Whenever my toddler daughter gets a new stuffed animal toy, she gets quite creative with naming it! And she expects us to help her along. Finding cute or funny names for your child’s favorite stuffed animal does require getting quite imaginative especially when all the favorite names have already been used up.
This is why I wrote this article: to spur your creativity by giving 429 example names for 38 different animals. In the worst case these can be good starting points so you and your child can come up with the right final name. In the best case they might find one of these just the right unique name for your new teddy bear, stuffed elephant dinosaur or monkey.
- Names for Stuffed Animal Bears, for example cute teddy bears
- Names for Stuffed Elephants
- Names for Stuffed Bunnies
- Cute Names for Stuffed Animal Dinosaurs
- Names for Stuffed Monkeys
- Names for Stuffed Dogs
- Names for Stuffed Cats
- Names for Stuffed Lions
- Names for Stuffed Ducks
- Names for Stuffed Chicken
- Names for Stuffed Horses
- Names for Stuffed Animal Cows
- Names for Stuffed Animal Octopus
- Names for Stuffed Animal Unicorns
- Names for Stuffed Dolphins
- Names for Stuffed Dragons
- Names for Stuffed Frogs
- Names for Stuffed Flamingos
- Names for Stuffed Foxes
- Names for Stuffed Hedgehogs
- Names for Stuffed Hippos
- Names for Stuffed llamas
- Names for Stuffed Lambs
- Names for Stuffed Moose
- Names for Stuffed Monsters
- Names for Stuffed Owls
- Names for Stuffed Otters
- Names for Stuffed Pigs
- Names for Stuffed Penguins
- Names for Stuffed Reindeers
- Names for Stuffed Rhinos
- Names for Stuffed Racoons
- Names for Stuffed Sharks
- Names for Stuffed Sloths
- Names for Stuffed Sheep
- Names for Stuffed Seals
- Names for Stuffed Tigers
- Names for Stuffed Turtles
- Tips for Naming Your Child’s Favorite Stuffed Animal
- Wrap Up
Names for Stuffed Animal Bears, for example cute teddy bears
Here are some lovable options for naming your child’s first teddy bear:
- Gummy Bear
- Pooh Bear
Names for Stuffed Elephants
I reckon every family owns an “Ellie” in their home! But what other name can you give to your child’s plush toy?
- Babar (from the 1931 French children’s book called “Histoire de Babar”)
Names for Stuffed Bunnies
These floppy-eared creatures are loved by both girls and boys and there’s no shortage of cute bunny names.
- Big Foot
Cute Names for Stuffed Animal Dinosaurs
Stuffed dinosaurs are popular with boys but I know a few little girls who adore them too. These ginormous animals can have cute names too!
- T Rex
Names for Stuffed Monkeys
Long-limbed stuffed monkeys with cute, grinning faces are a hit with children of all ages.
- King Kong
Names for Stuffed Dogs
Think Paw Patrol and you have a whole lot of names to pick from for your child’s favorite stuffed dog. But, if you’re looking for something more original then check out my list below:
Names for Stuffed Cats
Whatever stuffed cat toy your child has got, make sure you give it a name to remember it for many years.
Names for Stuffed Lions
Children love the movie “The Lion King” so don’t be surprised if they decide to call their stuffed lion after one of the characters.
Names for Stuffed Ducks
When your child is given a bright, yellow duck you may be wondering about a name for it.
Names for Stuffed Chicken
If your child is into farm animals they may insist on a stuffed chicken as a pet toy.
- Henny Penny
- Chicken Little
- Beak Ben
Names for Stuffed Horses
Horses are beautiful creatures and if your child has fallen in love with their stuffed horse, you’ll need to help them find a special name for their toy.
- Pinkie Pie
- Princess Luna
Names for Stuffed Animal Cows
Stuffed cows are great for adding to your child’s collection of soft farmyard animals. Why not give it one of these names?
Names for Stuffed Animal Octopus
Your child’s stuffed animal octopus could end up being called Pearl if it’s gloriously pink or “Hank” if the toy is for your son. But, here are some other pretty cool names:
- Eight Legs
- Scuba Doo
- Aquaman / Aqualady
- Dr. Octopus
Names for Stuffed Animal Unicorns
There’s nothing quite as magical as a stuffed unicorn so make sure you give it an extraordinary name!
- Magic Dust
- Milky Way
- Black Diamond
Names for Stuffed Dolphins
Use your imagination to help your child find the perfect name for their plush dolphin.
Names for Stuffed Dragons
Another magical creature that gets your child’s imagination running wild is the dragon.
Names for Stuffed Frogs
Stuffed frogs are cute so have some fun giving your child’s froggie toy one of these names:
- Mr. Toad
- Tad Pole
- Gorf (frog spelled backward!)
Names for Stuffed Flamingos
Your baby girl would love a dainty pink stuffed flamingo to add to her collection of soft toys. Help her pick a special name for this long-legged bird.
- Pinkie Pop
- Pom Pom
- Candy Pie
- Cotton Candy
Names for Stuffed Foxes
Foxes can be crafty so be clever when coming up with a name for your child’s stuffed fox.
- Basil Brush
- Fiona Fox
- Mr.or Mrs.Fox
- Ferdie Fox
Names for Stuffed Hedgehogs
Hedgehogs are sweet little spikey creatures often found wrapped up into a tiny ball. Give your little one’s stuffed hedgehog a cute and sweet name too!
- Hokey Pokey
- Hoggy Hog
- Harry Hedgehog
Names for Stuffed Hippos
With bulky bodies, little children will enjoy cuddling up with their stuffed hippos. But what should you call it?
