Llamas have been gaining in popularity among worldwide livestock enthusiasts who desire a docile, hearty, wool-bearing animal, according to The International Llama Registry. When choosing a good name for your llama you can focus on monikers that contain an element of humor or select one that more literally describe your pet and his characteristics.
Dolly, the Gentle Soul
Naming your pet llama Dolly will help you pay homage to the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, according to DalaiLama.com. His Holiness claims that his mission is to foster a peaceful culture and llamas are known for their gentle nature, rarely exhibiting biting or kicking behaviors.
Another way you can turn a play on words into a good name for your pet llama is to make use of the common Spanish language phrase 'como se llama,' which translates to 'what is your name' in English. Naming your llama Como Se can give him an international flair that can be enhanced by using a colorful harness when walking him and also by featuring Spanish or Mexican-style decorations in or near his pasture or shelter.
Spitz, 'Cuz He Does
Similar to other members of the camel species, llamas are known to spit when involved in a real or perceived dispute with another llama over anything from food to a need to establish dominance over other males when courting a female. Naming your llama Spitz can allude to this behavior. According to WildFacts.com, llamas typically don't spit at people unless they are agitated or mistakenly consider the person to be a part of their llama herd.
John, Paul, George or Ringo
Some llamas naturally have a mop-top style head of hair or can be groomed to feature one. A good name for a llama sporting this look is one that pays homage to any of the four members of The Beatles, who are almost as well known for their haircuts as they are for their music. You can select either the first or last name of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison or Ringo Starr.
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