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SheiK
September 5th, 2007, 06:46 PM
I like to name my pokemon after a certain characteristic of that specific Pokemon.

For example, my Alakazam I have named Daedalus, which means "cunning" in Greek. Or Gyarados as Pegasus. Palkia as Zeus, for being almighty.

I also name some certain Pokemon after personal life beings. For example, I named my Pearl starter Gigi because that was the name of my parent's dog before I was born.

Please share how you name YOUR Pokemon! :D

Radikaru
September 5th, 2007, 07:01 PM
I used to just give them random names that I could think of, usually relating to their species/type/appearance.
Like if I had a fire type, it was usually named Blaze or something similar.

Now I just don't nickname them.

Tabbloza
September 6th, 2007, 02:59 AM
I name my Pokemon either by their moves or whatever word/name comes to mind. Like these:

Dialga - Time Roar
Staraptor - Whirlwind (doesn't even know Whirlwind. >.>)
Houndour - Cuddles
Slowking - Wallace
Snubbull - Snuffie
Roserade - Violet

nekolexis
September 6th, 2007, 03:11 AM
Glaceon= Yuki
Lefeon= Haru

Yuki and Haru means Snow and Spring so I just had to nickname them. And my Espeon for Hikari (Light) and Umbreon for Yami (Dark)

My Lopunny twins (Elouise and Elouai)


XD

Gold Tom
September 6th, 2007, 04:07 AM
I name them according to their species. You know,

Bulbasaur = Bulbasaur

Willbey
September 6th, 2007, 11:27 AM
I named my Rayquaza Lucky because i caught him in a super ball, not in a master ball! I was so lucky...

.Aero
September 6th, 2007, 11:31 AM
Glaceon= Yuki
Lefeon= Haru

Yuki and Haru means Snow and Spring so I just had to nickname them. And my Espeon for Hikari (Light) and Umbreon for Yami (Dark)

My Lopunny twins (Elouise and Elouai)


XD

Well first off, I do the same thing. XD Just use the Japanese name for the type.

As for the bold, Yuki reminds me of this Naruto character I'm writing up. He has a pet sea lion named Yuki who can use Ice Jutsus sorta....(Sorry if you don't know what Naruto is, I just had to point that out. xD)

^_^ ~desu Saba~ ^_^

Grovyle42(Griff8416)
September 6th, 2007, 11:46 AM
I usually name them after Greek mythological figures.

I actually have a Swellow named Daedalus.

I named a Charmander "Charlie" because of the word play as well as (Lost Spoilers) Charlie, a character from Lost died so I decided to name Charmander after him in memorial

J-Rad
September 6th, 2007, 01:06 PM
Depends. Sometiems if my character name is like marth I'd name my strongest guy Falchion (Fyi that's marth's sword if u don't know). Now I usualy name them stuff they do. I named I weavil I Pwn U, My Ampharos I Zap u, and my gallade I Slice U

KKN
September 6th, 2007, 02:42 PM
Umbreon~ ZYPHLOS
Glalie~ ZUKOJI
Houndoom~ DUMNKANIN
Ho-oh~ AZMUL or LOVE
Persian~ SQUISHY
Delcatty~ MILKY
Sceptile~ ZOKUL

I usually make up words for their nicknames. I have no idea what Zyphlos or Zukoji mean. Dumnkanin means Doom (Dumn) and Canine (Kanin). Azmul comes from AZML, the first letter of each of the legendary birds' names. Zokul means "So cool" because it really was so cool on my Ruby Version (I started with Treecko). The others are real words.

PikaRom
September 6th, 2007, 03:25 PM
I normally name my Pokémon something foreign language, particularly either German or Japanese. The also usually follow something regarding a characteristic of that Pokémon. For example...

Regice: Koori (Koh-ree, Japanese for ice)
Stantler: Shikamaru (She-ka-mah-roo, Japanese for deer)
Solrock: Sonne (Zonn-eh, German for sun)
Luvdisc: Lieben (Lee-ben, German for love)

Azonic
September 6th, 2007, 04:36 PM
My team of favorites, I'm fun of nicknames

Sharpedo - Omfgashark
Bannete - Zip it!
Gardevoir - Malice
Mismagius - O.o
Darkrai - Boo!
Manaphy - Drift

lol, this is just a favorites team.

