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I've 2 Bettas currently. My male is named Milo. He reminds me of the "prettiest" of the Pokemon, Milotic. I'm still looking for the right name for my girl. She was very small &, I'm guessing, young when I got her. She's pale with reddish orange fins/tail, black speckled random markings. And I just noticed today, she's starting to get some blue iridescence. She's perky & busy and loves to chase my finger. I love her even though she is just"her" right now.
 

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I have one male, and his name is Jake. My avatar is a picture of Jake when I first got him. I decided on the name because, as I was driving home with him, the name just hit me. So that's been his name ever since. Like some of the others that I've seen mentioned here, he's really calm. He doesn't flare when he sees himself in a mirror. He just looks at himself, admires for a moment, then swims off to do his own thing again. I've never had a male this calm before. But he likes following his reflection in the side glass of the tank. Just swimming back and forth trying to introduce himself to the other fish lol.
 

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I just got my Betta a few nights ago. I named him Renaldo as while I sitting in my room in front of the tank this happened;
I was experimenting with names and he was in a cave ignoring me (fins towards me facing away). I jokingly said 'oi, Renaldo come here' and he immediately turned around, thinking it was a fluke I called him Renaldo again and told him to 'get over here if you like the name' and he swam right for me. I figured why fight it, he clearly likes it...that and it oddly suits him :)
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My Betta's name is Glub Glub. When my niece was younger that is what she called fish, and I thought it sounded like a perfect name for a Betta. Lol
 

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I've got several, most named after their colors. There's Purplefish who is as purple as a betta can get; Leo who is a plakat that is pink butterfly(marbled) with his red "lions mane"(betta beard); Delta is a delta finned betta; Kuro is a metallic black halfmoon; Shimmer, my first petco baby betta who is fabulously shiny turquoise; and a plain blue crowntail female that hasn't earned a name yet. Maybe chubby because she is very fat.
 

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I have five bettas, and will give their names, and explain the meanings.

Sapphire: Female VT (Blue)
She was given this name by my mom, mainly because she’s blue, the color of a sapphire.

Luna: Male HM (Blue)
I had a betta, which was my first, and he was named Luna.
That name just came to me because of the moon, and because someone had a dog named Luna.
Luna, my very first betta, he died two years ago, but I got another one like him, and kept the name.

Santiago: Male CT (Yellow)
He has yellow and blue coloring, which reminding me of a hispanic theme, which is why I chose Santiago.

Nico: Male HMPK (Red & Blue)
Well, this name just sounded really cute for a betta, and was a suggestion from my brothers, so I chose it.

Janet: Female HMPK (Maroon & Blue)
There is a cashier at my grocery store named Janet, the name sounded nice, so I chose it for her.

I have had other bettas, they are deceased or I rehomed them, which are,
Spooler, Luna #1, Fanatic, and April. I rehomed April from my female sorority.
 

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I have one betta in a planted 20 gallon all by his lonesome. He loves to hide in a dwarf anubias in the back corner of his mansion, but he's a bit of a diva and always comes up to the front of his tank and wiggles if he notices people watching him. He's also very docile and I've only seen him flare twice in the year we've had him.

I named him Steve after Captain America because he's a beautiful bright blue with deep red ventral fins that have white tips. How patriotic!
 

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Currently I have three - Maz, Pacci, and Tibs.

Mazarine - Female Multi Veiltaill, NN "Maz". I just like the word, it's a shade of blue apparently. Though Maz has more redwash and doesn't look blue. She doesn't care either way.

Carpaccio - Cellophane Marble DTHM, NN "Pacci". He's a fancy looking guy and he needed a fancy name, so I called him the first random thing I though of. Which happened to be carpaccio. I think I was hungry when I named him.

Tibs - Steel Blue CT. Oh, Tibs. Well, he looks like a Tibs. He's named after a certain Emperor in a certain game series. Also unintentionally named after Ethiopian Cuisine.
 

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Currently I have two boys named Velvet and Rosco. Velvet was suggested by a member on here because I was having a hard time coming up with a name for that sassy little boy. Rosco for some reason as soon as I saw him Rosco just popped into my h ead lol. Not very interesting. However some of my past bettas were named after hard work of finding names.



My first boy Blaze was a orange with red spots. I also had an addiction to the name Blaez back then. My second boy was named Liberty because he was dark blue, red and had white tips. Following him in tribute was Justice. However I think my boy Nymph Phlox had the most interesting name. My friend online Majestic helped come up with his name. His fins reminded me of a flower petal and she said fairy like. So we found a flower with similar coloring which happened to have Phlox in it and she suggested Nymph lol. So Nymph Phlox he became.



I just recently lost my boy Nessie due to a decoration faulty. He got stuck.. But his name was also suggested by someone on here and even though his apppearence wasn't suited for his tanks theme he was still Nessie of Mystic Waters lol.
 

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Loki

I've got a red, white, and blue male betta named Loki. He's named that because of a little game he plays. He swims up to the surface and flips over like he's dead. He'll wait there until I start pulling the lid off the tank, then he flips back over and starts happily swimming around like nothing happened. He even did it at the pet store in his little cup. It's what made me pick him. I figured being named after the god of mischief was appropriate.
 

