This is a list of the names of the Kadoaties in the Kadoatery in their meanings, that is to say, what they refer to. There are tons of references to RL pop culture scattered around the Neopets site, from item descriptions and wearables to qoutes on TCG cards. They may refer to books, movies, bands, TV series, song lyrics or computer games, anything the TNT staff enjoys and are fans of. The Kad names are listed alphabetically, you can use CTRL + F to search for a specific name or use the links below to jump to a desired letter. Please note that not all names are confirmed references to something, and with some names it's un-clear what they may refer to as there are several possibilites.
The list of Kad names have been supplied by Kalli. I owe a HUGE thanks to her for putting the alphabetical list together in the first place as it saved me a ton of work taking them all down. You can visit her petpage and the original list here
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this is Binary code. When converted to normal text, it says "k."
A common chat speak expression, meaning leet or elite.
This most likely refers to The black beast of aaargh! a scene from the parody film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, which makes fun of the legends of King Arthur and his knights.
Phrase or incantation commonly used by stage magicians when making a reveal, such as pulling a rabbit out of a top hat.
Adam Powell is a Welsh computer programmer and game designer, he is the co-founder of Neopets.
This is a soft type of mineral or rock often used for carving. There's also a town in the US state of Alabama named Alabaster.
This name is most likely a reference to the novel "The Last Unicorn," by Peter S. Beagle. A unicorn is magically transformed into a human woman and given the name Amalthea. However, there is also an Amalthea in Greek mythology, a goddess often represented as a goat which nursed the infant Zeus.
a feline Neopian petpet with angel wings and a halo.
A Welsh name meaning "much loved one." This name has deep roots in Welsh myth and history. With Adam Powell, one of the two founders of Neopets being Welsh, this name choice makes sense.
The word Anthro or Anthromorphic refer to animals with human-like characteristics. Neopets are anthro, they wear clothes, walk on two feet, speak and think like humans, etc.
In Greek mythology, Artemis is the goddess of hunting, animals and the forest. She is also a protector of young women and is assosciated with healing and childbirth.
You're probably familiar with this animal. This is a possible reference to the book series "The Animals of Farthing Wood," written by Colin Dann. It was adapted into a popular animated TV series which ran from 1992 to 1995. An elderly male badger, simply named Badger was one of the main characters.
A wheat bread or roll with a hole in the middle. Though originating in Je-wi-sh communities in Poland, it has become vastly popular and common in the US.
An instrument with four, five or six strings.
This name refers to a robot character appearing in the animated TV series Futurama.
Austin Powers reference. Mr. Bigglesworth is the hairless pet cat of Douglas Powers in the Austin Powers movie series.
Binary describes a numbering scheme in which there are only two possible values for each digit: 0 and 1. A bit, short for binary digit, is the smallest unit of data on a computer; each bit has a single value of either 1 or 0. The term also refers to any digital encoding/decoding system in which there are exactly two possible states.
Possibly just a funny name, this refers to an animal that may be viscious in nature or has the habit of biting. "That Kadoatie is a biter."
Possibly refers to the iconic Bob Bob Ricard restaurant in Soho, London. It's a glamourous place with luxurious English and Russian dishes on the menu.
We all know what a book is, but this name likely refers to Shepherd Book, a character that appears in Joss Whedon's series Firefly, as well as the movie Serenity. The names of other Firefly/Serenity characters can also be found in the Kadoatery.
A person that loves to read and study is often referred to as a bookworm. This is also the name of a Game Boy Advance game released in 2003, an educational word scramble game.
In the Neopian Calendar, you'll find that the 20th of December is called Borovan Day, and the animation in the Advent Calendar is always borovan-themed on this day. This is Adam Powell's birthday, he's one of the founders of Neopets. Borovan is a hot drink made from water, honey, milk, grated semi-sweet chocolate and ground cinnamon. On top of that, a raw stalk of asparagus is used to stir the hot drink.
A word typically used about types of hard candy.
Burlap a type of coarse fabric often used to make sacks.
BXZ2000 Destructo Bot
A fictional character featured in Frank Herbert's novel Dune from 1965.
An English town.
Possible reference to Coco Chanel, the famous founder of the Chanel fashion house as well as creator of "the little black dress," and the perfume Chanel No. 5.
