I'm a nerd, a total and complete geek......so I figured it was fitting that I keep with a general theme of naming my fish after characters from my favorite fandoms(anime/manga/cartoons/comics/TV shows/movies...).
I actually started doing this a couple of years ago when I worked at an LPS in the fish section. We got some gorgeous fish in, and of course I had first dibs on the bettas since I often worked on stock day.....and I got 50% off any fish.
In an attempt to NOT bring home every singe betta they had, my rule was that unless I could put the name of one of my favorite characters to a fish that I wouldn't bring him home. And this actually worked out surprisingly well....
Noooooooot working for me so well any more though.
BUT, I still stick with the character names because I'm a dork like that, so each of my fish is named after a character from something. I choose their names based partly off their coloration, and largely off their personalities.
Dice and Nine: Two main characters from a favorite Webcomic of mine.
Sebastian and Undertaker: Two characters from the anime/manga Kuro****suji/Black Butler.
Mephisto: Character from the anime/manga Blue Exorcist.
Merlin and Arthur: Named specifically after the characters from the TV series BBCs Merlin.
Steve and Bruce: The Avengers of course.
Legolas: Lord of the Rings obviously.
The Doctor: A BBC TV show called Doctor Who.
Ianto: A Doctor Who spinoff series, Tourchwood.
Tom Lucifer: A name from six different TV series, in order- BBCs Being Human, Supernatural, Doctor Who, BBCs Sherlock, BBCs Merlin, and Once Upon a Time. This guy was actually named by a friend of mine...xD
Sherlock: BBCs TV show Sherlock, specifically.
My newist boy has yet to be named, but I've got a couple of ideas in mind already. Its just about deciding now....xD