Me2UJus4Free
September 6th, 2007, 08:34 PM
I give my Pokemon odd, quirky names like I do with my pets. They mostly have names that connect to pop culture like movie titles, and the likes. For example

Wailord: Das Boat
Nose Pass: Swap.nose
Ludicolo: Mr. Burnaby Jones

Or just plan funny names.

Bulbasuar: WeedBGone
Torchic: McNugget

Katalyst
September 7th, 2007, 01:15 AM
I name them for what animal they look like, or by something they have, or what their name looks like, for example, I name my LeafGreen Blastoise as Bazooka.

My LeafGreen Team & Names:
1 - Blastoise named Bazooka
2 - Parasect named Mushroom
3 - Chansey named Chance
4 - Pidgeot named Mach-2 (this one is cool, no? :D)
5 - Rapidash named Unicorn
6 - Butterfree named Wing

Ichida
September 7th, 2007, 02:52 PM
By their original JP names. And not the romanizations Serebii lists. The actual, properly translated names. Medicham = Charem, etc.

coachwhipneoship
September 7th, 2007, 03:14 PM
I name them names that I like and that suit them!

The 3 in my signature I named for my 3 favorite Harry Potter characters because I like those names, and they suit the pokémon. Severus is the black serpent "Sev"iper. Bellatrix is the dark and beautiful Umbreon. And Narcissa is the glamorous, proud, *blonde* Ninetales. x3
Naming just comes naturally to me...if I have 20 fish at any given time, you can bet that each one has its own well-chosen name and that I can tell them all apart! Well, except for the neon tetras. xD

I wanted to share other pokemon names of mine, and why I chose them. Other than the 3 Harry Potters, the ones I'm most proud of are:

