72 Cute and Funny Guinea Pig Names

Updated on February 2, 2016
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What to Name Your New Guinea Pig

So you are getting a guinea pig? You must be squealing just like one with excitement! Who wouldn’t at the news that you are getting one of the cutest, cuddliest, and most lovable little fuzzy animals alive?

Guinea pigs make wonderful pets and are low maintenance. They do not require a whole lot of space, their housing requirements are minimal, and it's a lot of fun to build them a little play area! They enjoy the company of other guinea pigs and really form a bond with their owners. You will love them for their entire five to seven year lifespan, and they'll love you right back.

So, do you have any idea what you will name your guinea pig? Meeting your match at the pet store is the easy part, but giving it a name might not be so easy. If you are lucky, the name will just come to you as soon as you chose which one to take home. Most are not that lucky, and, therefore, need to do a little research.

To make this matter a little easier, I have compiled a list of the best guinea pig names that I could find or think of. Scroll down to find different names in separate categories.

Boy Guinea Pig Names

Male names often sound more “fierce” than girly names, but whether your guinea pig is more of an attention-hog or a shy piglet, there’s a name for all!

 
 
 
Rocko
Bob
Ozzy
Leonard
Chomper
Zipper
Bart
Homer
Paco
Oliver
Fabio
Ham
Boomer
Pepsi
Nemo
Tank
Matty
Braveheart
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Girl Guinea Pig Names

Girl names commonly have a “girly” feel to them and often reflect the foods we eat! Why? Because girls are sweet, so is food, and girls love food. That’s not all that is on our list, of course, so check it out!

 
 
 
Princess
Daisy
Rosie
Cinnamon
Sugar
Ladybug
Nutmeg
Peaches
Cookie
Minnie
Ginger
Hazel
Bella
Lily
Sweetheart
Sofie
Buttercup
Baby
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Cute Guinea Pig Names

Guinea pigs are adorably fuzzy little critters. These cute pets deserve a name as cute as they are! Check out these cute guinea pig names, great for males and females!

 
 
 
Stud Muffin
Caramel
Peanut
Pumpkin
Sprinkles
Cuddle Bunny
Copper
Piglet
M&M
Snickers
Furball
Cupcake
Cottonball
Tootsie
Honey
S'mores
Oreo
Snickerdoodle

Funny Guinea Pig Names

It's easy to come up with a funny name for your furry friend. Pick a name that plays on their species or their small stature, for starters.

 
 
 
Hamlet
Ginny Pig
Goliath
Biscuit
The Hulk
Fuzzmeister
Jedi
Bam Bam
Pork Chop
Meatball
Godzilla
Guinness
Gumbo
Brutus
Guinevere
Alf
Jack Hammer
Chunk
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Picking a Guinea Pig Name

There are plenty of names to choose from, and hopefully you have already found one you like by this point, but if you haven't, not to worry!

Whether you have a male or female guinea pig, try assessing its personality and outer appearance to help you pick a name.

  • Does it run to you right away, or is it still a bit skittish?
  • Is it loud, or does it make little noise?
  • What color is it and what “hairstyle” does it have?

Answering these questions can help when deciding between two or three names, too.

Let Your Guinea Pig Help Decide

Still don’t have a name? I’m a fan of letting my animals help in this process just because I am so indecisive when it comes to these things, not to mention the silly memories that it makes. There are a couple of ways a guinea pig can “help” choose a name.

  • If you have an outgoing piggy, have a few friends sit in a circle, assign a name to each person, and place the guinea pig in the middle. The guinea pig takes on the name of the person it goes to first!
  • Write different names on a few index cards and place them around the room with some guinea pig food; you can even do this in the cage if it’s big enough. Whichever card it eats off first is the name that the guinea pig chooses! Easy, right? I think so!

Whatever you do to figure out the guinea pig’s name, have fun with it!

Questions & Answers

  • What are your favorite names for guinea pigs?

    Food-themed names are my favorite:

    Brownie

    Cheddar

    Cheeto

    Cookie

    Cupcake

    Dorito

    Gummy Bear

    Hazelnut

    Kiwi

    Muffin

    Pretzel

    Reese Puff

    Skittles

    Stromboli

    Sweet Potato

    Taco

    Tater Tot

    Waffles

  • What are your pet Guinea pigs named?

