Whether it’s a cat or a dog, a rat or a hamster, rescue pets have some of the most difficult lives imaginable before being adopted by their loving owners. And speaking of difficult, it must have been a pain for some rescues to hear their awfully ridiculous names before receiving new ones from their owners.

Thanks to writer and TV personality Ana Marie Cox, folks on Twitter are sharing the first names of their rescues. According to her Twitter post, it all started when Ana and her husband sifted through a pile of old documents and happened upon the adoption papers for their rescues.


The couple laughed at the old names of their rescue dogs: Luke and Leia. They didn't want to keep the names to themselves, so they did what any one would do: post them on social media.

Shortly afterward, her followers shared their own photos, along with the old (and new) names of their rescues. Honestly, sometimes the originals weren't that much worse:

Sources: Distractify