Popular Animal Crossing Island Names Choices
100 Cute Animal Crossing Island Names
You’d think that finding names is easy enough. Yes, it is fairly easy, but do these names easily fit the 10-character limit? probably not, which is why we have put together 100 animal crossing island names that do. This is a time saver if you’re too busy to do the selections yourself.
What Is Animal Crossing Island, For The Uninitiated?
Animal Crossing for the Nintendo GameCube was released in Europe back in 2004; it is one of Nintendo’s most popular franchises. The game has been ported to other consoles since its debut, but I will be using screenshots from the Wii U version throughout this article.
This game allows players to explore a town full of quirky characters, collect items and grow their own garden in order to attract different species of animal neighbours. Eventually, you can customize your house in any way you like by having these animals donate furniture or just buy new stuff with your hard earn bells (the currency used in Animal Crossing).Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Nintendo Switch
As an added bonus, when you meet all the requirements for unlocking a special character, you are given the opportunity to rename that character before they move into town.
What follows is a list of the most popular choices across multiple games as well as my own personal opinion on how certain names might be perceived by said animals. I don’t claim that these opinions are fact, but given that we know so little about the way these characters think it is difficult to state anything with certainty…
HOW EASY IS IT TO UNLOCK SPECIAL CHARACTERS?
Chances are you’ve played Animal Crossing before and know exactly what I am talking about. If not, here is a quick rundown: As you progress the game (and pay off your mortgages) you will be able to expand your town by buying adjacent islands. These are connected via a bridge, where special characters can move into the vacant plot of land provided their requirements have been met. Once you have unlocked one of these new residents, they have the option to change their name before moving in for 500Bells…
There are 48 different animals who can eventually become available as neighbours, but only 26 of them will ask for your help initially. The remaining animals will stay dormant on their island unless you fulfil certain criteria (collecting all dummied out fossils or giving every villager a specific piece of furniture). This criteria is often very challenging and requires deep knowledge of the game mechanics. As such, it’s unlikely that many players are able to fully populate their towns with these characters before the end game.
There is even one animal who goes by the name ‘Gulliver’ (he’s a seagull) and requires you to find certain island-specific rare shells in order for him to appear. Once collected, he will arrive on your island during a New Moon (not sure why). You will need to make sure it’s nighttime, then approach his boat (across the bridge) wearing this item :
Having unlocked all 52 animals is not essential for completing the game or anything like that – It’s just something this item will only be available in a secret place which I won’t go into here for spoiler reasons.
Once you do all that, he’ll give you furniture and might even ask to move into town. You can change his name to whatever you like (up to 6 characters) and he will become your friend immediately thereafter.
(Note: This is the only character who has different dialogue if you visit him during the daytime.)
The List Of Popular Animal Crossing Island Name Choices
All of these names have been tested extensively in the Wii U version of the game, although many of them should work fine on older games too. Just ensure that there are no illegal characters within any given string before inputting it into your own save file – Animal Crossing doesn’t handle these well at all.
Some of the more popular names have been excluded from this list due to being somewhat cringeworthy. Some might have been considered great in 2002, but not so much today – I don’t want people calling their new neighbours a swear word or something like that!
My Opinion On Interesting Animal Name Choices
There are some interesting name choices going on here… for example ‘Gary’ is a pretty common thing to call a guy in the outside world and other obvious ones such as ‘Lilly’, ‘Kitty’, ‘Meg’ etc. would be fine too I guess…? Although that’s not really your job – The animals should do whatever they feel is best, but feel free to share your opinions on any given name below.
Please note that ‘Toby’ is actually what you would call a male dog… the female version of the same name is ‘Taffy’. There are also similar name problems with all of the other quadrupedal characters too, so avoid using these names if you have dogs/cats/rabbits/ferrets or whatever else at home.
There are some pretty nice choices here though – Many of them have been taken from popular movies and games, but others are just classic pet names that have stood the test of time. I can’t really say anything negative about most of these options, but I will admit it’s strange to see two completely different lists for each gender. If you’re going to be the very best like no one ever was, then feel free to mix and match however you see fit.
‘___’ (fill in your own name) might be considered a bit boring by some people, but I think it’s all down to personal preference… there aren’t really any truly terrible choices here anyway!
Remember: naming an animal is just for fun and only becomes relevant if they move into your town at some point during the game. You can even name yourself whatever you want too – It’ll never have any effect on gameplay unless Nintendo decide to release another update that changes this mechanic somehow .
Don’t forget to check out the Animal Crossing New Horizons on Nintendo Switch either.
Best of luck with naming everyone! 🙂
A Quick 100 Cutest Animal Crossing Island Names List
- Green Hill
- Anime Isle
- Just Cats
- Cage World
- Bug Eaters
- Neo Tokyo
- The Shire
- Elf Zone
- Goku World
- Da Swamp
- Angel Isle
- Myst 3
- Isla Sorna
- Oak Island
- Planet X
- Peach Butt
- Death Star
- Mega Drive
- Dark Souls
- Juice Zone
- Port Moody
- Sharks Warf
- World Edge
- Miss Isle
- Wuhu Island
- Tingle Island
- Lover’s Point
- Fight Club
- Twin Leaf