This refers to someone being easily annoyed, or someone who's complaining. Pretty fitting for a Kadoatie!
Could refer to the flower daisy, Daisy Duck or something else.
Possibly Dakota mixed with Kadoatie.
Charles Dickens, English author. Some of his most famous works include Oliver Twist and A Christmas Carol.
A dirigible is a large, rigid airship. This is however a reference to a TNT staff member who chose this as their alias.
This word describes someone who is displeased, discontended or sulky. Such as a hungry Kad who doesn't get the UB it keeps asking for.
A DJ, or Disc Jockey, is a person who mixes different sources of pre-existing recorded music as it is playing, usually for a live audience in a nightclub or dance club. Also possible reference to Donna Jo Tanner "DJ" from the TV series Full House.
Don Karnage is one of the villains from the Disney animated TV series TaleSpin.
One of the Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles, who in turn was named after the Italian sculptor who lived from 1386 to 1466.
Donna Williams is one of the founders of Neopets.
Dr. Frank Sloth is a Neopian character. He's an evil genius, creator of the Virtupets Space Station and reportedly has a PhD in horribleness.
Could be referring to Draco Malfoy from the Harry Potter franchise, or to Draco the dragon from the movie Dragonheart.
Neopets staff member, also known as "The Sock-Eating Dragon.
Durp or Derp means "stupid action" or "stupid person."
E = mc²
An equation derived by the twentieth-century physicist Albert Einstein, in which E represents units of energy, m represents units of mass, and c 2 is the speed of light squared, or multiplied by itself.
Elves are mystical, magical creatures appearing in fairy tales and folklore.
Could also refer to the Christmas movie "Elf" from 2003.
Could possibly be referring to Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain.
Emoticon is a pictorial representation of a facial expression using punctuation marks, numbers and letters, usually written to express a person's feelings or mood. Also known as smiley.
It's most likely meant to refer to Egon Spengler, one of the main characters in Ghostbusters.
Most likely a reference to the Futurama character Hubert J. Farnsworth, a mad scientist. This character was in turn possibly named after Philo Farnsworth, an American inventor and television pioneer.
Most likely a combination of the words "fat" and "Kadoatie."
These two names obviously play on how Kadoaties always ask for food.
A character that appears in the novel/film The Princess Bride. He's a tall and large man, friends with Inigo Montoya. The two enjoy playing rhyming games with each other.Yes, there is a Kad named Inigo as well.
Firefly This name does not refer to the insect, but rather to the Joss Whedon TV series Firefly. The names of the main characters can be spotted around the Kadoatery.
This is a small, furry creature that appear in the movie The Dark Crystal.
Foo The terms foobar, fubar, or foo, are sometimes used as placeholder names, also referred to as metasyntactic variables in computer programming or computer-related doc umentation.
Could also refer to the band Foo Fighters.
This refers to the Neopian character the Turmaculus, a giant Turmac that lives in Meridell. Most of the time he's sleeping, but at certain times of the day you can visit him, and if you own a petpet, it can try to wake him up, earning you various prizes if you succeed, including an avatar – if the Turmaculus, also nicknamed Turmy, eats your petpet! In other words, don't bring your UB petpets to try and wake up Turmy.
Possible reference to Freddy Kreuger, the villain of the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise.
Philip J. Fry, the main character of the animated TV series Futurama.
Neopian character. Fyora is the Faerie Queen, and she rules over Faerieland.
Most likely a reference to the villain Gaston from Disney's animated classic Beauty and the Beast from 1991.
Possible reference to Goldie Hawn, an American actress.
The villain of Ghostbusters.
This refers to a staff member.
Might be referring to Amstrad GX4000, an old, short-lived gaming console.
Could be referring to the Beatles song "Help!" This is considered likely as there are several Beatles references around the site.
In Greek mythology, Hermes was the messenger for the gods.
Neopian character. Illusen is an Earth Faerie that lives in Meridell. You can visit her in Illusen's Glade where you may complete daily quests for her and earn yourself an avatar if you reach level 30. There's also another avatar given out on Illusen Day, which is the 17th of March.
This is a character from the Joss Whedon TV series Firefly.
This talented swordsman appear in the novel/film The Princess Bride. His most famous qoute is: "Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You kil led my father. Prepare to die!"
