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Re: What do you name your pets?

Postby Sesamee » November 9th, 2012, 7:55 pm

I love naming my pets! I come up with a wide variety of names, some more clever than others. My favorite name is Percival. That was the name of my pink eyed white rat IRL who was the most adorable sweet loving thing ever. I found a white Stormwind rat that doesn't change colors so I gave him that name. Usually I don't like naming in game pets after rl ones but this just seems to fit somehow!

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Re: What do you name your pets?

Postby Pomelo » November 10th, 2012, 12:38 am

Definitely. I love that we can change our pets' names now! And, I adore MoP; we pet lovers made out like bandits with this xpac. ^_^

There are some great names in this thread. I haven't renamed all of my pets just yet, I'm going about it rather slowly. But, the collection of names I have chosen, have been sort of eclectic. Some are goofy and playful, others are more personal, and some are just fitting, I think. I tend to name my pets after characters from movies and books that I love. Sometimes, I just choose cute food names or names that make me smile. I like to think of names that might make other people smile and laugh, too. Like, my darting hatchling -- I decided to name him Macaroni. The other day, I helped out a lowbie who was getting ganked and they were just defeated emotionally and having a rough time of it. So, I whipped out Macaroni and they immediately seemed to feel better. They laughed and danced with him. I think that's my favorite type of interaction in the game, really. :3

I've named certain pets after childhood pets, which has made those critters extra special, now.

I think some of my faves so far, are:

Constable - Gilnean Raven
Peanut Butter - Peanut
Besom - Enchanted Broom
Plum - Purple Puffer Fish
Belladonna - Dark Phoenix Hatchling
Tik Tok - Clockwork Gnome

I love that names aren't permanent, either.

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Re: What do you name your pets?

Postby Aeovalle » November 10th, 2012, 3:57 am

I name my pets after historicle figures like leonardo/octavian and others after awesome anime characters like kisoka/ichigo.... name your favorite pet hisoka. cause he is a bad ass.

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Re: What do you name your pets?

Postby Thralla » November 10th, 2012, 9:20 am

I have always loved naming things. = )

I find that often the names I give my pets have some sort of reference that makes them brilliant names only to myself and anyone else that would get the reference. But not always. Among my favorites are:

Guardian Cub as Talos (a winged guardian in Greek Mythology)

Moonkin Hatchling Alliance side - Moonpie and Horde side - Bazinga.

My Mirror Strider that accompanies my Pandaren Mage is called One Sun. Waffles if you get the reference. More waffles if you connect One Sun to Two Flower my Curious Oracle Hatchling and Wen the Pandaren Monk.

Ninja the Flayer Hatchling, Cogsworth the Mechanical Gnome, Winne de Eww the Infested Bear Cub, Akitla which is a made up "Eskimo" word for snow is my Baby Blizzard Bear, Netherwhelp has always been Sparkles, my Forsaken Shadow Priest is accompanied by Sissie her Singing Sunflower, Embers the Phoenix Hatchling.

Loktra (a "song before battle" in Orcish) is Thralla's Worg Pup companion - to go along with the pattern of naming her hunter pets words in Orcish. (In game orcish not LOR orcish)

My dwarf hunter collects bears and names them after different things to drink so her Dun Morogh Cub is named Toddy.

Despite naming so many, there are some pets though that I just can't think of a name for like my Giraffe Calf. He follows my NE druid around, nameless, but looking great running beside the zehvra she rides.

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Re: What do you name your pets?

Postby Opallena » November 10th, 2012, 3:00 pm

Came up with more names yesterday morning. some of the clever ones are:

Core Hound Pup= Cerebrus
Bat= Bruce
Widow Spiderling= Blackarachnia
Darkmoon Cub= Leobreaker (Simba was reserved... boooo)
Azure Whelpling= Saphira
Cheetah Cub= Cheetor

Just to name a few... i came up with probably 20-30. nerd points for references :)

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Re: What do you name your pets?

Postby Kaiyou » November 10th, 2012, 7:24 pm

I usually name my pets after characters from movies, games, books, etc.

Examples:
Dark Whelpling: Toothless
Phoenix Hatchling: Jean
Cheetah Cub: Simber
Cenarion Hatchling: Buckbeak
Warbot: Bender

Just to name a few :3. I also have some named after movie titles, lol.
Flayer Youngling: Prometheus
Ravager Hatchling: Alien
Blighthawk: Contagion.

I'm nerdy :).

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Re: What do you name your pets?

Postby Ecks » November 10th, 2012, 7:34 pm

I'm a bit of an RPer, so my pets are often named based off of whichever character might own something like them.

For example:
  • Bob the Sen'jin Fetish
  • Sunny the Fjord Worg Pup
  • Red Eats the Mr. Grubbs
  • Salt the Rustberg Gull
  • Mende the Sand Scarab

Sometimes, though, I'll name things based off of my own whims in an attempt to be humorous.

For example:
  • Mash the Terrible Turnip

Lastly, I'm giving cheese themed names to all of the super cheesy overpowered pets (ala Pokemon's legendaries).

For example:
  • Cheese Fondue the Aqua Strider
  • Mac N Cheese the Lil' XT
  • Cheesepuff the Onyxian Whelpling

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Re: What do you name your pets?

Postby Arcana » November 10th, 2012, 9:34 pm

Boring answer, but I don't name my pets.

