72 Cute and Funny Hamster Names

Updated on August 3, 2016
Not ready for a dog? Hamsters make great first pets for children!
Not ready for a dog? Hamsters make great first pets for children!

Naming Your New Hamster

You recently went to the pet store and “tried on” all of the animals that they had there. The birds were way too loud, the fish were all too boring, your stomach turned at the thought of feeding a mouse to a snake, and the other reptiles were just not cuddly enough.

Then something caught your eye: The motion of a wheel turning and turning and this adorable little ball of fur keeping it going. You watched in awe as this little thing shot off the wheel, dove into its tunnel, and squeezed its way to the very top to peek at you.

"That’s the one: the hamster," you said. The perfect pet. And now, the perfect name....

Hamsters make great pets because not only are they small and cute, but they're also easy to bond with, quiet, simple to care for, and not too expensive. Plus, since they are contained in a cage, so is any mess they make.

There are as many reasons to love that adorable little fuzzball as there are names to name it! When it comes to sorting through numerous hamster names, one will surely stand out from the others, ultimately becoming your hamster’s name.

Try looking through the following list of hamster names to see if there is one for your hamster!

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Cute Hamster Names

 
 
 
Boo Bear
Lovebug
Sugar Cookie
Skittles
Bunny
Gingersnap
Paws
Tigger
Bebe
Butterscotch
Brown Sugar
Snowball
Sweety
Snookums
Whiskers
Chocolate Chip
Fufu
Cocoa

You know those super over-the-top, completely harmless-sounding names that only something painfully cute should have? Well, a hamster meets this criteria.

Funny Hamster Names

 
 
 
Hamburger
Budweiser
Tank
Napolean
Hampton
Churro
Dorito
Ricky Bobby
Einstein
Chongo
Beefcakes
Foodstuff
Hamlet
Paul Bunyan
Sexy Beast
Orange Soda
Mouse
Chumlee

Funny and clever names are great for pets. Our favorite? Puns! You can't spell hamster without “ham,” so why not give it a name that you can’t spell without “ham”?

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Male Hamster Names

 
 
 
Maximilian
Franklin
Teddy
Buster
Gus
Caesar
Lucius
Bernard
Pepper
Rex
Sparky
Tiny
Taz
Pablo
Jo Jo
Larry
Cooper
Ripley

A lot of people enjoy giving their male hamsters macho names, such as "Monster" or "Rex." Names like these are fun for boys, especially since hamsters are such rough and tough pets!

Female Hamster Names

 
 
 
Lady
Pearl
Goldilocks
Holly
Lily
Tinkerbell
Bonnie
Gretel
Honey
Cinderella
Peppermint
April
Magenta
Maggy
Cashmere
Precious
Dolly
Snow White

Females often have cute, sweet-sounding names and are often named after food. Sweet food, though, because girls are sweet!

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Let Your Hamster Help Pick Its Name

And the list goes on. As you can see, there are a whole lot of names to choose from.

  • If you really can’t think of a name that goes well, or if you are stuck between a few names, take a paper plate and write some names on it, spacing them out well. Next to each name, place different foods: a piece of cheese, hamster food from the pet shop, maybe a cracker and a piece of carrot. Whichever the hamster goes for first will be its name!
  • Another fun way to let the hamster “choose” its name is to place it in a hamster ball if you have one, and place a bunch of sticky notes with different names on them on the outside of the ball. Whichever one falls off the ball first is the name!
  • If you have a really curious hamster that wanders into other rooms, assign a name to each room, decide on a time, and let your hamster loose for ten minutes. Whichever room the hamster is in when the time is up determines the name!

Deciding on a Hamster Name

Whatever names you are choosing between, make sure you take a long look at the hamster for a sign that it's a good fit.

If you're thinking about naming the little guy Bob, but he doesn't “look” like a Bob (and there’s a chance he won't!), then maybe the name Bob should not be considered for your hamster.

(Unless you really, really want to name him Bob; it’s personal preference, of course. I think you get the point!)

Questions & Answers

  • How can I convince my parents to let me have a hamster?

    Parents are most worried about you taking good care of it. To convince them, you need to start with demonstrating you can be responsible. I would suggest keeping a notebook where you write down all of the responsible things you do. For example, do your chores without them asking, then note the date and what you did in your notebook. Do other things around the house without them asking also. Make sure to write everything down in your notebook.

