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Old March 12th, 2011 (8:28 AM).
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It's rare that I ever nickname my Pokemon; the main reason being I can't come with apt or amusing names. :< But for some reason, I still nicknamed my Snivy 'Smugleaf'. :D

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Old March 12th, 2011 (8:35 AM).
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i named my oshawott Otto because Otter Otto see it =)
Old March 12th, 2011 (8:52 AM).
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I named my Servine Bon Jovi! And my Zebstrika's name is Journey. My Scolipede is Bobby. That's about the weirdest names I have.
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Old March 12th, 2011 (9:14 AM).
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Samurott: Conch
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Old March 12th, 2011 (9:21 AM).
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I've only nicknamed my main team this time around.
Bacon- Emboar (male)
Fearne- Whimsicott (female)
Squishy- Jellicent (male)
Molly- Excadrill (female)
Stripes- Zebstika (male)
I now need a name for my female Zweillous (soon to be Hydreigon.)
Old March 12th, 2011 (9:35 AM).
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Krookodile - Krockodile
I just though it sounded a little better, despite the resemblance to crockery.

Virizion - Viridion
Again, I just think it sounds a bit better.

Zebrastrika - Zebolt
And again, I think it sounds better and makes more sense.

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Old March 12th, 2011 (9:41 AM).
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I haven't got names for all the team members listed in my signature yet, but I do have a few:

Emboar: Augustus. No meaning other than it's the name of Amy Pond's dad (in Doctor Who) and I thought it sounded good.
Serperior: Excalibur, just because of who his first form looks like.

However, when I played the Japanese versions, I nicknamed all my team members:

Simisear: Iroh, for the character from Avatar. I didn't want a generic-sounding name like "Flame" or "Blaze" what with the character limit and all, then I thought of characters from fiction who control fire and... yeah.
Whimsicott: Eli, for Eli Whitney, inventor of the cotton gin.
Swanna: Odett, which is supposed to be Odette but the blasted Japanese character limit is one too short. Swan Lake reference there.
Archeops: Ace, since the Pokemon is supposed to be so good and it just sounded right.
Scrafty: Scott, because I wanted to name something for Scott Pilgrim and that was who I chose.
Hydreigon: Drach, from the German for "dragon" (character limit came into play again), since I named him after the English names were leaked and we knew about the German wordplay.
Throh: Leroy, no particular reason.
Krookodile: Kroze, yes, the guy who works on YGOTAS. KROOOOOOZE
Swoobat: Bruce, since I once used Wayne for a Crobat. I should not have to explain this.
Cohagrigus: Atem, thought of at the same time as Kroze so I decided to go with another Yu-Gi-Oh joke. If there were more letters I may well have called him Dan Green.
Scolipede: Vyre, which has no meaning, just sounded cool.
Klinklang: Gizmo, just a word which fit a bunch of gears.

So yeah, there you go, a little insight into my naming process.
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Old March 12th, 2011 (10:11 AM).
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Old March 12th, 2011 (10:31 AM).
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Old March 12th, 2011 (11:06 AM).
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Tepig - Bacon / thought it would be funny, a fire pig being called bacon
Throh - Judo / just cuz he is a fighter
Herdier - Scottie / looks like a Scottish Terrier to me
Pansage - Mono Verde / just Green Monkey
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Old March 12th, 2011 (11:25 AM).
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I usually don't nickname my Pokémon that often nor my main team, but I just felt that the name Audino didn't suit the Pokémon at hand. n_n Her new name is Lyna (Lee-Nuh) but I might end up changing it to Minnie sometime.

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Old March 12th, 2011 (1:50 PM).
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For my main run in White I'm not nicknaming my Pokemon, because I never do in my first run through. I'm also not naming them so that I can get used to the English names because I've gotten so used to the Japanese names. However in my Black version I'll be doing a Duotype Bug/Poison challenge and as I do with all challenges I will be naming my team; however, I'm not sure what the theme will be.
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Old March 12th, 2011 (2:13 PM).
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I don't like to nickname my Pokemon ever, but just this once since I decided to name my Snivy with its original Japanese name, Tsutaja (minus the 'r'). I sort of like the English names of Snivy and Servine, but Serperior is not all that oustanding to me =/

So yeah...not all that original 'cause I'm bad at names ;
Old March 12th, 2011 (3:21 PM).
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The only nickname i have given is max to my lillipup (now herdier) because my grandparents had a yorkshire terrier called Max before it died in [i think it was] 2006
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Old March 14th, 2011 (5:43 AM).
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currently i have:
purrloin- Kira...named after my rl friend who loves cats
Herdier- Yang nicknamed after Rilence
petilil- Petal cause i couldnt think of anything better
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Cubchoo- KawaiiKuma which means cute bear because ignoring the snot bubble its addorable
Druddigon- Draco because its original name sucks and draco fits it

Old March 14th, 2011 (5:59 AM).
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I give my Pokémon human names that start with the first letter of its last form's name (eg. Turtwig female = Theresia, Tepig male = Ernest, Pidove male = Urbanus). Boring and not very creative, isn't it??
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Old March 14th, 2011 (9:22 AM).
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Serperior - Cecil (FF IV <3)

Rufflet - Kamina

Excadrill - Lagann (another TTGL name)

Darmanitan - Ragnos

Zebstrika - Zhevrah

Carracosta - Chelone (latin for turtle)
Old March 14th, 2011 (9:54 AM).
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I usually only nickname my main team, with a few exceptions. For my White, the theme I had was close friends of mine (for the main team, at least).

