I’m adding a couple of Rat Snakes to my own menagarie and I’d like to give them really good names. They were both born in August and I’ll be able to bring them home pretty soon. Right now my friend, who bred the boy and bought the girl for me, is giving them a good start with feeding etc. I go over a couple of times a week to feed and clean them, so they get used to my scent on the food, and my handling. The female is a leucistic (sp? A true white snake, with coloured eyes, not an albino)) Texas Rat and the male is a Black Rat.
The girl is sort of a creamy white and the boy currently is charcoal grey with darker bands. He may darken with age and some Black Rats completely lose their stripes and go pure black.
I was thinking of native names, perhaps using the words for black and white. The Black Rat has a habitat that extends into eastern Canada, so maybe Ojibway? Texas for the girl might include Apache?
If I can’t find / don’t like, those options, how about snakes in Mythology? Any other languages?
I’d appreciate any and all suggestions!