72 Cute and Funny Hamster Names for Males and Females

Updated on August 17, 2019
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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! A hamster," you realized. The perfect pet. And now, you need 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!

There are as many reasons to love that adorable little fuzzball as there are names to name it!
There are as many reasons to love that adorable little fuzzball as there are names to name it! | Source

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 definitely fits the bill.

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!)

When Should Your New Hamster Go to the Vet?

Questions & Answers

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

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      please answer me 

      5 days ago

      is snowball good for a white hamster

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      Puppy mcpoo avocadoooooo 

      11 days ago

      Do u think Kim kardashian is a good name for a brown/hazel female hamster????

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      Puppy mcpoo 

      12 days ago

      We need a name for a brown hamster

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      Olivia 

      2 weeks ago

      What is a good name for a light brown female hamster?

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      Hammy 

      2 weeks ago

      Food based names

      Marshmellow

      Peanut

      Coffee

      Candy

      Jellybean

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      Kitty girl 

      2 weeks ago

      Convince your parents to buy you a hamster by helping around the house without being told to show you have the responsibility to take care of a hamster.

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      hamsterlover 

      3 weeks ago

      Here's some suggestions:

      Chocky

      Cookie

      Flower

      Buddy

      Humphrey

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      Sara 

      3 weeks ago

      They are very usesfull

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      ~•°•°•°•Vika°•°•°•°•~ 

      4 weeks ago

      I got the nicest and sweetest hamster his name is chubby monkey and he is soooo cute ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️❤️

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      avery 

      4 weeks ago

      I named my hamster grey and white hamster kiwi

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      Roce 

      4 weeks ago

      Love it

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      Selene Guillemette 

      4 weeks ago

      Those names are so funny and cute. Recomened.

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      eile 

      5 weeks ago

      im not sure what to name my hamster. I just her and she's black and grey with little stripes.

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      karolina 

      5 weeks ago

      cauliflower and potato and breadstick

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      ham life 

      5 weeks ago

      my black hamsters name is fluff nugget FOR NOW I'm thinking about changing it

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      Ash 

      5 weeks ago

      My hamster name is Biscuit she is like ginger kindda colour.

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      Aylin Torres 

      6 weeks ago

      My hamsters name is candy she has light fur with a little bit of brown

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      Anna 

      6 weeks ago

      My hamster's name is George and he has a big butt. He is a light brown shorth haired Syrian hamster.

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      Alina 

      6 weeks ago

      I'm not sure of what to call my hamster. She is mostly white, with specks of brown and black flecked in there. Ideas, please?

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      Ruby Abisetti 

      6 weeks ago

      I can’t think of a name for my Syrian female hamster she is grey white and has black marks over her face,

      Any suggestions?

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      Bib bob 

      6 weeks ago

      I can’t think of a name for a black hamster

      Can you help

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      Oogly boogly 

      6 weeks ago

      I'm trying to find a name for my white male hamster. What are some good ideas?

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      Matilda 

      6 weeks ago

      I’m trying to decide between the names honey, ginger, and sugar

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      Sophie Sidebottom 

      6 weeks ago

      I like the name honey

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      HamHam 

      7 weeks ago

      Is Nugget a good name?

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      Equine crazy 

      7 weeks ago

      Im trying to think of a name for my female hamster i want it to be cute and sweet

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      sp5 

      7 weeks ago

      what should i name my active gray and white hamster

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      Plop 

      7 weeks ago

      I think u should pick this name

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      ava 

      8 weeks ago

      do you have to change the cage every week or can you at lest skip a week

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      Hi 

      8 weeks ago

      What are some cute girl and boy names for black hamsters???

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      bella 

      2 months ago

      Cute names for grey hansters

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      Bobby 

      2 months ago

      Can dwarf hamsters eat raspberries

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      Lori 

      2 months ago

      I haven’t met my hamster yet my other hammy died yesterday and I need a new friend

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      Hamster 

      2 months ago

      Which name should i call my orange and white hamster out of cookie crumble or crunchie

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      Kitty 

      2 months ago

      WHat is a good name for my brown and white swirled hamster?

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      Rachael 

      2 months ago

      I really want a hamster for christmas the names I would chose to name it is

      Olaf

      Brownie

      Muffins

      Porkchop

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      Afra 

      2 months ago

      I’m getting a hamster soon, and if it’s a girl I want to name her Daisy and if it’s a boy I want to name him Waffles.

      i’m Kinda stuck weather to get a girl or a boy.

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      Aliyah case 

      2 months ago

      My hamsters name was sparky. He just died today and i cried alot but for some reason my gma bought me a new one and idk what to name him.

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      Benekwlwndnjf 

      2 months ago

      A good name for a black brown and white hamster is s’mores

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      milena 

      2 months ago

      what is a good name for a black brown and white colourd hamster

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      Whiskers 

      2 months ago

      It’s really a great name

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      Grace 

      2 months ago

      My hamster name is Cindy Lu Who

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      laura 

      2 months ago

      what name should I give a female spotted hamster

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      poooo 

      3 months ago

      My Hamsters are called Caramel and Coco

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      jo mama 

      3 months ago

      my hamsters name is egg

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      Hamsterlover 

      3 months ago

      My hamsters name is hammie she might die though :(

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      yat splat 

      3 months ago

      my hamsters name is Hazelnut my sisters hamster just got flushed down the toilet today :( her name is peanut too

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      Nicole 

      3 months ago

      My black and white hamster is going to be called either sully or mr cuddles wich one he is long haired black and white Syrian hamster btw or it might be called chip or pengue

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      Reeeee 

      3 months ago

      I really want a robo dwarf hamster and I don’t think it will happen. But some names I thought of were....