Zebstrika: Michele. Her favorite animal is the Zebra, so the moment I saw Blitzle I just had to name it after her.
Cinccino: Melissa. After deciding what my theme was going to be, I went ti my friend and asked if she liked Chinchillas. After she said she did, I decided to name it after her.
Reuniclus: Emily. Not too much of a reason, other than the fact that I wanted to call something Emily and Reuniclus was the only thing I wanted on my team that didn't have a name. xD;
Lilligant: Lucia. My Bellossom was named Lucia on my Soul Silver, so since Lilligant was kid of like Lucia I just thought it was appropriate.
Chandelure: Shannon. Inside joke among the band during high school was 'Shandelier' so when I saw it I had to name it after her.
Swanna: Alyssa. It just seemed to fit, and I actually have two close friends called Alyssa so it works.

I nicknamed a few other Pokemon, which were the Pokemon I used because I got my main team.
Timburr: Logs
Tepig: The Pig
Patrat: Timon
Pansage: Mufflers
Lillipup: Puppers

... Yeah. XD;
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Old March 14th, 2011 (10:02 AM).
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Tepig: Breakfast
Zebstrika: Typhon, storm-titan that challenged Zeus
Seismitoad: Pontus, original sea-god
Simisage: Priapus, minor fertility god
Rufflet/Braviary: Aeolus, ruler of the winds
Beartic: Can't think of a good name yet, ideas?

All except Breakfast were named after Greek mythology. If anyone has any ideas for Beartic, that would be most helpful.
Old March 14th, 2011 (12:59 PM).
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My nicknames were all based on traits of the Pokemon in question.

Dewott - Seashell

Tranquill - Journey

Cubchoo - Sleet

Deerling - Meadow

Gothita - Lolita

Pansear - Incinerate

I traded a Cubchoo egg from my Japanese White to my English Black. It's an ice type, so I figured Sleet was an okay name. My Dewott was named Seashell because Oshawott has that shell thing on it's stomach. Pansear was named Incinerate because it's a fire type. Tranquill is Journey because, well, don't birds fly south for the winter? Most of them do in my state. I found Deerling in a meadow like area hence the name. According to Bulbapedia, Gothita was based on a girl dressed in gothic lolita fashion.
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Old March 14th, 2011 (1:04 PM).
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Pokemon Black
  • タコ [Taco] - Snivy
    I made the mistake of asking my roommate what to name my starter 'cause I didn't have any witty ideas. :( Since all he thinks about is food and World of Warcraft (and we were thinking of what to eat for dinner), he had food on the mind. /sigh
  • パスタ [Pasta] - Woobat
    ...same explanation as above. (I also ended up with the pigeon thing being named "Beer" but it didn't stay in my party.) Guess what the other thing he wanted for dinner was?
  • ロクサス [Roxas] - Vanillite
    n___n Named after Roxas from Kingdom Hearts because it's ice cream and that's all he does in his spare time (eats ice cream).
  • ルミエアー [Lumière] - Litwick
    Named it after the candelabra in Beauty and the Beast. ♥ I think it's a pretty name and it's very fitting.
  • デンキ [Denki] - Blitzle
    It's a really boring name. It means "electricity" in Japanese. I'm pretty sure the electric type is just called "denki". LAME.
  • ニカ [Nica] - Joltik
    Galvantula (is that the right name? not used to it in english yet) was Forever's (the mod) favourite Pokémon leading up to BW so it had to be named after her. xD;

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  • さくら [Sakura] - Cherubi
    I just wanted a chance to have a Japanese-named Cherubi. :') I think I already had a Cherubi named "Sakura" but I haven't trained one into a Cherrim before this one so. It's okay. n_n;
  • Roxas - Vanillite
    See Black. I was gonna name this one Ven but it just didn't work as well. (And it was male so I couldn't name it Xion which was gonna be my other alternative choice.)
  • Flamberge - Litwick
    Named for the fire-elemental sword that often appears in the Tales of series... which in turn is inspired by an actual kind of sword with the name, I think.
  • Joltula - Joltik
    I swear I came up with this name before the English names came out. It was creative back then but now it just seems lame because it's essentially much mashing Joltik & Galvantula's names together fml. ;_;
  • Terra - Sandile
    Named for the Kingdom Hearts character. A ground/dark Pokémon? Perfect.
  • Dominico - Ducklett
    I caught one and didn't have a clue what to name it so I asked on IRC and Luke gave me this name. xD

Old March 14th, 2011 (1:23 PM).
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I always name mine insulting nicknames at first, then when I use them as mains, change them to something nicer. Like real names that I like. Like at first, I named my cubchoo snot, then I changed it to Alastor later.
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