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Re: What do you name your pets?

Postby Mykro9 » November 10th, 2012, 9:40 pm

Zaelo wrote:Heheheh there's a lot of awesome suggestions here! Thanks all, I feel quite inspired to find them cute funny names now! :D

Particularly like the magic trio of Bibbety, Bobbety, Bo XD

I thought of maybe making a trio of Personnal World Destroyer - Bender, Magical Crawdad - Zoidberg, but am unsure which other pet/futurama character to add to complete the trio hehe (these two being awesome tanks/stallers, it'd probably be best if the 3rd member was a good nuker)

For a third Futurama referenced pet, Willy renamed Leela?

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Re: What do you name your pets?

Postby Mykro9 » November 10th, 2012, 9:59 pm

As far as names I use, I am in the process of grinding to 75 level 25's so I have named all my lvl 25's 'Max' and my sub 25's that are close 'Next' to simplify finding them. I have a handful of named pets, but I have a lone alliance toon among a sea of Horde, a Worgen, who has a gazelle fawn named Justasnack following him around.

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Re: What do you name your pets?

Postby Pompea » November 10th, 2012, 11:47 pm

I name my dragons according to how other dragons are named in lore. For instance, (according to the wikis) dragons from the red dragonflight have names ending in Strasz or Strasza, bronze dragonflight ending is dormu or dormi, etc.

But mostly I pulled names from books. I named several pets from my favorite Gene Wolf novels (my crow named Oreb, my wolf named Gylf). I will probably name my various rabbits from characters in Watership Down, other pets from Animal Far, and maybe one of my chickens will be Chanticleer.

I love books, and I'm awful at names, so this helps me out a lot!

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Re: What do you name your pets?

Postby Doobjanka » November 11th, 2012, 7:39 am

My naming style is sporadic. I used Google Translate for a few to say hello, goodbye and sorry. I've named some after MVP's on the site. It's not uncommon for me to name pets after whichever guildie is online when I catch it. I even have a few named after my pets or my friends pets. Some RealID friends get pets named after them. It all depends on my mood.
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Re: What do you name your pets?

Postby Riven » November 12th, 2012, 5:54 pm

Hellomynameis wrote:Restless Shadeling = Slim Shady

Disclaimer: Not a fan, it's just.. well, the name fits :)


Haha, I love it! ^^

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Re: What do you name your pets?

Postby Riven » November 12th, 2012, 5:54 pm

Pomelo wrote:Definitely. I love that we can change our pets' names now! And, I adore MoP; we pet lovers made out like bandits with this xpac. ^_^

There are some great names in this thread. I haven't renamed all of my pets just yet, I'm going about it rather slowly. But, the collection of names I have chosen, have been sort of eclectic. Some are goofy and playful, others are more personal, and some are just fitting, I think. I tend to name my pets after characters from movies and books that I love. Sometimes, I just choose cute food names or names that make me smile. I like to think of names that might make other people smile and laugh, too. Like, my darting hatchling -- I decided to name him Macaroni. The other day, I helped out a lowbie who was getting ganked and they were just defeated emotionally and having a rough time of it. So, I whipped out Macaroni and they immediately seemed to feel better. They laughed and danced with him. I think that's my favorite type of interaction in the game, really. :3

I've named certain pets after childhood pets, which has made those critters extra special, now.

I think some of my faves so far, are:

Constable - Gilnean Raven
Peanut Butter - Peanut
Besom - Enchanted Broom
Plum - Purple Puffer Fish
Belladonna - Dark Phoenix Hatchling
Tik Tok - Clockwork Gnome

I love that names aren't permanent, either.


Omg, I also named my Clockwork Gnome Tik Tok! I love Return to Oz. XD

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Re: What do you name your pets?

Postby Stompalina » November 12th, 2012, 8:54 pm

I tend to name my pets after old guildies.

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Re: What do you name your pets?

Postby Lysi » November 12th, 2012, 11:45 pm

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.
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Re: What do you name your pets?

Postby Opallena » November 13th, 2012, 8:24 am

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.



I did name two of my crocs. one of them is Louis from princess and the frog, and the other is Steve Irwin, after the Crocodile Hunter. otherwise I probably wont name the other two

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Re: What do you name your pets?

Postby Epicleptic » November 13th, 2012, 9:15 am

Magical Crawdad: 'Undertow' (Song by Tool)
Disgusting Oozeling: 'Dahmer' (Jeffrey Dahmer, if you know of some of the things he did you may agree)
Singing Sunflower: 'Sammy' (Name of an ex-girlfriend)
Fox Kit: 'Kitkat' (Nickname of an ex-girlfriend)
Hyjal Bear Cub: 'Ted Bundy' (It seemed so appropriate)
Sandy Petrel: 'Kehaar' (The gull in Watership Down)

Serial killers, songs, films, ex-girlfriends, other random stuff too :p

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Re: What do you name your pets?

Postby Koori » November 13th, 2012, 10:59 am

Bob ... almost all my pets are named Bob. (Armory Linky) The few that are not are the Seagulls they are named Sally after a friend, and my two extra Sunflowers are named Bobtoo and Bobthree ... oh and I have a sand kitten named Pempsbane after a friend who has been unable to capture a rare one. But other than that they are all Bobs! :)

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Re: What do you name your pets?

Postby Sesamee » November 13th, 2012, 11:06 am

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.

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