The weirdest, funniest, best names in Los Angeles, as selected by the staff of


I have three dachshunds. My girl is named Chilidog, her mothers name is Corndog. My boys are named Porkchop and T-Bone.

— Dave
July 31, 2008 at 10:11 a.m.

As I read your Web pages from Finland, Europe I'm slightly behind the current fads in dog names...but my little black spitz dog's name is Eppu which translates to Linus (the furry-haired friend of Charlie Brown`s in Peanuts). And the official European breed of my Linus is called German Middle Spitz, quite the same as American Eskimo Dog but with a rainbow of coat colors to choose from.

— Mrs Outi Huuskonen
July 31, 2008 at 10:42 a.m.

I volunteer with Little Angels Pug Rescue. You wouldn't believe how many pugs we've picked up named "Pugsley." I did meet one that the guardian had named "Repugnant" and another one named "Uhrlacher" after his favorite football player.

— Cindy
August 1, 2008 at 10:58 a.m.

My Cocker Spaniel is Milord.


— Tim
August 1, 2008 at 11:25 a.m.

I gotta say, it worries me when people name their animals as a food (i.e. Cupcake, Chilidog, Pudding, Taffy, etc. etc.)

— Sally
August 1, 2008 at 2:08 p.m.

Is the selection of 'Otis' and 'Chandler' by the LA Times staff meant to send a message? Good one, guys.

— H
August 12, 2008 at 10:08 a.m.

I have a Chessie and his name is Riley!

— Courtney
August 17, 2008 at 7:25 p.m.

We got a bishon named Romeo from a rescue. Although it is not a name we would have chosen, we added onto it to personalize it to us. His formal name is now Romeo Montague Bear but his tags just show Romeo MB. Lately, we have taken to calling him Alfie, as in Alfa Romeo. He quickly seems to have taken to his new nickname.

— Claudia
August 20, 2008 at 10:38 a.m.

What, there wasn't a dog named Holovaty?

— Robert I.
November 29, 2008 at 8:09 p.m.

Lol Sally! We have mini dachshunds named Cupcake and Jelly Bean. We also have a boxer named Taffy!

— Annette
March 18, 2009 at 9:24 p.m.

Have a beautiful black and white long-haired kitty named Satchel - found him in a vinyl zip-up bag with three other kittens. They were all so beautiful, found homes for all in one afternoon!

— Anita
October 26, 2009 at 5:40 p.m.

L.A.'s Top Dogs is the Los Angeles Times' database of dog names and breeds in Los Angeles County organized by ZIP Code.

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