Exotic Pet Names That Start With 'A'


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There are slightly varying definitions of what an exotic pet is. But in general exotic pets are categorized as anything that is not a cat, dog, or domesticated farm animal. And if you’ve just brought home one of these animals, you’re probably looking for the perfect name for your new friend. But sometimes finding inspiration for a pet name isn’t so easy. Some people choose a name that’s based on their animal’s appearance, such as Azul ("blue" in Spanish) for a blue pet betta fish. You also can consider names from your favorite TV shows, movies, songs, and more. If you’re looking for a name that begins with a specific letter of the alphabet, here are some awesome exotic pet names that start with the letter A.

Top Exotic Pet Names

  • Ace
  • Aladdin
  • Albus
  • Alexa
  • Alice
  • Amos
  • Anakin
  • Apollo
  • Archie
  • Ariel
  • Artemis
  • Arya
  • Athena
  • Aurora
  • Axel

Tips for Naming Your Exotic Pet

Exotic pets have a wide range of lifespans, depending on their species. Some animals, such as certain rodents and fish, typically live for fewer than 10 years on average. But others, including tortoises and large parrots, can live for 50 years or longer. So you should take all the time you need to select a name that you will be happy with for your pet’s entire lifespan. Not every animal will learn its name, and even animals that do know their names typically can adapt to name changes. However, it still can be a hassle to change a name on vet records and other information if you decide you don’t like it down the road. 

Make sure you choose a name that you will be comfortable sharing with family members and friends, as well as with your veterinarian’s office. A humorous or slightly offbeat name might seem fun in the moment. But if there’s ever a chance a particular name could embarrass you in situations where you’ll be talking about your pet, that’s probably a sign you should move on to a different name.

In addition to your animal’s appearance, look for naming inspiration in its personality and species traits. For instance, you could name a fire belly newt Ash as a nod to the fiery markings of the species. Or you could name it Asia because fire belly newts hail from China and Japan. 

A Exotic Pet Names

  • Abby
  • Abel
  • Abu
  • ACDC
  • Ace
  • Addie
  • Adele
  • Adonis
  • Adrien
  • Agamemnon
  • Agatha
  • Agnes
  • Ahsoka
  • Ajax
  • Akira
  • Al
  • Aladdin
  • Alamo
  • Alaska
  • Alba
  • Albert
  • Albus
  • Alcatraz
  • Alex
  • Alexa
  • Alf
  • Alfie
  • Alfred
  • Alfredo
  • Algernon
  • Alice
  • Alister
  • Alley
  • Allie
  • Alma
  • Almond
  • Alpha
  • Alphalpha
  • Amara
  • Amber
  • Ambrosia
  • Amelia
  • Amiga
  • Amigo
  • Amos
  • Anakin
  • Anastasia
  • Andy
  • Angel
  • Angelina
  • Angelo
  • Angus
  • Anita
  • Anna
  • Annabelle
  • Annie
  • Aphrodite
  • Apollo
  • Apple
  • April
  • Aragorn
  • Archer
  • Archie
  • Ares
  • Argo
  • Ari
  • Aria
  • Ariel
  • Aristotle
  • Arlo
  • Armani
  • Arnie
  • Arnold
  • Arrow
  • Artemis
  • Arthur
  • Arwen
  • Arya
  • Asa
  • Ash
  • Asher
  • Asia
  • Aslan
  • Aspen
  • Astrid
  • Astro
  • Atari
  • Athena
  • Atlas
  • Atticus
  • Audi
  • Auggie
  • Augustus
  • Aura
  • Aurora
  • Austin
  • Autumn
  • Ava
  • Axel
  • Azul

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