Whenever you have a new stuffed animal or plush toy, within a few days you realize it needs a new name. The name is something you'll always remember because it makes the toy special and gives it personality. If you are confused by the idea of naming your new stuffed animal or toy, try not to focus too much on whether it is perfect or not; instead, something should come to you naturally when you look at your toy and spend time with it.
- His features will naturally make you pop out a name, of course, most of the plush toys may look similar, but you can always find him different.
- Look carefully at your toys. First, before anything, always decide if you want a real person's name, or something like "Fluffy"? Knowing this can help you come up with names that relate to well-known characteristics of people, pets, or toys. Or maybe you want to name your toy something exotic, or less popular? Consider each of the following approaches to help you name your new toy. None of them is better than the other, and it's entirely up to you and what you think will work best for your toy.
- Look at the characteristics of the toy. For example, if the toy has bobbleheads, maybe you can name it Bobby or Shaky. or, think about the gender. You probably don't want a boy named Princess! Think about what kind of animal the toy is and name it after something that matches it. For example, a parrot. They are known to live with pirates, so why not have a "pirate" type name, like "Patchy"?
- If your toy's fur is long or messy, you can name it Shaggy or Puffball. or, if the toy is "black", you can name your toy Jet. Look closely at the toy's face or expression and sometimes a name will pop into your head! See if it reminds you of someone you know, but if it's a stuffed pig, don't give them your best friend's name.
- If your toy is associated with a holiday or season, this may suggest a name. For example, Webkinz makes Love Puppies. if you have seasonal plush toys, think of things that relate to that holiday. Like "Spooks" for Halloween toys or "Hearts" for Valentine's Day toys.
- Think about how you met/got this toy. Then the name will make sense.
For example, if you got the toy in April, you could name the toy April, or if someone gave it to you, you could name it after them.
- Think of something you like. For example, if you like to ride scooters, you could name your pet Scooter. If it's gold (like a nugget), you could name it Nugget.
- Stare at the toy. What does it make you think of?
- Be creative. Many people have stuffed dogs named Rover or Fido, or Simba for the lion. think of something cool and creative.
- You can try adding Mr. or Mrs. to the name, such as "Mrs. Sparkles", "Mr. Yellowfur", etc., to make it sound more interesting!