    Here are some more ideas you can do and write down in your notebook:

    Do your homework, and get good grades.

    Be extra good at school so your teachers will let your parents know on your report cards or during meetings.

    Clean up any messes you make around the house such as dishes and food wrappers.

    Help your parents cook dinner, and do the dishes.

    Take out the trash

    Make your bed in the morning

    Don't leave clothes or towels on the floor

    Save your allowance instead of spending it

    Make notes of all of the responsible things you've done and once you have a few pages full of notes, then bring it to your parents and show them. Let them know you've been working on being more responsible, you have proof of it, and let them know that you would really like a hamster to take care of and you saved your money to buy it.

  • I am trying to think of a name for my black and white hamster, any ideas?

    Here are some ideas for a black and white hamster:

    Angel

    B&W

    Baymax

    Checkers

    Chess

    Chevron

    Cookie

    Cookies 'N Cream

    Dalmatian

    Diamond

    Dice

    Domino

    Dottie

    Felix

    Houndstooth

    Ink

    Mickey

    Minnie

    Oreo

    Panda

    Penguin

    Piano

    Salt 'N Pepper

    Sesame

    Skunk

    Snoopy

    Snow White

    Sushi

    Sylvester

    Truffle

    Tuxedo

    Yahtzee

    Ying/Yang

    Zebra

  • What is a good name for a male light brown hamster?

    How about:

    Acorn

    Bear

    Brownie

    Burlap

    Butternut

    Butterscotch

    Caramel

    Charlie Brown

    Clay

    Cocoa

    Cowboy

    Dusty

    Freckles

    Gingerbread Man

    Grizzly

    Nomad

    Peanut

    Pecan

    Portobello

    Pretzels

    Suede

    Tawny

    Toffee

    Twine

    Waffles

    Walnut

  • Is Bob a good name for a hamster?

    Bob is a solid name. You have my approval.

  • Can hamsters get rabies?

    While it is unusual for hamsters to get rabies, it is possible. Cite: https://www.cdc.gov/rabies/pets/index.html

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      Asra Ahmad 

      13 hours ago

      Hamster master it can be snowy

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      Iris 

      6 days ago

      I am getting a hamster this thursday any tips

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      Madaleigh 

      6 days ago

      I'm getting a hamster on Wednesday.I'm getting a winter white dwarf hamster and i'm going to name it Blueberry.

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      Alex 

      9 days ago

      I don’t know what kind of hamster to get. I would like something small, black and likes to be cuddled with, so which hamster would be best?

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      Hamsterloverxxx 

      9 days ago

      Pepper

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      hamsters_are_my_thing 

      9 days ago

      i need a name for a all black female any ideas???

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      Hamstermaster 

      9 days ago

      I need a name for my white hamster. Any ideas?

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      Hamsterloverxxx 

      10 days ago

      I am going to call my Syrian hamster Humphrey

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      Hamster person 

      12 days ago

      I was thinking of naming my hamster Venus

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      Ruby 

      2 weeks ago

      I lost my hamster yesterday but i git a new hamster today and its a she but it broke my heart about losting my hamster

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      Sasha 

      2 weeks ago

      MY HAMSTER IS NOW NAMED WAFFLES I GOT HIM TODAY I LOVE HIM!!!!

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      Ella 

      2 weeks ago

      what are some cute/funny names for a female hamster(s)

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      Pizza 

      2 weeks ago

      Pizza for life

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      Gaby 

      2 weeks ago

      Hamburger

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      Paisley smith 

      2 weeks ago

      My hamster is so cute

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      Mia 

      2 weeks ago

      I’m getting one tomorrow

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      Alyssa 

      3 weeks ago

      I hope I get a hamster and I thought of the name Delta for a girl.

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      Wiskers 

      3 weeks ago

      She’s so cute

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      Blobs 

      3 weeks ago

      Why did you make those names you almost made my friend die of laughteerrrrrrr

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      Mr & Mrs Kevin Allen 

      3 weeks ago

      We previously had a little caramel colored Syrian hamster! His name was Hamilton!!! He was such a little sweetheart and a wonderful addition to our family! He fell from the upper deck of his habitat. We were all heartbroken.

