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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-02-2011, 11:00 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone Else Theme their Fish's Names?

The first betta I was gonna get (He lived at my friends house and was gonna come home with me once I got a tank set up, but he got sick and died suddenly) was gonna be named Caligula. I decided to continue the Roman Emperor theme and my current betta is Tiberius. If I decide to divide my tank, the next one is gonna be Nero or Titus. And after that, maybe Vespaspian or Hadrian or Octavian.

Please tell me I am not the only one who themes her betta names?

(Funnily enough, Tiberius the fish is nothing like Tiberius the Roman emperor. XD)
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I'm in love with everything about the culture of Hellenistic Greece, so I give all my fish Greek names. <3 There's Spiridion, which means little ghost, who is a dark indigo mustard gas VT, and Hermes, the VT fish I *acquired* named after the situation in which I acquired him... Hehe. And then there's Phaistosthe DeT, named after the lame Greek god of metalwork, Hephaistos, because he has a fin deformity. There was an Ares, but he recently passed. He was named Ares bc he started out a total weenie, but became a vicious, aggressive beast, just like the change in the god Ares.

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I kind of have a Japanese theme going. I love japanese names! <333 Imma marry it.

So Yuuki and Ryu. And Yori and Kioko, Eno, Kyah.. Kia WAS Akio, but then she layed eggs... So I had to give her a girl name.

*2 Bettas (for now RIP Ryu) *2 Goldfish *9 Guppies *1 Gourami *2 Chinchillas *2 Budgies *2 Dwarf Frogs *1 Dog *1 Cat *2 Hermit Crabs *2 3gs *1 10g *1 Pond *2 2gs
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Transformers theme minus my female's name, but she's co-owned by my sister so that si the explanation.

I've got Ratchet, Mirage, Wheeljack (Known as Moonshoes though), and Starscream.
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Mine are more Japanese themed so far.

Shiro and Sora

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post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-03-2011, 03:42 AM
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i theme them, but don't follow the same theme.

my first boy was Cup. silly little name.
then, it was Lulu, Zidane, Freya, Mister Auron, Weiss. all final fantasy themed.
then, it was Gackt, Hyde, and Chappy Belle. Jrock themed.
then, Dante. Devil May Cry.
Caroline. Anime, specifically Paradise Kiss.
Purple. another silly name.
Ichi, named after a Japanese friend of mine.
now, it's Team Fortress 2. i have Spy, Heavy, Scout, and soon i'll have Sniper.

i feel like i'm missing someone, though. o.0
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post #7 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-03-2011, 08:24 AM
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I've got two themes on the go, not that I always stick to them.
Goddesses for my girls, or gemstones.
Scuzi (computer term), Champagne, Raven (f), Oxide (f), Isis (f, RIP), Pappion (f RIP), Silver (f RIP), Freya (f RIP), Lapis (f I think), Ruby (f), Venus (f), Aphrodite (f), Velvet (f), plus two I have not named yet, one male, one female, the girl I've been going with Mars, but it just doesn't seem to suit her, so not permanent.
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post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-03-2011, 02:39 PM
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Uhmm not really. My bettas named are Cosmo and Gizmo... xD
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post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-03-2011, 02:43 PM
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I started with the FRIENDS theme. My 6 year old cat is Rachel. I had Chandler (red VT) but he died in a freak accident last month :(. I also have Ross and Joey. I plan on reserving Phoebe and Monica for future cats - but that may change :)

I also have a LOST theme going on. See signature :)
Justin is my only non-theme guy. He's named after the lead singer of Blue October

My bettas: 6 boys and 8 sorority girls
Making it my mission to have all natural planted tanks!
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post #10 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-03-2011, 02:54 PM
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I actually don't normally name my fish. I've named a couple over the years but not with any one theme.

of my 4 current betta, only Tux (my pk boy) has a name.

My wishlist:
-duckweed- -black and white marble, anything but VT-
-javamoss- -koi marble, anything but VT)
-hatchable brine shrimp eggs-
-indian almond leaves-
-Melano Halfmoon male-
-steel blue or royal blue CT or HM female-
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