    I don't have them any longer, but the ones I've had in the past were named Chuckles, Sausage, Cookies, and Meatball.

  • Can I use a human weight measure for my guinea pig?

    I'm not a veterinarian, so I can't give you health tips for your pets, but when it comes to weight, a human scale should work as long as it can measure a small enough weight. You might have better luck with a kitchen scale, but make sure your parents help you, and you clean it well after using it. I'd suggest putting some plastic wrap over the top of the scale. You may also need to use a glass bowl as your guinea pig may not sit still long enough to weigh it properly. I hope this helps.

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      boobs 

      18 hours ago

      hi peple

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      Mo 

      26 hours ago

      I'm thinking Hazelnut!!!

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      Lilly 

      10 days ago

      I love these names i wish i would of have looked at this before i got my Guinea Pigs

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      Natalie O’Flaherty-Wicklund 

      12 days ago

      I have two girls and 4 boys. The girls are piggy and Sophia and the boys are Oreo teddy Lucas and James

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      Bella 

      2 weeks ago

      I have a female guinea named cuddles and 2 baby’s ones a girl ones a boy we named them Dexter and Lulu

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      bethany 

      2 weeks ago

      I have 2 females and still can't think of names

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      Rhiannon 

      3 weeks ago

      I have 2 male guinea pigs called

      Thor

      Fudge

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      Sophie 

      3 weeks ago

      I love them

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      Lili 

      3 weeks ago

      We have 6 female guinea pigs named..

      Snickers

      Cookies

      Reese’s cup

      Patches

      Brownie

      S’mores

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      Kayla 

      3 weeks ago

      I got a guinea pig and both of them are males and I named one shaggy and the other brownie

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      Kylee 

      3 weeks ago

      I got a female and a male they just had baby what should I name them and there kids

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      Olivia 

      4 weeks ago

      Hey! I just got to females, they do live together, I already have 5 Males and 4 Females, Should I try to bond all my females? Also any names, all females, one is already named Oreo and Snickers.

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      Tessa 

      4 weeks ago

      I am going to get a ginnea pig they are just the cutest

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      sue 

      4 weeks ago

      i am going to get a guinea pig

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      Sarah 

      4 weeks ago

      I have a new baby male 5 months and I need to find a name suggestions?

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      Hi 

      5 weeks ago

      I am thinking of naming my baby Gina pig Hazel

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      Terry 

      5 weeks ago

      I had a guinea pig named zeus. My pig now is going to be named Murray.

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      canessa 

      5 weeks ago

      i will name them Chunk and Borris

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      Owen 

      5 weeks ago

      thanks im getting mine today!

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      Name 

      5 weeks ago

      Thank you! I may use one of these, I got one today!

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      5 weeks ago

      I like all your names and im thinking of adopting one

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      IDK 

      5 weeks ago

      i had 2 Guinea pigs name Mellon Cake and Big Murry

      They were both Male

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      S Muddy 

      6 weeks ago

      I've decided their names now: King Arthur Pendragon and Sir Lancelot du Lac. I've got an obsession with long names for small things.

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      Meme 

      6 weeks ago

      Mine are Lenny and Craig

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      Flo 

      6 weeks ago

      My guinea pig name is PUDDING

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      S Muddy 

      6 weeks ago

      I'm getting 2 baby male guinea pigs that are brown and white soon, are there any suggestions for names? I'm completely lost.

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      Teshie 

      6 weeks ago

      My guinea pigs names are

      -Tazzi female

      -Squeakster male

      -Tiny male

      -Cookie female

      -Peppa female and Rusty male

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      Tory maximas 

      6 weeks ago

      I am getting my new guinea pigs soon

      And am going to get 2 girls and name them

      ..... NUTMEG AND CINAMMON

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      Guinea pig lover 123 

      7 weeks ago

      My guinea pigs are called Willow & Buttercup

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      7 weeks ago

      How about hazel and cookie

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      :3 

      7 weeks ago

      I have a ginger black and white Abyssinian guinea pig. Any name ideas?

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      Pyper Wilhelm 

      7 weeks ago

      I like all the names help me

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      Aly 

      7 weeks ago

      I’m getting a guinea pig tomorrow and I still don’t know what to name him I like Disney and more human names anyon help??

