There's a lot of tips about how to obtain a pet or how to battle with them, most tips far surpassing my knowledge. However, there's one area that I'm great at: Naming.
To paraphrase T.S.Elliot, "The Naming of Pets is a difficult matter, It isn't just one of your holiday games; You may think at first I'm mad as a hatter, When I tell you, a pet must have A VERY AWESOME NAME!
So what do for names . . . .
Some of my pets have had names since I got them. My Netherwhelp
has always been Sparkles.
I turn to literature for ideas. My Infested Bear Cub
is Winne de Eww. My Curious Oracle Hatchling
is named after a character on Discworld named Two Flower.
There's several great name sights out there; my personal favorite is www.20000-names.com
. From there I found Pijiu, a Chinese word for beer that is now the name of my Pint-Sized Pink Pachyderm
and accompanies my Pandaren Shamman, Brewmaster Grinning Bear who likes beer.
Your Guild, a great place for names and to honor your friends and guildies. On Madoran, several guildies have been instrumental in helping me collect a pet and I usually grant the guildies' name to the pet. I have, among others, a Harbinger of Flame
named Doobjanka and an Imperial Silkworm
Former characters. Several of my pets are given names to honor a character that I now longer play in her previous form. My Blue Dragonhawk Hatchling
, Ardalathalia is one such, named for a character who in my own personal world of RP is missing. Fare thee well, Arda, may we find you somewhere in the future of Azeroth.
Lastly, various websites have words from the different languages of the Azerothians. My Worg Pup
is named Loktra, meaning "Song Before Battle" and is the constant companion of Thralla, my orc hunter.
Hope that helps you come up with creative and interesting names for your little friends.