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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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      Anonymous 

      40 hours 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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      noor 

      47 hours ago

      I love giunie pigs and when they get to exiting when you come over to them

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      joanna 

      5 days ago

      i have two guinea pigs

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      joanna 

      5 days ago

      i love these names

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      Eliza 

      6 days ago

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

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      guest 

      6 days ago

      them names are adorable

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      Catherine Woods 

      7 days ago

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

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      Cheerleader/gymnast/animal lover 

      8 days ago

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

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      Lilly 

      8 days ago

      I dont like any names Lilly

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      Mollie 

      11 days ago

      is there any male names?

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      Guinea Pigs rock 

      12 days ago

      Male names?

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      lexi-bella2 

      13 days 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 

      2 weeks ago

      I’m naming mine Phineas and Austin

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

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      ... 

      2 weeks ago

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

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      Cupcake 

      2 weeks ago

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

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      Unique 

      2 weeks ago

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

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      Anonymous 

      2 weeks ago

      I have two boys, and I named them Fudgie and Marshmallows .

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      :p 

      2 weeks ago

      I'm naming mine pretzel, ginger, Dorito, kiwi, muffin, cheddar, and Cheeto, I aredy have cheddar, Cheeto and kiwi, im getting muffin, dorito, pretzel, and ginger

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      Hello 

      2 weeks ago

      I’m gonna name mine ozzy and patch

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      Wendy 

      2 weeks ago

      Pip and Squeak? Wilma and Betty?

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      Jake paul 

      3 weeks ago

      More names plez

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      Alize 

      3 weeks ago

      Any opinions on names? I have pretzel but idk

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      Markaye 

      3 weeks ago

      I like that one

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      Kelsey 

      3 weeks ago

      Im getting a guinea pig when i move to my new house but I can't decide on pina colada or nutmeg and im also getting a girl guinea pig

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      Amber 

      3 weeks ago

      O.0 i just got a guinea pig, and i need names. she is chill, sweet and adventureous.

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      Elaina Clark 

      3 weeks ago

      If I ever get one it will be either chicken and waffles or cupcakes and waffles

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      Duck 

      3 weeks ago

      i have two guinea pigs at the moment and their names are Piper and Padmae. i’m also getting two more girls and i’m naming them Poppet and Petunia!

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      Hi 

      3 weeks ago

      My guinea pigs are called ozzy and patch

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      Ben 

      3 weeks ago

      I am getting a ginger short hair pig and i love the name bambam

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      Devyn 

      3 weeks ago

      My guniea pigs name is Sweet Pea. She had a sister but unfortunatley she got sick and passed away. Her name was teddy.

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      Amy 

      3 weeks ago

      I think it was great but tootsie was the best in the end I came up with ginger also I thought of Nutella and Carmela marshmallow is a great one to but overall it was great for me to see names because i was struggling

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      Animallover88 

      4 weeks ago

      My long hair guinea pig is named marshmallow

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      saeed 

      4 weeks ago

      piggy is good for girl!

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      Bayle 

      4 weeks ago

      I am getting one

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      Fiona 

      4 weeks ago

      My piggies are Jeffrey and gp

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      Nick 

      4 weeks ago

      My Cavy's name is Buddy Luv

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      LaNiyah 

      4 weeks ago

      My guinea pigs names are Hazel Cinnamon Ginger Penny Daisy Splinter Rockwell SammyBadger Nevil Wolfe and Pepper

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      zuziandlidi 

      4 weeks ago

      my guinea pigs are called lucy and pixie

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      sa] 

      4 weeks ago

      nice names

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      Ginny piggys 

      5 weeks ago

      I have 2 guinea pigs the smooth haired American is Ellie and the texel is Lexi

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      Marrissa 

      5 weeks ago

      I had 2 guinea pigs and there names were ginger, and butter cup. They were so cute and fluffy. Guinea pigs are the best choldhood pet to have. I hope people can see that soon.

