The choice of names for a male guinea pig is almost infinite, but some good examples include Alfie, Angus, Baxter, Lurky and Max, according to Small Pet Select. A chosen name may depend upon the individual animal or upon the owner's taste and humor.
The guinea pig's personality, color, size and other traits may influence its name. Owners may also wish to name their animal after a hobby, place or person that is of special significance to them.
Guinea pigs learn to recognize the sound of their name, so it's important to make a choice and stick to it, according to Small Pet Select. The website suggests numerous possible male guinea pig names, including:
- Douglas Fur
The coloring of the guinea pig might lend itself to a certain name, suggests Guinea Pig Facts. For example, a black-and-white guinea pig might be an Oreo, Domino or Mickey. A brown guinea pig might be Cookie, Auburn or Chocolate. Names based on guinea pig behavior, such as Squeak, are also a possibility. If a guinea pig is very jumpy it could be called Popcorn.
Consider naming a pair of guinea pigs together. Male pair names, as suggested by guinea pig owners' website Jackie's Guinea Piggies, include:
- Simon and Garfunkel
- Batman and Robin
- Darth and Vader
- Elvis and Presley
- Pooh and Piglet
- Starsky and Hutch
- Zig and Zag