Choosing a name for your pet snail

Pet Snails Names

So, you decided to have a snail pet, congratulation! You are now probably wondering whether or not to name it and which name to choose. There are many options to choose from but at the bottom line it should be a name you feel comfortable saying and calling. If the snail is a kid’s pet, help them say the name out loud a few times before deciding on the name.

It is important to note that there are a few rules, or better say guidelines, when naming a pet like a dog or a cat. When you name a dog for an example, you need to train it to listen and follow commands, so most trainers recommend short names with two or less syllables. However, it is very unlikely that you will be able to train your snail to follow your commands so you have more freedom in choosing a name.

Why should you name your snail?

If you are asking yourself whether or not to name your snail pet, the answer is very clear. If you had a pet dog or a cat, wouldn’t you name them? Naming your pet is useful in many ways:

  1. It increases the emotional connection between the pet and its care giver.
  2. It helps referring to the snail as a living creature

Therefore, naming your new and unique pet shouldn’t be different. It will help you build the bond between you two and make the conversation easier. Just think of saying “snail, come and eat” instead of calling by its actual name when you put its snail food out.

Do you need a boy or girl name for your snail?

An interesting fact about snails is that their anatomy has both the male parts and the female parts. Which mean that their reproduction process is unique and fascinating. It also means that you can choose whether to call your snail (or snails) by a boy name, a girl names or unisex names.

Which name to choose?

The short answer is: whatever make sense to you. Below you will see some ideas for names divided into different groups. Do you prefer a name from a Disney movie? Or maybe one of the Avengers? What about Beyonce?

In addition, the name you would want to choose would likely be related to the type of snail you have. A Giant African Land Snail would probably have a different name than a small garden snail.

The choice is entirely yours!

Famous snail names

You might think that there are no famous snails, but you would be wrong. There are several that were able to reach fandom. The first and most known is the snail from TV show “SpongeBob”. His name is Gary the Snail. Another example is the movie Turbo that tells the story of racing snail. A less known one is Jeremy the lefty snail. Here are some other options for a famous name.

  • Crystal Snail
  • Escargoon
  • Gary the Snail
  • Mano
  • Snailburt
  • Smoove Move
  • Skidmark
  • Chet
  • White Shadow
  • Speedy the Snail
  • Turbo

Ironic names

Calling pets by ironic names is not something new. People have been calling large pets with names like “Tiny”, small pets with names like “Hercules” and other. Therefore, it is only fitting you can call your snail pet with ironic names that are opposite to their qualities.

  • Racer
  • Rocket
  • Shelby
  • Shelly or Shelley
  • Sheldon
  • Speed
  • Speedy
  • Turbo
  • Zippy
  • Bolt
  • Chase
  • Dash
  • Dasher
  • Ferrari
  • Flash
  • Flip
  • Flyer
  • Jet
  • Peppy
  • Porsche
  • Ninja
  • Racer
  • Rocket
  • Speed
  • Speedy
  • Turbo
  • Zippy
  • Zoom
  • Zoomer

Unisex names

As we already mentioned, snails are playing the roles of both the male and the female. So, calling them by a unisex name is even more appropriate. Below is a list of the most common unisex names. See if you like any of those.

  • Avery
  • Riley
  • Ryan
  • Parker
  • Cameron
  • Angel
  • Jordan
  • Sawyer
  • Rowan
  • River
  • Charlie
  • Quinn
  • Peyton
  • Hayden
  • Blake
  • Emerson
  • Elliott
  • Elliot
  • August
  • Amari
  • Karter
  • Eden
  • Phoenix
  • Finley
  • Remi
  • Remington
  • Reese
  • Taylor
  • Dakota
  • Sage
  • Ariel
  • Morgan
  • Oakley
  • London
  • Dallas
  • Rory
  • Lennox
  • Alexis
  • Marley
  • Payton
  • Tatum
  • Remy
  • Armani
  • Ellis
  • Aspen
  • Lennon
  • Sutton
  • Ari
  • Harley
  • Rylan
  • Reign
  • Spencer
  • Kendall
  • Skyler
  • Haven
  • Milan
  • Gianni
  • Shiloh
  • Leighton
  • Royal
  • Kamari
  • Palmer
  • Wren
  • Lyric
  • Emory
  • Kamryn
  • Legacy
  • Justice
  • Baylor
  • Sterling

Duo names

You might and two snails and not just one. So, you would probably want names that will go well together. Here are some famous duos that will work well for names.

