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What should I name my new betta buddy?

Asked by wildpotato (14988points) April 23rd, 2010

He’s to be an office fish; a little celebration of my promotion and new permanent workstation.* He’s a half moon betta (though not near as well bred as that fellow), and has a light cream and iridescent green body and dark red fins and tail, shot through with the iridescent green of his body.

I was thinking maybe Mr. Mooney because I have warm childhood memories of The Lucy Show. But the honorific seems a bit formal for such a friendly little guy. Any suggestions?

*This is not an impulse fish to be kept in a cup by my keyboard. He will have a 2.5 gal, food on Saturdays, and a heater and pump if he needs them (my last little guys did, but they seem to be very individual critters so we shall see).

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janbb's avatar

Betta Boop?

janbb's avatar

(By the way, he’s a beauty!)

laureth's avatar

I went through a phase of naming mine after Greek letters. Alpha Betta, Gamma Betta, Omega Betta, etc.

gemiwing's avatar

Dr. Moon… wait, that’s just my fangeek showing, sorry.

Hmmm…How about Sprig? he’s green and red (with cream) like a flower bud.

earthduzt's avatar

Luna, Lunar, Titan, Europa, Callisto, Io, or some other moon’s

LeotCol's avatar

Ghealach (phonetically: Ga-luck)
Its Irish for moon. Though it sounds a bit like Klingon. =/

gailcalled's avatar

Hullo, “Gorgeous.”

Betta watch out.

Coloma's avatar

Beta blocker….maybe he can be the 1st Betta to earn a pharmacology degree. lol

My daughter has a Betta..he is so cool…takes food from your fingers, has personality, watches everything…a fish with presence. haha

ubersiren's avatar

Such a pretty fish! Name him Jetta. Jetta the Betta. Betta getta Jetta. And put on a sweata. We’ll go togetta. How’s the weatta?

syz's avatar

I thought of naming mine “Alpha, the betta” but I eventually just wound up calling him “stupid fish”.

toomuchcoffee911's avatar

TameTomato, because it’s the opposite of @wildpotato. Get it?

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