Naming a new animal can be tricky business. This is especially true with fish because we can’t get a proper feel of the little guy, so we can’t tell for sure if a new name might ‘suit’ them or not. The fish is the third most common pet in the world (after the obvious dog and cat), so you want to make sure that the name you pick is unique. Our goal today is to leave the ‘Nemos’ at the door, and instead, provide you with 50 unique and fun fish names that you can use right away!
How do I come up with a name of my own?
Let’s say you don’t want to pick any of the names below, that is fine by us, but perhaps you could still use a tip or two for how to generate a fish name of your own! Here are three things that you can look out for when creating a name for your new fish!
Does your fish have a little personality of its own?
Fish have personalities too! Is your guy a fighter or a chill fish who just likes hanging out? If he or she is feisty, name them Fiesta or Ruckus. If the fish is calm, name it Pacific or Serenity. How about a fish that is really fast? Name it Rocket or Racer.
Does your fish have any standout physical features?
What does your fish look like? You can think of some really creative things associated with its color or its size. Is it red? Name it Fire Engine or Sriracha. Is it colorful? Name it Unicorn or Skittles. What if it’s a fat fish? Name it Balloon or Blimp. you can also use names ironically? Is your fish really small? call him giant! Is your new female fish very skinny? Call her blimp. Often, these funny and ironic plays on a name can be great conversation starters too!
Taking inspiration from Television
You can name your pet after a character you really love from T.V. or the big screen. How about Indiana Jones or Rey from Star Wars? You can even think of a sports star you admire, such as LeBron James, Kevin Durant, or Lionel Messi. Think outside the box and you’ll be sure to find the perfect moniker.
50 Unique Names for Your Fish
10 Fun and Fictional Fish names
- Bruce – Bruce was the name of the shark in the hit movie ‘Finding Nemo’
- Mrs Puff – this was Spongebob’s terrified driving instructor.
- Otto – a goldfish that grows to tremendous size in the Dr. Seuss book A Fish Out of Water.
- Cleo – Geppetto’s goldfish in the Disney movie Pinnochio.
- Wanda – the luckless fish from the movie A Fish Called Wanda
- Sebastian – a crab, from the movie Little Mermaid
- Leviathan – a gigantic mythical sea creature
- Marlin – Nemo’s Clownfish Dad
- Ariel – The Little Mermaid
- Fish n’ Chips – because why not!
Like what you have seen? Then feel free to take one of the names above and use it to christen your new fish! If not, there are some helpful tips above that we are sure will ‘wet’ your appetite!