In the player-owned farm, the name of all animals are randomly generated when they are checked. Players may check the name by hovering their mouse to the animals on their inventory or use the breeding paddocks. Names may be changed by purchasing an animal name re-roller from the Farmers' Market.
The list of available names is below, separated by animal type and gender.
Players will always receive "Flossy" and "Snowy" in the tutorial.
Cultural and in-game references[edit | edit source]
- Bluebell, Clover, Dandelion, Fiver, Hazel, Hyzenthlay, and Silver are character names of Watership Down.
- In addition, the Owlsa trait, exclusive to rabbits, is a form of rabbit police force within the novel.
- Jack and Jill are a reference to the nursery rhyme of the same name.
- Cottontail is the main character of The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes.
- March is a character in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
- Roger and Jessica are both a reference to Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
- Oswald is a reference to Oswald the Lucky Rabbit.
- Hutch is the name of a rabbit in Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit.
- Jazz may be a reference to Jazz Jackrabbit.
- Serena is the American name of Sailor Moon's main character Serena Tsukino. Her Japanese name is Usagi Tsukino, which translates into "rabbit of the moon".
- Buster and Baxter are a reference to a rabbit character in Arthur.
- Babs and Buster may be a reference to the characters of the same name from Tiny Toon Adventures.
- Lola is a reference to the Looney Tunes character that debuted in Space Jam.
- Lexi may also be a reference to a main character in Loonatics Unleashed, who is said to be the descendant of Lola.
- Cottontail and Benjamin are both characters from Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit book series.
- George and Lenny are the main characters from the novella Of Mice and Men.
- Dylan refers to the English name (Flappy in French) of the rabbit on the English television program The Magic Roundabout, who is in turn named after Bob Dylan.
- Max and Ruby are the titular rabbit characters in the Max & Ruby children's books and animated television series.
- Peppy refers to Peppy Hare, a retired rabbit pilot in the Star Fox video game franchise.
- Cream is a rabbit character in the Sonic the Hedgehog video game franchise.
- Greg refers to the titular puppet rabbit of the series Greg the Bunny.
- Bucky may be a reference to Bucky O'Hare.
- Daisy may refer to Doom video game franchise, as the titular Doom Marine was noted to have a pet rabbit called Daisy.
- Alice may refer to Alice Tsukagami from the Bloody Roar video game franchise.
- Frank may refer to a character from the movie Donnie Darko.
- Basil refers to the character Basil Stag Hare from the Redwall franchise of books and animated series.
- Babs, Ginger, and Rocky are main characters of the 2000 animated film Chicken Run.
- Camilla is the name of a chicken in The Muppet Show, who serves as Gonzo's love interest.
- Cogburn is a reference to main character in the 1975 American western film Rooster Cogburn.
- Cornelius may be a reference to the mascot of Kellogg's Corn Flakes.
- Hedwig is the name of Harry Potter's pet owl.
- Harland and Sanders may be a reference to Colonel Harland Sanders, founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken.
- Danny, Doody, Sandy, Rizzo, Frenchy, Sonny, Kenickie, Murdoch, Putzie, Pattie, and Jan are all characters from the 1978 film Grease.
- Martina and Helena refer to character, Martina Helena "Marty" Maraschino from the 1978 film Grease.
- Goose, Johnny, Louis, Delores, Paulette, Frenchy, Rhonda, Sharon, and Stephanie are all characters from the 1982 film Grease 2.
- Booker, Sheldon, and Roy are chicken characters in the U.S. Acres comic strip and its animated adaptation that aired as part of the Garfield and Friends television series.
- Penny and Sheldon are characters in the television show, The Big Bang Theory.
- Dixie is a reference to the Dixie Chicks country music group.
- Shrek and Fiona are the main characters of the Shrek film franchise. In addition, Shrek was the name of a sheep in New Zealand who famously escaped into the wild for six years, during which time its wool was never shorn, resulting in extreme overgrowth. They were caught and shorn in 2004, and died in 2011.
- Sheila is a stereotypical name for sheep, and may refer to a case of a sheep escaping in to the wild in Australia. It was caught and shorn in 2016, after living in the wild for six years.
- Shaun is a reference to Shaun the Sheep, a character that first appeared in the Wallace and Gromit short A Close Shave.
- Gordon and Ramsey are a reference to the British celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay.
- Chris and Tucker are a reference to the American actor and comedian Chris Tucker.
- Dolly is a reference to Dolly the Sheep, the first animal to be successfully cloned in 1997.
- Mint Sauce is traditionally served with lamb in British and Irish cuisine.