- Boo Boo
- Snorty Sma
Names for Stuffed llamas
They may look haughty but a stuffed llama will make every child happy!
- Llama Mia
Names for Stuffed Lambs
These gentle creatures make wonderful stuffed toys for babies.
- Sweet Pea
- Tinker Bell
- Little Bo Peep
- Sugar Pie
- Cream Puff
Names for Stuffed Moose
You may be tempted to call your child’s stuffed moose Moose A. Moose from the well-known childrens’ TV series called, “Moose and Zee”. But, let’s keep it simple with these names:
- Bullwinkle (another famous moose TV character)
Names for Stuffed Monsters
Uncles can’t resist giving their nephews cute stuffed monsters so you better come up with an equally cool name!
- Skunk Face
Names for Stuffed Owls
We all know “Friend Owl” from Bambi so you could give your child’s stuffed owl the same name. But, here’s another 11 owl names to pick from:
- Big Eyes
- Dr. Whoo
Names for Stuffed Otters
Otters are super cute furry water creatures so your child’s stuffed otter deserves a special name.
- Brown Eyes
Names for Stuffed Pigs
Oink! Oink! You can’t help but say this every time you see your child’s stuffed pig toy. But, consider picking one of the following names instead:
Names for Stuffed Penguins
A stuffed penguin makes a wonderful gift for a child who loves sea animals. Here are some names you can call it:
Names for Stuffed Reindeers
Reindeers are antlered creatures often fondly associated with Santa Claus.
Names for Stuffed Rhinos
Finding the best name for the mighty horned stuffed rhino may leave you stumped. Check out my pick of the best for this beast!
- Baby Horn
Names for Stuffed Racoons
A stripy-tailed stuffed raccoon should be included in every child’s collection of soft animals.
Names for Stuffed Sharks
You may want to call your little one’s stuffed shark “Jaws” but let’s get a bit more innovative here!
- Fancy Fin
Names for Stuffed Sloths
Sloths are delightful animals who always look pretty relaxed about life.
- Mr. Lazy
- Sleepy Jane
- The Rock
- Sleepy Head
Names for Stuffed Sheep
Your child’s fluffy white stuffed sheep can be called many different cute names.
- Fluff Fluff
Names for Stuffed Seals
Stuffed seals are another addition to your child’s sea animal toy collection. Make it unique by calling it one of the following names:
- Sea Lion
- Boogie Woogie
Names for Stuffed Tigers
Tigers capture every child’s imagination and when they are given a stuffed tiger animal they want to give it just the right name!
- Shere Khan
Names for Stuffed Turtles
Turtles are hard-shelled creatures often found making their way down a sandy beach to the ocean.
Did you know you could name your stuffed turtle also based on the Ninja Turtles’ names? I gave one option below (Donatello) but there are another 3 names to choose from.
Tips for Naming Your Child’s Favorite Stuffed Animal
You might want come up with some funny or creative name for the stuffed animal for a number of reasons. One reason I’ve had recently is when my child was suddenly scared of her stuffed dinosaur. In any case, here are some tips on how to come up with a great name.
Be Inspired By Its Appearance
Sit with your child and look at the stuffed animal. Be inspired by any special features that stands out making its appearance unique. These could include:
- Size, shape, and color
- Webbed feet or striped fur
- Horns, antlers, and tusks
When looking at your child’s enormous stuffed dinosaur you could consider calling it Ginormous Rex. Silver is a lovely name for the silky gray stuffed seal your daughter adores. And, that long-necked, spindly-legged flamingo? The shape alone makes you want to call it Stilts or Necky!
Is There a Popular Character Already Around?
Winnie the Pooh is a popular character and it’s not unusual to give a teddy bear this name. Simba, Scar, and Sarafina are some famous names for lion toys from “The Lion King”. Famous Disney characters such as Pluto and Goofy are often used to name stuffed dogs. When you struggle for a name, turn to these popular characters to help you out.
Is There a Famous Person?
Named after the 1901 American president, Theodore Roosevelt, the “Teddy” bear has become one of the most popular children’s stuffed animal toys. Napoleon Bonaparte is another famous name used for stuffed animals such as teddy bears, dogs, and even cats. Bo Peep is a well-known “person” in the nursery rhyme and her name is often used for lambs and sheep.
Pick a Simple Name
Picking a simple name is essential for younger children. This way they can remember the name of their favorite stuffed animal and pronounce it easily. Try and pick names that have one or two syllables in the name.
Rely on the Theme (if there’s one)
If your child is collecting a range of stuffed animals for a particular theme such as sea creatures or the farmyard, stick to names that relate to these themes. You could also find a popular children’s book or movie and name all the soft toys after the characters.
Shortlist a Few Names With Your child or With Other Children
Go through the list of names I’ve included in this article or come up with your own list. When you’ve got a few names written down, sit with your child and their siblings and get them to vote which ones they like best. This way you can shortlist the names for further discussion. Watch this video as it gives some useful tips around selecting a name for a stuffed animal.
Choose a Final One With Your Child Via Discussion or a Game
If there’s still some debate about the final name for your child’s soft toy, you may need to turn it into a game especially if your child is still struggling to pick between two or three names. Write the names onto pieces of paper and place them into a hat. Let your child take out one card with that name being the final one.
A lot of thought can go into picking the best name for a stuffed animal. While your child may be able to find one on their own, many do battle to find the perfect name. This is where parents can assist them in finding the best name most appropriate for their plush animal toy.
With 427 names to pick from here, I’m sure you’ll easily spot the right name for your child’s favorite stuffed animal.
And once you’ve picked the right names for perhaps dozens of animals, you might be struggling with storing them? Here are some toy boxes and chests so you can get organized.