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      Olivia 

      5 weeks ago

      can you put Kiki,Fluffy on the list

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      Raniya, 

      5 weeks ago

      I'm getting a Guinea pig her name is princess lola

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      My two girls 

      5 weeks ago

      I have two guineapigs their names are cupcake and marshmallow

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      Cool girl 

      5 weeks ago

      I used to have two guinea pigs but they died.But there names were Carlsberg and Guinness

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      Awesome 

      5 weeks ago

      I named my guidance pig waffles and she Is female. My sisters is named jinx.

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      crazy guinea pig lady!!!! 

      5 weeks ago

      i have 11 guinea pigs and there called peanut, nibbles, mr and mrs grumpy, bumbles ,milky way, fifi, Pepsi, meatball and guinness

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      Girl guinea pig 

      5 weeks ago

      My guinea pig is called OREO!!! LOL

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      MikenahBailey 

      6 weeks ago

      I’m probably going to get a guinea pig soon and if I do, i’m naming him Oreo

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      Guinea Pigs are the best!!! 

      6 weeks ago

      Yep, i love those name Randomgirl

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      Guinea Pigs are the best!!! 

      6 weeks ago

      I'm getting some guinea pigs soon and I'm so excited, although I have no idea what to name them!!! Please help me. :)

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      Randomgirl 

      7 weeks ago

      Is fudge and cashew a good name?

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      Chloe 

      7 weeks ago

      I own 2 guinea pigs thay are girls and so cute there names are Melody and Rosey

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      guest 

      7 weeks ago

      name it honey or rookie or taffy

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      Guest 

      2 months ago

      My girl guineas are called milly, dolly, daisy, creme, norma, poppy

      my boys are called needles, jynxy, lucky and bear

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      buddy the guinea pig 

      2 months ago

      thanks for naming me!

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      robloxianplayz 

      2 months ago

      im getting a guinea pig and im gunna call him ozzy or snikerdoodle

      lol

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      nishen malindu 

      2 months ago

      Very good.

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      music 

      2 months ago

      i just got my first guinea pig today and his name is Theodore

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      J.J 

      2 months ago

      I love all these names, we have just found out one of our guinea pig's is a male. We are going to rename the male because when we thought he was a female we named him Hazel, I am going back and forth with some names! here are the names:

      - Prince

      -Oreo

      -Peanut

      -Snickers

      -Snickerdoodle

      -Bacon Bitz

      Which one should I pick!!!

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      pig lover 

      2 months ago

      How do u convince your parents to get one

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      Hi I'm Jessica 

      2 months ago

      I have two guinea pigs

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      Hi I’m Chloe 

      2 months ago

      I love guinea pigs i’m just about to get a couple my self .do you have any fancy names or scary ones like scare

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      Elmo 

      2 months ago

      Do guinea pigs need a cage mate

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      connie 

      2 months ago

      she just had her babies today

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      Anne 

      2 months ago

      I love the names, Snickers, and SnickerDoodle

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      Pepsi 

      2 months ago

      My dog was named Pepsi but he ran away...

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      guinyguy88 

      3 months ago

      our guinea pigs hard to tick car of? lolz XD mi gorl friend wantz mi to get 1 butt i thik there hard????? plz halp also i kneed some namz 4 the pigz. she wantz like for or somthin idrk bc she blabs alot and i dint listen to her lolz XD... any who.... hers the list!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      - pork rhine

      - fat pig

      - bacon bitz

      - lil sausage mouth

      - pork chip

      - rib master

      - potato hip

      - gordon pamsy

      - chez ballz

      - red marker

      -egghoe

      - hamster

      If anybod got some iteas lkm and hit me up if u a cuttie bc mi gf is nagging me ughhhhhhh XDDD

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      Sia 

      3 months ago

      My Guinea pigs name is fuzz Meister and my sisters is Buddacup

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      Donna 

      3 months ago

      I have a cool gunieapig name bluebell winston henry berry

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      Gamer 

      3 months ago

      Guinea pigs are the best animal's alive

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      guineapigspandas1 

      3 months ago

      I LOVE GUINEAPIGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Elizabeth 

      3 months ago

      M guinea pigs name is oreo because he is black an white he is the cutest thing on earth I love him so much

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      unnown 

      3 months ago

      i have a guinea pig and his name is lighting he sheds alot i have a black sheet and it is covered in his hair

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      naily 

      3 months ago

      i have a Guinea pig for sale for 85 because he is white with black spot and he is a cutee baby.

