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post #1 of 138 (permalink) Old 12-30-2012, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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What inspired the names of your betta(s)?

I must admit I didn't search very far to find a similar thread, so apologies if this is terribly overdone.

Where did you get the inspiration for the names of your betta(s)?


Mine are from some of my favourite films and books:

Falkor: The luck dragon from The Neverending Story. When I first saw him, the first thing to pop into my mind was "Oh wow, he's definitely a Falkor!" and I affectionately think of him as my very own luck dragon.

Weehawk:
The warrior elf from Ralph Bakshi's Wizards. Even when he was ill when he first came into our care, we could see he had an awful lot of attitude, perhaps even "little man syndrome" for fishies, hehe. Naming him after the excitable elf seemed fitting.

Feyd: Feyd-Rautha, nephew of the Baron Harkonnen from Dune. Even when under less-than-ideal circumstances, Feyd seemed like he could take anything on and had an air of being cool, calm, etc. When prompted to flare, he's even excessively calm doing that, as if to say "My fighting abilities are superior to anyone's, I got this". So the name was chosen.


I'm very interested to hear where everyone else got their inspiration, but feel free to shut this thing down if it's been overdone, mods.


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Carters fins are like old Paper which reminded me of the Magna Cartre.
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my bettas name is mushu, and i got the idea from the Disney movie Mulan. Mushu was the little dragon!!:D
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Carters fins are like old Paper which reminded me of the Magna Cartre.
That's a really awesome, outside-the-box way to name your little guy! I like it. ^.^

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my bettas name is mushu, and i got the idea from the Disney movie Mulan. Mushu was the little dragon!!:D
Naww, cute!

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That's a really awesome, outside-the-box way to name your little guy! I like it. ^.^
Thank you. Carter thinks inside the box.
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Fishy - my son named her - but when we bought her, we were under the impression she was a dragonscale male - but she's a veiltail female

Celestial Soda Pop (aka Fizz) - The pictures of him before I got him reminded me of a song by that name. His nickname is Fizz because, well, you get fizz from soda.
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Thank you. Carter thinks inside the box.
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Tailgate, Knock Out, Drift, and Jazz are all named after Transformers I like. The scary thing is, they have the same personality as the robots they're named after - Tailgate's really polite and nice to everyone, Knock Out loves attention in any form and spends hours preening and posing, Drift's spacey and prone to doing odd things, and Jazz is crazy-hyper.

tailgate (HMDT)knock out (HMDT)drift (HMPK)jazz (HM)

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