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I've got several, most named after their colors. There's Purplefish who is as purple as a betta can get; Leo who is a plakat that is pink butterfly(marbled) with his red "lions mane"(betta beard); Delta is a delta finned betta; Kuro is a metallic black halfmoon; Shimmer, my first petco baby betta who is fabulously shiny turquoise; and a plain blue crowntail female that hasn't earned a name yet. Maybe chubby because she is very fat.
we had a betta named Leo growing up. he was 4 years old when we gave him to my uncle because we had to move cross country. my uncle had him for another 10 years. the little dude was 14 when he died. my uncle's cat knocked him out of his tank while everyone was gone (my uncle was devastated. 10 yrs with any pet is like having a kid). 14 years and he still didn't die of old age. hopefully, your little guy lasts as long! lol
 

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I have three bettas currently!

Zagreus - I call him "Zag" for short! I love Persephone and mythology connected with her, and I found that it fit him very nicely. He's a delta tail with a black body and blue and red iridescent fins. His tank is on my desk so I spend a majority of my time with him.

Sunshine - His nickname is "Sunny," which is fitting for how he's bright and uppity in the morning for food. He's a small, blue mustard metallic HM with black lace. I started calling him "Little Sunshine" as an endearment, and it just stuck!

Starshine - Although, I just call him "Big Fella." He shares a 10 gallon tank with Sunny (there's a divider don't worry!) and I wanted them to have matching names. He's a giant cellophane iridescent HMPK with small black spots on his sides (I'm hoping he has the marble gene). He's very interactive and loves attention.
 

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My betta's names are Sam, Kevin, Blue, Apollo, Neptune. They are all males.

Sam-He was very aggressive and when i was young, I've used to watch a show called Sam and Cat. Sam being the aggressive one and Cat the very passionate and caring one while they both are roommates trying to live in harmony. Sam seemed to be the perfect name for him sense Sam in the show was aggressive like my betta.

Kevin-To be honest with you, I just wanted to name something Kevin sense I thought it was a cool name.

Blue-His original name was Blueberry but when I got my baby brother, he could only say Blue.

Apollo-His colors reminded me of space and names such as Cosmos and Cosmic didn't really fit. Apollo 11 was the spacecraft that landed on the moon. Apollo was also the name of a greek goddess and so I thought that was fitting with him.

Neptune- His scales were a deep blue and keeping up with the goddess trend, I decided to name him Neptune, the name of a deep blue planet and the god of the sea.
 

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I have had my black blue red half moon betta for 5 days now. His name is Steven. He is in a 5 gallon tank and is a happy boy
 

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I got my black blue and red betta (Steven;D) on the 16th for my birthday. he is in a 5 gallon with a filter, some fake plants, a marimo moss ball, and a little ceramic log to hide in. He is happy.
 

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I only have 1 betta (so far), not exactly sure what he's going to grow up to be, he was marked as "baby boy" at the local Petco. I named him Bob, which for whatever reason, is said in Mr. Bean's voice, lol.
 

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My first little baby was named Pilot. I only had him for just over a month after he died while I cleaned his tank earlier today (fin rot & stress).


Also today my mom took me out to get a new betta, as I was heartbroken. I found this little baby betta who I decided to name Kiroku, meaning "memory." He's a skittish kid and he reminds me of Pilot. I'm treating this kid like royalty and trying to hand feed him.



I loved Pilot... And cherished him... AND THEN HE DECIDES "Oh yeah, Imma die now." LIKE MAN, I LOVED YOU!
 

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1. Prince S. - S for stunning that many people called him. (Galaxy Koi Plakat)
2. Princess Nemo - Because she is a Nemo Koi
3. Ama - Short for Amarillo which is Yellow in Spanish. (Yellow Koi Female)
4. Ro - Short for Rojo which is red un Spanish (Red Halfmoon male)
5. Mas - Short for mustard in Japanese (male Mustard Gas)
6. Texas Turquoise - Female Mustard Gas from Texas.
7. PapaSmurf - Name of a blue male HMPK baby from my first koi spawn.

These are names of some of my Bettas. I haven't named the rest.
Also, Ama passed away last month....beat up by Princess Nemo. 😢


I searched the archives for a thread like this but I couldn't find it .

So, I started my own thread.

What were some of the alternative names that you wanted to give your betta(s) ?

Why did you give your betta(s) the name you gave it ?

I'll start.

Some alternative names I gave was considering were all Greek heroes or Greek Gods like Apollo , Hercules, Zeus, ect.

I wanted to give my betta a name that was both mythical yet a name that people actually use for their real name. Something that would sound nice.

So, I picked Leo.
 

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Tagawa - my first Siamese Fighter (known round here as a betta ;) ) named him after a Japanese martial artist actor. Ironically Tagawa is probably the least aggressive betta EVER.


Valentine - reminds me of a flamboyant New Romantic, in shades of violet and red. He was sent in error by the seller (who intended to send Kham), but he is a charismatic delight.


Kham - means ‘golden’ in a Thai dialect apparently. Just seemed to fit him. He doesn’t take much notice of me, but he LOVES rootling around his plants.
 
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