200 of the Cutest Names for Your Pet

By on November 22, 2014

If your bringing a new pet into your life, naming it can be a big decision. You don’t want to choose an embarrassing name and have to end up yelling it down the street after your pet. Take a look at this list of cute pet names and select one of the best.

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  1. Alvin: The perfect name for a male pet chipmunk!
  2. Atticus: A handsome name for a large male dog. After Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird.
  3. Bagel: An adorable name for a small dog, such as a Chihuahua.
  4. Barclay: A cute name for a small or medium male dog. It has a sweet double meaning, because does “bark”.
  5. Barney: A nice name for a big shaggy buy dog. Rugged and handsome.
  6. Bella: Means beautiful. A gorgeous name for a female dog of any size.
  7. Bellatrix: An ideal name for a black cat. Named after Bellatrix LeStrange from Harry Potter.
  8. Birdie: A sweet name for a female cat.
  9. Biscuit: The cutest name for a small, brown dog, male or female.
  10. Boba Fett: A cool name for a dog. Ideal for Star Wars fans. Can be Bob or Bobby for short.
  11. Bodie: An excellent name for a medium or large male dog. Has a cool surfer vibe.
  12. Bono: A great name for a dog, as it sound a bit like bone. Also could be after Bono from U2.
  13. Booboo: A sickly sweet name for a tiny female dog.
  14. Bordeaux: A classic and sophisticated name. Would be good for a cat.
  15. Brandy: A lovely name for a medium sized dog. It can work well fore males or females.
  16. Bubbles: A cute name for a female cat. Also works well for a goldfish.
  17. Buffy: The perfect name for a female cat. Ideal for Buffy the Vampire Slayer Fans.
  18. Buttons: A fun name for a male or female cat. Has a cute vibe, but not too cutesy.
  19. Callie: A pretty name for a female dog of any size.
  20. Candy: A precious name for a small female dog.

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  21. Chandler: Works well for a medium or large dog. Chandler is a unisex name, so it works for males or females.
  22. Chaucer: A cool name for a male dog or cat. Perfect for literature fans.
  23. Cleopatra: A great name for a female cat, since cats were worshipped in ancient Egypt.
  24. Clooney: For a gorgeous salt and pepper male dog. After George Cloony.
  25. Coco: A sweet name for a brown dog or cat. Works best for females, but could suit a boy, too.
  26. Coda: A pretty name for a female cat.
  27. Cosmo: A strong, handsome name for a large, male dog.
  28. Cottontail: A sweet name for a female rabbit.
  29. Crookshanks: A great name for a male cat. Named after Hermione’s cat from Harry Potter.
  30. Cuddles: Cute for a small dog who just loves cuddling.
  31. Cupcake: A super cute name for a small female dog.
  32. Daisy: A pretty name that would suit a female cat.
  33. Daphne: A beautiful name for a female pet. It would suit almost any species.
  34. Delilah: A lovely name for a medium or large female dog.
  35. Diva: A purr-fect name for a cat, because aren’t all kitties little divas in disguise?
  36. Doc: A fun name for a male rabbit, as in “What’s up Doc?”
  37. Domino: A great name for a dalmatian or other spotty dog.
  38. Ebony: A fitting name for a black dog or cat. Works best for females.
  39. Ed: A simple and straightforward name for a male dog.
  40. Elton: After Elton John. A handsome name for a male cat.

