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Soporjoe
 
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Re: Pet Naming

Postby Soporjoe » February 19th, 2013, 10:07 am

Aqua Strider - Aqualung (From Jethro Tull)
Giraffe Calf - Blasphemy
Baby Ape - Clyde (From the Clint Eastwood Movies Any Which Way You Can/But Loose)
Softshell Snapling - Condescending (Condescending Turtle - from a Parks and Rec episode)
Giant Bone Spider - Dead Charlotte
Emerald Turtle - Edison Shell
Wolpertinger - Esquilax (From a Simpson's episode)
Lost of Lordaeron - Ghost Pharts
Black Rat - Goody
Nightsaber Cub - Jack (My old cat)
Orange Tabby Cat - Cliff (My new cat)
Pengu - Jackash Penguin
Clockwork Gnome - Oil Can Harry
Darkmoon Monkey - Pray for Mojo (Simpson's episode)
Lil' Ragnaros - Sheet Kicker
Imperial Eagle Chick - Seventy Six (America's Birthday Bird!)
Darkmon Tonk - Sherman
Mojo - Trippy Warts
Gilnaen Raven - Bart (Simpson's episode - Bart played the Raven in the adaptation of the Raven)
Feline Familiar - Eartha Kitty (Eartha Kitt - RIP)
Winter Reideer - Olive (The other reindeer!)
Jade Crane - Nicotine Crane
Stone Armadillo - Armadillo Slim (Amarillo Slim - RIP)

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Ruzgofdi
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Re: Pet Naming

Postby Ruzgofdi » February 19th, 2013, 10:17 am

Heavily pop culture influenced. Usually working on a theme by type:

Snakes: Named Cobra agents (Cobra Hatchling - Cobracommander, Black Kingsnake - Destro, Albino Snake - Stormshadow, etc.)
Wild Feline Cubs: Thundercats (Darkmoon Cub - Liono, Cheetah Cub, Cheetara, Panther Cub - Panthro, etc.)
Bats: Buffyverse Vampires (Bat- Angelus, Tirisfal Batling - Drusilla, Vampiric Batling - Spike, etc.)

I've had to break a family theme more than once. Sometimes it was because one pet was calling out of a specific name (Fireflys: Serenity and her crew, except Jayne the Grunty). Sometimes because there were more pets of a type than names for the theme (Not enough members of the Jersey Shore to cover all the roaches, so I've got a roach named Honeybboo).

Sometimes I picked a pop culture theme and worked pets from there
Pinky and The Brain: Pinky - Fjord Rat, Brain - Whiskers
The Tick and his allies: Thetick - Tol'vir Scarab, Arthur - White Moth, Purple Puffer - Sewerurchin
TMNT: Turquoise Turtle - Leonardo, Softshell Snapling - Donatello, Speedy - Michaelangelo, Darkmoon Turtle - Raphael, Giant Sewer Rat - Splinter, Spiny Terrapin - Tokka
Doctor Who: Darkmoon Monkey - Eleven, Murkimus - Rory, Cinder Kitten - Amy, Arcane Eye - Atraxi, Shore Crab - Macra, Tiny Sporebat - Isolus, Infinite Whelpling - Themaster

Sometimes I've gone scatter shot because of big families and small numbers of pop culture references:
Rabbits and Hares: Bugs, Lola, Buster, Babs, Bucky, Harvey (didnt get bunnicula yet)
Raptor Hatchlings: Allo, Genghis Rex, Baby, Sinclair, Dino, Denver

And a heavy dosage of DnD. Both proper names (Crawling Claw - Vecna, Kirin Tor familiar - Bigby) and general (Viscidus globule - Gelatinous).

I'm starting to get stuck on critters. And if Blizz ever decides to display a pet's gender in game I'm hosed because more than half of mine aren't right.

