Exotic Pet Names That Start With H and I

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Have you recently welcomed a new exotic pet into your life and are still looking for the perfect name? Exotic pets are generally categorized as anything that is not a dog, cat, or domesticated farm animal. And choosing a name for these various creatures isn’t always easy. Some people pick a name based on their pet’s appearance, such as Ivory for a white mouse. And others go by personality traits, such as Hopper for a bouncy pet frog. If you’re looking for a name that starts with a particular letter, here are some excellent exotic pet names that begin with H and I.

Top Exotic Pet Names

H

  • Hamilton
  • Happy
  • Harper
  • Harry
  • Hazel
  • Herbie
  • Hercules
  • Hershey
  • Holly
  • Honey
  • Hook
  • Hopscotch
  • Hoss
  • Houdini
  • Hunter

I

  • Iago
  • Icey
  • Idris
  • Iggy
  • Ike
  • Indiana Jones
  • Indie
  • Inky
  • Inspector
  • Isabella
  • Isla
  • Itchy
  • Itsy Bitsy
  • Ivory
  • Izzy

Tips for Naming Your Exotic Pet

Don’t rush the naming process for your pet; it certainly won’t mind going without a name for a little while. And if you take your time, you can observe your animal’s true personality as it starts to become comfortable in its new environment. In addition to its appearance, certain species traits and individual personality traits can help to inspire a name. For instance, maybe you find out your new pet iguana is very curious about its surroundings, so you name it Inspector. 

Furthermore, make sure to land on a name that you’ll be comfortable sharing with friends and family, as well as your veterinarian’s office, for years to come. Some exotic pets, such as certain small rodents, only live for a few years on average. But others, such as tortoises, can live for decades. If you ever think you’ll get sick of a name or you’ll be embarrassed by it down the road, that’s probably a sign you should select a different name.

H Exotic Pet Names

  • Hades
  • Hagrid
  • Hairy
  • Halfpint
  • Ham
  • Hamilton
  • Hamlet
  • Hammer
  • Hammy
  • Hampton
  • Hank
  • Hannibal
  • Hans
  • Happy
  • Hardy
  • Hare
  • Harlequin
  • Harley
  • Harold
  • Harper
  • Harpo
  • Harriet
  • Harry
  • Harvest
  • Harvey
  • Havoc
  • Hawk
  • Haystack
  • Hazel
  • Hazelnut
  • Hazy
  • Hearty
  • Heathcliff
  • Heather
  • Hector
  • Hedwig
  • Hefner
  • Heidi
  • Helen
  • Helix
  • Hellfire
  • Hendrix
  • Hennessy
  • Henry
  • Hera
  • Herb
  • Herbie
  • Hercules
  • Herman
  • Hermione
  • Hero
  • Hershey
  • Hester
  • Hiawatha
  • Hibiscus
  • Higgins
  • Hip
  • Hip-Hop
  • Hippie
  • Hippo
  • Hiss
  • Hissy
  • Hobbes
  • Holly
  • Hollywood
  • Homer
  • Homie
  • Honey
  • Honey Bunny
  • Honor
  • Hooch
  • Hook
  • Hootie
  • Hoover
  • Hop
  • Hope
  • Hopper
  • Hoppy
  • Hopscotch
  • Horace
  • Horsepower
  • Hoss
  • Hot Rod
  • Hotdog
  • Hottie
  • Houdini
  • Houston
  • Howie
  • Hudson
  • Huey
  • Hugh
  • Hugo
  • Hugs
  • Humor
  • Hunter
  • Hurley
  • Husker
  • Hyacinth
  • Hydra
  • Hydrangea

I Exotic Pet Names

  • Iago
  • Ian
  • Iberia
  • Ibex
  • Ibiza
  • Ice
  • Iceberg
  • Iceland
  • Ichabod
  • Icicle
  • Icy
  • Ida
  • Idaho 
  • Idgie
  • Idle
  • Idol
  • Idris
  • Ifrit
  • Iggie
  • Iggy
  • Igloo
  • Ignatz
  • Igor
  • Iguana
  • Igus
  • Ike
  • Iki
  • Ilene
  • Ilma
  • Ilya
  • Ima
  • Imagine
  • Imhotep
  • Imo
  • Imona
  • Ina
  • Inca
  • Inch
  • Incubus
  • India
  • Indiana
  • Indiana Jones
  • Indie
  • Indigo
  • Indira
  • Indonesia
  • Indy
  • Inferno
  • Infinity
  • Inflight
  • Informer
  • Ingrid
  • Inigo
  • Ink
  • Inkie
  • Inky
  • Inspector
  • Inspector Gadget
  • Inuyasha
  • Iodine
  • Ione
  • Iori
  • Ira
  • Irelee
  • Irene
  • Iris
  • Irish
  • Irl
  • Iron
  • Iron Man
  • Irony
  • Irving
  • Irwin
  • Isaac
  • Isabella
  • Isabelle
  • Isadora
  • Isadore
  • Isaiah
  • Isela
  • Ishi
  • Ishmael
  • Isla
  • Island
  • Isle
  • Isley
  • Isolina
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Itchy
  • Itsy
  • Itsy Bitsy
  • Itty Bitty
  • Iuka
  • Ivan
  • Ivory
  • Ivy
  • Izzard
  • Izzie
  • Izzy

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