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Reader Poll: What Should I Name My New Betta?

I got so many great name suggestions for my new betta fish on the original blog post, via Twitter, and on Facebook, and if you know me, you know that I am terribly indecisive. I just can’t choose from all of these creative names, so again, I’m asking for your help! I’ve collected all of the suggestions and briefly described them below. Read the options, vote for your favorite, then share this poll on Facebook, Twitter, or even your own blog–I need all the help I can get!

The Names

Camilla Jilla: Jill’s suggestion comes from “British non-royalty royalty” and includes “Jilla” as a namsake.

Akamatsu Talbert: A Japanese last name meaning “red pine” (which describes what my fish’s fins look like) and which also belongs to several artists and statesmen. It was suggested by an old family friend, whose last name is Talbert.

Katzenfutter Len: The German word for “cat food,” suggested by my step-mom whose middle name is “Lynn.” I choose “Len” as the namesake since my fishie is a boy.

Gillbert Blythe Reinsch: Gilberty Blythe is a character from Anne of Green Gables, so it’s been fish-ized and gets its last name from LorraR who suggested it.

Ezekiel Bliss: A friend from Neosho names her fish after Old Testament kings or prophets, so I chose one (with a little help) and used her middle name as namesake.

Gillard Gillmore Austin: The only suggestion which stayed true to my previous habit of using presidential names, plus Sarah’s last name.

Pablo Church: Another artist-related name (from Pablo Picasso) which also has some “inside joke” connotations from grad school. The namesake is Sarah’s maiden name.

It’s Time to Vote!

Please vote as many times as you’d like, but only once per day.

I’ve also added this poll to Facebook, so feel free to vote there.


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