Petplan Rolls Out the Red Carpet for Oscar-Worthy Pet Names

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2016 Oscar nominees and past winners inspire fabulous monikers.

Pets play a starring role in so many hearts –it’s no surprise that furry friends are named after many of the performers on the big screen. In fact, our four-legged “supporting cast” often lead lives just as dramatic, humorous, suspenseful and action-filled as those played by two-legged actors.

In honor of the 88th Academy Awards, Petplan pet insurance has put the spotlight on the top ten Oscar-worthy pet names from their database of more than 400,000 insured dogs and cats. And the most popular celebrity names for pets are:

1. Rooney Mara
2. Sylvester Stallone
3. Leonardo DiCaprio
4. Brie Larson
5. Dustin Hoffman
6. Matt Damon
7. Denzel Washington
8. Bette Davis
9. Christian Bale
10. Jennifer Lawrence

And the award for the most creative celebrity-inspired name goes to: a feline named “Cat Damon.”

“If you have a pet at home, you know that watching them can be just as entertaining as watching a film,” says Petplan co-founder and co-CEO Natasha Ashton. “As Shakespeare famously noted, ‘All the world’s a stage,’ and naming your pet after your favorite actor or actress is a fun way to pay homage to that.”

If your furry starlet also does his own stunts, it might be time to get him some protection. To learn more about Petplan pet insurance, visit

Petplan is more than a pet insurance provider. We’re dedicated to giving pet parents the support, resources and tools they need to keep their pets not just surviving—but thriving—into old age. Simply put, we aim to be the kind of company that will make our pets proud. For the third consecutive year, Petplan was listed among the top 50 of Forbes' annual ranking of America’s Most Promising Companies – a list of 100 privately held, high-growth companies with bright futures. Petplan is the only pet insurance provider to have been included on Inc. Magazine’s list of 500 fastest-growing, privately held companies in America.

Petplan’s fully customizable cat and dog insurance policies provide comprehensive coverage for all hereditary and chronic conditions for the life of the pet as standard. Petplan policies are underwritten by AGCS Marine Insurance Company in the U.S. and by Allianz Global Risks US Insurance Company in Canada. The Allianz Group was rated A+ by A.M. Best in 2015. For more information about Petplan pet insurance, visit or call 1-866-467-3875.

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