A word or set of words by which a person, animal, place, or thing is known, addressed, or referred to.
At the moment my Hunter is travelling with four totally different styled, and named, pets; Ghamoora the turle, Rex the Devilsaur, Yù the cat and Penny the porcupine.
Straight away I’m sure a few people have recognised the name Ghamoora from lowly Blackfathom Deeps, where he was tamed. I have a few “pre-named” pets that I’ve tamed along the way, and I like the idea of them keeping the same name. I’ve done the same with the likes of Ban’thalos, Magria and Skoll.
Rex on the other hand was a lazy choice, when he was tamed Devilsaurs had the highest DPS. I sadly didn’t want him in my stable, but had no real choice. Now he’s become a loyal companion that’s getting to explore Pandaria with me.
Yù is the second most recent addition to my family of pets. As she was tamed on Pandaria I thought I’d name her after the Chinese word for her colouring, Jade.
Now Penny I didn’t name myself, for once I decided to ask in Guild chat for suggestions and Penny was touted by Kaitz. It seems a little strange not having named one of my pets myself, however I think the name suits her!
This brought me on to thinking, how do other Hunters decide on what to call their companions? Do they pick something which rhymes? Starts with the same first letter as the specise? Something “funny”? Friends? Family? Or maybe I’m just thinking a little to much into it all.
Anyway, how do you pick yours?