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Navi84
 
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Re: Pet Naming

Postby Navi84 » February 19th, 2013, 10:20 am

Just a few

Azure Aqua Strider
Dawn Wild Golden Hatchling
Dusk Wild Jade Hatchling
Sunset Wild Crimson hatchling
Navi Nordrassil Wisp
Zim Personal World Destroyer

Mao Pandaren Fire Spirit (Chinese for cat)
Niao Pandaren Air Spirit (Chinese for bird)
Niu Pandaren Earth Spirit (Chinese for ox)
Yu Pandaren Water Spirit (Chinese for fish)

Tasty Szechuan Chicken
Sonic Clouded Hedgehog
Flower Skunk
Naveen Small Frog
Xanth Lofty Libram

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Gwenolyn
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Re: Pet Naming

Postby Gwenolyn » February 19th, 2013, 7:45 pm

Frog: Kermit
Small Frog: Robin

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Saviya
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Re: Pet Naming

Postby Saviya » February 19th, 2013, 8:05 pm

Ruzgofdi wrote:(Not enough members of the Jersey Shore to cover all the roaches, so I've got a roach named Honeybboo).



omg... that is priceless!

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Zavulon
 
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Re: Pet Naming

Postby Zavulon » February 19th, 2013, 8:26 pm

So far I've only named a few...
I named the Gilnean Raven Bedlo, after the Peter Lorre character in 'The Raven.'
My Toxic Wasteling is named Blancmange, from the Monty Python skit. (the blancmange ate people)
Another name I like is Heimlich the Imperial Silkworm. I got that name from A Bugs Life. Heimlich was a fat caterpillar who dreams of growing up to be a butterfly.

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Re: Pet Naming

Postby Legolasgirl » February 20th, 2013, 3:59 am

I named my Fluxfire Feline Purry Motor, and my Ghostly skull got named Bob just like someone else who posted earlier (I actually giggled when I saw that). Fungal Abombination got named Fun Guy :P
I think my best names are all my whelplings though. I gave them baby names after the adults that they resemble.
Emerald Whelpling: Sera (Ysera)
Nexus Whelpling: Keri (Keristrasza the last boss in Nexus)
Infinite Whelpling: Muro (Murozond the last boss in End Time)
Azure Whelpling: Kalec (Kalecgos)
Crimson Whelpling: Alexa (Alexstrasza)
Dark Whelpling: Neffy (Nefarian)
Lil' Deathwing: Dee Dee
Lil' Tarecgosa: Tera
Onyxian Whelpling: Ony
Spawn of Onyxia: Ony Jr

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Re: Pet Naming

Postby Guerresok » February 20th, 2013, 7:38 pm

Bonhomous wrote:I named my Ghostly Skull Bob because . . . well because how can you have a skull with glowing eyes and NOT call him Bob?


I named mine Morte.

It's a reference to Planescape Torment, an RPG back in '99 or so.. There was a floating talking skull / head that was one of your companions in the game. He had some pretty funny lines too.

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Re: Pet Naming

Postby Formerruling » February 20th, 2013, 9:54 pm

I name my pets based on how I use them, ie. Tank, Healer, Beatstick, etc lol

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Re: Pet Naming

Postby Tahsfenz » February 21st, 2013, 9:26 am

I was very disappointed that I was not allowed to name my broom Fantasia. I settled on Fantasma, but still.
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Re: Pet Naming

Postby Ruzgofdi » February 21st, 2013, 9:34 am

Tahsfenz wrote:I was very disappointed that I was not allowed to name my broom Fantasia. I settled on Fantasma, but still.


Yeah. I ended up going with Goethe for mine, as doing research turned up that he wrote the poem that was the basis for the music.

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Re: Pet Naming

Postby Saviya » February 21st, 2013, 9:40 pm

I loved the idea of using Heimlich for a grub, so I used that for my jungle grub, since my silkworm is named after the girl who gave her to me.

Also named my new darkmoon tonk Frank. I wanted to name him Frank the Tank but thats reserved :(

I'm trying to find a good name for my De-Weaponized Mechanical Companion still. He was Blinky, and then I changed him to Bright Idea... but I'm still not happy with it. Any ideas for a name that has to do with the lightbulb on his bum?

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Re: Pet Naming

Postby Talmar » February 22nd, 2013, 9:29 am

Guerresok wrote:
Bonhomous wrote:I named my Ghostly Skull Bob because . . . well because how can you have a skull with glowing eyes and NOT call him Bob?


I named mine Morte.

It's a reference to Planescape Torment, an RPG back in '99 or so.. There was a floating talking skull / head that was one of your companions in the game. He had some pretty funny lines too.


I still believe, to this day, Planescape Torment was the best game of it's era. I loved all the Icewind Dale, Baulder's Gate, Neverwinter Nights games but Planescape Torment was unbelievably awesome.