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      Vickie 

      3 weeks ago

      My daughter and I have had 2 male hamsters Sniffles and Scamp. Now we have a dwarf female Lily Bear.

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      sophie 

      3 weeks ago

      is deasel a good name for a mail hamster

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      Bakkybukly 

      4 weeks ago

      What’s a good name for white hamster?

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      kawaii sis 

      4 weeks ago

      is cuddles a good name for a female hamster

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      Lindzey8 

      4 weeks ago

      Is Chrisy a good name for a male hamster?

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      hadleyv 

      4 weeks ago

      I'm naming my hamster sexy beast

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      Kendall.wilson 

      5 weeks ago

      My black hamster won't eat it's been like this foe two weeks now.

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      Bob 

      5 weeks ago

      im naming my hamster potato

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      Sophia 

      5 weeks ago

      I am getting a hamster and my original name was Gingernut. But now it might be Skittles, Gingersnap , Mousy or Gretel

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      Lola 

      5 weeks ago

      When I was five I named my hamster pettal and the website is great

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      Charisma 

      6 weeks ago

      If u get a ginger girl hamster u should name it rose

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      Sky 

      6 weeks ago

      This website is great

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      FerretPaws88 

      6 weeks ago

      What is an angelic, beautiful name for a white hamster?

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      Karsyn Roberts 

      7 weeks ago

      What should I name my hamster she has a ginger color all over her, any ideas?

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      Walter 

      7 weeks ago

      To n well I got my hair a couple days ago and all I did was honestly ask but I would prepare first when she asks what you are preparing for tell her your pet hamster. I would also tell her facts like how they only live about two years.

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      mylo 

      7 weeks ago

      should i name my dawf hamster stormy or tiny

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      SAPPHIRE 

      7 weeks ago

      Need names for a female hamster she is dark brown with a large white strip in the middle??.

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      7 weeks ago

      I really. Want a hamster but my mom would never get me one my birthday is coming up and I going to beg her but I don’t know I don’t think she will get me one I have a stuffed animal and his name is bunny if my mom will yes to an you animal I ask her to get me this list befenitly helped. I just really want some one I can talk to and play with because my sisters always on her phone and never wants to play with me and with a hamster I can laugh and talk to him. I know it’s silly writing this but I just wanted to tell it to someone hopefully you understand.

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      Brooklyn 

      7 weeks ago

      I chose buster it’s a great awesome name!!!

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      Nobody 

      8 weeks ago

      Thanks

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      ty Beannie Boo 

      2 months ago

      I chose Snookums for my little girl

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      braxton 

      2 months ago

      i named my dwarf hamster Hamburger!!!!!!!!

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      sargun singh khalsa 

      2 months ago

      i chose fluff it as my hamsters name.

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      Small-Pet-Kingdom 

      2 months ago

      THESE NAME FINDING HACKS!! They are so smart!! I think you can genualize you top list of names all by your hamsters personality which may take some time to really find. ❤️

      SUPER SASSY- Sexy Beast

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      ender 

      2 months ago

      PandaPepper

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      isabella 

      2 months ago

      is smoosh a cool name?

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      Lauren 

      2 months ago

      I have a black male Syrian hamster, I’m thinking of naming him Oreo, Pepper, or Panda. Whitch one is best?

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      Stephanie Syck 

      2 months ago

      Summer then I think the perfect name for ur hamster would be Digger!!

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      Justine 

      2 months ago

      what should I cal my dark brown hamster

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      Libz 

      2 months ago

      OMG I’m definitely got the right name for mine because she so cheeky and just like me my dwarf hamster-sexy beast!!!!!!

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      Simmone 

      2 months ago

      I was looking on another list and I saw beefcakes lol I started to laugh hard

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      destiny 

      2 months ago

      ima gonna name my hamster tiny puello

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      I named our 

      2 months ago

      My daughter named her syrian female hamsters Nibbie who bites and Nichu her favorite.

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      Summer 

      2 months ago

      What should I name my male robovoski dwarf hamster that has a light brown back, white tummy, and loves to dig??

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      Emily 

      2 months ago

      I named my male dwarf hamster Chip and my female Dalia

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      Kaitlyn 

      2 months ago

      I'm going too name mine nibbles!

