Seals are adorable mammals belonging to the family of the pinnipeds. They actually look like earless dogs and though they live in water, seals return to land to give birth. We have discussed cute names as well as pet names you can give to your seals.
Tips For Naming A Seal
All animals, whether dogs, cats including seals have their own personality. When choosing a name for them it is important to consider some of the following factors. Think about the type of name you want. It is best to divide the names into human-sounding names, personality or behaviour-based names, appearance-based names as well as names that just have a cool ring to them. Consider pet names that end with a vowel, because they change tones when you call for your seal. This is important because most animals can distinguish the frequency ranges at a much higher level than humans do. A name that ends with a vowel can be easy to call out and get your pet’s attention. You can also consider names with one or two syllables because they are easy to call out, and catch the pet’s attention and are less of a pain than long names. Be careful not to select a name that sounds like a command. It is important to consider the commands you may give your pet when choosing a name. Also, when selecting a name for your seal consider your pet’s personality and choose a name that fits your pet’s character. To make your job much easier you can also do a nickname test to see which name your pet seal responds to better. Avoid giving your pet a name with negative connotations
Cute Seal Names
Hedwyn: The name Hedwyn mean ‘fair peace,’ hence it is a cute name that will suit a serene seal.
Ceseal: Ceseal is a pun for Cecil and it makes a cute name for your male seal.
Snoofy: Seals are able to detect prey and predators from afar, so name your seal Snoofy, a name complementing his abilities.
Bulldog: A seal has a facial appearance of a dog; the name Bulldog will suit your seal.
Ce-Seal-ia: This is the female version of Ceseal and it is a pun for Cecilia, a cute name to give to your seal.
Smiley: If you look closely at a seal, you will discover that she appears to be smiling at all times, so the name Smiley is perfect for her.
Fluffy: A seal is so cute, and has an adorable presence and appearance, one can’t help but want to get closer and touch it. Fluffy is the right name for it.
Other cute names to give to your seal are listed below.
Some Fascinating Facts About Seals
The seals ability to hear varies between species. Seals with no ears do not have an external ear flap that is on fur seals and sea lions, but they still have ears present beneath the surface of the skin. Also, true seals (phocids) have an incredible ability to hear higher frequencies under water than otariids (fur seals and sea lions) but the opposite is true for airborne sounds. All other types of seals like pinnipeds are more sensitive to underwater sounds compared to airborne sounds. These animals can be very heavy. A male southern elephant seal can weigh up to an average of 8,000 pounds while females are much smaller. However, this is very different when it comes to the smallest seal in the family of otariids, for example, Galapagos fur seal, weighs between 60 to 140 pounds and almost all seals, except of the nearly-hairless walrus, are covered in thick fur, with layers of fat to keep them warm. Another fascinating fact about seals is that seals have high levels of carbon monoxide. Both seals and heavy human smokers have a high level of carbon monoxide in their blood streams. It is believed that seals’ blood carbon monoxide levels are connected to their ability to deep dives.
Good Seal Names
You will want to give your seal a befitting name that matches its appearance or behaviour; here are good seal names which you might like.
Whiskers: A seal has whiskers which make him even cuter; you can name him Whiskers.
Sparkly: Sparkly is a good name to give to your seal. The name will suit a seal with a silverfish kind of skin.
Leo: Leo is a cute and short name which will suit your male seal. It is short for ‘Leon,’ a name that means lion, emphasizing the courageousness and strength of your seal. Therefore, this name is perfect for a seal lion seal.
Hunter: The seal’s whiskers enables him to detect vibrations under water and that makes him a good hunter, so this name is apt for your seal.
Snorky: This is a good name for the seal who is always snorkelling around in water.
Bulky: This is a good name for a male seal, since they are known by their ginormous size.
Sleepy: You will find seals hauling out on land, they won’t really be sleeping but they give off a sleepy look.
Here are other good seal names to consider.
Types of Seals
Seals are a diverse group of semi-aquatic mammals and there are different types of seals. Some of them include the Mediterranean monk seal which is classified in the Phocidae family. It can grow from 2.6 feet in length at birth to about 7.9 feet in adults. Reproductive maturity for this type of seal is reached at roughly four years while the average lifespan can fall between 20 to 25 years. Another type of seal is the Hawaiian monk seal which mainly inhabits the north-western Hawaiian Islands such as the Laysan and Lisianski Islands, and the Midway Islands. This type of seals has a preference for warm subtropical waters. The northern elephant seal is another type of seal which is categorized in the Phocidae family plus it is one of the elephant seal’s two species. The southern elephant seal is another type of seal. The animal is regarded as one of the largest aquatic mammal after the bigger cetaceans, plus it is the largest seal as well as the largest carnivoran. There are other types of seals such as the ross seal, that inhabits ice packs around the Antarctic, the leopard seal and the weddel seal to name a few.
Baby Seal Names
Baby seals are cute and we have suggested the best names to give to your baby seal.
Hug Ems’: This is a cute name to give to your cute little seal whom you are tempted to hug.
Pillow: Baby seal definitely looks like a sizable pillow, so this name is perfect.
Snowy: Snowy is a good baby seal name, that suits a baby seal whose fur is snow-white.
Sleepy-head: This name suits the baby seal who spends more time sunbathing on land.
Pup: Baby seals are called pups, so why not name him Pup.
Squishy: A baby seal is definitely soft, so the name Squishy suits her.
Peek-a-boo: A baby seal is so cute, she looks like she could make a perfect playmate for hide and seek. Name her Peek-a-boo.
Below are other good names for a baby seal.
