Congratulations on your new bird! You must be having a fun time getting to know your feathery new friend! Everyone knows that part of the bond building process is picking out a name. Well, sometimes that’s easier said than done. If you’re having trouble deciding on one name, or even with coming up with one at all, here’s how you start! It helps to know some basic names, spend a few days with your bird to get to know its personality, and maybe take the time to come up with something unique and special to you.
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Before you start the naming process, it helps to first take a few days to just get to know your new pet bird. That way, you’ll get to learn about its personality and notice some interesting and fun traits and characteristics about it that you might want the name to be inspired by. A bird’s personality may be completely different in its first few days at home as it gets accustomed to the new environment. Therefore, if you name a bird too soon you may end up giving it a solemn name when a few days later your bird opens up to you and reveals its true hectic and wild side. Once you’re ready to start thinking of names, make sure it's something you can easily pronounce and that the bird will be able to learn and recognize as its own.
The classic names are timeless for a reason. Sometimes, they just fit so well that we hear them again and again. Therefore, you can start your search by hearing the most popular bird names and deciding if one of them just makes sense for your bird. How will you know if it’s fitting? If you’ve known your bird for a few days, you will notice a personality that perhaps speaks to its name. You may also want to base it off it’s look or funny trait. No matter why it feels right, you’ll know it when you know it. Without further ado, here are some of the most popular names that may pop out at you:
Of course, this list is a short one to exhibit the types of names most bird owners go for. Some are after foods that may be the owner or the bird’s favorite. Others are cute and playful names that are light hearted. Birds are a big responsibility, but they’re also a lot of fun and you should have fun with the name and using that name too!
If the classic names don’t do anything for you, you’re probably trying to think of a really cool and unique name that fits your likes and interests. While these names are more difficult to come up with, once you come up with it you’ll be very satisfied with it. You can base the bird’s name off a beloved character’s name from your favorite movie, TV show, or book. Bonus points if that character is a bird! Some examples include:
If you want to get even more creative with names, you can pull inspiration from other sources. Instead of naming your bird after a character, you can find inspiration from historical figures, plant names, family members, and foreign languages. You can even make up a whole new name that’s never been seen before. Here are some examples of more unique bird names:
The possibilities of names are endless, which makes thinking up names easy, and narrowing down to just one extremely difficult. Luckily, there’s a way to solve that too. One method is to talk to your bird, addressing them with some of the names you chose. You may find that your bird responds more to one name. In that case, the bird has almost chosen it’s own name and you’re out of the hard job!
Another option for narrowing it down is writing down your favorite names of slips of paper and arranging them on the floor. You can then place the bird on the floor and let it walk to the slip of paper that has it’s chosen name on it! This option is similar to the previous one in that the bird sort of gets to pick it’s own name. It’s a fun way to bond with your bird and feel a bit of collaboration.
Every bird owner has a preference of names. Some names are funny, others are classy, while others are casual. No matter which way you go with it, the bird naming process is a job only you can do right! It’s a part of getting to know your bird and having the two of you become friends. There are no rules to naming your bird, although it helps if you don’t take it too seriously and have fun while you do it!
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