Carnivine: Audrey and Petey. (Two guesses! Audrey is a nod to Little Shop of Horrors, and the Audrey II man-eating plant. Petey refers to Mario's pal Petey the Piranha plant. Both remind me of Carnivine and vice versa.)
Manectric: Razz and Citron. (I love Manectric! These two are named for the species' colors. Razz is short for "blue razzberry," a play on blue raspberry, referencing the bright turquoise body. Citron is for the other parts of the body, which can be a yellow-green color, like lemon-lime. I LOVE those colors!)
Jolteon: Taigan (a dog breed that I like, but it's so rare that the name could be used as a name for a beautiful, graceful dog pokemon!)
Glaceon: Tasy (see Jolteon, Taigan)
Suicune: Inga (Dunno why, just like the name and thought it suited the lithe, water-purifying, aurora pokemon who's an incarnation of the northern winds!)
Swalot: Rex (Swalot strikes me as a short, jolly little King--of Diamonds, naturally. Rex is Latin for King.)
Vileplume: Raffi (short for Rafflesia, the plant it's based on)
Tangela: Frykin (obvious reasons, lol)
Vaporeon: Marina
Flareon: Amber
Mantine: Raymond (Ray...get it?), and Mobi (the Manta Ray is part of the genus Mobula)
Houndoom: Lucifer (obvious again)
Whismur: Annette and Evelyn (With the pink body and bands of orangey-yellow it looks like that fish from Spongebob, you know? The one that Larry calls Annette in the lifeguard episode, but that Spongebob calls Evelyn in Band Geeks? Yeah, that one. So I used those names!)
Duskull: Yorrick (Inspired by Hamlet! The thing reminds me of the skull Hamlet holds while saying, "Alas, poor Yorrick! I knew him, Horatio, a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy!" and all that. In the Kenneth Branagh film Yorrick is a really weird-looking guy, so the weird-looking skull is just...perfect.)
Phanpy: Parcheesi (He looks like the blue elephant game pieces in a popular version of this board game.)
Porygon2: Petunia (My favorite flowers are the petunias striped with white and a very vivid hot pink. The hot pink is like the bright fuchsia on a Porygon2, contrasting nicely with its royal blue.)
Glameow: Roxi and Rollie (named for the two Lisa Frank kitties that Glameow kinda reminded me of)
Snover: Daikon and Fir (the type of Radish it's based on, and also the tree it resembles)
Abomasnow: Evergreen (boring..but it's like a snow-covered evergreen tree, so...)
Cresselia: Crescenza (pretty name similar to its own)
Octillery: Tomato (Lolz...just named for the reddish-orange color)
Xatu: Totem
Natu: Fwooper (for the magical bird that comes in bright pink, green, yellow or orange plumage)
Bayleef: Anise (a strong-scented plant/herb)
Regice: Crystal
Whiscash: Channel ('Cause he's a catfish an' I adore catfishies :3)
Torterra: Gardenia (First thing I came up with to express the idea that the environment on its shell is like a little portable garden, with a shady tree and soil and grass and mountain-like rocks and such. Love it.)
Shellos: Carlotta (another convoluted one that does make sense, to me at least. Shellos, and Gastrodon, are based on nudibranchs. One type of nudibranch, seen in Finding Nemo, is a "Spanish Dancer." In one I Love Lucy episode, Lucy fears that a Spanish dancer named Carlotta Romero is going to steal Ricky from her. Hence, I name Shellos, Carlotta.)
Sceptile: Hans (Doesn't it just look like a Hans? ^^
Gorebyss: Aquata (One of Ariel's sisters, suitable for a water-type with a mermaid seashell bra!)
Ludicolo: Pinata and Ananas. Ananas is French for pineapple. I didn't know what to call these sombrero-wearing, pinata- and pineapple-looking ducks...so I settled for those. xD
Gardevoir: Solange (French name)
Spoink: Piglet
Cacturne: Selena, & Gordon (I needed a name that captured, for me, some of the stuff that Cacturne makes me think of: scarecrows, cornfields, autumn, pumpkins, apples, the Goosebumps "Scarecrow Walks at Midnight" book, the Are You Afraid of the Dark? Tale of the Silent Servant episode, etc. etc. etc. The only thing I could turn into a name was gourd-->Gordon. :p Selena, just fits a Dark-type.)
Articuno: Windrunner (reference to a somewhat similar creature from The Future is Wild)
Dragonair: Aurore (inspired by the pretty card with the northern lights)
Altaria: Skye
Koffing: Violet (purple...)
Sandshrew: Pangolynne (So silly...it reminds me of a cool animal called a pangolin, so I turned it into a name by making "lin" into Lynne.)
Sandslash: Rattleback (Like Windrunner the Articuno, it's a Future is Wild reference.)
Grotle: Shrubbery (Bad one..I was being goofy thinking about the bushes on his shell and talking like the Knights who say "Nee!" Bring me a shrubbery! XD)
Empoleon: Bonaparte (yep, a nod to Napoleon.)
Cherubi: Cerise ("cherry" in French)

Marauding Master
September 7th, 2007, 03:54 PM
You create the name you want to give it in iron, heat it up and stick it up the Pokémon.

Oh wait. How do I choose it's name? Use a correct title next time. I never nickname them except if I have references to things.

GrayLuna
September 7th, 2007, 05:10 PM
well i don't like to nickname them on the games because if i want to change it later and its on another game i have to trade it back so i just name them in my head ^_^

Me2UJus4Free
September 7th, 2007, 06:18 PM
By their original JP names. And not the romanizations Serebii lists. The actual, properly translated names. Medicham = Charem, etc.

That's just made you look pretentious. I'd laugh at your Pokemon if you come into battle renaming them with their "properly translated names".

Gbj153
September 9th, 2007, 06:41 AM
I named my empoleon happyfeet lol

zellen
September 10th, 2007, 12:07 AM
I don't like nicknames for some reason

Tr@ce
September 10th, 2007, 02:31 AM
I usually don't nickname mine, unless I'm trading with somebody and I'll give them a horrible name like Cow-Dung... ^_^

But when I first played pokemon... my charmander was !!FIREpkmn!!J!