Ioz Could be referring to Institute of Zoology. IoZ
The Institute of Zoology is the research division of the Zoological Society of London in England. It is a government-funded research institute specialising in scientific issues relevant to the conservation of animal species and their habitats.
Possible reference to Pennywise, the monster in clown-form mostly referred to as IT. This is a novel by horror writer Stephen King, and adapted into a 1990 mini TV series.
Could be referring to Jake the yellow dog from the animated series Adventure Time.
Refers to Jayne Cobb, a character from Joss Whedon's TV series Firefly.
Could refer to JD Sports, the leading trainer and sports fashion retailer in the UK.
Kadopy The aforementioned names are all possibly versions of "Kadoatie."
A character from the Joss Whedon TV series Firefly.
A country in East Africa.
Refers to a drawn, red-headed little girl used on kids lunch boxes and thermoses. Popular in the 1960s.
Can have different meanings, but most likely refers to Kif Kroker, an alien character on the animated TV show Futurama.
A type of Japanese dagger, appears in the anime Naruto.
Possible reference to LeFou, a sidekick to the villain Gaston in Disney's Beauty and the Beast. In French, Le Fou means "the fool".
Neopets staff member that deals with the legal stuff.
This name belongs both to a character on the animated TV show Futurama, as well as a regular character on Doctor Who from 1977 to 1978.
As there are several other Futurama characters names appearing in the Kadoatery, Leela Fry, maiden name Turanga, is most likely the one they refer to here.
One of the Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles. In turn named after Leonardo da Vinci.
Lestat de Lioncourt is a vampire, one of the main characters of the Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice.
A Neopian character, Little Timmy is a young punk Tuskaninny, appearing in the card game Cheat! Could also refer to Little Tim from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.
Possibly refers to a grey cat that appears in the animated series Adventure Time.
In Norse mythology, Loke is known as the trickster. He is wily and cunning. Often mistaken for a god, he is in fact a Jotne, jotun, of giant kin. He is a shapeshifter and has the power to transform himself to various animals, as well as into a woman.
Possible Narnia reference. This might refer to Lucy Pevensie, one of the main characters in the second book of the series, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. There is a stone Kacheek statue that is a reference to Mr. Tumnus the faun.
It could also be a reference to the main character of the popular 1950's TV series I Love Lucy.
Mal is the captain of the space ship Serenity. He appears in Joss Whedon's TV series Firefly.
Might refer to Mario of the Super Mario/Mario Brothers Nintendo game franchise.
Could refer to the planet, the roman god or the chocolate bar.
The megabyte is a multiple of the unit byte for digital information. Its recommended unit symbol is MB. One megabyte is one million bytes of information.
This could refer to the chemical element also known as quicksilver, or to the Roman god Mercury or to the planet.
One of the Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles, in turn named after the Italian artist.
Could possibly refer to a 1992 horror-thriller film with the same name/title.
This is the name of a Japanese restaurant located in London.
Possible reference to Michael Jackson.
You've probably heard of Loch Ness and the monster nicknamed Nessie, that supposedly lives in the water. Some believe that a different monster lives in Loch Morar in Scotland and it has been given the female name Morag. There's also a Harry Potter character named Morag McDougal.
This refers to a TNT staff member.
A character found in the computer game World of Warcraft.
Noob, newb or newbie is a slang term for a novice or newcomer, or somebody inexperienced in any profession or activity.
This can refer to several different things. Captain Nemo, from Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea or the clownfish from the Pixar film Finding Nemo. The word "nemo" means "nobody" in Latin.
This is the name of a classical arcade game as well as a Futurama character.
Refers to a character from The Pirates of Dark Water, a 90s animated fantasy TV series. The character Niddler is a cross between spider monkey and parrot, with large colourful wings and red feathers.
This word means: Interfering, inquisitive, nosy.
Hasee and Meepit are other types of Neopian petpets.
May refer to the famous Chanel perfume.
Chatspeak for Oh Really.
Fancy word for snot.
This may refer to urination, or to spend time aimlessly.
Could refer to the planet that's not a planet anymore, or to Mickey Mouse's dog.
TNT staff member.
This refers to a type of Chinese dumpling.
Possibly a play on Hello Kitty, the famous Sanrio character.