  • Elsa and Anna
  • Ren and Stimpy
  • Beavis and Butt-head
  • Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Wayne and Garth
  • Jerry Seinfeld and George Costanza
  • Walter White and Jesse Pinkman
  • Bert and Ernie
  • Fox Mulder and Dana Scully
  • Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
  • Laurel and Hardy
  • SpongeBob and Patrick
  • Mario and Luigi
  • Scooby Doo and Shaggy
  • Batman and Robin
  • Simon and Garfunkel
  • Itchy and Scratchy
  • Chip and Dale
  • Abbott and Costello
  • The Blues Brothers
  • Bonnie and Clyde
  • Pinky and the Brain
  • Hansel and Gretel
  • Barbie and Ken
  • Penn and Teller
  • Starsky and Hutch
  • Sonny and Cher

Group names

There are many people that have more than one or two snails. Instead of naming them with different, random names, why not select names that are known as a group.

  • The Beatles – John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr
  • The Jonas Brothers – Kevin, Joe and Nick
  • The Flintstones – Fred, Wilma, Pebbles, Dino, Barney, Betty.
  • The Avengers – Iron Man, Black Widow, Hulk and others.
  • Sex and The City – Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda
  • The A-Team – Bosco “B.A.” Baracus, H.M “Howling Mad” Murdock, Templeton “Face” Peck, and John “Hannibal” Smith
  • The Simpson – Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, Maggie
  • South Park – Stan, Kyle, Kenny, and Cartman
  • The Golden Girls – Dorothy, Sophia, Rose, and Blanche
  • Seinfeld – Jerry, George, Kramer and Elaine
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael and Michelangelo
  • Gostbusters -Egon, Winston, Peter and Ray

Naming after your favorite celebrity

Are you a Kim Kardashian fan? Does your snail look a little bit like Tom Hanks? Choosing a name after your favorite celebrity or any celebrity is a good idea. Try it out.

  • Brad Pitt
  • Will Smith
  • Dolly Parton
  • Kim Kardashian
  • Tom Cruise
  • Snoop Dogg
  • Taylor Swift
  • Britney Spears
  • Beyoncé
  • Elton John
  • Lady Gaga
  • Johnny Depp
  • Mariah Carey
  • Whoopi Goldberg
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Morgan Freeman
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Tom Hanks
  • Madonna
  • Oprah Winfrey
  • Matt Damon
  • Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Bill Gates
  • Justin Bieber
  • Julia Roberts
  • Bill Murray
  • Bruce Willis
  • Chuck Norris
  • Dwayne Johnson
  • Robert De Niro
  • Samuel L. Jackson
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Clint Eastwood
  • Ivanka Trump
  • Angelina Jolie
  • Nicolas Cage
  • Jennifer Aniston
  • Jimmy Fallon
  • Justin Timberlake
  • Celine Dion
  • Denzel Washington
  • Carrie Underwood
  • Kanye West
  • Adam Sandler
  • Janet Jackson
  • Bernie Sanders
  • Jerry Seinfeld
  • Jerry Springer
  • Sandra Bullock
  • Stephen King
  • Alec Baldwin
  • Danny DeVito
  • Rihanna
  • Betty White
  • Mel Gibson
  • Larry King
  • Eddie Murphy
  • George Clooney
  • Ellen DeGeneres
  • Jamie Foxx
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Katy Perry
  • Demi Moore
  • Sylvester Stallone
  • Adele
  • Christina Aguilera

Marvel name

Marvel movies took the world by a storm. Two decades ago, only people who were deep into comics knew characters like Drax, Groot and other. Nowadays, it is totally mainstream. Who’s your favorite superhero?

  • Spider-Man
  • Iron Man
  • Thor
  • Wolverine
  • Captain America
  • Deadpool
  • Doctor Strange
  • Hulk
  • Black Panther
  • Black Widow
  • Groot
  • Silver Surfer
  • Ant-Man
  • Rocket Raccoon
  • Star-Lord
  • Punisher
  • Professor X
  • Vision
  • Daredevil
  • Nightcrawler
  • Gambit
  • Colossus
  • Hawkeye
  • Phoenix
  • Bucky Barnes
  • Human Torch
  • Ms. Marvel
  • Blade
  • Cable
  • Storm
  • Nick Fury
  • Moon Knight
  • War Machine
  • Gamora
  • Quicksilver
  • Beast
  • Drax the Destroyer
  • Wasp
  • Psylocke
  • Falcon
  • Cyclops
  • Captain Marvel
  • Human Torch
  • Odin
  • Valkyrie
  • Mister Fantastic
  • Luke Cage
  • Iron Fist
  • Heimdall
  • Black Bolt
  • Yondu
  • Domino
  • Ronin
  • Mantis
  • Nebula

DC Comics names

Much like Marvel movies, DC comics movies became very popular. Are you a Wonder Woman fan? How about Batman for a snail? Calling it “The Flash” will serve as a double purpose.

