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Battle pet names?
[wow] Vervain
nonnycat wrote in wow_ladies
So, I am exploring the wide wide world of battle pets and leveling up my littles to see which ones I like and are effective and so forth. But, there is a little bit of a problem I'm having. I am awful at coming up with names for my pets. I have a few that I've named, but I have over 150 battle pets here and I'm rather at a loss.

And I thought I would ask the community: How do you guys name your pets? Do you have a scheme? Or do your pets just pick their own names? Very curious here. Thanks! :)

I do themes like my dragons all have names from dragons from some of my fav books. My moonkin hatchling is named OoM just the lulz of people who get that. My voodoo doll has a voodoo god name & so on. I chooses names that fit what the pet is & honestly research what fits their design.

I generally just name them funny characters or jokes and such. My phoenix pets are 'Phoenix' and 'Wright', and my Celestial Dragon is 'Mushu'. I even have one named aver my late pet, so just go with the flow XD They don't NEED names haha.

I have a celestial dragon named Mushu, too! :) Another of my dragons is named Zen.

I'm trying to name all of my pets, but it's a casual/slow process. I just name them when something good comes to mind.
My DMF zeppelin is named Led, but so far no one "gets" it. :(

Aw! I get it!

And yeah, when we get something new [like the Crow] and a name just hits me, then I name it. I named it 'Poe', but then I remembered the Gilnean Raven, so I named the Crow 'Murder', and the Raven 'Poe'.

Not EXACTLY the same, but related concept:

My hunter's pets are all Shakespeare characters that are thematically appropriate. My ghost saber was named Tybalt, my wolf and rune-dog are Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, my wind serpent is Prospero, etc. I always wanted to get a bear and name it Antigonus.

When I play pokemon, I don't give many of them names. Mostly because I DO play to catch 'em all, and I want to be able to see what the species is without having to open up the profile. But some of them have names, and they tend to also be literary names. And not all Shakespeare. My Floatzel is named Fiero. It just felt good.

I have 477 pets and I've only named a couple. some after my own pets, some after guildies, otherwise I'd rather they keep their original names :D easier for me to look through them that way

All of my death knight's IC pets (all of them creepy themed) have Scourge names. He has a vampiric batling named Baseleph, a widow spider named Faerlina, an ooze named Gluth, a Lost of Lordaeron named Zeliek, and others that I've probably forgotten. As I get more pets, I name them with Scourge names. Eventually, I hope to have a decent variety of Scourge-themed pets for him to use for battles.

The thief played by operation

this is hands down my favorite spam

Oh man, even copying a pic from a previous post. They're getting so weirdly intelligent!

Right?? Haha, it's starting to creep me out

I'm a roleplaying Hunter and I have a bit of a theme.

Her only IC pets is a black worg named Dark and a black warpstalker named Gezzarak. The worg pup of mine is hence named Shadow and I play it as a pup of the big one. My spiny lizard is named Baby Gezza and is the baby of the stalker, captured to ensure the big ones submission.

Oh and in a weak moment I named my Pet Bombling: Bomby...

I'm at a loss too unfortunately. I can kind of come up with names for two of my main team but I cannot think of a thing to call my harpy youngling and I really want to nickname her.

I am a nut for puns. Naturally, my killer battle chicken has been called Cluck Morris. This seems to have become a pattern for me... (=:

i LOVE the name for battle chicken...... that is brilliant!

::giggling:: love it-- mine is named Bok ;D

Only my IC pets got names, and then I just picked names that sounded Trollish. Everyone else just gets the default names. :D

In a different MMO, all my pets were names after cereals. My favorite was Cornflakes, the Poring. I also had Lucky Charms, Cocoa Puffs, Fruit Loops, Rice Krispies, Trix, etc. I'm tempted to go with that theme again if I actually start pet battling.

I've named my darkmoon monkey pet Librarian and darkmoon turtle Maturin, creepy crate Luggage :) I pick characters from books I like, except my pink pachyderm which is named Furniture

I named my proto hatchling Verdigris, because when he hatched Enveri thought he was going to be a coppery green (he is red, and refused to answer to anything else).

My corehound pup is named Dribbles, for his drool.

Otherwise, I don't name them. My hunter may name a few if he gains IC pets- his bonded companions have Gaelic names appropriate to their natures. Sorcha is his fox, Dubhar is his black tiger, Corcra is his purple beetle, etc. (Sorcha is the diminutive of Claire, but I have also heard it referred to as 'Sweet', Dubhar is 'Shadow', and Corcra is 'Purple'.)

I don't really have a theme - my wild hatchlings are ruth, deborah and esther but then my celestial dragon is Dylan. My whelplings have dragonflight'esque names (Bibigos, Porustrasza). My bandicoons are Gizmo and Socks, naturally. Everyone in our guild named turkeys after each other so we can put down campfires and cook them. I named my devouring maggot heisenberg because I hate walter white so much.

it depends on how I'm feeling when I catch or start battling with a pet.

I've not named everything yet, but I have a few. Basically I'll use a pet (nothing's higher than 8, and only a few that I"ve battled with) until something sticks.

My Ethereal Soul-Trader is named Shaffar.
My silver tabby cat is named Mcgonagall (she's been informally called that since I got her in vanilla and took her into MC).
My new cinder kitten is Fivealarm.

And I think that's like all I've bothered naming. Not too worried about naming them at this point.