      .Bean

      .Bruno

      .Pip

      .Chip

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      cheney peacock 

      3 months ago

      My hamster's name is peanut, just got a new one and can't name him ;-;

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      yaya 

      3 months ago

      if you don't know what your hamster is going to look like, or if you're going to have one, what should you name it?

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      :l 

      3 months ago

      What is the most favorite kind hamster in the world

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      Charlotte 

      3 months ago

      my hamster is named Charlotte.

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      yeimi 

      3 months ago

      There is this name for black hamster i am not raises its not yei mi thats my name the hamster name is Becky!

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      Squidward 

      3 months ago

      Is chino a good name for a cappuccino colour hamster

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      Sophia 

      3 months ago

      Add the name Chestnut, That's the name of my hamster.

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      Cassandra 

      3 months ago

      Add the name Loki

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      Belle Ruttle 

      3 months ago

      I’m getting a Syrian hamster female any good names??

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      Lily 

      3 months ago

      My hamster name is Fluffy

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      bOI gIF mE a HAMstEr 

      3 months ago

      bOI my hamsters name is Fluff

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      Oda.olsvik 

      3 months ago

      My hamster name is poppy

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      Olivia 

      3 months ago

      my hamster names is simba

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      4 months ago

      I’m going to get a

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      more 

      4 months ago

      This is sooo sissy!

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      Zeldris 

      4 months ago

      I have just got a male Roboroviski hamster 7 weeks old yesterday and he's very shy and small. I love some of these names but the one that has clicked with me the most as a suggestion was Declan. But these names are very good.

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      zixi 

      4 months ago

      i just got a hamster like last month. i got a winter white dwarf hamster. i'm not really good at giving it a name, so i just called it siri

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      Katie 

      4 months ago

      So I got. Grey and Black and white dwarf hamster I need your help I don’t know what to name her.

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      Bubleaetor 

      4 months ago

      I am getting a Roborovski very ,very soon!!! Maby like in two weeks!!!!

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      Madeline 

      4 months ago

      my hamsters called Tiny

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      Brynn 

      4 months ago

      I’m thinking of changing my Russian Dwarf hamsters name and I can’t choose between Charles or Charlie what do you think???

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      Hamburger 

      4 months ago

      You could name him or her tater tot or mocha

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      Hamster 

      4 months ago

      I’m trying to think of a cute/ funny name for my grey Russian Dwarf hamster.... do you think you could help??????

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      My first hamster 

      4 months ago

      I got a light brown, dark brown and white male hamster today and I can’t decide a name I’m thinking about cookie and chip? do u have any other cute baby boy hamster names?

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      Gabby 

      4 months ago

      I have a hamster now and I named it churro lol

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      Georgia 

      4 months ago

      I think this list was great!! I had a hamster called Fudge but she dies . My mam said I’m getting another one but I’m not sure to call her: fudge or coco . Or if it’s a boy ; stitch or Bruno

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      hamster 

      4 months ago

      hello. i’m looking for male hamster names such as Gingernut or thing’s like that. Also, how can you tell if a hamster will bite or not

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      Betty 

      4 months ago

      For people looking for cute names, I know one that isn’t on the list that is cute for any type/colour hamster, Bibble ♥️ I named my hamster this after watching a movie which had a little pet called Bibble

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      Ishabob 

      4 months ago

      Im trying to find a name for my white hamster. Can you help?

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      Emma 

      4 months ago

      For Hope it could be Dark Chocolate

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      Maddie 

      4 months ago

      I need a name for my brown and white hamster

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      Emma 

      5 months ago

      I need a name for my light brown/ tan hamster any ideas

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      India 

      5 months ago

      I found a couple names from this website and so uneasily and cute

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      Rosie 

      5 months ago

      I called my hamster Gingersnap!

      I need a name for my second one........ Any suggestions?

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      Gracie 

      5 months ago

      Can I put 2 dwarf hamsters together

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      Katelyn 

      5 months ago

      What name is cute for a grey female dwarf robo hamster

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      Ben Hargenner 

      5 months ago

      any usggestions for 4 adorbale babaey frogs

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      Hope 

      5 months ago

      I'm going to buy a dark brown male hamster and I have no idea what I should name him, any suggestions?

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      hola 

      5 months ago

      hi, my name is hola... and i have a orange hamster. What should i name it?

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      Joyce Poole 

      5 months ago

      1 good hamster name

      Nibley (she stuffed 20 sunflower seeds in her pouches)

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      Saydey 

      5 months ago

      I have a Syrian hamster I called it sparkle do you think that’s a good name

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      bob 

      5 months ago

      hammy

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      Alfredo 

      5 months ago

      Good name for an orange and white hamster

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      rosa 

      5 months ago

      what if your parent ssays no to you for getting a hamster

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      Areanna 

      5 months ago

      Those are cute names for hamsters

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      Sprout 

      5 months ago

      I just got a black shorthaired female Syrian hamster. Do you have any ideas on what to call it?

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      Shai 

      5 months ago

      My hamster is called lady do you think it is a good name

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      kiy 

      5 months ago

      i want a hamster. what should i name it

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      Kellie 

      5 months ago

      I have a little baby female longhorn I can't think of a name so what is a good name I should name her

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      Aaylah 

      6 months ago

      I getting a Russian dwarf hamster and I think I'm naming it maple is that a good name?

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      Coco dotty 

      6 months ago

      I need a name for a baby hamster what would it be (btw it’s grey)

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