Top 10 Valentine’s Day Inspired Pet Names Revealed

Leading Pet Insurer Analyzes Database to Find Many Pet Owners’ Affection Extends to their Furry Friend’s Moniker

Brea, Calif. (Feb. 6, 2013) – In honor of Valentine’s Day, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. (VPI), the nation’s oldest and largest provider of pet health insurance, analyzed its database of more than 485,000 insured pets to find out how many pet owners opted for a romance theme when naming their furry friend.

Below is a list of the top 10 most common romance-inspired names in VPI’s database of more than 485,000 insured pets (total number of pets sharing that name in parenthesis):

Top 10 Romance-Inspired Pet Names

1. Beau (715)

2. Honey (673)

3. Candy (236)

4. Sweetie (218)

5. Snuggles (150)

6. Lovey (57)

7. Valentine (54)

8. Cupid (38)

9. Rose (32)

10. Kisses (21)

Among the less popular, but more quirky romance-inspired pet names in the VPI database are “Hunk Heartbreaker,” “Oreo Lady Love” and “Pickles Honeyheart.” To view some of the most creative monikers selected for VPI’s Top 10 Most Unusual Pet Names of 2012, visit

About Veterinary Pet Insurance

With more than 485,000 pets insured nationwide, Veterinary Pet Insurance Co./DVM Insurance Agency (VPI) is a member of the Nationwide Insurance family of companies and is the oldest and largest pet health insurance company in the United States. Since 1982, VPI has helped provide pet owners with peace of mind and is committed to being the trusted choice of America’s pet lovers.

VPI Pet Insurance plans cover dogs, cats, birds and exotic pets for multiple medical problems and conditions relating to accidents, illnesses and injuries. CareGuard® coverage for routine care is available for an additional premium. Medical plans are available in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Additionally, one in three Fortune 500 companies offers VPI Pet Insurance as an employee benefit. Policies are offered and administered by Veterinary Pet Insurance Company in California and DVM Insurance Agency in all other states. Underwritten by Veterinary Pet Insurance Company (CA), Brea, CA, an A.M. Best A rated company (2012); National Casualty Company (all other states), Madison, WI, an A.M. Best A+ rated company (2012). Pet owners can find VPI Pet Insurance on Facebook or follow @VPI on Twitter. For more information about VPI Pet Insurance, call 800-USA-PETS (800-872-7387) or visit

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