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Meanings of your bettas' names?

I am just curious. I just recently looked some of my bettas names up, actually. Here are their meanings-

Spiridion- Spirit
Nereus- Wet one
Norm- Northerner
Fehmi- Love

Tallulah-Faye- Leaping water, Loyalty
Hattie- Lord of the manor

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Boxer- I let my little brother name him to cheer him up when he was mad at me
Spot- He had a bunch of polka dots on his dorsal fin
Honey-to go with my bettas sweet personality

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I'll go WAYY back xD

Deimos- Terror
Akakios- Not evil (This turned out SOOO wrong XD Akakios, now Ace, is my most violent betta XD)
Thanatos- Death
Eros- Love (see a theme yet? "hint, look at the ending!")
Vulcan- Roman God of fire
Devin- Little black one
Shani- Red
Tai- great, extreme
Maximillian- greatest

Picasso- PK

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Well I've told you guys before why they have their Nato Phoenetic Alphabet names but I'll rehash it. :D Since they're not conventional names, they don't really have meanings beyond the obvious.

Tango - I wanted to name him Tangerine and my husband insisted it was too girly. I tried Peaches. Too girly. So he came up with Tango from the ICAO alphabet. And then the naming convention stuck for the others.

Whiskey - He's white, so we went with W from the alphabet.

Kilo - is a king betta so we used K. Plus, he's a big dude, so Kilo was a good choice.

I'll add Nugget in there even though he's not a betta. When we got him he was this tiny, tiny little nugget of a fish. He was like a 1/2 inch or less. So hubby named him Nugget. But one day we were watching him and I was showing him how fast his little fins move and how he could turn and pivot so effortlessly and Steve said, He looks like a little Huey helicopter. So we agreed to change his name to Huey!

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5 Gallon: Male Marble HM-Logan
5 Gallon: Dwarf Puffer-Huey
5 Gallon: Male VT-Tango
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Some of my betta's names don't have meaning, just cute names like Fish, Mr. Pink, Freddie Mercury, Blue Jeans, etc.

Demetri Faust.. Faust means fortunate one. Demetri is just a name I liked.
Eros.. same as CR
Neptune.. God of water
Rio.. spanish for river
Ada.. prosperous, joyful and happy (which I hope her spawn will be), it also means noble
Alexander.. means warrior.. I thought it was fitting for a dragon

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Cosmo-The Stars (R.I.P)
Bloo- Blue Spelled in a much more fun way, he was the most blue fish EVER! (R.I.P)
Lucky- One of my most favorite fish and he has the most vivid personality
Dragon- Looks like one

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Here are my betta's name meanings....

Winston - "Joy Stone" Interesting... But he does make me very happy. (When I first brought him home I was thinking about naming him Scrambles the Death Dealer ((the hurricane from Metalocalypse)) but when I got to know him a bit I went with the least threatening name I could think of)

Tifa - Character in the game Final Fantasy VII (I let my boyfriend name him... He was originally thought to be a female.. then he got older, and he's definitely a dude. My boyfriend refuses to rename the poor guy.)

Nina - The name of the Babylonian goddess of fertility... *facepalm* ... (The other one I let the boyfriend name. Thankfully REALLY a female this time.)

Cameron - "Crooked Nose"... (His former owner named him, and I decided to keep the name, because it's adorable. Not sure if the meaning fits, as he doesn't exactly have the anatomy to fit to start with.)

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Winston~ Damian~ Twitch ~ Evans
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post #8 of 47 (permalink) Old 06-16-2010, 08:26 PM
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I don't know if mine have any real meaning. I'm a geek and they're just named after anime characters

Shinji- Neon Gensis Evangelion
Renji - Bleach
Light- Death Note
Hiei- Yu Yu Hakusho
Hotohori- Fushigi Ygi
Kenshin- Rurouni Kenshin
Sasuke- Naruto
Vegeta- Dragon Ball Z
Ayato- Rahxephon

Ryoko- Tenchi Muyo
Washu- Tenchi Muyo
Sasami- Tenchi Muyo
Keade- InuYasha
Sugar- Little Snow Fairy Sugar
Rei- Neon Genesis Evangelion

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~Shinji ~ Renji ~ Hiei ~ Kenshin ~ Light ~ Hotohori ~ Sasuke ~ Vegeta ~ Ayato ~

Betta Girls:
~Sasami ~ Ryoko ~ Washu ~ Sugar ~ Kaede ~ Rei~

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~Diego ~ Moontahr ~ Frasier ~

R.I.P poor little bettas
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post #9 of 47 (permalink) Old 06-16-2010, 09:57 PM
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Hi. I have 3 bettas.

George: just because I wanted to call him that. He is a gorgeous blue and purple vt
Flame: named by the students in my sons classroom. A feisty red vt
Jack: Captain Jack, a black vt with colorless fins with black edges. He reminds me of the Black Pearl from Pirates of the Carribeam, but my husband said Pearl wasn't a good name for him.
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I named My Alexander after Alexander the great :] Haha Im a dork like that! My two old bettas were Yoda and Chewbacca......:]

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R.I.P I will never forget you Alexander. You brightened my life
♥Alexander ♥- Maroon VT 11/14/10
I miss you every single day. You were more than just a pet to me. I love you forever and always. I hope you always know that I would have done anything to save you.
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