Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Blog Contest - Name My New Fish!!!

Alright, so I know I have been WAY lax about keeping up with my blog. Since January I have completed my second year of graduate school, taken my written and oral Ph.D. candidacy exams, and advanced to candidacy. Needless to say, up until now, school and work has taken over my life.

But now I'm come back to you with a contest and a chance to win a pair of my fingerless gloves/gauntlets.

Last week was my birthday :) For one of my gifts, my supervisor at the Animal Rehabilitation Keep (ARK) gave me a new pet! A beautiful ruby red Betta! Isn't he gorgeous? Now, I'm really horrible at thinking up names so I decided to open it up to the public.

To enter this contest:

1) Post a comment with your name idea
2) Comment must include a way for me to contact you if you win (i.e. Etsy store ID, email, etc.)

Contest will end next Friday, October 9. Hubby and I will then sit down and go through the names and choose :)

The person who suggests the winning name gets to choose a pair of fingerless gloves (not mittens) from my shop. I will stitch a custom pair if the winner would like a different color than those pre-made.


Flamingo Junction said...

I would name him Hannibal. First thing that came to mind when I looked at the picture was Red Dragon.

Good luck with finding a name for him!

HeartOnSleeveArt said...

ok i am ready with my list of names (this is fun!)
Keegan (son of fire)
Conroy (wise,red)
Harkin (dark red)
Rory (red)
Talutan (red one)
David Bowie
Ruby Soho
Lucille Ball (Lucy)


Justgivemepeace said...

Oh, too cute!

Dom Perignon...

I haven't the faintest idea why, I just like 'em:)


Anonymous said...

Hmm, one of the names I picked is already on the list! So here's my other idea:
Crimson. Cute right??
Or Cherry Pie!

Good luck!


Midnight said...


I once bought a beta for my son, he named him Bob. Bob the Beta. Nice and simple. LOL Perhaps you'd like to keep your beta's name simple too. Can't get much more simple than Bob. :)


Michelle said...



HeartOnSleeveArt said...

wow ! so many good names!
nad happy birthday btw !

Mattos said...

We had a gold fish for awhile when my son was little and he named him "two pounds" don't know why but it was the best name ever.

Deana http://bellacosaart.etsy.com

Kara Lennox said...

Oh, he's a beauty! I had one in college. His name was Burford (not a great name) and he met a tragic end. 'Nuff said.

I think your beta looks like a ... Sunset. Nicknamed Sunny.

H20works said...

Hi Jena! I just added a red scarlet betta to my virtual tank on facebook!

BB (Birthday Betta)
Bubba (After all, you do live in Texas)

The only names that are coming to me. Good luck! :D


Distinction Jewelry said...

Well - he's ruby red, right? Ruby is the red color of corundum, so how about Corundum, with Cory for a nickname?

karolsvintageart said...

i like the name "Spitfire"
just popped in my head

i have a blue betta named Bret for Bret in the Flight of the Conchords.

love them!

ja-mn said...

Hi there, I am new to the tradeaholic team. My parents use to own a pet store here in Maine, so I have had many Betta Fish
here are my thoughts.
fire cracker

Amanda said...

i really like George for a fish. or Freddie. or Francis. or Bill.

ok, i'll stop. :) good luck choosing!

Anonymous said...

Hello,marine how about these names.Your beta is so cute.From kimberquinn.etsy.com :)


kathryn said...

ok, not reading others in case theirs a repeat!

I like Pinot. After Pinot noir wine. :) Gotta love wine. :)

jerise said...

Beautiful betta!

Name suggestions:

Commodus (crazy last Roman emperor after Marcus Aurelius)

Rubor (literally "red," but it also refers to red things, and is a guy name)

find me on etsy! :)

Red Dragon would also be an AWESOME name for him, Flamingo Junction...

Mars or Ares would also be a good name (Roman & Greek god of war).

Dorana said...

hiya marine! LOVE the new addition to your family! what about


or "squishy" LOL - "i will name you squishy and you'll forever be my squishy!"

the second i thought "coral", squishy came right after! LOL

PNS really kicked our butt with the good names!


siempre- dorana

donnarose said...

I would name him rak (akr)
When ever my husband buy a new horse he just start calling him the name of the person he bought it from. Our last horse we call Sam, nothing even close to his real name.

Christa said...

I still like Carotene in honor of Betta (aka Beta) Carotene. :)
I thought about Rhodopsin, but nah that just sounds weird.

Unfortunately Pookie has been taken (lol, you know who I'm talking about).


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sue114 said...

Names are not my forte' but let's see I guess we don't know if the fish is a boy or a girl?
I'll go with Rusty for a boy and I liked Ginger from pns for a girl :)

YarnCoture said...

What a cute fish! My oldest daughter says that you should name him Rex! She says that she thinks it's a nice name!


Lori said...

I once had a red Betta named "Almighty Ruler." (From the movie "High Strung.") It suited him.

If you wanna be cajun, you could name him phideaux (fido). (Also had a Betta named that.)

The first name that popped into my head was Clover. It's cute, and it comes from the song "Crimson and Clover." Get it?

Yes, I am a dork, why do you ask?

Isn't there some kind of red algae you could name him after?


Lucky Girl said...


Whenever I am in front of a group of people and am expected to address them individually by name, I screw it up. I've given up trying, and now just refer to everyone as "Frank". Although this doesn't always go ever well, it's pretty funny if I'm in a group of 6-year-old girls.

And, well, he looks like a Frank.

nikid said...

Hi Marine!

My choice for a name is:



exClamations said...

What a beautiful fishie!
ok so I called in the 4 year old expert on pet naming... she gave me some choices...
ariel (cuz its like the other ariel only different. Yes, thats what she said)
and punkie
I like squid I dont know why.


Whitney said...

When I saw the fish, it reminded me of the betta a friend had a long time ago named Rafael... Like the ninja turtle with the red bandana. ;)

But you could always go with crimson because Crimson would just be a cool name. lol


Meghan said...

How about:

sanguis (latin for blood)

idk the science geek in me thought of that first! lol