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  41. Elwood: A strong name for a larger pet, such as a horse.
  42. Ernie: A cute name for a small male dog. Like Bert and Ernie.
  43. Faith: A pretty name that works well for a female dog or cat.
  44. Fang: A tough but cute name for a large dog. The name of Hagrid’s dog from Harry Potter.
  45. Faye: A short and sweet name for a female dog.
  46. Felix: A classic choice for a male cat, especially a black and white one.
  47. Fido: A funny and ironic name to call a fish.
  48. Foxy: An adorable name for a fox-like dog, such as an orange pomeranian, or even a corgi.
  49. Fritz: Cute for a male dog from a German breed, such as a Doberman or an Alsatian
  50. Fuse: A live wire. Perfect for a cat who never calms down, or a small pet such as a rat or a gerbil.
  51. Gibson: A handsome name for a big male dog.
  52. Gills: An adorable name for a fish.
  53. Gray: A gorgeous name for a gray male cat.
  54. Guinness: A cute make for a dog, especially a black or dark brown one.
  55. Happy: Ideal for a sweet little dog who is always happy.
  56. Hedwig: A good name for a bird. Named after Harry Potter’s owl.
  57. Hershey: A sweet name for a small dog. Works for males or females.
  58. Hutch: A cute name for a male rabbit.
  59. Iris: A pretty name for a female dog or cat.
  60. Ivory: Perfect for a female cat who’s white or cream in color.
  61. Jasper: An adorable name for a medium or large male dog.
  62. Jazz: A strong name for a male dog.
  63. Joy: A lovely name for a female dog who brings joy into your life.
  64. Kalua: A sweet name for a cream colored cat
  65. Kassie: Perfect for a medium sized female dog.
  66. Kingston: A handsome name for a male dog.
  67. Koby: A handsome name which is perfect for a medium or large male dog.
  68. Laguna: An exotic name that would suit a female cat.
  69. Landon: A strong and handsome name for a big male dog.
  70. Larissa: A beautiful name for a female cat.
  71. Lassie: The perfect name for a female collie or sheltie. It has to be done!
  72. Lefty: A cute unisex name for a cat.
  73. Leia: After Princess Leia. Ideal for a female dog.
  74. Lexi: A great name for a female rabbit.
  75. Lil’bit: A sweet name for a small pet like a hamster or gerbil.
  76. Lily: A beautiful and elegant name that would suit a female cat.
  77. Linus: An adorably dorky name that’s perfect for a tom cat.
  78. Logan: A cute name to suit a medium or large male dog.
  79. Lola: A gorgeous name for a female cat or dog.
  80. Lottie: A cute name for a female dog or cat.

