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Old September 5th, 2007, 06:46 PM
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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
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Old September 5th, 2007, 07:01 PM
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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.
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Old September 6th, 2007, 02:59 AM
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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
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Old September 6th, 2007, 03:11 AM
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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)

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

Bulbasaur = Bulbasaur
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Old September 6th, 2007, 11:27 AM
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Old September 6th, 2007, 11:31 AM
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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)


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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)

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Old September 6th, 2007, 11:46 AM
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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)
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Old September 6th, 2007, 01:06 PM
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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
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Old September 6th, 2007, 02:42 PM
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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.
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Old September 6th, 2007, 03:25 PM
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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)
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Old September 6th, 2007, 04:36 PM
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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.
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Old September 6th, 2007, 08:34 PM
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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
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Old September 7th, 2007, 01:15 AM
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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
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Old September 7th, 2007, 02:52 PM
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By their original JP names. And not the romanizations Serebii lists. The actual, properly translated names. Medicham = Charem, etc.
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Old September 7th, 2007, 03:14 PM
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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)
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Old September 7th, 2007, 03:54 PM
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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.
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Old September 7th, 2007, 05:10 PM
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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
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Old September 7th, 2007, 06:18 PM
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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".
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Old September 9th, 2007, 06:41 AM
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Old September 10th, 2007, 12:07 AM
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Old September 10th, 2007, 02:31 AM
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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...
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Old September 10th, 2007, 03:32 AM
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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
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Old September 10th, 2007, 05:56 AM
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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).
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Old September 10th, 2007, 06:18 AM
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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
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