Exotic Pet Names That Start With 'N' and 'O'

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If you’ve just acquired a new exotic pet—that is, any animal outside of a cat, dog, or domesticated farm animal—you’re probably looking for the perfect name. Some pet owners choose a name before they meet their animal while others wait until the animal has shown some personality to help inspire a name. You also can draw inspiration from your favorite TV shows, movies, books, songs, and more. For instance, you might name a pet fish Nemo after the movie “Finding Nemo.” If you’re simply looking for a name that starts with a particular letter of the alphabet, here are some excellent exotic pet names that begin with the letters N and O.

Top Exotic Pet Names

N

  • Nacho
  • Nala
  • Napoleon
  • Narwhal
  • Natasha
  • Nautical
  • Navy
  • Nebula
  • Nemo
  • Neptune
  • Nessie
  • Newt
  • Nibbles
  • Nugget
  • Nut

O

  • Oakley
  • Oasis
  • Oatmeal
  • Obi-Wan
  • Oceana
  • Odie
  • Odysseus
  • Olaf
  • Olive
  • Omelet
  • Orbit
  • Oreo
  • Oscar
  • Outlaw
  • Oz

Tips for Naming Your Exotic Pet

Don’t rush the naming process; your pet won’t mind being nameless for a little while. Some exotic pets, such as mice, only have an average lifespan of a few years in captivity. But others, such as tortoises, can live for 50 years or longer. And while many animals take just fine to a name change, it still can be a hassle to amend an animal’s name on vet records and other information midway through its life. So you should take all the time you need to pick a name that will stick.

Remember that you will likely be sharing your pet’s name with family and friends, as well as your veterinarian’s office. That means you probably should avoid any name that is risqué or otherwise offbeat if you think there’s a chance you will ever be embarrassed by it. 

Your animal’s appearance, personality, and species characteristics are a great place to start when looking for naming inspiration. For instance, you might choose Omelet for a pet parrot because birds, of course, hatch from eggs. Or perhaps you’d name a pet hamster Nutmeg for its reddish-brown fur.

N Exotic Pet Names

  • Nacho
  • Nadia
  • Nadine
  • Nairobi
  • Nala
  • Nana
  • Nancy
  • Nanook
  • Nantucket
  • Napa
  • Napoleon
  • Narnia
  • Narrator
  • Narwhal
  • Nash
  • Natasha
  • Nate
  • Naughty
  • Nautical
  • Navigator
  • Navy
  • Nebula
  • Nectar
  • Nectarine
  • Ned
  • Needles
  • Needy
  • Nefertiti
  • Neighbor
  • Neil
  • Nell
  • Nellie
  • Nelly
  • Nelson
  • Nemo
  • Nene
  • Neo
  • Neon
  • Neptune
  • Nerd
  • Nero
  • Nessie
  • Nestor
  • Network
  • Neutron
  • Nevada
  • Newman
  • Newport
  • Newt
  • Newton
  • Nexus
  • Niagara
  • Nibbler
  • Nibbles
  • Niche
  • Nicholas
  • Nickle
  • Nico
  • Nietzsche
  • Nifty
  • Nigel
  • Night-Night
  • Nighthawk
  • Nightmare
  • Nike
  • Nikki
  • Nile
  • Niles
  • Nilla
  • Nimbus
  • Nina
  • Ninja
  • Nipper
  • Nixon
  • Noah
  • Nobel
  • Noel
  • Noelle
  • Noisy
  • Nola
  • Nolan
  • Noodles
  • Nora
  • Norbert
  • Norm
  • Norma
  • Nostalgia
  • Nostradamus
  • Nosy
  • Nougat
  • Nova
  • November
  • Nugget
  • Nuggz
  • Nuisance
  • Nut
  • Nutmeg
  • Nutterbutter
  • Nutty
  • Nymph

O Exotic Pet Names

  • O'Hara
  • Oakley
  • Oasis
  • Oat
  • Oath
  • Oatmeal
  • Obama
  • Obelix
  • Obi-Wan
  • Obie
  • Obsidian
  • Ocean
  • Oceana
  • Ocho
  • Octavia
  • Octavio
  • October
  • Oddball
  • Oddity
  • Odessa
  • Odet
  • Odie
  • Odin
  • Odysseus
  • Odyssey
  • Officer
  • Offset
  • Ogua
  • Ohana
  • Ohno
  • OJ
  • OK
  • Okey Dokey
  • Okwaho
  • Olaf
  • Old Man
  • Ole
  • Olga
  • Olive
  • Oliver
  • Olivia
  • Ollie
  • Ollivander
  • Olsen
  • Olympia
  • Olympian
  • Olympias
  • Omaha
  • Omega
  • Omelet
  • Onyx
  • Oompa Loompa
  • Oops
  • Oopsie
  • Opa
  • Opal
  • Opera
  • Ophelia
  • Opie
  • Oprah
  • Optimus
  • Oracle
  • Orange
  • Orbit
  • Orca
  • Orchid
  • Oregano
  • Oren
  • Oreo
  • Oriole
  • Orion
  • Orkin
  • Orlando
  • Orris
  • Orville
  • Osaka
  • Osborn
  • Oscar
  • Oshie
  • Osiris
  • Osita
  • Oslo
  • Oso
  • Othello
  • Otis
  • Otter
  • Otto
  • Ouija
  • Ounce
  • Outback
  • Outlaw
  • Owen
  • Owie
  • Owl
  • Owner
  • Ox
  • Oxford
  • Oxley
  • Oz
  • Ozzy

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