Photo by Dave Location: Nampa, ID Pictured: Toco Toucan "Rocko"People ask me all the time about what names I think they should use to name their birds and so I thought I’d make a whole blog post devoted to names I like for birds and ones I may use in the future. I’ve actually named a few birds for people which is flattering that they like the names I choose so much.
- Diesel... I always pictured this for a male African Grey parrot.
- Mercury... for more of a serious personality in a bird, or a red one like an eclectus or even a Moluccan cockatoo.
- Mercedes... for a girly bird or super expensive one, hehe.
- Digit... for a really small bird like a budgie or lovebird.
- Chaos... for a rose breasted cockatoo or galah (what I often wish I would have named Bandit!)
- Echo... for a freeflighted macaw.
- Zipper... for a fast zippy bird.
- Mac or Maq... because it follows my last name, haha!
- Zanzi... female, possibly a toucan.
- Button... small bird.
- Chap... male bird.
- Miles or Miley... male vs female names for a fast bird that likes to get around for miles!
- Morris... a bird with a good sense of humor like my dad!
- Blondie... a white or yellow bird.
- Liberty... perhaps a female macaw.
- Fae... nothing in particular.
- Kansy... a female Amazon perhaps. Came up with his after driving through Kansas so much.
- Paola... any female bird.
- Truco... my dad came up with this one, I picture it for a green bird from Mexico (it's Spanish for 'trick' according to him)
- Tuuli... a female bird name after a female group band.
- Roakie... something Linus the umbrella cockatoo says all the time, so I picture it for a male cockatoo.
I’m sure I will come back and add to this as time goes on ;) feel free to use any of them as I will only be flattered!
Article by Jamieleigh Womach. She has been working with parrots and toucans since the age of 17. She isn’t homeless but is home less than she prefers to be. She travels the world with her husband, daughter, and a flockful of parrots whom she shares the stage with.