Naming Your Neopet
PET CENTRAL - Names are very important. It is just a regular fact of life. Your
name shows who you are, plain and simple. Whenever somebody hears your name, they
will instantly remember you, because your name has reminded them. The same applies
to your Neopet. So please, be careful what you name him. (Or her…).
This quick, yet handy article will cover all the actions involved in naming
your pet. Species, colour, gender, likes, abilities and attitude all add up.
Select the wrong kind of name, and the results will pound down on your poor
pet. As an example, you wouldn't want to call a Mutant Kougra "Kitty"!
When I was getting my first pet, a Lenny, I didn't worry at all what I was
going to name him. "Feather, maybe Nerd", I'd joked to one of my best Neofriends,
_rappidash88_, in a Neomessage. "What could possibly go wrong?"
A lot did. First of all, when I had the choice of naming my pet, my mind was
blank. I stabbed at the "Generate" button, unhappy with astro3327593 or ils36295463.
Then, a flash came to me. A day before, I had seen a movie about the Japanese
warriors.. How about the name Samurai? It was an okay name, not particularly
my sort of thing, but anyway. At least it was a name.
It was when _Samuri_neo was at my smiling at me in a curious kind of way and
saying, "Hello, _cherryblossom_40!" that I felt a little bad. Not only were
Lenny's not the fighting type, but I had also spelt the name of "Samurai" wrong!
But, pushing all thoughts of regret behind me, I hurried to our Lost Desert
A lot has happened since that saddening incident. _Samuri_neo is still with
me, the same happy-go-lucky pet, but I have three more pets. And for them, I
thought about their names a lot. (My Uni being a slight exception…)
What I did I recommend all to-be owners do. Take my Acara, _Isabella_neoneo,
for example. The night before her…creation, I sat down with pen and paper and
looked at all the nice-sounding names for a blue Acara.
What will she enjoy doing? I wondered. If she was the princess type, I'd call
her Rose or Diamond. If she liked art, then Paint or Sketch would be good choices.
If she thought sport was good, maybe "Sprint" or "Jogger" would be for her.
Then I considered her colour. Blue meant Ocean or Raindrop, Sky or Sapphire,
Turquoise or Aquamarine. Simple, yet fancy, I'd giggled.
I thought about what would happen if I painted her with a brush. Ocean didn't
exactly fit a Fire Acara. Holding this idea, I wrote down all my favourite brushes
for an Acara. Maraquan, Faerie or Cloud? The Cloud paintbrush always made me
feel fresh and carefree. So I decided on Cloud.
Finally I thought about Cloud Acaras. The looked like the sky, so, naturally,
I scribbled down "Sky", "Soar" and "Clouds."
Then I wrote "Raindrop", "Ocean" and "Sapphire", not only because they referred
to blue, but also because they were some of my most favourite originals.
Lastly, I added "Sophia", "Stephanie" and "Isabella", some of my personal
favourite girls names.
I had a terribly hard time deciding which one would have the honour of being
the name of my future Acara, but in the end Isabella was the go. That way, whether
blue or Cloud, or even Fire, her name would suit her appearance.
The next morning, I visited Faerieland, and grabbed some small chocolate Faerie
cakes and some beanie burpers to have a little, private party to welcome Isabella
home. Too many Neopets, in my opinion, are taken home, dumped on the floor,
told to stay put, then put up for adoption in the pound 3 weeks later.
Another thing. Don't get all cross if you can't stroll away with a pet named
an original "Fluffykins" or "Tough_guy." Other lucky Neopets already have this
name. Just think, all those numbers after your pets name help your pet have
it's own type of originality.
Or, if you just want to, there are a few ways you can dodge the numbers, such
as underscores (this thing: _ ) and the usage of jumbling up a few letters (so
the name "Chocolate" will become Chogolaate.) I don't really like the numbers
myself, and so have found ways such as the above to get out of a numbered pet.
Just look at my own pet's names and you'll see what I mean.
All together, with _Isabella_neoneo, I had gotten a cool name with some imagination,
and my pet was happy and pleased with it. I am currently saving up for a Cloud
paintbrush for her from a shop I know. (That is very difficult for me, as I
buy heaaaaaaaaaaps of stuff and can spend 50k with no guilt in 10 minutes.)
Isabella is a healthy, friendly Acara, who enjoys playing card games and planning
her future petpet collection. And to think, none of this could of happened if
I hadn't thought ahead!
So now, as a successful Neopian journalist, I wrote this article in hopes
that other Neopians (yes, I'm talking about YOU!) would follow in my footsteps
and think before they click that tempting "Create a Pet" button.
In the future, think about all these points, before getting a sweet little
Aisha, or a cute Chia. Call a Wocky "Big_Bully" and paint him Baby and you're
just going to get a teased, depressed Neopet. Pick up a Robot Flotsam from the
pound called "Strawberry_Pie" and you can probably imagine what will happen
there. (For those with little creativity or brains, I'll point it out for you:
"Call yourself a robot, Strawberry_Pie?")
Instead of going with what you want, think of your Neopet, and what's going
to happen if you call them by the first name that pops into your head.
Select "Cutie" for the Wocky, and "Laser" for the Flotsam, and you'll get
a delightful pet and a surge of personal success. So go on… plan ahead!