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I am just wondering how many of us here name our fish?

I've known some people (not here) to actually be very against naming fish - for why, I don't know, but me, I can't imagine not naming mine!

Do tell me what you've named them if you have! :3

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I always name my goldfish! :)

My first fish were originally my sister's and had Seinfield themed names (Jerry, Elaine and George)

Now my fish are George, Frederick, Penny and Munchie.

I don't usually name my tropical fish though. I keep at least 12 in the tank and the species look so similar that I honestly can't really tell them apart. The only one in there who has a name now is my gourami (Spaz).

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Honestly, I didn't name them at first....no reason why. The naming began when my fantail kept growing-she became LT which stands for Lake Trout.

Then-the rest got names:

Cinco

Pinky

Minnow

Vivian

Skittles

Ping

Luther-suggestion from UK Becs!

Hope

Sharkey-another suggestion from kukana d!

That makes 10! Good round number....

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Mine are all named on the drive home! Mortimer, Bertram, Elloise, Pugly, Pachito, Consuela, Harper and Calliope. My next fish has already been named by my boss in return for the 20 gal she gave me, so my next one will be Penelope.

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When I was new to keeping goldfish (about 4 years ago), I didn't like to name them because I thought that I would become too attatched to them :doh11: ! Little did I know that I would become attatched them even if they didn't have names :krazy:! So now I name my fish. At the moment I just have one fish he is a fantail called Hercules! :D

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I don't tend to name my goldfish as I have too many.I've got a giant freshwater puffer named Douglas though :D

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I've never had more than three at a time, so they're always named :) Currently I have Rusty and Mariko, and previously I had Tigger, Caesar, Tux and Mr Fishy!

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I always name my fish. Usually the name comes to me in a few days, after they settle down and I can see what their personalities are like.

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I always name my fish and all my calico ryukins starts with S

lets see we have spangle spiral sparkle sterling cookie callie dudley dory charlie bubbles cobalt kristal baby phantom hershey magnolia and rosalie

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Hubs and I name our fish:

Gian orange Oranda: Indica

Black Moor: Poseidon

Red Cap: Romeo

Chocolate Oranda: Junior

Yellow & white lonchu: Citrus

Yellow lionchu: Sanchez

Celestial Moor Cross: Hermies

Black & Yellow lionchu: Magnus

he he we have three more that are pretty new and we haven't picked names for them yet lol:)

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Oooohh i Love this Thread :)

I started to name my fish when I had Betta's, they were all named after the Alien movies :),

Then when I got into Goldfish I decided to go with look's,personality,or something to do with the moment I got them...

Bubbles(Black Moor)now getting a white belly

Patch (Calico Fantail)lots of black with white and orange patches

Pumpkin(orange Telescope)was black and orange when i got him in october

Callie(Calico Fantail)mostly white with a little black & orange,

Blizzard(White Telescope) orange eyes long tail

Storm(White Telescope)black eyes and short tail

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I always give my fish names, except for the fry I am going to sell. The names always comes to me.

My fish are: (from the left, smallest to biggest in my siggy)

- Silver

- Yellow

- Belly

- Brownie

- Zweetie

- Zorro

- Gullmer

and "King" Angus McFish.... !!!:heart:D

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I always give mine names. Right now I have:

Orange ranchu: Cheddar (named for his color)

Black ranchu: Salem (a good name for a black fish, I thought)

Pearlscale: Sherbet (his coloring is very ice cream-ish)

Pearlscale: Orange Julius (for my favorite orange beverage)

Telescope: Archie ('cause he's a redhead)

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I have always named my fish. I used to keep mollies and platies and they all had names. Now I keep mostly female bettas and goldies.

Miss Misaki - blue female betta

Mai - red female betta

Lady - white and red female betta

Paul - Long finned pearl danio

Fernchoc - Common goldie

Hercules - Silver fantail

Coquin - Blackmoor

Bandit - Calico fantail

Big Bertha - Huge female rosy danio

Fred - Male Rosy danio

Bella - Female Rosy danio

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Guest stayawake

My daughter - age 4 - got to name the fish (they were a Christmas present for my kids - sort of - they watch them and occasionally get to feed the fish, but I know goldfish are NOT pets for children!) so my gold fantail is Tinkerbelle and the red and white ruykin is Silvermist (names from her favourite movie) but they suit them. :)

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Most of my fish have names but I only named one in my 20 gallon.

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I name every goldfish I get.

Felix

Alessandra

Dev

Sancho

Mirage

Starla

Meerkat

Lorraine

Max

Salem

Cassidy

Caroline

Cash

Donna

Velvet

Binky

Loco

Julian

Chingling

Chime

Melody

Summers

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When my sister was little she named an oranda Fluffy the Bumphead.

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I name all my fish too. Except when I had tetras cause they all look the same.

Ryukin/Pearlie mix - Hugo

Orange Oranda - Merlin

Red/White Oranda - Momo

Calico Ryukin - Pi

Red Ryukin - Pig-pig

Black Ranchu - Poe

Ryukin/Pearlie mix - Squishy

Ryukin/Pearlie mixes- The Twins (were 2 identical fish as babies but have since become identifiable. Will always be "The Twins" though)

Edited by gunbunnyj

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Naming them is part of the fun. I have Suki,Koi,Potter,Luna,Sushi and Mooshu.

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I had planned to have theme names in each tank, but I never use the names picked out in advance. I just look at them and a name pops into my head, and that's who they are!

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When my sister was little she named an oranda Fluffy the Bumphead.

Hahaha! I love that name! That is adorable.

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My fish are my family members, so yes they all have names :D

Wookie is my Telescope Fantail - it was my husband's suggestion, because my sister has a long-haired Dachsund named Chewbacca (Chewey) so he thought it would be funny.

Chuckles is my other Fantail - She just always has a frowny face going on so I thought it was cute

Eddie my Panda Oranda - Lord help him, he's not that bright... adorable though :) Anyway, I named him after Cousin Eddie in the National Lampoon's Vacation movies

Cuff and Link my Zebra Snails - Named after Rocky Balboa's two pet turtles from the Rocky movies

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I name any pet I have! ^_^

Kirei the red cap

Kalie the calico fantail

Edited by Kelsang

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Well I have only had one fish for 8 years, and the day I got him I named him Patrick after the one from Spongebob, cause in the pet store he seemed a bit dopey.

Little did I know I'd be buying him in high school and still have him when I am done college and working full time!!!! Gosh!

If/when I get another, I will of course name it :D

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