  • Harley Quinn
  • Catwoman
  • Deathstroke
  • Martian Manhunter
  • Sinestro
  • V
  • Brainiac
  • John Constantine
  • Green Lantern
  • Dream
  • Rorschach
  • Dr. Manhattan
  • Lex Luthor
  • Darkseid
  • Joker
  • Wonder Woman
  • The Flash
  • Superman
  • Batman

Star Wars names

There are many names from Star Wars that will work well for your snail. Your first thought would probably be Jabba the Hut. But as you look on the list below you will see many other great options.

  • Han Solo
  • Darth Vader
  • Boba Fett
  • Yoda
  • Luke Skywalker
  • Princess Leia
  • Rey
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi
  • BB-8
  • Darth Maul
  • C-3PO
  • Lando Calrissian
  • K-2SO
  • Greedo
  • Jabba the Hut
  • Chewbacca
  • Grand Moff Tarkin
  • Mace Windu
  • The Emperor
  • Chirrut Îmwe
  • Kylo Ren
  • Finn
  • Admiral Ackbar
  • Bib Fortuna
  • Qui-Gon Jinn
  • General Grievous
  • Poe Dameron
  • Wicket W. Warrick
  • Figrin D’an
  • Enfys Nest
  • Salacious B. Crumb
  • Ponda Baba
  • Max Rebo
  • Lobot
  • Nien Nunb
  • Count Dooku
  • Mon Mothma
  • EV-9D9
  • IG-88
  • Uncle Owen
  • Admiral Holdo
  • Q’ira
  • Admiral Motti
  • Sebulba
  • Padmé Amidala
  • Jango Fett
  • Oola
  • Zorii Bliss
  • Hammerhead

Game of Thrones names

The TV show that became a phenomenon. Is your snail backstabbing like Jaime? Is it nimble like Arya?  Slimy like Littlefinger? Maybe it is just Grey Worm?

  • Eddard “Ned” Stark
  • Robert Baratheon
  • Jaime Lannister
  • Catelyn Stark
  • Cersei Lannister
  • Daenerys Targaryen
  • Jorah Mormont
  • Viserys Targaryen
  • Jon Snow
  • Robb Stark
  • Sansa Stark
  • Arya Stark
  • Theon Greyjoy
  • Hodor
  • Yara
  • Brandon “Bran” Stark
  • Joffrey Baratheon
  • Sandor Clegane
  • Tyrion Lannister
  • Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish
  • Davos Seaworth
  • Samwell Tarly
  • Stannis Baratheon
  • Melisandre
  • Jeor Mormont
  • Bronn
  • Varys
  • Shae
  • Margaery Tyrell
  • Tywin Lannister
  • Talisa Maegyr
  • Ygritte
  • Gendry
  • Tormund Giantsbane
  • Brienne of Tarth
  • Ramsay Bolton (Please don’t call your snail Ramsay)
  • Gilly
  • Daario Naharis
  • Missandei
  • Ellaria Sand
  • Tommen Baratheon
  • Jaqen H’ghar
  • Roose Bolton
  • The High Sparrow
  • Grey Worm

Disney names

Naming a snail after a Disney character will work great if it is a child pet. You can choose a name from a classic movie like Aladdin or Ariel. Or from a new age favorite movie like Olaf, Mirabel, etc.

  • Aladdin
  • Ariel
  • Belle and Beast
  • Chip and Dale
  • Cinderella
  • Donald Duck
  • Daisy
  • Eeyore
  • Elsa and Anna
  • Flounder
  • Goofy
  • Jasmine
  • Peter Pan
  • Mary Poppins
  • Maui
  • Mirabel
  • Mickey
  • Minnie
  • Moana
  • Olaf
  • Piglet
  • Pluto
  • Tiana
  • Tigger
  • Tinkerbell
  • Winnie the Pooh