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  81. Lucy: An adorable name for a small or medium female dog.
  82. Luka: A handsome name for a male dog of sny size.
  83. Luke: A nice name for a big male dog.
  84. Lupin: Comes from the Latin for wolf, so is the ideal name for a dog.
  85. Mabel: A classic name that would suit a female dog of any size.
  86. Madonna: A good name for the queen of pop, or for a female cat.
  87. Malibu: A fun and exotic name for a female dog.
  88. Margot: A classy name that would suit a female cat
  89. Marshmallow: A sweet name for a small, white dog.
  90. Marti: A cute name for a male cat.
  91. Max: A short and simple name that’s adorable for a male dog.
  92. Maya: This stunning name is lovely for a female cat.
  93. Meadow: A beautiful name to call a female dog.
  94. Mercedes: Great for a white female cat.
  95. Merlin: This is an excellent name for a big male dog.
  96. Merry: A sweet name that would suit a pony.
  97. Mia: A beautiful name for a female dog.
  98. Midnight: The perfect name for a black dog.
  99. Midori: An exotic name that would suit a female cat.
  100. Mika: A stunning name for a small male dog.
  101. Milan: A unisex name that would suit a cat well.
  102. Mira: This simple but pretty name would be good for a female cat.
  103. Mischa: A gorgeous name for a female dog.
  104. Mitzi: The ideal name for a small female cat.
  105. Moby: This strong name would suit a large dog.
  106. Mochi: A cute name for a male for female can.
  107. Monet: A good name for art fans. Would suit a dog.
  108. Monkey: For a little dog who is always misbehaving.
  109. Mooshie: An adorable name that would suit a small dog.
  110. Mozart: A good name for a male cat.
  111. Mr Biggles: A sweet name for a little fluffy hamster.
  112. Mr Bones: An adorable name for a male dog of any size, but especially a scruffy mixed breed. After the dog from Timbuktu by Paul Auster.
  113. Muggle: For a non-magic dog or cat.
  114. Mulder: A cool name for a dog, but you can’t have Mulder without a “Scully”.
  115. Mulligan: An Irish sounding name that would suit a big dog like a red setter.
  116. Murphy: A classic name that would suit a large male cat.
  117. Mylo: A cute but simple name that would be excellent for a male dog.
  118. Nanda: An exotic sounding name that would best suit a female cat.
  119. Nate: A strong name for a large male dog.
  120. Nell: A good name for a sweet, active dog, such as a border collie.
  121. Nico: Great for fans of the Velvet Underground. A pretty name for a female cat.
  122. Nina: This name would best suit a small female dog.
  123. Nola: A pretty name for a large female dog.
  124. Noodle: A precious name to give a tiny dog.
  125. Nugget: The most adorable thing you could call a tiny dog, male or female.
  126. Olive: A sweet name for a female cat.
  127. Onyx: Perfect for a get black dog or cat.
  128. Otis: A gorgeous name for a male dog.
  129. Ozzie: An edgy name for a cool male cat.
  130. Paddington: The perfect name to call a large, bear-like dog, such as a Leonberger.
  131. Padfoot: A handsome name for a large, black, male dog. Inspired by the Herry Potter books and films.
  132. Paisley: A sweet name for a big dog.
  133. Paris: A lovely name for a female cat. Evokes visions of romance.
  134. Parker: The perfect name for a large, shaggy dog.
  135. Paulie: A cute name for a small male dog.
  136. Pazzo: A quirky name that would suit a big male cat.
  137. Peanut: An adorable name for a rat or a hamster.
  138. Pearl: A pretty name for a female dog or cat with pearly white fur.
  139. Pepper: A sweet name for a small, black dog.
  140. Persia: A nice name for a female cat. Especially a Persian cat.
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  141. Peter: A handsome name for a male rabbit, after the rabbit from the Beatrix Potter book.
  142. Phoenix: A gorgeous name for a male dog with a golden coat.
  143. Picasso: A cool name for art fans, works well for a male dog or cat.
  144. Pinot: A classic name that sounds good for a tom cat.
  145. Pipsie: A super cutesy name that is adorable for a small female dog.
  146. Pixie: An adorable name for a small female dog or cat.
  147. Portia: A classy name that is good for a female cat.
  148. Pouches: A cute name for a hamster, because they keep their food in pouches.
  149. Quattro: A stylish name for a male cat.
  150. Raddish: An adorable name for a small pet, such as a gerbil.
  151. Ramona: A cute name for a female dog of any size.
  152. Redford: A handsome name for a male dog. After Robert Redford.
  153. Reece: Sweet for a male dog, especially if his coat is the color of peanut butter
  154. Riley: A name that suits a medium or large male dog.
  155. Rocky: Rocky in the movies was an underdog, so this name is great for a small, male dog.
  156. Roxie: A gorgeous name for a small female dog.
  157. Rufus: Perfect for a name dog. Especially one who has a reddish colored coat.
  158. Sammy: A sweet name for a small or medium sized male dog.
  159. Saul: A handsome name that suits a male cat.
  160. Scabbers: A fun name for a male rat. Names after the rat from the Harry Potter franchise.
  161. Scout: A great name for a small dog. Can work for males or female.
  162. Scully: Great for X-Files fans, especially if you already have a “Mulder”.
  163. Sheba: The ideal name for a prissy female cat who knows what she wants
  164. Silas: A handsome name for a male cat.
  165. Skip: A fun and lively name for a male dog.
  166. Skyler: Ideal for a medium or large female dog.
  167. Snoopy: A great name for a male dog who’s black and white.
  168. Sparky: A fitting name for a male dog who’s always full of life.
  169. Spice: An excellent name for a cat who’s a little bit naughty. Goes with Sugar.
  170. Spike: A cool name for a big male dog. Or somewhat ironic for a tiny dog.
  171. Sprite: A great name for a male or female cat.
  172. Stitch: A cute name for a small dog who’s always in trouble.
  173. Sugar: A name for a cat who’s as sweet as sugar. Goes with spice.
  174. Summer: A classic name for a female pet. Works best for dogs or cats.
  175. Sunny: A good name for a male or female dog who is always happy.
  176. Sushi: Perfect for a cat… because cats love fish, geddit?!
  177. Sweetpea: A sweet name for a female hamster or mouse, because she’s small like a pea.
  178. Taco: An adorable name for a small dog, such as a Mexican hairless or a Chihuahua.
  179. Tallulah: A pretty name that works well for a female cat.
  180. Tango: Ideal for a ginger cat, male or female.