For the De-Weaponized Mechanical Companion name it Caerbannog :)

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Re: Pet Naming

Postby Saviya » February 25th, 2013, 2:39 pm

Just found the Watership Down story, great way to find names for all your bunnies/hares :D


omg, changing my account name reset my post count :shock:
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Re: Pet Naming

Postby Tahsfenz » February 25th, 2013, 5:26 pm

Couldnt find anything I liked, so I went with Alar for my Phoenix and Shadow of Alar for my dark Phoenix.
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Re: Pet Naming

Postby Jollyrogered » March 5th, 2013, 11:42 am

All of my pets are named after characters/objects in my favorite books.

My Stunted Yeti is named Harry Dresden, my Ghostly Skull is named Bob. I try to match the names to the pet like the Feline Familiar had to be named McGonagall.

Others are less obvious, my Bandicoons are named Wooster and Jeeves after the PG Wodehouse series which I find HILARIOUS.

That reminds me, I need to name something Zaphod Beeblebrox and Arthur Dent, brb!

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Re: Pet Naming

Postby Shmoooey » March 5th, 2013, 12:03 pm

I was going to give my Festival Lantern a name out of the IKEA catalog, but I couldn't seem to get special characters to work for pet naming.

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Allerielle
 
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Re: Pet Naming

Postby Allerielle » March 5th, 2013, 12:39 pm

Naming pets has been on my to-do list for a while but in good conscience I couldn't start naming a few and leave the others nameless. I have a ton of names to come up with so I might swipe some of these.

However, I've always known I was going to name the Personal World Destroyer 'Skynet'.

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Re: Pet Naming

Postby Apocalyptica » March 5th, 2013, 3:44 pm

I've come up with some silly names and some cool names for my pets I think:

Cool Names
Anubisath Idol - Anubis
Infected Fawn - Blight
Scourged Whelpling - Rotwing

Silly Names
Darkmoon Monkey - Banana Bread
Stitched Pup - Frankenweenie
Feline Familiar - Pumpkin
Creepy Crate - Omnomnomm
Toxic Wasteling - Flubber
Blighthawk - Chicken Wing
Singing Sunflower - Zombi
Little Fawn - Faline
Moonkin Hatchling - Feathers

Those are pretty much my current pet names for right now.

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Re: Pet Naming

Postby Graven » March 5th, 2013, 4:17 pm

Here are some of mine; some references are more obscure than others... ;)

Feline Familiar - Salem
Sprite Darter Hatchling - Newt
Clockwork Gnome - Tiktok
Terrible Turnip - Mangelwurzel
Ghostly Skull - Yorick
Enchanted Broom - Besom (it's technically not a besom, but I liked the name)
Anubisath Idol - Anapa
Searing Scorchling - Reth
Fel Flame - Calcifer
Flayer Youngling - Shredder
Arcane Eye - Orbis
Darkmoon Eye - Stink Eye
Darkmoon Zeppelin - Col Blimp
Darkmoon Tonk - Panzer
Celestial Dragon - Celeste
Lofty Libram - Vellum (was going to call it Lexicon, but I prefer this name)
Gilnean Raven - Abraxas
Crawling Claw - Sinistral (it's a left hand)
Mulgore Hatchling - Beauty
Fluxfire Feline - Cathode
Water Waveling - Undine
Clefthoof Runt - Tatanka
Black Lamb - Bellwether
Pint-Sized Pink Pachyderm - Timothy
Harpy Youngling - Kali
Chuck - Norris (what else?)
Legs - Crazy (Crazy Legs, a famous b-boy)
Hyacinth Macaw - Bucket (Hyacinth Bucket, character from an 80s British sitcom)
Magical Crawdad - Langoustine
Tranquil Mechanical Yeti - Henderson
Teldrassil Sproutling - Sylvanus

*edit* Changed a couple I wasn't completely happy with, and named a few more;
Clockwork Gnome is now called Metronome.
Darkmoon Tonk is now called Tink.

Oily Slimeling - Olive
Nordrassil Wisp - Willow
Nether Faerie Dragon - Antithesis
Tiny Harvester - Rusty
Black Tabby Cat - Moriarty
Baby Ape - was thinking of boy names but according to this site she's actually a girl, so I called her Gertie.
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