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Cute Names for Stick Insects

While many people wouldn’t consider insects as pets, there are just as many who would. Insects can make amazing pets and are actually some of the easiest to care for! There’s no barking, litter boxes to clean, or anything else that you might find annoying about caring for your pets when it comes to insects, which makes them excellent for children and other curious minds that love to watch the little guys crawl (or fly) around.

One excellent pet from the insect kingdom is the Stick Insect. Also called Stick Bugs and Walking Sticks among other names, these guys are super cool and so fun to watch — even though they spend much of their time in one position! They come in several varieties and can be smaller or larger depending on which one you choose. Either way, they’re awesome and one of my favorite bugs (and I don’t have many of those)!

So, once you’ve decided what type of Stick Insect you’ll be getting, there are a few things you need to do to prepare for your new friend. A suitable enclosure and plenty of fresh water, as well as the appropriate food are all important. You might also want to give your new friend a name — though he’ll likely never come when called it’s something fun for you to do for him!

But what do you name a Stick Insect? I’ve got you covered there. Here are 100 cute names for Stick Insects, divided into themed sections for you to ponder:

Classic Names

Let’s start with some all-time favorite pet names, shall we? Stick Insects are very unique as far as pets go, but that doesn’t mean you can’t give them a name you’d give a dog, cat, or other more common type of pet! Try these on for size:

  • Bizzy
  • Bucky
  • Cuddles
  • Cutie Pie
  • Dixie
  • Fancy
  • Frisky
  • Giggles
  • Missy
  • Mittens
  • Scrappy
  • Squeaky/Squeakers
  • Tootsie
  • Wiggles

Food Names

Stick Insects sometimes resemble certain types of food, so there’s a lot of inspiration to be found there. Here are some of the food-related names I thought might be suitable for your stick-like friend:

  • Churro
  • Cookie
  • Hungry man
  • Peanut
  • Popsicle
  • Snickers
  • Twix
  • Waffles

Plant/Tree/Nature Names

We can’t forget to include nature names when naming a Stick Insect, can we? After all, resembling elements of nature is a part of their skillset — blending in keeps them safe from predators. Check out these nature-inspired names I found:

  • Amber
  • Aspen
  • Blossom
  • Bonsai
  • Buddy
  • Flower
  • Forest
  • Ginger
  • Ivy
  • Mr. Bloom/Mrs. Bloom
  • Oakley
  • Olive
  • Reed
  • Sequoia
  • Sage
  • Timber
  • Willow
  • Yucca

Color Names

Naming a new pet often includes relating their name to their color. While Stick Insects don’t come in many different shades, here are a few options to ponder:

  • Brownie
  • Greenie
  • Slate
  • Rainbow (because, why not?)

Bug Names

The obvious thing to do here is to name a bug something bug-like, right? Well, here are some nice options to consider when naming your new bug-bestie:

  • Blinky
  • Bugsy
  • Creeper
  • Gadget
  • Mr. Stickers/Mrs. Stickers
  • Sticky Bear
  • Tickles/Tickler
  • Wobbles/Wobbler
  • Ziggy
  • Zippy

Popular Character Names

A popular trend these days is to name our pets after TV, movie, and pop culture icons. I thought these would be quite well-suited for a Stick Insect — see if you agree:

  • Bender (Futurama)
  • Caterpie (Pokémon)
  • Cleavor (Pokémon)
  • Gary (SpongeBob’s pet snail)
  • Kabutops (Pokémon)
  • Kong (as in King)
  • Mystique (X-Men)
  • Scizor (Pokémon)
  • Scyther (ANOTHER Pokémon)
  • Stoic the Vast (How to Train Your Dragon)
  • Toothless (How to Train Your Dragon)
  • Walker (as in Texas Ranger; also, the remake version)
  • Wurmple (ok, I promise last Pokémon)

International Names/Meanings

There are many beautiful names with impressive meanings to be found in other countries, languages, and cultures. These are a few that I found super Stick Insect worthy:


  • Daichi (from the earth)
  • Kenzo (wise one)
  • Yuki (good fortune)


  • Chorizo (spicy sausage)
  • Gordo (fat)
  • Loco (crazy)
  • Rio (river)

Tough Guy Names

While this is technically a list of cute names, I thought these examples were a good combination of tough/cute — especially considering they’ll be given to an adorable little bug. What do you think of these?

  • Arrow
  • Bandit
  • Buff
  • Flint
  • Macho
  • Sarge

Zen Names

Thanks to their tendency to stay still for hours (and sometimes days) on end, the Stick Insect gives off a calm, peaceful vibe. These names all translate to something similar to those traits, so I thought you might like them:

  • Axl (father of peace)
  • Frederick (peaceful)
  • Galen (calm)
  • Humphrey (peaceful warrior)
  • Irie (cool, peace, positive)
  • Mellow
  • Shiloh (tranquil)

Other Names

These are simply names I thought would suit a Stick Insect for one reason or another. Try picturing your new friend as you read them, and you’ll see what I mean! Have fun with these choices:

  • Andy
  • Archibald
  • Arnie
  • Banjo
  • Beady
  • Cecil
  • Dexter
  • Dobson
  • Gertrude
  • Luna
  • Monty
  • Paperthin
  • Petey
  • Pierre
  • Sawyer
  • Shady
  • Skinny legs
  • Stanley
  • Stickiana bones
  • Stilts
  • Remington

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