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      AlMck 

      7 weeks ago

      I used to have a Guinea pig and I had named her Guinsu ( from the popular knife set back in the 80's)

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      Yo!!!!!! wazzzzzzzz upppppp??????? 

      7 weeks ago

      I named him

      Mini Hulk

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      Guinea Pig owner 

      2 months ago

      My guinea pigs name is S'more. I think it suits him very well because he looks like a s'more. I also like the name Meatball so I might make that his middle name.

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      2 months ago

      I might be getting 4 beautiful boys at the start of summer next year. I'm getting them next year just so i have enough time to prepare and also i would like their adoption birthday in the summer. I will name them : Reese , Oreo , Waffle and Dorito

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      Donald Trump 

      2 months ago

      Donald Trump Jr.

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      Hi 

      2 months ago

      My guinea pigs names are peanut, and chubbacca/mr.chubbs

      They are both boys

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      Gravy 

      2 months ago

      Onion

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      yvonne donnelly 

      2 months ago

      how about Salt? that goes with Peppa

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      Georgian 

      2 months ago

      I need a food related name that will go with my existing guinea pig name, peppa.

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      Sylena Whitaker 

      2 months ago

      I have three piggies two female and a male, I’ve chosen a candy themed name for all. Skittles (father) is the male, Rolo, is the mother of Snickers who’s the newest piggy in the family.

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      Lilian Threadwell 

      2 months ago

      these are some funny names that I have previously named the piggies:

      -honey, I shrunk the pigs

      -Elvis pigsley

      -mount everpig

      and more.

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      Emily Walton 

      2 months ago

      I am thinking either Hazel and Nutmeg or Honey and Minnie but it depends on the colour so i also like these:

      Bubbles

      Crumpet

      Peaches

      Cinnamon

      Coco

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      Sydney 

      2 months ago

      Im looking at some today to adopt and i think ill name him tinsle.

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      2 months ago

      My 3 year old named him cubby

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      Paola 

      3 months ago

      I think some of these are too candish which means its named of a

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      Luka 

      3 months ago

      Today I got two female guinea pigs and have named them Levi and Lexi

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      lara 

      3 months ago

      i loved your guinea pig names they were really useful.

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      Ashlena 

      3 months ago

      I have 4 pigs... ones name is Derp and another is Tut-Tut. Its funny because I knew what Derp meant when I named him but when I named Tut-Tut (after a friend) I came to find out that “tut-tut” is an expression of annoyance. So I basically have a guinea pig named stupid and another named annoying lol. They are my kids though and I love them and they are crazy spoiled!

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      Corrine 

      3 months ago

      My guiinnie pig’s name I said Hershey because she is dark brown with a white K on her nose

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      Bianca 

      3 months ago

      I got my new guinea pig!Thanks I named him Cheetos and the other one is Brownie like Dale Fizpatric said.

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      Vanessa 

      3 months ago

      Fenton

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      Bella 

      3 months ago

      I got a ginger and white guinea pig and her name is ginger!

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      Nemo 

      3 months ago

      I just got a guinea pig and his name is Pedro.

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      jenna beatty 

      3 months ago

      sunny

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      Emersyn B 

      3 months ago

      I was think about doing Meatball and Pickles what do you think? Do you think it’s a good name?

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      3 months ago

      What are some unique girl Guinea pig names that are also cute?

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      Lily 

      4 months ago

      Has anyone got name suggestions that go with Hannibal

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      Lilly 

      4 months ago

      I know either you go to Google and say guinea pigs for sale or go to a pet store

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      Dale Fizpatric 

      4 months ago

      My cousin Bianca has a sister and her sisters guinea pig is named Browny

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      Summer wickstead 

      4 months ago

      I’ve got four Peruvian guinea pigs princess piglet and haven’t named the other ones yet thinking though

      Great website

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      I named my Guinea pigs Roxy and Rex 

      4 months ago

      Your names are ok but mine are a bit different I don't want to offend you but if you want some more names just ask me and I'll be there

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      Elaine 

      4 months ago

      I was thinking of doing bam bam

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      Guinea pig master 

      4 months ago

      I love the name geo it’s not on heat geo for a boy

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      Alyssa kincaid 

      4 months ago

      hi i have a guinea pig that is white and ginger and im getting he/she in 3 weeks and i have some name idea for female and male guinea pigs that might be useful to anyone so first is carrot cake and pumpkin pie and sweet potato tater tot waffles pancakes cupcakes cookie truffles chowder snuggles and cuddles but i think im gonna go with carrot cake haven't really heard that name for a guinea pig before and its cute for male female but i don't know yet all are so cute!!!