I was little... ^_^

Marcy_11
September 10th, 2007, 03:32 AM
I sometimes name my pokemon other pokemon names o.O eg

Charizard named Metapod

I also name them after my pets or just random animals

Incinermyn
September 10th, 2007, 05:56 AM
I sometimes use the names of mythological creatures/people when naming my Pokemon. Ex: My Houndoom is nicknamed Cerberus, the three-headed hound of hades; my Mightyena is Fenrir, a legendary wolf from Viking folklore (I think. I only heard a few things about it, so...); and my Skuntank is Orion, the constellation of a huntsman depicted in folklore.

Other than those, I use some names that the Pokemon remind me of. Ex.: I've got a Ninetales called Victoria and a Floatzel called Amber (okay, they're both females).

shalashaska
September 10th, 2007, 06:18 AM
the only pokemon i have nicknamed is my miltank which i named......Moo Moo, i dont know why i just thought "i will call him......(cue close up) Moo Moo (cue evil music and slightly retarted laugh)" but normally i dont nickname my pokemon

Smarties-chan
September 10th, 2007, 08:18 AM
I either name my Pokémon after things that I've seen and found funny, (Fredburger the Tyranitar, Emo Monkey my future Infernape, Mustard the Weezing etc) some lame joke (for example Mie Tarzan the Starmie and my Pachirisu called Squirrelol) and sometimes I just go with a good sounding name with no particular meaning or a nickname with some Japanese word from my extremely limited vocabulary that describes the Pokémon. (Such as Aoimaru for my Lucario; aoi means blue.)

Anti
September 10th, 2007, 12:42 PM
I just use random names that fit the pokemon in some way. Steelix is Chromo, Umbreon is moondust...blahblahblah. Sometimes I use totally random names that are more like jokes than anything else.

Jorah
September 10th, 2007, 12:54 PM
I haven't liked naming my Pokemon since what happened to my Silver version. The internal battery died so they died with these names:

Milly - Dragonite
Reddy - shiny Gyarados
Selma - Pidgeot
Mick - Ho-Oh
Mark - Lugia
Mike - Feraligatr

I don't want to put any more of my Pokemon through the same trauma...

Cherrim
September 12th, 2007, 08:06 AM
For a long time, I used to name my Pokémon by their Japanese names. Then I named them names pertaining to their element or type (either English or Japanese names) and now I've turned to naming them after fandom characters or not at all.

MasterWGS
September 12th, 2007, 08:42 AM
I just run through names that I think fit my Poke until I find the right one. Sometimes it takes very little time (My trademark Ludicolo named Ludicrous came to me in an instant), while others take me a long time (I left my DS in sleep mode in the Nickname rater's house all night, just so I could come up with the name Mushboom for my Breloom the next day. I still don't think it's that great, but it's the best I could come up with).

Lash
September 12th, 2007, 10:37 AM
There are multiple ways to name Pokemon for me;
Usually, I either name them by their element, their opposite/weakness element, physical element, or I (literally) just throw something down the hall, and whatever sound it makes, theres a nickname.
On rare occasions, I name a team after the first names of band members that I like xD;;

Aegis
September 12th, 2007, 11:11 AM
I don't usually nickname my Pokemon, but when I do it's usually a name from Greek mythology that can relate to them. Like, naming a Lugia Poseidon (Neptune in Roman mythology) because Poseidon is the God of the Sea, like Lugia. Or naming a Machamp Atlas, since the Titan Atlas had to hold the world on his shoulders, and was really strong and all.

But I only named my Pokemon in LeafGreen, and that was a while back.

Kurt
September 12th, 2007, 12:33 PM
when i do name pokemon, i take their name and swap round parts of it

e.g. : blaziken-zikenbla
magikarp-karmagi
chansey-seyhan

sometimes i take/add letters so they make more sence

Lone--Wanderer
September 12th, 2007, 05:00 PM
I use names I make up on the spot, like Kira and Ekemo. They don't have any meaning that I know of, and follow no particular pattern.

