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post #1 of 12 Old 07-26-2007, 08:07 AM Thread Starter
Fish names!

I was in chat yesterday with some folks (you know who you are...) and we came to discussing fish names, (the ones we give individual fish rather than an intellectual discussion about classifications) and we came to the conclusion that people have quite an idiosyncratic taste in what they call their fish, and i was wondering what the rest of you think on the subject. Do you go for naming them after things, or just gut feeling, or what?

For the record the fish i have named are:

2 angels - Schopenhauer and Nitzche

Clarence the Ancistrus

Betty and Doris the Kribs

Brian the Plec.

Raistlin and Claudius the ADF's (sadly deceased.) Apparantly Raistlin is a geeky name, my mate named him, an i can't remember where he got the name from.

and, most originally of all, Loachy 1 and Loachy 2 the Yoyo loaches.

Oh, and Thermi the Blue lobster.

What names you gone for?

(EDIT: oops, i meant to put this in Off Topic Discussions, not too organised today... Please move it for me!)
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post #2 of 12 Old 07-26-2007, 08:17 AM
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Raistlin and Claudius the ADF's (sadly deceased.) Apparantly Raistlin is a geeky name, my mate named him, an i can't remember where he got the name from.
Sadly I know this Its a wizard from some AD&D book. The story was quite good. And yes I read it quite a few years ago.
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Raistlin and Claudius the ADF's (sadly deceased.) Apparantly Raistlin is a geeky name, my mate named him, an i can't remember where he got the name from.
Sadly I know this Its a wizard from some AD&D book. The story was quite good. And yes I read it quite a few years ago.
The original Dragonlance series. The first two trilogies were really good. The others slipped.


As for naming my fish, I only name my bettas and I decided that after naming the first Acorn (from the 10th Kingdom), I decided to name my bettas after nuts, so Walnut was the second betta in my collection. :)
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post #4 of 12 Old 07-26-2007, 11:30 AM
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my fish names are original(except for my blue tang)
Blue Tang-Dori
Yellow Tang- Mellow
Lawnmower Blenny- The Maid
Percula Clown-Tomato Head
Yellow Tail Damsel- Mr.Fish
4 Stripe Damsel- Bandit
2 Dominoe Damsels- Ying(small) and Yang(big)

Red swordtail Mollie-Rose
Black swordtail Mollie-Shadow
My Gouramis- Gore(male) and Ami(female)

..........................................and my pet turtle is Steve :D
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post #5 of 12 Old 07-26-2007, 03:02 PM
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I have some names for my fish. The funniest are a set of guppies aptly named Briana Banks, Jenna Jameson, Amber Lynn and Peter North.

I also have Cher and Madonna the 2 synos

Rebus and Siobhan the plecs

Wilma and Fred, Mulder and Scully, Dracula and Van Helsing the cories.
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post #6 of 12 Old 07-26-2007, 07:50 PM
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Only a few fish have names as of now.8)
Largest yoyo loach-Delta
Clown loach (alpha)-Doyle
Side-spot pattern variant clown loach-Spotty

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I name all my fish Melvin.
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post #8 of 12 Old 07-27-2007, 09:16 PM
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only 2 fish have names one, the gold gourami is Butthead, and the common plec is Godzilla
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2 plecos- Bowser and King Kong
Corys- Yoshi, Smokey, and Bandit
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post #10 of 12 Old 07-29-2007, 07:36 PM
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I've only ever named my Butterfly Fish - Hook. This is because the tip of his wing is acutely curved.

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