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      Sarah 

      4 months ago

      A name is coco

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      Ellie 

      4 months ago

      Here are some boy Guinea pig Names

      Peanut

      Bobby

      Oreo

      Snicker

      Toast

      Charlie

      Sloppy

      Zippy

      CHeeky

      Monkey

      Snooper

      Girls names

      Honey

      Poppy

      Daisy

      Princess

      Baby

      Lilly

      Molly

      Milly

      Ruby

      Poppy

      Star

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      Alexis 

      4 months ago

      Have any of you named your guinea pig after someone or something from star wars?

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      Alexis 

      4 months ago

      Where do you guys get yur guinea pigs?

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      Alexis 

      4 months ago

      Caleb name her after some thing you like. For example name her after a movie or tv show you like or even a friend or family member. I hope these ideas were useful.

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      Alexis 

      4 months ago

      I got 2 guinea pigs. Their names are jedi and milo. They are 2 weeks old

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      Dipper 

      5 months ago

      Giunea pigs just died

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      gaertu 

      5 months ago

      you should name it figs

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      Michael Stone 

      5 months ago

      I named mine Bruce Guinner.

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      Alexis 

      5 months ago

      I might be geting a guinea pig soon and i don't really know what to call it. These sugestion were amazing but they aren't my type. Any ideas?

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      Stella 

      5 months ago

      Tat or tot is super cute!!! I have two baby girls planning on getting a boy for babies

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      Abby McCarthy 

      5 months ago

      I am using this to name my Parakeet! I decided on Tater Tot! keep up the great work guys!

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      Aubri Fay 

      5 months ago

      I got a guinea pig today and this name i really liked. Hazel. Welcome to the fam!!! Thank you!!

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      Patrick 

      5 months ago

      I wanted a guinea pig and we got one in less then 12 hrs and it came to our house like 1 hr after we said we'll take it

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      isabelle 

      5 months ago

      i might get a guinea pig and this was super helpful i might name her waffles

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      Emily 

      5 months ago

      I might be getting a Guinea Pig and three names I already knew. But I never thought of the rest! Thank you so much! Now I’m having a hard time finding a name.

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      Guest 

      6 months ago

      OMG i love the names amazing

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      Daphnee 

      6 months ago

      im getting two guinea pigs when we move houses, i cant wait. This site helped me a lot with chosing names, thanks!

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      Anonymous 

      6 months ago

      My guinea pigs name was daisy till i found out it was a boy now i still dont know what to name him :/

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      joanna 

      6 months ago

      i have two guinea pigs

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      joanna 

      6 months ago

      i love these names

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      Eliza 

      6 months ago

      This site was so helpful thanks so much. I’ll tell people about this site

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      guest 

      6 months ago

      them names are adorable

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      Catherine Woods 

      6 months ago

      I’m trying to think of a cute name for my little girl guinea pig.

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      Cheerleader/gymnast/animal lover 

      6 months ago

      I LOVE the let your guinea pigs help decide I'm definitely going to do it!!

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      Lilly 

      6 months ago

      I dont like any names Lilly

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      Mollie 

      6 months ago

      is there any male names?

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      Guinea Pigs rock 

      6 months ago

      Male names?

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      lexi-bella2 

      6 months ago

      lol,its my brother birthday soon and he doesn't know yet but we are getting two guinea pigs and calling them spike and perrie ..... spike is gonna be my bro's and perrie is gonna be myn xx

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      Anonymous 

      6 months ago

      I’m naming mine Phineas and Austin

      I’m getting two boys. I’m so excited

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      ... 

      6 months ago

      I’m going to get a guinea pig and name it Señorito Burrito

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      Cupcake 

      6 months ago

      I’m kiwi and her middle name is pumpkin and her last name it kucharczyk

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      Unique 

      6 months ago

      I love these names, Princess for a girl, and Prince for boy!!

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