The 10 Minute Guide to Picking Ferret Names

Updated on May 22, 2019

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Picking a name for your ferret can be confusing and difficult – what are you supposed to call a ferret anyway? There are tons of resources on dog and cat names because nearly everyone has dogs and cats, but ferret names are hard to come by. Thankfully, in this guide, I’ll break down the best ways to choose a ferret name. As a bonus, I’ll provide you with a list of 50 popular and unique ferret names. The list includes names that ferret owners and ferret shelter caretakers love, and a few original names that I came up with using the tips I’ll share in this article.

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It’s always interesting to find out what people name their pets. People can get really creative with their pet names. For example, having a brown cat and naming it 11:30, because it’s not dark enough for midnight. Some people might name their pets with complete inside jokes; so a stranger might have no idea why it’s named a certain way.

The reason you can get so creative with pet names is that pets don’t have the same filter as humans do. You have to be much more thoughtful in naming your child, but not so thoughtful with pets. For instance, you could name your pet ferret “chocolate” and there wouldn’t be a problem. But name your daughter “chocolate” and that could cause problems.

Guidelines for picking the best ferret name

Here are a few short and simple guidelines you should follow when choosing a name for your ferret.

Keep it simple

Giving your pet a simple and short name is important because animals respond much better to short words. They’re also easier to call out. Keeping the name at one or two syllables is an ideal length.

Use the ferret’s appearance

If you’re stumped and can’t find a name for your ferret, you might find inspiration in the pet’s appearance. On this article, you can read about the types of ferrets. Something interesting you’ll notice is that you can make very creative and appealing names from the types of ferrets. For example, if you have a Chocolate ferret, you can name him something creative related to chocolate, such as nibbler or fudge. You can even name him chocolate! And that brings me to the next tip.

Use food and drinks

Many people love naming their pets after food, and we can see why – it’s cute and easy to say, and animals love food. Like we already mentioned, this works perfectly for ferrets because many types of ferrets are already named after food, like the Chocolate ferret, the Cinnamon ferret, and the Champagne ferret. You can also get creative with other food and drinks, and make it match the ferret’s appearance. For example, if you have a Chocolate ferret, you might call him snickers.

Consider how it will sound out loud

This is something that many pet owners don’t think about when first choosing a name but here’s why it’s important – often you’ll need to call out to your ferret in public. So you have to pick a name that wouldn’t be embarrassing to say. Also, if the name sounds very similar to a common command you use for the ferret, that would be confusing for him. For example, if you have a Cinnamon ferret, and you name him cumin because you wanted to name him after a spice, that sounds very similar to commands such as “come” or “come in” which ferret owners often use. So you should pick a name that sounds different from other common words.

Take the ferret’s personality and age into consideration

Naming your ferret based on their personality can work really well. If your ferret has a sweet and kind personality, you might name him Sweety. It’s also important for the name to not be sensitive to the ferret’s age. For example, if you have a baby ferret and you name him Kit (kit is a term for baby ferrets), the name might not work so well when the ferret is older.

List of 50 Ferret Names

Here’s a list that I compiled 50 of the most popular ferret names. These are real names that ferret owners and animal shelter caretakers have named their ferrets and they love these names the most. So if you’re still lost on ideas, you can choose from this list:

Male names

There are currently 25 names in this directory

  1. Bingo
  2. Brambles
  3. Brownie
  4. Bunker
  5. Carrot
  6. Cashew
  7. Digby
  8. Elvis
  9. Finnegan
  10. Freckle
  11. Furby
  12. Hilton
  13. Jasper
  14. Lenny
  15. Miller
  16. Mustard
  17. Oatmeal
  18. Orbit
  19. Pumpkin
  20. Rover
  21. Stimpy
  22. Tango
  23. Teapot
  24. Trigger
  25. Waltz

Female names

There are currently 25 names in this directory

  1. Bamboo
  2. Beanie
  3. Bella
  4. Berry
  5. Brook
  6. Champagne
  7. Coconut
  8. Cotton
  9. Ellie
  10. Gucci
  11. Heidi
  12. Jewel
  13. Kelsey
  14. Muffin
  15. Noodles
  16. Olivia
  17. Onion
  18. Pebble
  19. Peggy
  20. Riley
  21. Slinky
  22. Sophie
  23. Sweets
  24. Trixy
  25. Violet

Originally posted 2018-07-27 09:35:31.