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  181. Tank: Perfect for a small, yet muscular male dog, such as a bulldog or a pit bull.
  182. Tanner: A handsome name for a male dog.
  183. Tatertot: A cute name for a small dog, either male or female.
  184. Theo: A simple but strong name for a male dog.
  185. Tibbs: A cute name for a male cat, preferably a tabby.
  186. Tink: Like Tinkerbell. Nice for a female cat.
  187. Toast: A sweet name for a small, toast-colored dog.
  188. Toffee: A cute name for a female dog.
  189. Tonks: The perfect name for a chameleon – after Tonks from Harry Potter who was a Metamorphmagus and could changer her hair color and appearance at will.
  190. Tortoise: A funny name for a tortoiseshell cat.
  191. Trix: A cute name for a female rabbit. After the Trix cereal rabbit.
  192. Vegas: Great for a female rescue dog, who you took a chance on.
  193. Wednesday: The absolute perfect name for a female black cat. After Wednesday Addams.
  194. Whiskers: An adorable name for a male or female cat.
  195. Wilbur: If you happen to own a pig, this is the ideal name for him.
  196. Willow: A classic and beautiful name for a female cat or dog. Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans will like this name.
  197. Wolfie: An adorable name for a small dog.
  198. Zeke: A badass name for a medium or large male dog.
  199. Zelda: A pretty name for a female cat, because aren’t all cats really princesses?
  200. Zeppelin: A cool name for a male dog. For fans of Led Zeppelin. Or retro aircrafts….

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    candy 123

    September 4, 2019 at 5:21 am

    what about olive

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      September 5, 2019 at 1:55 pm

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings. Olive is a great name, as this will support other members of our community. Have a great day, Candy!

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    Francesca

    September 1, 2019 at 9:06 am

    A large female dog name : Bella

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      September 1, 2019 at 11:11 pm

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    Kara

    July 2, 2019 at 3:43 am

    My golden retriever’s name is Corey and Otis, they are both so adorable and clumsy.

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      July 2, 2019 at 5:49 pm

      Those are wonderful names! We always appreciate when members of our community share their thoughts and feelings. We look forward to hearing more of your supportive comments in the future. Have a great day, Kara!

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    Stella

    June 24, 2019 at 11:14 am

    I found a perfect name for my banana morph ball python XD he will now be called Bloop XD

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      June 24, 2019 at 7:56 pm

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    Holly

    April 13, 2019 at 7:27 am

    I have been thinking about getting a Dalmatian and naming him panda. Well I’m not sure yet I might name him or her Callie.

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      April 13, 2019 at 10:23 pm

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    Debra

    March 11, 2019 at 2:42 pm

    Looking for a name for our new Samoyed. We have tossed so many around. This is a great list, thank you!

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      March 12, 2019 at 12:50 pm

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    Claire

    December 30, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    Awesome list! I named my stuffed dragon Bubbles!! 💜

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      December 30, 2018 at 2:06 pm

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      Sharon

      January 4, 2019 at 1:25 am

      I named my grey parakeet that flew into my yard Bubbles. I named my crazy cat Nutz and my sweet little Springer Spaniel mix Prince Rupert. I named him after a very noble accomplished German Prince but the idea came from the Muppets.

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        January 4, 2019 at 3:40 pm

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      Melodie

      February 9, 2019 at 5:13 pm

      That’s also why I was on here 🙂

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        February 11, 2019 at 12:39 pm

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    bangarang

    December 26, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    I need a name for my green budgie, male but preferred unisex. The name I gave him was kinda weird so I want a new one. I also have a blue one (and two others that I already named) but am open on suggestions

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      December 27, 2018 at 9:41 pm

      There are many names on this article to choose from. Perhaps you may want to determine a name that is related to something that is important to you. Please share your thoughts and feelings in the future. Have a great day, Bangarang!

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    Fenny

    December 20, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    Any names for a chinchilla? 😁

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      December 22, 2018 at 12:18 pm

      There are many names available on this article. Perhaps there is a name that may be meaningful to you that you could give to your pet. Please feel free to share your thoughts and feelings in the future. Have a great day, Fenny!

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      Unknown

      March 13, 2019 at 4:12 am

      Chubby?? Hahahha it sounds so cute:)

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        March 13, 2019 at 12:33 pm

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      Unknown

      July 23, 2019 at 1:08 am

      Belle or hal

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    Laura

    July 8, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    Wow thanks for the great name ideas! I have been wanting either a mouse or a hamster because they are the perfect pet for anxiety witch I have I don’t know what gender but I want one . Can you maybe help me think of one?? Thanks a lot – laura

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      July 9, 2018 at 4:30 pm

      Thank you for sharing your positive comment. There are many nicknames available on this article for you to choose from. Decide what you believe is appropriate for your perfect pet. Perhaps speak with your pet about your thoughts and feelings after it is safe at your home. Have a great day, Laura!

