What to name your lizard?
The best way to give a pet a name that really suits it is to observe it and get to know its character. Different personalities are common in lizards, just as humans.
Watch your pet lizard, notice how it interacts with its environment, whether it makes any unusually noises or seems attracted to particular objects. Perhaps it is something about the way it moves or stands, or the food he’d rather have or not have that could be very characteristic.
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Looking at the little idiosyncrasies that make your pet lizard unique is a great place to start.
Here are some names to inspire you:
Boy lizard names | Girl lizard names | Gender-neutral and cute lizard names | Star-lizard names | Fictional lizard names
Boy lizard names
AngelBam BamBooBasilLeonardoIggyBad BillWallyYoshiDracoDragonSpikeHookFangBaragonSliderEragonElliotDinoDexterYodaBuzzDarwinArnieNeoCeaserApollo
Girl lizard names
Gender-neutral and cute lizard names
Social media star lizards are glamorous
Maybe you’d like to name your lizard after a social media star lizard. Let’s see what we’ve got.
Boris – Boris the chameleon has been capturing reptile-lovers’ hearts since 2015.
Wyatt – This gorgeous beardie loved playing board games and dress-up with his owner. Wyatt passed away last year, but he lives on in the hearts and memories of all those who followed him on Instagram.
Grunt – Grunt is a Hypo Bearded Dragon. His Instagram account has many cool photos of him sitting in the sun or staring into the distance, either enjoying live worms or lounging in the shade.
Rex – Inspired by Tyrannosaurus rex? We’re not sure but Rex the bearded dragon from England has nearly 4,000 followers on Instagram.
MacGyver – he is one of the most famous lizards on the internet. Red Degu MacGyver’s size is amazing – he’s as big as a medium dog.
Lizard names in fiction
A testimony to lizards’ popularity is the fact that they have crept their way into popular fiction. These are some of the most memorable fictional reptiles. Could one of their names suit your pet lizard?
Rango – from the animated film Rango(2011) and voiced by Johnny Depp. Rango is an intelligent, eccentric hero who loses himself in Nevada’s Mojave Desert. His owners accidentally threw their terrarium out of his car. He wanders the dessert, strikes good friendships and faces amazing adventures.
Knuckels – Does anyone remember Daisy Duck’s pet iguana in Disney’s Quack Pack? Quack Pack was a 1996 Disney cartoon series starring Donalt Duck and his nephews. Knuckles, a blue iguana that has an insatiable appetite, is Knuckles.
Geico Gecko – Geico Gecko made his first official appearance on TV in 1999 in a CEICO commercial. Since then, the famous gecko has had many TV appearances in the US car insurer’s ads. Geico Gecko underwent a CGI redesign in 2005. The gecko is accented with an English cockney accent.
The mixed-up Chameleon – You might be thinking “this is a long name” and you’d be right. But this children’s character has a very wise message: be yourself. The mixed-up Chameleon from the eponymous children’s book is small and green but wants to be as beautiful as a flamingo, as funny as a seal and as smart as a fox. He undergoes many transformations to achieve his dream but finally realises that there’s no one better to be than himself.
Charmander – also know as Hitokage in Japana is one of the first Pokemon. He’s a starter character that a player can choose in Pokemon Red and Blue and its remakes, and has appeared in various animes and other Pokemon spin-offs. He is also a chameleon.
Do any of these remind you of your pet lizard? If so, you may have a winner.
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