Keep In Mind, "Juan Pedro" Is Already Taken

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I bought a fish. His name is Fishpants. Or Captain Jack. Or Mr. Betta. Or as of today, The Fish Who Won't Eat His Food And Will Therefore Probably Be Dead By The Time I Pick A Name For Him.

(Thankfully, you don't have to beckon a fish like you do with a dog or a cat, so I can get away with a 22-word name.)

Really, though, I'd like your help in picking out a more suitable title for my beautiful Betta fish. Many moons ago, you came through for me when I asked you to name my sock monkey, and I have all the faith in the world that you can do that again.

Fishpants is ashamed of my photography skills, so he usually refuses to pose. However, he held still long enough for me to take this shot today:

Fishpants 2

Now then. If you were the caretaker of this wonderful Betta fish, what would you call him? Leave your suggestions in the comments, and I'll compile them into a poll on Friday. Bonus points if you have a cool story to go with the name!

P.S. Bonus points can be redeemed for hugs, link lovin', or a free dead fish.

Team Christmas

Team Christmas

Phred
or Ghoti (pronounced fish(anyone who figures that out is as much of a nerd as me))

Sanko

Sanko

Okay, those plants in the background look totally hand-painted, so I'm officially moving for Okami. I'm sure it won't win, but I think it fits well with your colorful fishy.

p.s. - if you don't understand, look up Okami.

seven

seven

I think you should name him something normal, like Jason or Josh or Will. Then it'll sound more believable, and people will start leaving you alone about being the figurehead for the singles ministry.

Michael

Michael

I agree with seven. Give him a normal sounding name and then you can say things like "I love Andy! We talk long into the night! *giggle* *wink*". You could even start talking about him like he's your long distance boyfriend. (Hey! That's a long way from the top of the bowl!). Or, if you prefer a less normal name, here are my suggestions.

Pierre. If that fish is a boy, he is a sensitive boy. You aren't allowed to call him something like Frank unless he works on cars and won't ask anyone for directions.

Nancy. This brings to my mind the middle aged aunt (pronounced ah-nt) who always dresses al fancy and pinches everybodys cheek and says "aren't you cute?" long after they are no longer considered "a cute little child".

Melody. Melody is a girl who knows whats up. She doesn't put any effort into dressing up or looking pretty because that just comes naturally. Men flock to her. All men. Even me. I think.

Michael

Michael

Woops, I read this post before I realized that the fish was definitely your boyfriend. Yeah. Call him Josh. Unless you know a Josh already.

chris

chris

Wii?

One thing to note about bettas/siamese fighting fish: They can live forever with little to no attention, feeding, etc, so I wouldn't worry about it; apparently they can live in mud puddles for extended periods even. Not that I know from personal experience, as I properly looked after my bettas all those many, many years ago.

golfwidow

golfwidow

"George Glass." It's a classic pseudonym for false boyfriends (Jan Brady first used it in the early 1970s) and, in your case, the surname is also his address.

Alternate name, in case you want to go with a non-human choice, would be "Norwegian Blue." Beautiful scales, eh, squire?

Blindsquirrel

Blindsquirrel

Well, I have had a cat for over 8 years and she still doesn't have a name...but, I suggest you keep a fish theme...

Marlin (or Merlin, which isn't fish themed, but hey...)
Mack (as in Mackerel)
Hal (I think you see where I'm going with this)

Good luck.

Joel

Joel

I'm thinking the "-hipwaders" suffix' time has come.

As in, Andyhipwaders.

chris

chris

Running with Joel's thing:

blooeyHipwaders?

Nick Tabick

Nick Tabick

My suggestion: Huckleberry Finn. You could even call the bowl "the Mississippi" or "Jackson Island" or something to go for the complete reference.

And Juan Pedro doesn't have an Amazon account, does he? ;) (Found via Google)

Larissa

Larissa

How about "Phish Food"?

Pimp

Pimp

Since your last fish boyfriend was named Hercules I recommend sticking with the greek hero theme.
The two most obvious options here, to me at least, are Achilles and Odysseus.
Achilles is good cause he was essentially invulnerable and all that.
Odysseus on the other hand was loyal to his wife almost to a fault and is also one of the few greek heroes who ends his myth alive and well, and finally the dude was fliving brilliant.