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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-04-2012, 09:50 PM
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Heifer (he was colored like a cow)
Aelfwine
Edward the Fish (he sparkled and disliked sunlight)
Wystan (means "battle stone" and he started out aggressive)
Abel Magwitch
Padan Fain (after a fantasy character who was murderous and diseased -- Fain came to me with parasites and I have since found out that he's very eager for a fight)



Wystan -- Pastel DeltaT Male -- 3 gallon
Abel Magwitch -- Wild-type RT King Male -- 20-gallon divided
Unnamed -- Red Butterfly? HM Male -- 20-gallon divided



Loki -- American Eskimo Dog -- 8 years
Kiara -- "Domesticated" Feline -- 5 years
Horatio -- Hermit Crab -- 5 years?

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post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-04-2012, 10:00 PM
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A lot of those names sound Celtic or Norse. Are they?
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It's been more than 10 years since I last kept bettas (before the ones I have) and I don't remember any names. I often had so many fish at a time that I only named a few of them.

My current ones are Jean-Luc (after Picard), Armand (my avatar, after Anne Rice's vampire) and Voltaire (18th c. French writer and philosopher). I sort of fell into the French naming thing by accident, but it seems to fit with the grace and beauty of the bettas.

"You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed." - Antoine de Saint-Exupry
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Jean-Luc (CT Wild type), Armand (HM Blue Dragon), Voltaire (RT HM Marble), Inconnu (VT blue) Brise (VT Marble), Fleury (Big Ear HMPK), Hugo (Dragon HMPK) and two unnamed females
One dog Three cats Four tarantulas Ball python Five corys White Clouds
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Aelfwine and Wystan are from Old English. :)



Wystan -- Pastel DeltaT Male -- 3 gallon
Abel Magwitch -- Wild-type RT King Male -- 20-gallon divided
Unnamed -- Red Butterfly? HM Male -- 20-gallon divided



Loki -- American Eskimo Dog -- 8 years
Kiara -- "Domesticated" Feline -- 5 years
Horatio -- Hermit Crab -- 5 years?

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I have two:
Harold (Hal->Hal Jordan->Green Lantern)
Barold (Barry->Barry Allen->The Flash)

And they are also similar haha.
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Lunch - Kittys wanted to eat him... ironically he died in a fire... >.<

Bettabettabetta - inside joke. My husband made fun of me for months about bettas before I got a new one.

Tidbit - Very fitting for a betta with no tail.

Mary Jane - My newest girl. I was sitting around with my brother last night looking at her and she is the most brilliant green.. the name seemed natural... and I will leave it at that!

Bettabettabetta [~] Corrin [~] Mega [~] Rinji [~] Red Robin [~] Jr. [~] Billy [~] Opti
Tidbit [~] Princess [~] Little [~] Spazz [~] Rosie [~] Sakura [~] Cocoa [~] Pylia
So many fish, so little sig room :)
Miko - forever kitten [~] Cain & Tyrael - twin cats [~] Sadie - RN Pitbull; Proud new mother!! 1-21-13
Gwen - Perfect Daughter!
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Keller my avatar
Chrestomanci after a children's book magician
Cleo, who had a cleft in her tail originally, so just looked like a Cleo
Fishwishy, named after 2 lost girls, Fishy and Wishy
Swishy, well, he swishes
Corilopsy, coral colored, and lopsided b/c of a broken dorsal fin
Aiden and Arabia, 2 beautiful boys who have always been together, named for the gulf of Aiden in the Arabian sea
Imhy, a sickly petstore rescue I couldn't leave.. stands for I Must Have You
Boo, he hides and pops out like "boo!"
Sumatra
Pistachio, so colored, and was very difficult to get out of his shell
Murry, he just looks like a Murry
Cairo, looks like an Egyptian headdress with his long CT fins
Caden, a shy boy, named after a patient with similar personality
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Love all of these names. They're so creative. Glad to know people put in the time to name their lovely fish. :)
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Ripple - He was my family's first betta and my parents let us name him, so my brother and I just being kids gave him a very generic name. He was a dark purple veiltail and lived for 5 years.
Shamu - I had recently taken a trip to San Diego and went to Seaworld, and I loved it. When I got back I begged my parents for another betta. He was a blue veiltail.
Piccolo - Got him when I was 15, he was my first fish that was actually mine. I bought him and all his supplies with my own money. I named him Piccolo because for some reason, that word always made me think of light blue. He had a pale, creamy colored body and light blue fins, and was a veiltail.
Galileo - My current fish. My first crowntail. I named him Galileo because of his silvery body, it reminds me of the moon.

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All of mine are in my sig- I really need to get that halfmoon a name!!!

Torch - (Technically sister's) - Male HM multicolor
Zane - Male DBHM White/blue-green marble
Regina - Female Delta Purple/red grizzle multicolor
Holding a grudge is like swallowing poison and expecting the other person to die.
RIP Nightmare!
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