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Crested Gecko Names
If you’ve just brought home a brand-new Crested Gecko or you’re thinking about doing so, finding just the right name can be a little daunting. These geckos are sometimes called Eyelash Geckos due to the fringed crest that runs over their eyes and along their necks and backs.
Crested Geckos are great lizards for the beginner because they are low-maintenance and quite docile and gentle. They originated in New Caledonia (islands that are a part of France but located in the South Pacific) and are tree dwellers.
We’ve come up with a bunch of names for you to consider — male, female, and gender-neutral names; serious and silly names; and names based on appearance and food. We hope that you’ll find just the right name for your Crested Gecko somewhere on here. Each section is alphabetical, to make it easier to scroll through.
How to Name Your Crested Gecko
The Crested Gecko can come in several colors, patterns, and morphs. Many people name their pets based on the animal’s color or pattern, which you can think about doing with your gecko.
Another consideration could be based on where the gecko comes from. These ones come from New Caledonia, which is French, so you could give a French name to your pet or something South Pacific in nature.
Then there’s their habitat. Since they are tree-dwelling lizards, this can give you an assortment of unique names to choose from. Your gecko might also have a funny little quirk or trait that you can use for naming possibilities.
Crested Gecko Colors and Patterns
Before we launch into names, here is a list of the patterns and colors that Cresteds can come in. These colors might help you come up with a name.
|Solid colors:||Chocolate, buckskin, olive, near-black, yellow, orange, red|
|Bicolor:||Buckskin, olive, orange, red|
|Tiger:||Same colors as previous except red, since the stripes don’t show up|
|Flame:||Any of the previous colors but with cream on their backs|
|Harlequin:||Base color of near-back or red with yellow, orange, or cream patterns|
|Pinstripe:||Harlequin, flame, or even tiger|
|Dalmatian:||Black, green, red, or sometimes white spots|
If your Crested Gecko is one of these colors or patterns, this could help you with choosing a name.
In some ways, naming your female gecko should be rather fun. Look at her colors, and think about famous celebrities or musicians that you admire. Is there a favorite celebrity that has fabulous eyelashes? Or if your Crested is orange, are there any famous people with red hair that you like and can name your gecko after? We also included infamous women from history.
If you have a male Crested Gecko, there is a variety of names that you can use. If you appreciate a musician or celebrity, you can use those names as inspiration. We also included the names of renowned male historical figures.
There are multitudes of names out there that can be applied to your gecko regardless of their sex. These are just a few names to get you started.
Names Based on Food
The following names are food oriented. Many of these names are just for fun, but they can also be based on your gecko’s color.
Names Based on Color
All these names can be used as inspiration based on the color of your Crested Gecko. If you’re looking for more options, look at your gecko’s color and check a thesaurus.
Names Based on Appearance and Behavior
These names are based on your gecko’s appearance, such as the patterns or the texture of the skin and even the small size of your pet. We also included a few names that could describe the way that your gecko moves.
Names Based on Mythology
There are so many mythologies out there that have the most amazing names! If you don’t find a name on this list, read about your favorite mythology until you find a name that seems to be a match for your gecko.
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Names Based on Fictional Characters
Lastly, we have fictional characters, of which there are many. Since geckos are lizards, they can be compared to dragons, which gives you other name options to consider.
Use Your Imagination!
You can go wild! Who’s to say that the name for your gecko should be just one word? For example, since geckos lose their tails, you could call your Crested “Twiggy McTailless” or something! It’s your choice and your pet, so you can go with any name that tickles your fancy.
Consider a play on the name, like Luke Treewalker, or something that rhymes, such as Echo the Gecko. You can even give your gecko a royal title, like King Gordon the Gecko or Princess Peach (if she’s orangey in color).
This is not an exhaustive list, but we hope that even if you haven’t found your Crested Gecko’s name here, perhaps we’ve given you more ideas and inspiration, anyway. Your Crested Gecko’s name should be just as unique as your gecko — and you, for that matter!
You don’t have to worry about how the name will sound if you say it out loud, like with a dog, but it helps to show personality with a fun or cool name for your gecko. Take your time. Read a few name lists, and think about movies or shows or books that you love. It might come to you faster than you can imagine!
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Kathryn was a librarian in a previous lifetime and is currently a writer about all things pets. When she was a child, she hoped to work in zoos or with wildlife in some way, thanks to her all-consuming love for animals. Unfortunately, she’s not strong in the sciences, so she fills her days with researching and writing about all kinds of animals and spends time playing with her adorable but terribly naughty tabby cat, Bella. Kathryn is hoping to add to her family in the near future – maybe another cat and a dog.