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Hmm interesting question. I know I named Beta, betta just due to the fact that I was calling him betta from the beginning.

Merlin got his name due to his personality, and Dragoon got his partially based on his color, and partially due to wanting to keep a "Merlin" (BBC TV show) theme.

I'm hoping to have a new boy (will know for sure) later tonight, and I sort of have a name picked out, but I need to be sure it fits. I think, for the most part, I base names off their personalities.

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For me it's a combination of personality and color. So far I have named only one of the new babies as it's the only one that has stuck out name wise. Purely a color based name I'm calling him Christmas. Solid green body with solid red fins. Fishkey got his name I don't know how. I said it one day while cleaning his tank and it stuck. Gypsy because she liked to hide to the point that I thought she had jumped out several times on me. And Luna because of her white moon face.

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I kinda name my bettas from their color, though I pick theme names for all of them. XD

all of mine got their names from fish we eat (sad lol). Sardine, Anchovy, Perch and Tuna.
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First betta I had years ago was Paco. I have no idea why it was just a name I liked when I was a kid. Probably was looking at a taco seasoning mix in the kitchen or something o.O
Second one was Sabboth because he was mostly black (Black Sabboth...har)

Now newly introduced again (over ten years later) to betta keeping, my man Ludwig Van Murphy (SIP) was named confusingly. First I wanted him to be Murphy (sea warrior in irish) but nobody else liked that name....so I went with Ludwig after Beethoven because I am a classical music fan. I kept the "van Murphy" because I thought it was ridiculous and cute. What a silly fish name. I loved it.

I was thinking of keeping a composer theme with my fish from now on...but the one I'm getting from Thailand is white/blue and he reminded me of Winter so I'm thinking that will be his name. So I guess that one is based on colour. I may change my mind though. Or I may get a second boy, maybe a Mozart ;)
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I have the name picked out then go find a betta to match it (I'm bad)
My first I thought of 2/3 names then went out and got a betta, then ended up naming him something completely different.
My second I wanted to name ryuuji (dragon) so that name fit a lot of looks
I'm hoping to get archnologia next (the blue and black dragon of death)
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Hmm interesting question. I know I named Beta, betta just due to the fact that I was calling him betta from the beginning.

Merlin got his name due to his personality, and Dragoon got his partially based on his color, and partially due to wanting to keep a "Merlin" (BBC TV show) theme.

I'm hoping to have a new boy (will know for sure) later tonight, and I sort of have a name picked out, but I need to be sure it fits. I think, for the most part, I base names off their personalities.
Dragoon the Great! lolololol my brother's obsessed with him
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Mine I named after the sky for no reason. They were originally all -light names (Twilight, Moonlight, etc.) but my current baby's Bluestar because she was such a deep blue color and had lots of shine to her tail and fins.
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This thread has been so interesting to read, I love how almost everyone has their own logic to their naming madness. Now it's my turn.

I got my first Betta since High School (ugh I feel old) yesterday. I'd been mulling a handful of names, then a betta who didn't jive with any of them caught my eye. I finally settled on naming him Pascal, a name that's common in France, Spain, Germany and surrounding areas. I came by this name through watching Tangled lol (I'm a 30 yrold guy, oye lol) and that's the name of a green/blue chameleon in the movie. Then I researched the name, and this might be me being an ignorant American, but I often equate French and Spanish peope with passion about everything. And this betta is feisty as heck. And thus he is named Pascal.
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This thread has been so interesting to read, I love how almost everyone has their own logic to their naming madness. Now it's my turn.

I got my first Betta since High School (ugh I feel old) yesterday. I'd been mulling a handful of names, then a betta who didn't jive with any of them caught my eye. I finally settled on naming him Pascal, a name that's common in France, Spain, Germany and surrounding areas. I came by this name through watching Tangled lol (I'm a 30 yrold guy, oye lol) and that's the name of a green/blue chameleon in the movie. Then I researched the name, and this might be me being an ignorant American, but I often equate French and Spanish peope with passion about everything. And this betta is feisty as heck. And thus he is named Pascal.
That's ok. I'm obsessed with Frozen. I've watched the movie 5 times. Number of screenshots/pictures? DONT GO THERE! Not giving away my age but obviously I'm not a 6-year-old lol

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My betta's names sort of just... come to me. Spirit is Spirit because it just seemed to suit him. The same goes for Smaug, Sapphire and Lightning.

Smaug's the "problem child," Sapphire's got a 'tude, Patriot's a bit crazy, Pi's a chill dude.
Tiger Lily is the nice one.
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