When introducing a new pet into your home, be it a puppy or a dog, a kitten or a cat - they need a name. So why not boost conversations around the braai by putting some creativity into the naming process.
Have the whole family participate in choosing/creating an exotic name for your four-legged child to add instant character and intrigue to your pet’s life, because let’s face it - our pets truly are super special. Don’t delay … name away!
|LiLing||White Jasmine||Chinese||Gia||God’s gracious gift||Italian|
|Mei Mei||Gorgeous||Chinese||Akira||Clear & intelligent||Japanese|
|Ayo||Full of joy||African/Nigerian||Ace||The best one||Latin|
|Ju Long||Powerful dragon||Chinese||Chava||Earth||Mayan|
|Ping||Peaceful||Chinese||Pasha||Small & humble||Russian|
|Heikki||Ruler of the house||Finnish||Fanaka||Valuable||Swahili|
|Mikko||Gift from God||Hebrew||Haluk||Good-natured||Turkish|
|Kitaro||Happy boy||Japanese||Tolga||Wearing a helmet||Turkish|
DO IT YOURSELF WITH FAMILY
A great way to create an exotic name is by shortening words. Eg. Mazon Amazon, Kenzie Mackenzie, Kalu Makalu, Meric Turmeric, Suma Satsuma, Tempi Tempura, Thena Athena, Anca Bianca, Cleo Cleopatra, Paz Topaz, Neva Geneva or even Lena Celena. Have a look at our list for some other great DIY ideas and inspiration:
|Places you’ve been/want to go to||Fiji Cairo Dakota Denver Paris Jozi Sienna Venus Jupiter|
|Literary names/characters||Atticus Finn Arrietty Aragorn Katniss Luna Harry Pawter Phoenix|
|Famous people in history||Æthelstan Frida Kahlo Galileo Picasso Jimmy Chew|
|Cartoon Characters||Astrid Boo Koda Loki Lassi Nemo Odi Remus Snoopy Thor Yoda|
|Precious gemstones||Onyx Ruby Jade Sapphire Paz (Topaz) Mala (Malachite)|
Gato (Spanish) mao/mao mao (Chinese) Neko (Japanese)
Chien (French) Perro (Spanish) Gao (Chinese) Inu (Japanese)
Noir (French) Nero (Italian) Kuro (Japanese)
Blanc (French) Beo (Serbian) Shiro (Japanese)
|Food||Olive Marshmallow Marmite Parmi (parmesan) Ginger Coriander Lilikoi (Hawaiian fruit) Merlot Pepper Cinnamon|
Have more exotic names to add? - Let us know in the comment section below. We’d love to hear them!
What an innovative topic! Thoroughly enjoyed going through your suggestions! We've had a Tala (Arabic), a Libra, a Jaspi (jasper = gem) and a Kanta (Sanskrit).
Thank you for the lovely feedback! Tala, Libra, Jaspi and Kanta are very exotic and fantastic names indeed; and I'm sure very fitting to their very exotic and fabulous personalities as well.