Obito.
September 12th, 2007, 05:02 PM
i named my Charmander "Charizard" once. hehe

Myoko-chan
September 12th, 2007, 06:34 PM
Dragonite- Hyourinmaru (Bleach)
Alakazam- Zangetsu (Bleach)
Blissey- Angelus (Hmm...it's a skill in RO)
Spiritomb- Magictomb (It saved my butt on wifi tons of times)
Snorlax- Curselax (Lol, it gives away my strategy)
Weavile- Genshuga (...Tenshou)

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
September 14th, 2007, 10:36 AM
I name them by there Japanese names for most of them except for my favorites in which I make up names that re symbolize what they actually are but give them a Japanese name. Like for example Froslass I gave it the nickname Yukisuto or Drifblim Kuukaroon which is a mixture of air and balloon (since the Japanese don't use L they usualy subsitute it with a R)




:t354:TG

thundermew
September 14th, 2007, 10:52 AM
I just name them depending on the Pokemon they are, and their type

Obi-Wan Jerkobi
September 14th, 2007, 05:58 PM
I name my pokemon depending on what attacks the never go down in one hit on (usually) like my L81 Sceptile Freya (FF9 Spear dude) because she never lets aerial ace stop her.

I also name Pokeon like skunter doesm nyth stuff, like my Drgonite named NIDHOGG, or my TYRANITAR Ragnarok.

The Infinite Devil Machine
September 14th, 2007, 07:46 PM
I leik teh random names!

Alakazam- Sade(he just looks it!)

Salamence(Chompah)

Torterra(Grass rock)

Charizard

Gengar(Spookly)

Blissey(Lucky)

Raichu(Death. Rai)

Gachaking
September 14th, 2007, 07:57 PM
I give them random nicknames or puns off their names at my whim, such as "Articun" for Articuno(missing the last letter, if you haven't guessed already), "Suicun" for Suicune, "Raiko" for Raikou, etc. With Rayquaza I have a policy of naming them "Ray".

Jelo
September 14th, 2007, 07:57 PM
I name them Japanese Names

Sammi
September 14th, 2007, 08:02 PM
I've been naming them after characters in my stories for ages. I know, I'm lame. But I usually find something that fits, and I don't like not nicknaming them either.

Sadly, I have three Pokémon named Lance in Pearl right now. I'm always like "........why did I do this again?" XD;

jigglyppuff8
September 15th, 2007, 02:55 PM
My pokemon nicknames are all corruptions of thier original names.

Flygon=Fligon
Porygon-z=Poreegon-z
Luxray=Lucksray
Vaporeon=Vaporieyon
Breloom=Braylume
Skarmory=Skarmaurie

Indian Barbie
September 15th, 2007, 03:04 PM
I named one of my meditites Ghandi lol.

XD 491
September 15th, 2007, 03:10 PM
go to the name rater in eterna city

airconditioning
September 15th, 2007, 03:17 PM
For the most part, I don't name my Pokemon. I only name the ones I plan to use in competitive battling. However, I don't name them after Japanese words, because I'm not a weeaboo. I'm still bad at naming, though.

Sometimes I make up lousy names based on the Pokemon's actual name. (I named my Shuckle 'Shuckers')

Sometimes I name them after things or people. (I named my Smeargle 'Ian', after Ian McConville (http://www.threepanelsoul.com/))

And sometimes, I name them after epic events or things that happened because of the Pokemon. (I'm naming my Porygon 'Epilepsy')

Yaziyo
September 15th, 2007, 11:14 PM
My pokemon have the randomest names. I normally only name ones I'm going to use or that I can think of a good name at the time:

Swampert - Wet Dream
Snorlax - Lard Lad
Hashish - Breloom
Volcacia - Blaziken (I think I ended up reusing this name multiple times :P )
Ludicolo - Salad
Raichu - Crispy
Ditto - Goatse Jam

Obi-Wan Jerkobi
September 16th, 2007, 06:39 AM
One time I named my beldum DOORSTOP because he didn't have any good attacks. (Take Down...)

Ninetales
September 17th, 2007, 01:24 AM
The 3 in my signature I named for my 3 favorite Harry Potter characters because I like those names, and they suit the pokémon. Severus is the black serpent "Sev"iper. Bellatrix is the dark and beautiful Umbreon. And Narcissa is the glamorous, proud, *blonde* Ninetales. x3

Aha! I do almost the same thing--I've gotten into a habit of naming some of my Pokemon after Harry Potter characters. In fact, I would have named my Seviper "Severus" as well if it had been the right gender.

