Rather than the usual serious Betta talk, I thought I would try something a little more interactive. I know folks are always looking for fun, funny and unique names for their Bettas. Actually, the whole concept of naming fish seems to be fairly unique to Bettas and a small handful of other fish. Maybe it’s because they have varying characteristics that make each individual identifiable where as with Zebra Danios or Cory cats it’s nearly impossible to figure out who’s who anyway. (I know there is a word for that, but it’s just not coming to me.) Hence names like Redfish, Spot, The Green Monster, or Sushi (the most popular by far). Maybe it’s their attitude that leads to our desire to name them. They certainly aren’t short on personality.
Please, tell us the names you have used for your Bettas or just give us a quick list of fishy names you’ve heard or liked. Post in the comments section of this article. Oh, and if there is a story behind the name… do tell.
Here’s a list of names I have used but they’re no match for the creativity I have heard from others.
Dog (My first Betta)
Blaze (My first Crowntail)
Bone (My favorite of all time)
Ziggy (Most beautiful)
Murphy The Drunken Irish Betta (There is a story with this one)
Flash (Oldest lived)
… oh well, that’s all the names that I can recall off the top of my head, maybe I’ll add more later. Let’s hear yours.