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      Miley 

      3 months ago

      I'm getting a Guinea pig for my tenth birthday

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      Guinea pig 

      3 months ago

      Do you have any names 4 a white long haired guinea pig?

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      Taryn 

      3 months ago

      I’m getting a Guinea pig In a week it’s white,black,and bron but I don’t know what to name it btw it’s a girl

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      karlie 

      3 months ago

      does anyone have any baby guinea pigs for sale if yes can you text me back how much

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      Rebeka S.J. 

      3 months ago

      I got two guinea pigs and I named them- Caramel and Storm.

      They are boys, 7 weeks old & realllllllly FAT!!!

      By the way these 72 guinea pig names are ADORABLE!!!!!

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      Sahana 

      3 months ago

      Nice names! I am going to get 2 guinea pegsbut i don’t know when. I have sooooooooo many names for it and I don’t know what to chose. Have any ideas.

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      Madeline 

      3 months ago

      I'm gonna get a girl and I'm gonna make it panda because it's black and white

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      Ómra 

      3 months ago

      I’m getting two adorable baby boys and I’m soo exited ones brown and swirly and I don’t know about the other I love piggies so much

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      Janiris 

      3 months ago

      I’m getting a Guinea pig in a few days and I can’t wait to name her buttercup

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      shae.odon@valeparkps.net 

      4 months ago

      i love the name peanut for my guinea pig.

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      Ao 

      4 months ago

      To "Anyone" I like Ginger more but Hazel is cute too.

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      shudfgihoktr 

      4 months ago

      hey i have a ginger dog

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      Lily Kassin 

      4 months ago

      I need a good name for my ferret any thoughts

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      Tatiana 

      4 months ago from Florida

      Very cute names! Thanks for sharing :-)

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      Tatiana 

      4 months ago from Florida

      Hi Jade,

      I'm sure you'll figure the perfect names :-)

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      Tatiana 

      4 months ago from Florida

      Hi Adyn,

      Raider's a cool name. :-)

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      Tatiana 

      4 months ago from Florida

      @Melis I like it!

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      Tatiana 

      4 months ago from Florida

      Hi Piper_Mac

      That's really cute!

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      Carley 

      4 months ago

      I am going to name my new ginnie pig s’mores

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      THEY are super cute 

      4 months ago

      I have two Abyssinian and they are both black and orange like there names are bandit and spooks

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      Anyone 

      4 months ago

      Name Hazel or ginger

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      I can’t wait to get my Guinean pig 

      4 months ago

      I am getting a guinea pig and I can’t wait but I also can’t think of a name, but with the commonwealth games mascot being Borroby I was thinking of changing it to borropig for a guinea pig name

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      Unknown 

      4 months ago

      I still dont know what to call my guinea pig. She has a black head with a line in the middle her back is all white and she had a small brown spot on her head. She is very cuddly and calm. Any ideas?

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      Jade 

      4 months ago

      A good name for maybe a white guinea pig could be Abba or maybe Snowflake. I am turning 10 and i am getting two guinea pigs for my birthday. We r wirking on a name for one but my sisters can't agree

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      Adyn 

      4 months ago

      My sister named hers S'mores before I found the site. I was looking for a name for my new guinea pig and couldn't find one that fit, it is a long haired male with lots of cow licks two on his head make a Mohawk. I think I wanna call him raider

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