Anyways, I name Pokemon a bunch of different ways. I usually have a few types of names I give them:

A handful of my Pokemon are named after famous people:

Kirlia: Sigmund (after the psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud)
Mr. Mime: Marceau (after a mime named Marcel Marceau)
Meditite: Mahatma (after Mahatma Gandhi)
Espeon: Merlin (after the wizard from King Arthur's time)
And my two English monarchs...
Vespiquen: Elizabeth
Roselia: William (besides, his stats describe him as "strong willed"--get it?)

And the tradition of naming Pokemon after Greek goddesses:

Mightyena: Artemis
Milotic: Venus (Actually, that's her Roman name, but...)
Murkrow: Persephone
Umbreon: Hades (No wait--he's a god...)

Some are kind of silly but make sense anyways:

Combusken: Sunny Dee
Quagsire: Phishie
Kingler: Snippety
Swampert: Skippy (Also happens to be a brand of peanut butter)
Whiscash: Quaker (Hmm... could I also be talking about the religion... or the oats?)
Magmar: Duckfire (because its mouth looks like a duck bill)
Pinsir: Pindoe (A female Pinsir can't be a stag beetle--she must be a doe beetle!)

And those that aren't as silly yet still go with their characteristics:

Kyogre: Orca (It looks like a killer whale, doesn't it?)
Blissey: Florentine (Which I believe is a way to cook eggs)
Lapras: Plesio (Because Lapras looks like a plesiosaur)
Numel: Magmus (Just a little spin on "magma")
Koffing: Cigarette
Swablu: Cumulus (a kind of cloud)
Gyarados: Serpentina

Some of them are taken from another language:

Cherrim: Shigatsu (Japanese for April, the month when cherry blossoms bloom)
Noctowl: Frau Nacht (In German, it sort of means "Lady of the Night")
Aron: Haganiwa (Japanese compilation of its type--"hagani" for Steel and "iwa" for Rock)
Pichu: Ringo (Japanese for apple; Pichu loves apples)
Moltres: Hinou (Another Japanese compilation--this time meaning "fire phoenix")
Lombre: Fresa (Spanish for strawberry, not that that makes much sense...)
Haunter: Seirei (Japanese for spirit)
Makuhita: Luchadora (Spanish for wrestler; the last A is there because it's a female Makuhita)
Raichu: Kazuminari (Japanese compilation meaning "thunder mouse")
Solrock: Domingo (Spanish for Sunday--because "Sol" is already part of its name)
Lunatone: Yue (Chinese for moon)
Bellossom: Benito (which I believe is Italian for beautiful?)
Vespiquen: Regina (which I believe is Italian for queen)
Heracross: Tsunoko (Another Japanese name; "tsuno" means horn and the "ko" is usually added to a girl's name--and since this is a female Heracross...)
Relicanth: Baaransu (Its Japanese name is Jiiransu, but the Jii part refers to an old man. Since this Relicanth is female, I had to change that word to "old woman".)
Castform: Warutenki (Japanese for "bad weather")
Delcatty: Kawaine (Japanese compilation meaning "cute huh?")
Kadabra: Neko (Japanese for cat--its ears look sort of like cat ears)
Alakazam: Zorra (Spanish for fox--specifically a female fox--Alakazam's ears resemble fox ears)
Blissey: Shiawase (Japanese for happiness)

I dedicated some names of my Pokemon in Diamond and Pearl to some dubbed names I gave to the Sinnoh Pokemon before their English names came out:

Grotle: Pangaia (actually the name I gave to Torterra)
Drifloon: Ballimp
Drifblim: Inflotion
Stunky: Stinkum
Staravia: Silverling
Kricketot: Criminy
Uxie: Gemwise

Then I give some Pokemon names that are usually given to people. But at the same time, these names go with one of their characteristics:

Bibarel: Beatrice (beaver)
Roserade: Pierre (I had to give him a French name, because if a Roserade holds its flowers up to its head, it looks like the French flag from above)
Chimecho: Belle (because she evolved from a bell)
Skitty: Tom-Tom (A male cat is sometimes called a "tom cat"--I have no idea why I put Tom twice)
Volbeat: Hikaru (because "hikari" means light--which Volbeat has on his tail)
Azumarill: Bob (its tail bobs up and down in the water)
Drifblim: Wendy (sounds a lot like "windy")
Roselia: Rosemary (pretty obvious)
Octillery: Octavian
Ponyta: Cinderella (emphasis on the cinder, which has to do with fire)

