Anyone who has an exotic pet knows that traditional names like Spot or Fluffy don’t seem to fit the bill. So where do you look for great pet name ideas? Some exotic pet owners start by narrowing it down to the specific type or breed of their exotic pet and go from there. If your exotic pet is from a certain remote region of the world, it would be good to give it a name that reflects that. Depending on where your pet originated from, there are many areas of the world that can reflect unique and creative names that will help others identify with your pet and know where it came from.
Some exotic pet owners give their pets names that are specific to the natural environment or habitat they originally came from. This is especially nice if your exotic pet hails from a tropical location or another interesting place that most people don’t even know about. You can also name your pet after an item found in its natural habitat. There are plenty of exotic pet name ideas out there if you want to take your time and think about it.
Other popular ideas stem from naming your exotic pet after an important historical figure you admire, or a childhood hero you’ve always looked up to. Some also choose favorite vacation spots or hobbies that remind them of happy times in their lives. Exotic pets deserve exotic pet names, and really the only limitation to what you can name your pet is the limits of your creativity and imagination.
If you need help naming your exotic pet, there are online resources you can check out, or you can also pick up a book on your type of exotic pet to get some ideas. The pet store where you purchased your exotic pet may also have some great ideas to help you get started on naming your pet.
Make sure that what you choose for the name is based on whether or not the pet is trainable. If it’s a trainable pet, you want to limit the syllables in the name to just one or two. More than that and the pet can get confused trying to learn commands and have trouble differentiating its name and other words. If your pet is not a trainable pet, then the options are open.
Make sure you are comfortable with the name you give your pet and feel good about using it for years to come. Some people choose silly names that are fun at first, but when it comes to telling people what their exotic pet’s name is, they tend to feel a bit embarrassed. Make sure you give enough thought to the name of your exotic pet and choose a name that uniquely fits them. Some people find that naming the exotic pet something related to its breed helps others who are unfamiliar with the pet better identify with them and where they come from.