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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 06-11-2014, 12:10 AM
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I actually have three betta named Sashimi, Bento, and Fugu :P
hahahah, LOL. So cute ....or should I say Kawaii

Oh, so to resurrect a very old thread

I named my first two bettas Sekihan and Kaosu
Sekihan (Seki) was because of his (used to be more so) red marbeling on a white body. Now is he almost solid red, but the name stuck. It means red beans and rice, a dish traditionally served during the New Year and other celebrations in Japan, and I was celebrating my very first betta.
Kaosu (Kay) is my girl and I named her the Japanese word for chaos because of her color, it's just so random and beautiful, like chaos
My last betta is Spike, because it just fit his CT looks and ironically because of his non-aggressive personality, like calling a big guy Slim, LOL. In Japanese it would be Supaiku, which didn't sound as good to me as simply Spike.

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I named my last betta Taikomochi because his coloring reminded me of a Geisha, so I Googled "male Geisha" and found that a Taikomochi, or "drum bearer", was the male equivalent of the Geisha, part entertainer, part jester, part confidante. It fit perfectly!
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I think most people nowadays have at least 1 or 2 anime titles they really follow and/or quite possible Nico Nico and Vocaloids for songs.

Bettas are very Oriental looking fish and in general they tend to look like mini dragons to me - the Asian kind with the beard, long body etc. rather than their solid Western cousins.

Mine so far have been named Shachihoko (Tiger Carp), Hisui (Rocket Larkspur), Hisui (Jade), Hinoto (Ward), Hibiki (Echo). Two of the newer bettas also ended up with Jap names - Yue (Moon) and Shana-tan (tiny version of Shakugan no Shana).

The ones with Western names are Liza, Bob, Wisteria, and Undine.


The boy in my avvie is unnamed but I'm leaning towards Munenori.


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I would caution against using the word Jap to describe anything Japanese..it has an extremely negative connotation

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My betta's Japanese names started as a joke between my husband and I. We lived in Okinawa Japan for almost 5 years, and when I got back to the states and I got a betta, he didn't have a name for a while. I was just so stumped on what to name him. One day I said to my husband that I was admittedly a little sad that we didn't have to deal with typhoons any more. We had at least 3-5 a year there. So he replied, somewhat jokingly. "Just name the fish Typhoon, then you have to deal with one every day." Well Typhoon died after a month and a half sadly, and then I got Tsunami, which was something else we had to deal with in Japan. Then came Monsoon. Monsoon season was always fun. So much rain! And lastly we got Jishin, (earthquake) Yet another thing we had a lot of there. Now the joke is that I can't get any more bettas because I'm running out of natural disasters/storms we dealt with to name them after. XD

BOYS: ///Typhoon RIP /// Tsunami /// Monsoon /// Jishin///
GIRLS: ///Coco Ichi///
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ive still kept up with Japanese names, the latest are Kurama (Naruto) and Ryuk (DN).

Kigurumi (F) yellow PK 7/4/13, Kurama VT 9/8/13, Zeydalus Salamander EE PK 21/3/14, Ryuk turquoise dragon DeT 8/5/14----Crested Gecko (8ths old) Sven Cal 27/12/11,

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My betta is named Kenji, after the composer Kenji Ito. Ito is notable for writing music for the Mana series. In this picture, you can see Kenji chilling in his aquarium.
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