Naming a new bird may be one the most-exciting responsibilities of a pet parent, but it can also be deceptively challenging.
Your feathered friend will have the name you give them for years to come.
Hopefully, you'll find inspiration with our list of the top 12 names, culled from our database of the 100 most popular bird names.
Some might say this is a basic name, but Charlie is the nom de plume of many fascinating and vibrant characters throughout the years. Think Charlie Brown, rather than Charlie Sheen.
Seriously, is there a better name for a faithful pet that flies? We can't think of one.
This name's popularity is what happens when children are allowed to choose their pet's name, which is awesome because Pikachu is erybody's favorite Pokemon.
Pets are often named after favorite foods, like raman or pecan. Birds named after Skittles are sweet and colorful, and they'll hopefully have a sugary disposition.
A great name for those pretty birds with a saucy attitude and a sweet disposition.
Max is a seemingly grownup name for a bird. But lest we forget Maurice Sendak's classic tale about the rowdiness of adolescence, Max is the go-to name for the wild think in your life.
Not to be confused with Sonny, this bright name is perfect for those early-to-rise birds who help their sleepy owners greet the new day.
Not only are babies among the best things ever, "baby" is a fun name for any little darling that fills a special place in your heart.
Hollywood's leading man from a bygone era is the perfect name to evoke smoke-filled rooms lightly dusted with piano jazz. Play it again, Pauly.
There's probably not a more descriptive handle for your closest feathered confidant. A name like Buddy will remind you exactly who you're spending time with.
Who wouldn't want to name a bird after the world's most-loved archeologist? Indiana Jones explores caves, is well read, and love museums.
While your parakeet may not have mastered cross-country flight just yet, a name like "Jet" may provide the needed inspiration. A bird can dream, right?