Most of mine have humorous names: Mr Wiggles is H One N One, Darkmoon Monkey is Annies Boubs, the rabbits are all Bunnicula--save for the mechanical Mechabunnicula, Landro's Lil' XT is Ithinkibrokeit.

Some of the cats are named after real life cats of mine or friends'.

I wanted to name the Phoenix Hatchling Fawkes, but apparently that involves mature language. (LOLwut?)

I first named my Cinder Kitten Kittay Inferno, but have since changed her to be Left Click Me. (Which you totally should BTW; so adorable!)

I don't really have a system of doing it and I fear that many of them will likely go unnamed*... However, back when they had variable skin tones however I named my bandicoon Bowie since he was the only one who had varied tones. (The song "Changes" by David Bowie happened to be playing at that moment on my iTunes.) I also have a giraffe calf named Half Calf.

Additionally, my hunter's name is a variant on my home town and all of her pets are named after local landmarks/events/things.

* At this time I have over 450 pets, most are unique, so naming all of them would be a feat of gargantuan proportions....

I just name a handful of the ones I really like. I have like 200 or some ridiculous amount, there's no way I could name them all, lol.

I have renamed most of my pets =)
I just take some names to them, some after guildies and real life friends.

I know that feeling, somehow I ended up with eight reindeer, so instead of ditching them, I named them all after Santa's reindeer,. The same went with my pengu, so being the imaginative person I am ( not) they were named after the Penguins of Madagascar. My daughters helped me name some, and others just named themselves.

Most of them have named themselves, or were jokes at the time with guildies when we all had pets out and were messing around. I haven't named all my pets because I have too many. My only ones are my Fish (Fartbubble) and my Hallow's End kitty (I'm Astrael, she's Catsrael) and then I think a few others still have names.

I thought more people would be like me, but I guess not. I've never named any of my battle pets. (I never named my pokemon in that game either.)

If I named something, I would have an emotional connection to it, and I sure as hell don't want to have a connection to something I'm sending off to battle until it's dead.

Which leads to a follow up question. The people who do name your pets, you have some kind of feelings for them? How do you justify in your mind sending them out to beat other pets? Or get beaten themselves until they're dead/knocked out?

I want as little emotional connection as possible to pokemon-like animals.

Honestly, I don't battle pets ICly. I mean, if I do any such it'd be mechanical pets fighting other mechanical pets, because Alinor can fix those and/or build new ones, but I just don't do those IC. >.>

One of the ones I use is the panther cub, which is named Belore because that's what Lucrezia named hers, and there's no way Lucy'd EVER send Belore into battle with another pet just for fun. (Nor would Lucy really want to do those anyway but still.)

Part of it could be that I suck at naming things. I had a dog named Puppy and two cats(Kitten and Cat). Maybe people name things just for fun, not to make it IC? And since naming things isn't fun for me, I don't do it?

I name them for fun :) They are named by me, not my characters, so it's not IC. And oddly, I think my reaction is the reverse to you -- not naming them feels so impersonal to me!

I don't name my battle pets either, and I never named my Pokemon in those games. It's mostly for organizational reasons though.

I don't rename battlepets unless I'm absolutely attached to them, and then they've got a 99% chance of becoming a pokemon it reminds me of. :P

My pets all have a special "spirit" for me. My grellin for example is proud and has big paws. Yep, I call her ProudPaws. Some I name because other people ask why they don't have a name yet. My turtles name was Turtle, because someone else thought she needed a better name and Turtle was something you would name a cat, I renamed my turtle "Cat." In short, whatever feels right, and if nothing feels right, leave it be.

I named my ghostly skull Zarhym. That's the only named one except for my moonkin hatchling which is Kozroz Jr after a guildie.

My armadillo's name is Tarkus... If you get it, you're awesome 8)

I've only named a few so far - the ones that are on my main team. As I level more of them up, I'm sure they'll get names too. Straight new captures? Too much effort.

My main team: Crimson Whelpling is Blaze, Pterrodax Hatchling is Terry, and my Darkmoon cub is Nala. The only other thing I named so far is my Ashstone Core, which gets a sparkly applied to it from the washed pet buff - that's Diamond.

My favorite name I've seen anyone give a battle pet so far is our raid team's healy pally, who named his Libram (forget the right name, the flying book you can catch near old Dala) "Game of Thrones."

My celestial dragon is Dratini, my dark phoenix hatchling is Entropy (and its twin the regular phoenix hatchling is Enthalpy, cos I am a nerd), my feline familiar is Willow, my darkmoon rabbit is Caerbannog and I have a couple of theme pet names going on with my bff, like our matching Mulgore hatchlings named 'Pinky' and 'Thebrain', or our Cinder Kittens named Iron & Wine. I have the obligatory raven named Muninn, a siamese cat named after my irl late siamese cat, a fossilised hatchling named Alecto (Alectrosaurus was a t-rex type dinosaur & Alecto, a name similar in spelling, is one of the three furies... I'll show myself out) and a cheetah cub named Mikoto from a character in an anime.

My hunter pets are named after characters from Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle cos I'm a giant loser.

Some of my pets are a particular character's pet: my baby rogue on Fizzcrank was given a Red Cricket by her guild master, so that's "her" pet. Named it Garnet, because the rogue's a JC.

On the other hand, my hunter on Balnazzar tamed a fawn, and I named it Baby Ruth, to go with the candy bar theme I have for that character and her pets.

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