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If you’ve ever made a fursona before, then you know just as well as anyone that tying a name to it can be extremely difficult. This is something that people can spend days sometimes weeks making, so to just put a single name to it that encapsulates all the time and effort that went into it is of course not easy. However, it’s certainly not impossible and if you’re struggling to give your new fursona a name, in this post we’ll give you a few tips for naming your fursona.

What Is A Fursona?

However, before we jump into how you can name your fursona, let’s first clarify what a fursona is. In its simplest form, fursonas are cartoon anthropomorphic characters made to represent a furry. Typically the fursona is made to represent its artist or whoever asked for it to be made, however, this isn’t necessarily the case. They are most often used when interacting with other members of the fandom whether it be through Twitter, Discord, furry forums, Reddit, etc. They can use these fursonas as their profile pictures and therefore gives them something to identify with when engaging in these communities.

Alfie, The Cat

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How Do I Make A Fursona?

Now, of course, these fursonas don’t just materialize into existence by themselves. They are made with meticulous care by furries and artists alike. So, how can you ensure that you are making a good fursona? Well, for one, the most important factor is to do what you want. Don’t be swayed by what other people tell you you should do. Your fursona is supposed to reflect you, don’t worry if you don’t have the most unique species in the world or the color isn’t original, because at the end of the day, if you like it, then what more is there to do? 


With this in mind, you should start brainstorming ideas about your fursona. These ideas include the species of your fursona, their personality, their color palette, etc. Think about how each of these factors reflects the personality of your fursona. For example, while it’s not set in stone there are typical traits that are assigned to each species of animal such as foxes being sneaky and cunning or dogs being joyous and bubbly.

What Makes A Good Fursona Name?

While there is no such thing as an objectively good name for your fursona, there are definitely some things you should consider when giving a name to your fursona. Of course, if you have a name in mind that you like just because it sounds nice, then by all means make that the name of your fursona. However, there are definitely some factors you should consider when coming up with a name for your fursona as it could help you out a lot. 


One thing to consider is, much like the species of your fursona, how does the name of your fursona reflect your fursona? Unlike with naming a child where you have no idea what they’re going to turn out to be, you have the amazing foresight of knowing the personality of your fursona and therefore being able to name them accordingly. Some people like to skip this step altogether and name their fursona after themselves to align themselves with their fursonas as much as possible. However, if that isn’t your style other people like to give their fursonas lengthy, fantastical names like they’re straight out of Skyrim while on the other end of the spectrum some people just pick normal names like their own but aren’t quite their own, is supposedly makes their fursona feel more real and more human.

River, The Racoon

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What Are The Most Common Fursonas?

If the originality of your fursona’s species is a concern of yours, then not to worry, as FurScience has collected data on the most common and uncommon species of fursonas in a survey of about 6000 entries. What transpired was that the following species are the ten most common fursonas species in descending order: hybrid, wolf, fox, dog, big cat, dragon, mythical, cat, other, and rodent. Then, even within that, there are common dog and big cat breeds that appear more often than others such as German Shepherds or tigers.

Most Common Fursona Species

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What If I Can’t Think Of An Original Fursona Name?

Let’s assume that after reading this you are still completely stumped and just cannot for the life of you think of a name for your fursona, here are a few things you can do to solve this. 


#1 Fursona Name Generator 


This is likely the easiest solution to your problem as it requires literally zero thinking. All you have to do is click either “get male names”, “get female names” or “get neutral names” and then just pick a name you like. The beauty of it is if you don’t like any of the names you see you can just click generate again until the end of time. 


#2 Baby Name Generator 


If you’re not quite into the fantasy names of the fursona name generator, why not check out just a normal baby name generator? This way you can generate some normal human names until you find one you like, almost like you’re naming your own baby. 


#3 Browsing Other Fursona Names


There’s also no shame in looking at other fursonas in the community and taking inspiration from their names. That can give you a better scope of what your fursona’s name could possibly be and even better the kind of name you want your fursona to have.

Arkan, The Hybrid Wolf/Tiger

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What Are Some Good Wolf Names?

Considering that wolves are among the most popular species of fursona, we think it’s only fair that we cover a few of (in our humble opinions) the best wolf names for your fursona. Some of these names include: 

  • Aura
  • Louve 
  • Lupa 
  • Beowulf 
  • Okami
  • Shiro
  • Zylo
  • Sable 
  • Asher
  • Echo 
  • Kiba 
  • Klondike 
  • Rune 
  • Shadow 
  • Torak 
  • Vlad 
  • Xerxes
  • Ronin 
  • Smoke 
  • Zion 
  • Yukon 
  • Achak 
  • Mishka 
  • Newt
  • Willow 
  • Adolfo 
  • Conan 
  • Luna 
  • Maverick 
  • Aspen 
  • Atlas 
  • Ghost 

     Hopefully at least one of those offers some inspiration at the very least or maybe you even used one.

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    Xege Kheiru

    Jennifer is an ex-costume designer turned fursuit maker, better known by her fursona's name Xege Kheiru. Under this alias she has written extensively for the Fursonafy blog and many others on the topic of fursuit making and general information about the furry fandom.

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