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      Ryder 

      3 months ago

      I was thinking tedy bear

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      Unicorn 

      3 months ago

      I can’t wait to choose my name

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      Nicole 

      3 months ago

      I am going to name it Veronica Doritos Archie Zachary Cooper and it is going to be a female even tho a wanted a female and a male.

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      xXFoxy123Xx 

      3 months ago

      Im getting a winter white dwarf hamsters maybe two , who knows

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      Nicole 

      3 months ago

      What are good names for a white and brown teddy bear hamster.

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      Franz 

      3 months ago

      my hamster is cute

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      Ally Brookson 

      3 months ago

      I just got a Hamster but I don’t know what to name it It’s a Teddy Bear Hamster.

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      Harlee 

      3 months ago

      My hamster is named nut he is a blond very furry. I named him that because he looks like a cashew but apparently a cashew is a fruit!

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      Harlow 

      3 months ago

      Fuzzbutt

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      Sloane 

      3 months ago

      I getting a Hamster in a week and I might name it Peanut or Ham Solo. I Love HAMSTERS!!!

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      shaia 

      3 months ago

      trying to find a name for my male hamster

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      Leah 

      3 months ago

      I have a female hamster terrified of everything and is adorabke but I don’t know what to name it.

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      bella 

      4 months ago

      what is a good name for a black male hamster

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      Camryn 

      4 months ago

      I'm going to name our class hamster Paul Bunyan

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      Bon 

      4 months ago

      I have a female ham and don’t know what tot name it I want something funny

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      Tatiana 

      4 months ago from Florida

      I hope you have a great time with your new pet!

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      Kaycee 

      4 months ago

      I love it

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      frankiethegirl 

      4 months ago

      My hamster is call ed maximillian franklink but frankie for short

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      Furgas 

      4 months ago

      Lol

      That’s what we might name mine

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      Bunnyawesome77 

      4 months ago

      DO HAMSTERS HAVE RABIES???

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      Bunnyawesome77 

      4 months ago

      My hamster Alice died in February.

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      Harlow 

      4 months ago

      Soooooooooooooooooooooooo cute Tatiana my mom said if I do my chores i can get a hamster if it's a boy we name it fishing if it's a girl we name it fuzzberina. I

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      REESE 

      4 months ago

      Ok so I am getting a hamster and I just wanted to know is there any fun foods for them like a carrot etc

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      beatrix 

      4 months ago

      i am getting a hamster on monday next week

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      Ella s 

      4 months ago

      I have two hamsters. One is Chinese hamster named Kim Kimble. The other is Syrian hamster named hammy! I ❤️My hamsters!

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      Chrissy 

      4 months ago

      If you were a hamster where would you go

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      Alisapa 

      4 months ago

      I'm getting a hamster tomorrow and I'm going to name it tiger or ginger. I'm 8 if you want to know.

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      anonymous 

      4 months ago

      my hamsters name is Sniffels the other names i recommend are. Oreo and Chuba

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      Petre 

      4 months ago

      This was my cats name

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      Pauline 

      4 months ago

      Hamster called blossom, as she has a white part that looks like a tree on her side.

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      Maya 

      4 months ago

      I want a HAMSTER!!!

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      Person 

      4 months ago

      I'm getting a hamster for a present and im thinking of naming it sterling or hazel

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      Ethan 

      4 months ago

      I named mine sparky

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      Laura 

      4 months ago

      I do not have one yet but if it is a girl I am going to name it pixi and if it is a boy Mr smalls

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      Lilly Holtan 

      4 months ago

      I named my hamster Miracle because she was a rescue hamster!

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      Ravin 

      4 months ago

      My hamsters name is Sushi I can find a middle name the could go with Sushi Martin

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      kelly 

      4 months ago

      maybe the month you got them

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      Jessica-Lilly 

      4 months ago

      alpha!

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      Hayley 

      4 months ago

      Sugar cookie

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      Olivia 

      4 months ago

      OMG so cute I'm thinking about lily, honey or caramel and maybe latte but any of the names above are great!!!

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      Sophia grace browlee 

      4 months ago

      Toatlly adorable!

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      Maisie 

      4 months ago

      Pumpkin

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      Harvey Griffin ✌️ 

      4 months ago

      Griff

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      Aubrey 

      4 months ago

      Omg so cute

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