Last Updated: July 28, 2022 by Flora Gibbins
What should I call my Betta Fish?
So, you have just brought home your cute and colorful little Betta fish. Now it’s time to choose a name for your new watery friend… But, ermm Betta fish names… What’s a good betta fish name? What should I call my betta fish!? I hear this all the time (especially on Twitter)!
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Choosing your betta fish’s name can be a tricky thing to do. You want it to be perfect! You don’t want to commit to a name you will get bored of or that you find just doesn’t suit your betta – there’s actually a little bit of pressure once you start thinking too much! But relax, owning a betta fish should be 100% pleasurable and naming your betta should be fun. Don’t over think it, name them and you will be surprised how often your betta’s personality will perfectly match their name.
How to choose a name for your Betta Fish
There are a number of ways to choose a name for your new betta fish friend. Whether picking a name you always thought was cute, looking at any distinctive marks or features of your fish, learning an interesting fact about Betta, or picking a name that means something to you.
I like choosing a name that will always mean something to you / always put a smile on your face. To do this here is my technique.
I think of a movie, TV show that has really stuck with me throughout my life – it could be a current movie or it could be an oldie from your childhood. I then think of characters from within that movie or even sub-characters from the movie. And if you have a shared tank (not a shared tank of betta fish – they should not be kept together) with more than one fish think of partnerships from within those movies, too.
So here are a few good Betta fish name examples (with the inspiration behind the names in brackets)
- Chunk and Sloth (The Goonies)
- Joey and Chandler (Friends)
- Marty (Marty McFly – Back to the Future)
- Patrick (Spongebob Squarepants)
- Rocky (Rocky II 😉)
Or, another way I like to come up with names is to wait a few days and find the personality of my betta fish, then choose a name that matches the personality or is ironic of its personality.
Scrappy, Sleepy, Bubbles, Bitey, Jumper – You can always add Mr or Mrs to the start of a name like this to give it an extra cute and humorous effect! 🙂
I would love to hear the names of your current betta fish in the comments below – To help give our readers some more tips and inspiration – plus I know there are some imaginative names out there I just wanna hear! 🙂