Hollywood celebrities often make headlines for the unusual names they give their children, but what about their four-legged friends? Turns out some celebrities have gotten uber-creative when it comes to their canine and feline partners-in-crime. AccessHollywood.com counts down the top ten most unusual celebrity pet names.
10. Rachel Bilson
The young actress is an animal lover who named her mixed-breed pup Thurmen Murmen. “I’m obsessed with him. He’s my little dude,” the star told InStyle. She also has a Pit Bull Terrier she named Penny Lane.
9. Ben Stein
The well-known monotone actor has a shorthaired German pointer, which he named Brigitte Bar-Dog after the famed French model, Brigitte Bardot. Before Brigitte, Ben had another pointer, which he named Puppy Wuppy.
8. Adam Sandler
The comedian and “SNL” alum named his former English bulldog Matzoball (who sadly passed in 2006). When his previous bulldog, Meatball, died, Adam held a memorial service at his Malibu home for over 100 guests and served a cake featuring Meatball’s face, according to People.
7. Selma Blair
The petite brunette star rescued a one-eyed dog named Wink. “I adopted her from the Lange Foundation that has the most amazing misfit dogs in the world,” she told AGirlsWorld.com. “(If) you want a three-legged dog with a wheel chair or a dog that has no bowel control, that’s the place to go. There are amazing dogs.”
6. Audrey Hepburn
An animal lover, Audrey Hepburn had a number of pets including a Yorkshire Terrier named Mr. Famous. After he was hit by a car and killed, she got another Yorkshire named Assam of Assam.
5. Martha Stewart
The multi-talented maven is a well-known animal lover. Among her many dogs, Martha had a chow named Genghis Khan, and has a pair of sister cats she named Teeny and Weeny.
4. Tori Spelling
The former ‘90210’ star owned a pug named Mimi LaRue who died of natural causes in 2008. “She was a star and a true lady, and she will be missed greatly,” Tori told People. “People everywhere knew her by name. I loved when fans wanted her over me. I felt proud!”
3. Joss Stone
A huge advocate for shelter dogs, Joss has a poodle that she named Dusty Springfield after one of her top musical influences.
2. Jake Gyllenhaal
Clearly a lover of literature, Jake named his dogs after the main characters in “To Kill A Mockingbird.” His German Shepherd is Atticus Finch and his Puggle is Boo Radley.
1. Jennifer Garner & Ben Affleck
The A-list duo chose a surprising name for their yellow Labrador – they named her Martha Stewart! Jen loves to cook and garden so she named her dog after her favorite celebrity chef and green thumb.