Possible reference to an 80s TV show about an orphan girl named Penelope "Punky" Brewster.
Chatspeak meaning "owned." Someone being better at you at something. Also used in Kad feeding about someone beating you to a feed.
Refers to a character in the Star Trek series.
When used about animals, it refers to a dog or cat infected with rabies.
A Japanese noodle dish.
One of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Most likely refers to Commander William T. Riker, a Star Trek character.
Refers to a character in the Joss Whedon TV series Firely.
Chatspeak meaning Rolling On the Floor Laughing
Rover was a British car manufacturing company founded in 1878. They ceased operations in 1967
Might refer to the girl who's the main character in the movie Labyrinth. There are several other Labyrinth references around the site.
A character from the Naruto anime.
A Peruvian guide/thief who appeared in Indiana Jones, Raiders of the Lost Ark. Satipo is also the name of a town in central Peru.
This is another Firefly reference. Firefly is a Joss Whedon TV show, and Serenity is the name of a spaceship.
Possibly a Simpsons reference. Seymour Skinner is the principal of Springfield Elementary where Bart and Lisa Simpson attend school.
Refers to She-Ra, Princess of Power, an animated female super hero that had her own TV show in the mid-80s. She's the twin sister of He-Man.
Shinji Ikari is a fictional character from the Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise.
Might be related to Monty Python and the Holy Grail and the names of King Arthurs knights in the movie, such as Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Film. Not a direct reference.
Refers to Siyana the Light Faerie, she appeared in the Altador plot.
Refers to Dr. Sloth, an evil Neopian character.
Neopets staff member.
The two names above were most likely suggested by Dragona, a TNT staff member said to love socks.
Could be a reference to Sophie from Roald Dahl's book The BFG. The Big, Friendly Giant.
Spitz are a type of dog characterized by long, thick, and often white fur, and pointed ears and muzzles. Not a dog breed.
Could also be a reference to Sharon Spitz, the main character of the animated TV series Braceface.
Slang for explode. Also the name of an energy drink.
Monty Python reference. Splunge is a way of saying that you have no worthy opinion and that an idea could or could not be good. It could also be a quick comeback if you do not have an answer for a question.
A character from the Naruto anime. Could also refer to Empress Suiko of Japan, the first woman in Japan to take on the role of empress regnant: A female monarch who reigns in her own right.
Pejorative English term for a Welsh person, as used in the rhyme, Taffy was a Welshman. Adam Powell, one of the co-founders of Neopets, is Welsh.
Taffy is also a type of chewy candy, similar to toffee.
May refer to a luxury suite at a Las Vegas hotel.
Possibly a reference to a character in the Joss Whedon TV series Dollhouse.
Refers to situations in which an entity is a being, a thing, anything that can be characterized as being something or someone but often can't or needn't be specifically characterized further.
Refers to American actor Lee van Cleef, famous for playing in spaghetti westerns such as The Good, The Bad And The Ugly.
Might refer to Vash the Stampede, an anime character.
Refers to Peter Venkman from the Ghostbusters movie.
Possibly another Firefly reference. Jayne, a character on the show, a crewmember upon the spaceship Serenity, has named his gun Vera.
TNT staff member.
Reference to Hoban "Wash" Wasbourne, a character from Joss Whedon's TV show Firefly. The Aisha named Hoban from the Cyodrake's Gaze also refers to him.
Reference to a 1971 film, remade in 2003, of the same name about a man who has an unusual connection to rats, and trains them to exact revenge on his tormentors.
Could refer to the American actress Winona Ryder, or to the town of Winona in Minnesota.
Could refer to different things/people, such as Winston Churchill or the house butler in Disney's Oliver & Company.
Possible reference to Woogi World, a children's learning website that focused on various science challenges.
Refers to either a character on Futurama or in Pokemon.
This name refers to a character in the PC game World Of Warcraft.
Amongst other things, there's an American funk band that bears this name.
Possible reference to an album by Santana, titled Zebop!
Hebrew name meaning "bright," "light" or "glow."
Zug is an affluent municipality and town in Switzerland.
Ghostbusters reference. Zuul is a large, horned, dog-like beast also known as The Gate Keeper.
Another Futurama character. Dr. John A. Zoidberg is a lobster-esque alien.