Hamster Names

Hamster Names

When bringing any new pet into the home, one of the most fun new responsibilities you have is giving them a name. Sometimes, this can take a while to come upon. We wish to find a name that is both respectful, comforting and appropriate for the sort of pet we have.

Of course, we also have more creative freedom here compared to naming our children. It’s hard to call a child ‘dinosaur, titan, lambchop’ or a range of other funny yet endearing names. However, for little pets, pets that won’t be offended, they can be quite quirky and funny.

Yet while it can be easy to name a cat or a dog, it’s harder to name little pets. This is because while they are adorable, it can be hard to distinguish their own individual personality as easily.

This goes for hamsters, too. Sometimes, it can be hard to name them thanks to the overwhelming number of possibilities you have to choose from.

So - let’s generate few nice name ideas, and use logic to guide them:

Funny Hamster Names

As mentioned above, pet names are the one time where you can name something anything you like, and without causing offence. That being said, it’s worth naming them something lighthearted rather than mocking.

For instance, a hamster is small, adorable, cute, and active. For that, we might consider names such as:

  • Hammy
  • Giant
  • Nibbles
  • Lion
  • Potato
  • Pineapple
  • Strawberry
  • Gizmo
  • Dr H. Amster
  • Hamsteroni
  • Hamdinger
  • Coffee
  • Martian
  • Freckles
  • Brocolli
  • Cerberus

And anything else more pertinent to your particular familial set up. Don’t be afraid to have fun here, hamsters are cute, and it can be nice to refer to them with a real ‘pet name’, something that puts a smile on your face and helps you love them even more.

Cute Hamster Names

It can be nice to name your hamster something cute, and something they might appreciate if they had the ability to understand it. This shows respect for your little hamsters, which they do deserve. For instance -

  • Bonnie
  • Rapunzel
  • Jonesy
  • Pepper
  • Fluffy
  • Angel
  • Pearl
  • Hamilton
  • Jasmine
  • Betty
  • Mabel

And more. Your child likely has a favourite character from a bedtime story, or perhaps they are happy with a name they come up with all by themselves. Giving them a ‘human name’ can also work if you’re stuck for inspiration. That gives you the chance to see them as not just a pet, but part of the family - which they are.

Representative Hamster Names

Of course, names can also be used to represent something about the little pet being named.

For instance:

  • Patchy
  • Jumpy
  • Cutie
  • Blondie
  • Spotty

… and more.

Some of them may refer to physical characteristics without having to necessarily describe them.

For instance:

  • Zeus
  • Rogue
  • Cyclops
  • Biggles

And more can work in this fashion.

To Summarise

You are free to name your little hamster anything you wish to. We hope these ideas have been worthwhile for you to read, or have helped inspire you to find another name more in keeping with your own little pet. We have no doubt you’ll make the best choice.

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