- Hannibal, Clarice and Starling refer to Hannibal Lecter and Clarice Starling, from the book and film The Silence of the Lambs.
- Ardelia refers to Ardelia Mapp who is the roommate of Clarice Starling in The Silence of the Lambs.
- Mary is a reference to the nursery rhyme Mary Had a Little Lamb.
- Bo is a reference to the nursery rhyme Little Bo-Peep.
- Oonagh refers to a German musician of the same name. Her music is influenced by the works of J. R. R. Tolkien.
- Catherine refers to the video game of the same name, in which the player spends most of the time in a surreal dream world where its inhabitants see each other as anthropomorphic sheep.
- Annabelle is the name of the main character in Annabelle's Wish, an animated film about a cow wishing to be one of Santa's reindeer.
- Benicio and Guillermo are the first names of director Guillermo del Toro and actor Benicio del Toro (unrelated), whose last names literally translate to "of the bull".
- Benny is a reference to Benny the Bull, the mascot of the National Basketball Association's, Chicago Bulls.
- Elmer is a reference to Elmer the Bull, the mascot in the logo of Elmer's Products.
- Ferdinand is a reference to the titular character of Ferdinand the Bull.
- Salisbury is a reference to Salisbury steak.
- Wellington is a reference to Beef Wellington.
- Chuck refers to a cut of beef commonly used to make hamburger patties.
- Bob may refer to the titular character from the American television show Bob's Burgers.
- Angus refers to a cattle breed.
- Ermintrude refers to a cow on the British television program The Magic Roundabout.
- Daisy, Mickey, and Minnie are the core characters of the Mickey Mouse universe.
- Clara and Belle may also be derived from Clarabelle Cow, another character in the same universe.
- Dozer is a reference to a bulldozer.
- Ridgeley is a reference to another chinchompa named Ridgeley.
- Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup are named after The Powerpuff Girls.
- Ignis is Latin for "Fire".
- Peter, Parker, Miguel, Miles, Gwen and Stacy are references to protagonists from the Spider-Man mythos; Peter Parker, Miguel O'Hara, and Miles Morales have all taken the mantle of Spider-Man over the years, and Gwen Stacy has more recently debuted as Spider-Gwen.
- Several other spider names allude to Spider-Man characters, including Eddie, Brock (Eddie Brock, a.k.a. Venom), Mac (Mac Gargan, the Scorpion), Flash ("Flash" Thompson), Jessica, Drew (Jessica Drew, Spider-Woman), May (May Parker, aunt of Peter Parker), Kaine (a clone of Peter Parker), Anya (Anya Corazon, Spider-Girl) and Mary, Jane, and Watson (Mary-Jane Watson, long-time friend and former wife of Peter Parker).
- Finally, several artists and writers for Marvel comics who have worked on Spider-Man are alluded to: Lee, Brian, and Steve refer to Stan Lee (creator of Spider-Man), Brian Micheal Bendis (creator of Ultimate Spider-Man), and Steve Ditko (long-time artist on the Spider-Man comics).
- Natalia, Natasha, and Scarlet are a reference to Natasha Romanoff (a.k.a. Black Widow), a russian spy and superhero from Marvel Comics, who is portrayed by Scarlett Johansson in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
- Likewise, other names allude to characters who at some point have also taken the code name of Black Widow: Yelena (Yelena Belova, the second Black Widow), Monica (Monica Chang, from the Ultimate Marvel continuity), Tania (a version of Black Widow Marvel 2099), and Dottie (Dorothy "Dottie" Underwood, a precursor to Black Widow in the Agent Carter television series).
- Anansi is a reference to a mythological character of the same name appearing in West African folklore, often portrayed as a trickster and storyteller.
- Boris is a reference to the song Boris the Spider by The Who.
- Spike and Drusilla refer to a pair of vampires who acted as major antagonists in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
- Ikto is a reference to Iktomi, a trickster character and culture hero of the Lakota peoples.
- Uttu is a Sumerian goddess that took the form of a spider, and is associated with weaving.
- Arachne is named after a figure in Greek Mythology of the same name who challenged the goddess Athena to a weaving competition, and was transfigured into the first spider following her loss.
- Bill, Gavin, Lana, Pete, and Steve are the names of the Araxyte pets. Barry is named after Barry, the Arraxor boss pet. Whether or not Dave exists as a name is presently unknown.
- Porter, Portia, Bello, Button, Enoki, Ergot, Lepiota, Oyster, and Velvet are named after various fungi species.
- Cappy is named after Mario's partner of the same name in the game Super Mario Odyssey for the Nintendo Switch.
