Veterinary Pet Insurance compiled a list of the most popular names for dogs and cats in 2008 from its database of 466,000 pets and found the most unusual names while they were at it.

"People" names were the most popular, with Max coming in first for both cats and dogs and Bella, Lucy, and Chloe making both top 10 lists. But some people clearly prefer more creativity in their pet names, judging from the unusual names Edward Scissorpaws, Sir Lix-a-lot, Snoop Kitty Kitty, and Admiral Toot. [MSNBC]

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