10 Best Pet Names for Mice and Rats


When naming a rat or a mouse, picking out a moniker that fits can be tricky. After all, you probably want to avoid tired clichés, like Mickey or Stuart, but still want a classic name that fits your pet’s personality perfectly. Here is the list of some highly popular names for rats and mice.

1. Nicodemus – Rat

Nicodemus was a Pharisee, but that isn’t why you would name your rat Nicodemus. If you have ever read Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, then you know that the Nicodemus character was a young, heroic, principled brown rat as well as the leader of the rats who lived in the rosebush.

In the film, The Secret of NIHM, Nicodemus is portrayed as old and wise and gray. Either way, he helps Mrs. Frisby during her quest and is generally considered to be a wise, just, and trustworthy individual. It’s a great name for a stoic rat.