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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 04-23-2013, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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Where do you pull the names for your betta(s) from?

Any one specific spot? A favorite book? Movie? Or maybe you just wait until the fish's personality sort of gives it to you?
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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 04-23-2013, 03:22 PM
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My red veil tail is named Alucard in honor of the Hellsing series. :3
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Well, my whole life I've been a nut over making sure everything has a name! I have 7 Bettas in total right now.
Pharaoh was named for his large long veil tail appearance and he really fits his name! He's definitely a leader.
Nazgul was named by my boyfriend after LOTR. He is a marbled blue and white betta half moon with the longest flowing white fins.
Mauve was my first betta in my new house. He is dark purple with a lighter mauve color surrounding the dark purple. He's a dragonscale crowntail. His full name was Tom Mauvolo Riddle :P
Lilico is my one-eyed dragonscale adoption betta. Beautiful lavender in color and small and feisty!
Crimsyn aptly named for his bright fire red appearance. He has a handicap where he can't stay swimming for very long. He lays on his betta bed all day and chills.
Mulligan is my show betta as I like to call him. A silvery blue body with a fantastic yellow on his half moon tail. The tail is surrounded by a deep ebony color, making his tail resemble a pencil shaving. Named a pirate name.
Last but not least is Looksee. my genderless baby betta. Named from a song, he/she is becoming red and blue!

CrimsynMauveTinker Bell

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I'll do just the betta names:
Mushu - My fiance named him after the dragon in Mulan
Skerries - Series of small islands
Archipelago - other series of small island
Hu - Thai for "ears"
Lillith - Consort of Diablo
Diablo - Red and Black fish, reminded me of the video game
Don Quixote - scraggly and skinny, and the name was reaffirmed after he took to flaring at Mikel lol
Dory - She seemed to "forget" who she'd just flared and postured at, and she's blue.
Takhisis - she reminds me of a dragon, and that was the only dragon name I could think of.

Oddball and Sedna, who are still with Aemaki: Oddball was the "odd fish out" with a split ventral, until Aemaki found another girl with split ventrals, Sedna is the eskimo goddess of sea cretures essentially.

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post #5 of 33 (permalink) Old 04-23-2013, 04:52 PM
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here are the reasons I named mine for

Mardi: because I got him on Mardi gras, and some of my friends suggested the name marty so I decided it would be a cute name for him. (his middle name is moe because that's what my dad wanted to name him)

Mason: I've just always liked the name Mason and it sounded good with Mardi (they were gonna go into a divided tank). His middle name is midnight because his blue reminded me of midnight.

I think all my bettas might have M names just because I like them!!


3 males: Mardi (OHM) - Mason (HMPKCTEE) - Maddux (HMPK)
1 female: Mercedes (Undecided again) Maybe VT or Delta
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Mr. Violet: His predecessor was named Violetspark (My very, very first betta who died just after a week I got him) and so my current betta name was in memory of him.

"In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom."
J. G. Ballard
My betta(s): Mr. Violet(Dark red and blue VT)
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post #7 of 33 (permalink) Old 04-23-2013, 08:52 PM
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Whatever hits me. Some are from TV shows, some refer to color and others refer to personality. For example, Marty had silver rings around his eyes so he looked like the actor Marty Feldman Turns out it was just stress induced color and now his eyes are dark. The name stuck.
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post #8 of 33 (permalink) Old 04-23-2013, 10:30 PM Thread Starter
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Very cool on where all your names are coming from. :) I'm not half as creative with names, so I've kind of decided for myself where all my betta names are going to come from (what can I say? I'm something of a theme namer I guess!).

Currently I have two bettas myself: Leroy and Wrynn. A few short days ago it would have been three, but poor Jenkins has since passed on.

...And by the way...all the names come from one of my personal game vices...World of Warcraft.
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All of my betta's are currently named after characters from the TV show Fringe. Favorite show ever, so sad it's over. :(
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post #10 of 33 (permalink) Old 04-23-2013, 10:39 PM
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Not all our betta names fit our theme. Some we had before we decided to names them after mythological figures, others have been adopted & get to keep the name they come with. We (my daughter & I) decided to go with mythology because she has been interested in Greek mythology since the 3rd grade (freshman now) and has started studying other branches of mythology, also because we'd have a large selection of names and can still try and fit the name to personality or looks (example, Ra got his name because of his suntail trait, Hades is dark, Helios is a pretty yellow boy, & Prometheus is fiery orange)

Dream Bettas: Pure white HM or VT (for my daughter), new 'spikey' fish (CT for my son), blue & orange betta male (for my fiance), and more live plants (for my bettas )

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