Lysi wrote:I love to find the perfect name! The perfect meaning or something humorous, a word that sounds lovely.. Sometimes I spend hours searching for ideas. It's not always time wasted, I've found out quite a bit about various species from all that browsing, lol. One thing I do is check the names of prehistoric ancestors of that particular animal to see if any had fun names, another thing is check the native range of the animal and then look up baby names from the countries were it lives. Or if something is blue, I might look up the word for blueberry or whatever in various languages. But some of my pets were named spontaneously, or had simple names from long before you could actually put the name in the program. Usually, though, naming is a time consuming processing for me, so a lot of my pets don't have names.
I'm curious, how do you feel about pets that already have a name rather than a description, like Chuck? I haven't renamed my crocs, I can't quite figure out how I feel about that.
This is very similar to how I go about finding names for my pets. For example I named my Pterrordax Hatchling Auria from Dinosauria, the scientific name for the dinosaur group. My dog's nickname is Angelface (yes he's a boy) so I named my Core Hound Pup Fancyfaces. My Flayer Youngling looks like a sloth with those huge mono-claws so I named him Pilos, from Pilosa, the name for the sloth Order. Cholula is my favorite hot sauce so I gave it to my Razzashi hatchling. My loooong sought after snow cub who is finally the perfect breed in the right gender is named Dolce because she looks like a baby version of my favorite hunter pet, Duclinea, a white sabercat. Some names are just silly like Justin Beaver for my Bucktooth Flapper. Arrhenious is my Fel Flame's name and comes from the man who came up with a formula for the temperature dependence of a the rate of a chemical reaction. He's flame, fire, fel, hot, so I thought it fit! My white bandicoon is Swoon because it rhymes and sounds pretty. I found a rare blue one that's the speed breed so I kept her and named her Bluebell. My brown Shy Bandicoon is Fluffy. I have one of all colors in the good breed
So many stories behind so many names!
As for pets that already have their own names it can go either way. I just had to name my Monk Phatso. Had too! All the baby crocs like Chuck or Toothy will keep their names. Lil Rag I named Brick Wall since it felt like that's what our guild was pounding our collective head into trying to progress on him on Heroic pre nerf.