Naming Contest

And the winner is…

Thanks to all who entered our special Valentine’s Name This Dog! Contest. Ricki N. suggested the winning name, Beau N. Arrow.  Congratulations to Rikki who wins a $50 voucher for pet services at our Oakland Veterinary Clinic!

Special mention also to our three runners-up: “Wilbur” by Geoffrey P., “Scoops” by Jane E., and “Valentino” by Rosalyn J; who each win a $25 voucher for pet services at our Oakland Veterinary Clinic.

Read on for some fun facts and amusing contest entries.

Top name submissions:

  1. Variations of Valentino – We had 59 entries with variations of Valentino, Rudolph Valentino, and “Tino” for short. There must be a lot of silent movie buffs out there!  (Confused? Check out this great Wikipedia entry about the smoldering star of the silver screen.) Runner-up Rosalyn J. was the first to suggest this romantic name.  (Also, kind of amazingly, the more traditional “Valentine” was only suggested three times!)
  2. Versions of Cupid – We had 27 entries featuring this Valentine matchmaker’s moniker.
  3. Romeo, Romeo, where for art thou? – We had 17 entries proposing this star-crossed lover’s name.

Funniest and Silliest Entries – we had a lot of these, but here’s a few favorites:

  • Bogie (as in Humphrey)
  • Bruiser (Legally Blonde reference?)
  • Chewbacca & Chewie
  • Constable Harold Buttersworth (??)
  • Dawson Beauregard Finch (??)
  • Doggy McDogface
  • Fabio
  • Frodo
  • Hercules Mulligan
  • Nat King Cole
  • Ringo Star
  • Ronald Weasley
  • Ryan Gosling
  • Staniel Tucci
  • Tilde Swinton
  • Val Kilmer

Don’t see your entry here? Rest assured that all entries were appreciated; marveled, shrugged or smiled at!  As always, thanks for caring for pets in the East Bay.

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The East Bay SPCA is a local non-profit that is not affiliated with any national organization. We obtained a four star rating from Charity Navigator and we participate in GuideStar Exchange at the Platinum level. The East Bay SPCA's Tax ID number is 94- 1322202.