ozzy Pawsbourne, Chew Barka and Pico de Gato as past winners.

Each year, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation’s oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, celebrates the most clever, creative and quirky pet names nationwide. After a thorough selection process, 50 unusual dog names and 50 unusual cat names were chosen from VPI’s database of more than 500,000 insured pets and narrowed down with a vote for the 10 most unusual names in each category.

Jeffrey Un of Lynnwood had every intention of naming his new English bulldog Brutus. However, after bringing him home, Jeffrey quickly concluded that the moniker didn’t fit this particular pooch. After brainstorming with friends, it was decided that the canine should have a proper gentleman’s name.

“A friend suggested Knuckles, which was fitting because of his oversized paws,” Un said. “But he still needed that gentleman’s name so I added Sir to his name. Sir Knuckles just sounded odd to me so I added da Dragon. Lo and behold, Sir Knuckles da Dragon fits him perfectly.”

While it may be an unusual moniker, Jeffrey receives positive feedback when people hear him call his English bulldog by his full name.

“People love his name,” said Jeffrey. “I usually introduce him as Knuckles first, and they immediately comment on his huge paws. Then I’ll say his real name is Sir Knuckles da Dragon, and people usually laugh. He is pretty popular around the neighborhood and local pet stores. His name is odd, yes, but it fits him.”

The following are the 10 Wackiest Dog and Cat Names of 2013:

Sir Knuckles da Dragon
HotRod Whoofington
Captain Underpants
Stinky Monkey
Taco Salad
Dallas Cowdog
Hunk Heartbreaker
Ice Bingbing
Potato Chip
Bunny Money Dogg

Cheeto Burrito
Mama Pajama
Lady Fluffington
Nut Job
Stinky Baby
Doctor Whiskers
Rum Tum Tugger Too
Pizza Guy

“With a database of more than half a million insured pets, we came across some extremely peculiar dog and cat names,” said Curtis Steinhoff, director of corporate communications for VPI. “After speaking with the pet owners from our Top Ten lists, we found that there is a special meaning and story behind unusual monikers like Captain Underpants and Mama Pajama. Many pet owners treat their dogs and cats like a part of the family and these unique names help reflect that.”

For the full lists of 50 unusual dog and cat names, pictures of pets that made the Top 10, and the stories behind their unusual names, visit

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