- Lil’ Huggy
Seals are commonly found along most coasts and cold waters, but the majority of them live in the Arctic and Antarctic waters. Harbor, ringed, ribbon, spotted and bearded seals, as well as northern fur seals and Steller sea lions reside in the Arctic region. Some seals create caves in the snow to live in and never come out. These seals poke breathing holes in the ice, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Centre. Harp, ringed, hooded, spotted, bearded and ribbon seals are commonly sighted in the Arctic. Crabeater, Weddell, leopard and Ross seals are found in the Antarctic. Fur seals and sea lions are usually found in the Northern Pacific between Asia and North America and off the coasts of South America, Antarctica, southwestern Africa, and southern Australia. These animals can spend an average of two years in the open ocean before returning to their breeding grounds. Pinnipeds in general can be found on every continent, though most species are found in cold-water environments.
Female Seal Names
If your seal is female, here are cute names that might suit her.
Flora: Flora is a good name for a female seal. The name is associated with ‘a flowers,’ hence the name is apt for your seal.
Jewel: If you treasure your seal much, the name Jewel is right for her.
Flopsy: Flopsy is a perfect name for your seal; it complements the seal’s softness.
Vivien: Vivien is a traditional and cute seal name that will suit your female seal.
Bulbous: The name Bulbous matches a seal with a plump body. The name will suit a ringed seal, with a fleshy body and cat-like snout.
Coco: Coco is a cute name which will suit your adorable female seal. Coco is a pet name derived from the term cow, which refers to a female seal.
Luseal: You can pun the female given name Lucille and get Luseal, a cute female seal name.
We have listed more female seal names that might suit your seal.
- Smiling Sally
- Miss Lazy
- Miss Vee
- Miss Pailey
- Miss Gray
What Do Seals Eat
All types of seals eat other animals, but they rely on fish caught out at sea, however a few species break the mould. Leopard seals make a living hunting penguins and sometimes even other seals. Walruses, on the other hand survive on a diet of clams and other shellfish, which they can detect with their sensitive whiskers and then suction up from the seafloor with their strong mouths. There is also another species of pinniped known as the crabeater seal, which is normally found in the Antarctica. But these animals do not eat crabs at all, or at least not the kind you would think of. Instead, this type of seal uses highly specialized teeth to filter water for tiny, abundant crustaceans known as Antarctic krill. Seals prey on fish in general, but they also eat eel, squid, octopus, and lobsters. The gray seals can eat up to 10 pounds (4.53 kilograms) of food in a day. In some cases seals skip eating for a number of days, and even stop eating altogether during mating season. Seals can live off the energy from their stored-up blubber for a number of weeks.
Pet Seal Names
If you own a pet seal and you want to name it, we have put together the best pet seal names for you.
Angel: Angel is a good pet name which will suit your pet seal. The term angel is a term used when referring to a beautiful creature, hence, the name is apt for your adorable pet.
Cuddles: Seals are cuddlesome, just one look at them, you will want to hug them, so this name is apt.
Diamond: A diamond is a treasure, and if your pet seal is precious to you, name her Diamond.
Lilly: You can name your pet seal after the beautiful lily flower.
Handsome: A seal is an attractive mammal and if your pet seal is a male, name him Handsome, a term used to endear a beautiful male.
Sunshine: The name Sunshine is perfect for a bright coloured seal; you can give this name to the seal whose coat has silver rings.
Coolio: You can consider naming your pet seal Coolio, a good name for a calm and relaxed seal. This name is derived from the word cool which means ‘to be calm.’
Below are other pet seal names.
- Little bear
Best Seal Names
We have compiled the perfect names for a seal. Read on to find the name that is best for your seal.
Tub: A seal looks like a tub, it is barrel shaped and its body shape makes it an excellent swimmer and diver.
Flipper: The seal wades through water currents because of its fins; Name your seal Flipper, which also means ‘fin.’
Mr Gray: This name is apt for a gray coloured seal.
Flynn: You can name your seal after the seal character from the cartoon ‘Ice Age 4: Continental Drift.’ This name will suit a seal who is a leader.
Jumbo: This is a good name for your bull; it complements the seal’s humongous size.
Bearded Bob: You can name your seal Bearded Bob if he is a bearded seal, with abundant and prominent whiskers.
Twinkle: A seal’s blink has some form of gleam to it, therefore, this is the right name for your seal.
Here are more names which might be best for your seal.
- Mr Jaws
Cartoon Seal Names
If you want to name your seal after cartoon characters, here are the names for you.
Fluke: You can name your seal Fluke, after the cartoon character who was fluked to the sea on a daily basis. The name is best for an amusing seal.
Gerald: Gerald is a seal in the animated movie ‘Finding Dora,’ and you can name your calm seal after him.
Stefano: You can consider naming your seal after the character from ‘Madagascar 3,’ who is a bubbly and funny character. This name will suit the seal who makes you laugh a lot.
Hunter: Hunter is a leopard seal in the cartoon, ‘Penguins of Madagascar.’ You can name your leopard seal after this character.
Sandy: Sandy is a good name to give to your seal who is a loner. The name is inspired by the character from the cartoon, ‘Sandy the loner.’
Other cartoon seal names are listed below.
How Intelligent Are Seals?
Seals are semi-aquatic marine mammals also known as pinnipeds. They are curious creatures with good coordination and quick learning tricks. Seals have a short term memory, their memory last for 18 seconds. They use their intelligence to find fish, they use their sound-emitting sensors to locate their next meal. Seals are smart; just like terrestrial mammals they need intelligence to survive. They have a large brain with large sensory cortexes. They probably have a brain and logical reasoning similar to that of sea lions and they have been found to respond to cues better than dogs. Seals are incredibly smart and powerful sea creatures.