There isn’t really a “wrong” way to name your pet. We were kidding around before about calling your snake by name, but in actuality, your pet won’t care about his or her way at all. This is all about you.
But many keepers struggle to name their reptilian pets. After all, things like “Fido” and “Lassie” don’t exactly fit snakes, lizards or turtles. So, we’ll share 189 different examples and try to get your creative juices flowing by discussing some of the things you may want to think about when picking a name.
Female Ball Python Names
There are dozens of great names for female ball pythons! We share a few of our favorites below.
Male Ball Python Names
Got a male ball python? Be sure to consider the ones below!
Colorful Ball Python Names
Even normal-looking ball pythons are beautiful serpents, but modern keepers have a kaleidoscope of colors to choose from. So, color-oriented names certainly deserve consideration.
- Aqua / Aquamarine
Mythical and Historic Ball Python Names
Snakes have played pivotal roles in several historical events, as well as many mythical tales. So, it’s only fitting that many keepers like to use names that are based around these personalities and characters.
Badass / Macho / Scary Ball Python Names
Even though most keepers know ball pythons are typically very docile, low-key snakes, they’re still very impressive animals. This means you may want to choose a relatively gruff name, so your pet gets the respect he deserves.
- Evel Knievel
- Magnum Bullet
Geographical and Nature-Based Ball Python Names
Given that ball pythons are still “wild” animals, it’s a good idea to consider names that relate to neat places or things you’d find in nature. Personally, I’d recommend going with a relevant geographical name (I’d never name an African snake after a country in South America or Europe), but your pet won’t mind if you mix up the locations.
Food-Related Ball Python Names
Have a ball python who loves to eat? Do you work in the culinary industry or just like to cook? If so, you should consider giving your pet a food-based name. Here are a few of our favorites:
- Tequila Yucca
Funny Ball Python Names
Many keepers like having a bit of fun when naming their snake. If this sounds like you, consider some of the funny, ironic and silly names below.
- Bam Bam
- Monty (Python)
How to Choose a Good Name?
There aren’t any hard-and-fast rules about picking a ball python’s name; you can name your snake whatever you like. That said, we’d recommend thinking carefully about your personality, as well as your snake’s unique characteristics when making your choice.
For example, if you’re in culinary school, a food-related name seems like a no-brainer. Similarly, if you’re a history professor, or simply interested in the ancient world, you may find a mythical name is ideal.
Of course, if your snake has something truly unique about him – such as breath-taking colors or unusual pattern elements – you should consider basing his name around that. Perhaps “Ghost” for a hypomelanistic specimen or “Onyx” for an unusually dark specimen.
Ultimately, the most important thing is just that you pick a name you like. Your snake won’t mind one way or the other.
One final tip: Don’t ever name your snake something offensive. Even if you think it’s funny, you probably won’t find it amusing when you have to explain your snake’s name to your vet!
It’s Your Turn!
As you can see, there is no shortage of awesome ball python names for you to choose from. Just be sure to give yourself plenty of time to think about it, and don’t be afraid to get creative!
I’ve never come up with an especially awesome ball python name, but I did have a beautiful Sumatran blood python for many years with a fantastic name. As a bright orange, pointy-tailed snake, the name “Carrots” seemed appropriate. It became even more awesome when you consider her typical food source: rabbits.
Does your ball python have a particularly awesome name? We’d love to hear about it! Let us know what name you chose in the comments below, and don’t forget to share this article with your snake-keeping friends!