If you’ve just brought home a brand-new Crested Gecko or are thinking about doing so, finding just the right name for them 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 beginners 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.
This list has many names for you to consider: There are 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 one for your Crested Gecko somewhere on here!
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 lizard comes from. Crested Geckos 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. These are tree-dwelling lizards, which 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 might help you come up with a name.
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 can be rather fun. Look at her colors, and think about famous celebrities or musicians that you admire. Is there a favorite celebrity who 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 musicians or celebrities, you can use their 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 options 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, you can check a thesaurus!
Names Based on Appearance and Behavior
These names are based on your gecko’s appearance, such as the pattern 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 an option on this list, read about your favorite mythology until you find a name that seems to be a match for your gecko.
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 with these lizards! Who’s to say that the name of 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 punny 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, 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, shows, or books that you love. It might come to you faster than you can imagine!
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