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      AFriend

      July 23, 2018 at 9:37 am

      Lil so’so

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        July 24, 2018 at 8:30 pm

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    Blossom

    May 26, 2018 at 2:13 pm

    is there any chick names?

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      May 27, 2018 at 11:03 pm

      Feel free to look through the list for a name that works for you. Perhaps you will find benefit in speaking with the people in your life about your thoughts. Have a great day, Blossom!

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      maya1234

      June 30, 2019 at 5:58 am

      a cute chick name would be pheonix or henry

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        July 1, 2019 at 8:12 pm

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      Pat M

      July 8, 2019 at 12:34 pm

      My dog died a few days ago. We are eventually going to get a new one. If we get a boy, I want to name him Zippy or Zodiac. If it’s a girl, Mitsy, Mae, or Zoe.

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        July 8, 2019 at 9:26 pm

        Thank you for sharing your experiences. It is certain that the loss of your dog has influenced your actions. Please share your thoughts and feelings in the future. Have a great day, Pat!

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    michelle

    May 20, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    hellooooo I have a dog called ruff ruff he is so cute and ruff, but its ok cause hes cute. he always say wuff wuff to me I’m not sure what it means coz I’m not a dog wisperer LOL
    bring safroon over for a play date

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      May 21, 2018 at 9:54 pm

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    Kristin

    March 20, 2018 at 5:40 am

    Don’t forget, Sebastian, Cookie, Cupcake, Merlot, Lulu, Lacey, Lionel (For a house lion), Sumatra, Java, Yodel (For that dog who just loves to howl), Yoda for the big eared smallish dog who is so ugly it is cute etc…just some of the names I have given my “pets” in a video game as well as real life pets. 🙂

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      March 20, 2018 at 9:28 pm

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        Gina

        July 6, 2018 at 1:43 am

        Ethink you put a lot of effrort into this website. To jelped me namxe my pet ducklings: Croissant & Sweatpee. Thanlsdoe yur help cause I couldn’t think of any names.

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          July 6, 2018 at 11:16 pm

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    Isabella

    March 2, 2018 at 3:21 pm

    Do you happen to have any fitting naes for a female turtle hatchling? My good friend is adopting one soon, and we can’t think of any other fitting names! I was thinking along the lines of Sweetie, Paisley, Pipsie, and other small, cute sweet names. 🙂

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      March 2, 2018 at 9:03 pm

      Your friend will find great benefit in choosing a name that is special. She may want to wait until she has the turtle to choose a name for it. Continue to think of ideas that are meaningful. Perhaps take this time to learn how to support your friend in caring for the turtle. Have a great day, Isabella!

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      candy 123

      September 4, 2019 at 5:20 am

      what about olive

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        September 5, 2019 at 1:55 pm

        Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings. Olive is a great name, as this will support other members of our community. Have a great day, Candy!

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    Tory

    January 2, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    I have 2 cats a Russian blue called Saffron (Saffy for short) and missy. I have a male Syrian called Mochi :3 and a goldfish called Holly. I will be getting 2 rats soon and I love the names Coco , Peppermint , Mabel , Paisley , Ivory , Sweatpee , Wednesday and Sassy.:3333

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      January 2, 2018 at 6:02 pm

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    Tory

    January 2, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    I have 2 cats a Russian blue called Saffron (Saffy for short) and missy. I have a male Syrian called Mochi :3 and a goldfish called Holly. I will be getting 2 rats soon and I love the names Coco , Peppermint , Mabel , Paisley , Ivory , Sweatpee , Wednesday and Sassy.:3333

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      January 2, 2018 at 6:02 pm

      Thank you for sharing your thoughts and feelings. Have a great day, Tory!

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    Lauren

    December 25, 2017 at 9:16 am

    This was very difficult to pick a name for a toy giraffe, so I named it Onyx, I thought it was a VERY cute name! You must of spent a lot of time and effort in to this!

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      December 25, 2017 at 7:59 pm

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    Jono

    November 22, 2017 at 2:44 pm

    Cool

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      November 22, 2017 at 6:21 pm

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