Then I name some after fictional characters, whether from books, movies, or video games:

Nuzleaf: Pikmin (Looks sort of like one, doesn't it?)
Ninjask: Arya (the elf from Eragon)
Salamence: Saphira (the dragon from Eragon)
Dratini: Elliot (the dragon from Pete's Dragon--I think that's what it was called)
Lopunny: Peter (from Peter Rabbit)
Buneary: Flopsy (Peter Rabbit's sister)
Sableye: Gollum (the cave-dwelling creature from Lord of the Rings)
Dusclops: Nosferatu
Prinplup: Brucey (after the Neopet Bruce, which looks like a penguin)
Golbat: Gotham (the city Batman is from)
Wailmer: Moby Dick
Sharpedo: Jaws
Xatu: Natsume (from Pokemon--Sabrina's Japanese name)
Wobbuffet: Jessie (from Pokemon)
Chimecho: James (from Pokemon)
Cacturne: Harley (from Pokemon)

I dedicate a large part of the above to the Harry Potter series:

Stantler: Prongs (Nickname of James Potter, but James is taken by my Chimecho and refers to a different James)
Sneasel: Ginny (with the last name of Weasley)
Slugma: Horace (with the last name of Slughorn)
Luxray: Godric (with the last name of Gryffindor)
Glameow: Minerva (with the last name of McGonagall, who can transform into a cat)
Purugly: Norris (the Mrs. doesn't fit in there)
Seviper: Nagini
Absol: Sirius (would have been more appropriate for a Mightyena, but unfortunately my only Mightyena is female)
Kecleon: Nymphadora (Both can change their appearance at will--or at least their colours)
Spinda: Confundus (Named after a spell that confuses people--remind you of Teeter Dance?)
Azelf: Dobby
Banette: Bellatrix and Lucius (Lucius was originally named Deatheater)

Ah yes, ever since the days of Gold/Silver/Crystal, I've been nicknaming every single one of my Pokemon... which totals to a whole lot of Pokemon.

Toxi King
September 17th, 2007, 07:57 AM
I name it to what type it is so i would call pikachu = Sparky or something

EmeraldSky
September 17th, 2007, 11:09 AM
I get my names from everywhere, but usually anime names, game names, Disney names, and foreign words

sims796
September 17th, 2007, 12:55 PM
I get my names from everywhere, but usually anime names, game names, Disney names, and foreign words

Ditto. I try to be clever, but I give approprite names. For Torterra, I gave him Gaia, meaning land. I gave Raichu Sparks. And my Roserade, I named her Belle, from Beauty & the Beast. My Noctowl is Olren, from World of Worldcraft. I had to search Google for Owl names...

I name each & every one of my captured pokes. Cept legends. It ain't easy.

EmeraldSky
September 17th, 2007, 01:23 PM
some examples of my names:

Zelda the Gardevoir (after the princess Zelda)
Meeko the Linoone (after the raccoon in Disney's Pocahontas)
Misty the Togetic (since that's who owned/owns one on the show)
Luce the Ampharos (Luce is Italian for "light")

Obi-Wan Jerkobi
September 17th, 2007, 03:16 PM
Making normal name puns. My Roselia named Lilyanne.

Lilith
September 17th, 2007, 03:26 PM
I've always named my pokemon simple names starting with the first letter of their final species. So like, Blue for Blastoise, Faith for Flareon, Scarlet for Sceptile, Lilac for Latias, Thomas for Typhlosion.. But since D/P, I now name them by the first letter of the species I recieve. So Charlie the Infernape, etc. Every now and then, I break meh rule and name my shinies more different names based on their color or what the fudge I was thinking about while hunting for them.

diamondpearl876
September 17th, 2007, 03:46 PM
I look for their Japanese names first, and then I combine it with the English name. I can't stand plain human names or common ones like Zap for Sparky.. Pokemon is original as it is; their nicknames should be, too. =(