- Joel is possibly named after Twitch streamer Vargskelethor Joel, who has a mushroom profile picture.
- Toad is named after the species and character in the Super Mario franchise.
- Joel and Ellie are the protagonists of the 2013 video game The Last of Us for the PlayStation 3. In the game, humanity is in danger of extinction due to an evolved form of the Cordyceps fungus, which is popularly known as a "mind-controlling fungus".
- Cordy is derived from Cordyceps.
- Take is a shortening of shiitake mushroom.
- Garrick may be a reference to Jay Garrick, the first incarnation of The Flash in DC Comics. Garrick's costume included a helmet which resembles a mushroom's cap.
- Jonti may be a reference to Mr Weebl, the creator of Magical Trevor, whose real name is Jonti.
- Several possible names for yaks are derived from Native American languages, including Talulah (Cherokee), Cochise (Apache), Winona (Dakota Sioux), and Kaya (possibly Hopi or Nez-Perce) Despite this, real-world yaks come from the Himalaya mountains in Asia.
- Castimir is a reference to Castimir, a mage in the RuneScape novels who had a yak.
- Nigel and Nigella are references to Nigel, the name of Zaida's yak.
- Baroo is the name of a Pack Yak that features frequently in the comics of RuneScape user Prezleek, whose character gives their name to the Prezleek NPC.
- Brains is a reference to Brains the Farming skilling pet.
- Drogon is the name of a dragon featured in A Song of Ice and Fire.
- Meraxes is the name of one of the dragons ridden by Aegon the Conqueror's wives, during the Aegon's Conquest, centuries before the events of A Song of Ice and Fire.
- Drakaina is the name used to describe a female serpent or dragon in Greek mythology.
- Dulcy may be a reference to Dulcy the Dragon, a character from the Sonic the Hedgehog TV series and Archie Comics.
- Tiamat is the name of a Mesopotamian goddess who sometimes takes the form of a dragon. They also appear in the tabletop game Dungeons & Dragons as an antagonistic figure, alongside Bahamut.
- Puff is the name of the dragon from the song Puff, the Magic Dragon.
- Ladon, Leviathan, Lotan, and Typhon are all mythological sea monsters.
- Ridley is the name of the infamous space pirate from the Metroid franchise, whose physiology closely resembles that of a dragon.
- Fafnir is a dwarf from Norse mythology, who is turned into a dragon by cursed gold.
- Nidhogg is the ferocious dragon who gnaws at the roots of Yggdrasil, the tree which supports the nine worlds of Norse mythology.
- Scatha is the name of a long-worm that lived in the Grey Mountains of Middle Earth, until slain by a leader of the ancestors of the Rohirrim.
- Dahaka is derived from Aži Dahāka, the name of a dragon-king in Zoroastrian Persian mythology.
- Orm is a name given to several dragons in the world of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin.
- Ryu and Tatsu are Japanese words for "Dragon".
- Orochi is a reference to the Yamata no Orochi, an 8-headed and 8-tailed giant snake from Japanese mythology, where snakes are considered a form of dragon.
- George refers to the tale of Saint George slaying the dragon.
- Sarkan is a reference to the high fantasy novel Uprooted, where Sarkan is a wizard known as "The Dragon"; despite being a male character, the name Sarkan is only present on female dragons.
- Uther refers to Uther Pendragon, the father of King Arthur.
- Vortigan is a reference to a 5th-century warlord of Britain, Vortigern (alternatively spelled Vortigan), and the tale of Merlin and the two dragons found within the Historia Brittonum.
- Lance is a member of the Elite Four who specializes in Dragon-type Pokémon in the Pokémon franchise.
- Errol is the name of the swamp dragon in Guards! Guards!, a fantasy novel by British writer Terry Pratchett, the eighth in the Discworld series, first published in 1989.
- Amaru is a huge double-headed serpent or dragon that dwells underground in Incan mythology.
- Hail may be a reference to DragonVale.
- Tehanu references Tehanu: The Last Book of Earthsea, a fantasy novel by the American author Ursula K. Le Guin.
- Vishap is a dragon in Armenian mythology closely associated with water.
- Zilant is a legendary creature, something between a dragon and a wyvern. Since 1730, it has been the official symbol of Kazan.
- Norbert is the name of a dragon in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.
- Scorch and Bernie are both puns relating to fire.
- Zomok is a type of dragon found in Hungarian mythology.
- Albi is a reference to the Flight of the Conchords song Albi the Racist Dragon.
- Primefyre may be a reference to the CW show, The 100. In the show Praimfaya was a wave of fire/radioactivity that went around the world, destroying most of it.