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Do you nickname your shinies?
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post Jun 7 2015, 01:26 PM
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Do any of you ever nickname your shinies? I always name mine because to me, naming them helps me feel like I have a closer connection to them. I name some of mine after deceased pets, and some I name whatever they remind me of. For example, I named my Furfrou and Mightyena George and Tula Belle, respectively. I also named my Meowstic Missy, because that's who she reminded me of.


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post Jun 7 2015, 01:35 PM
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Sometimes. Team shinies always get the names they had in the games, some are named after other characters, and some just get whatever name I can think of. happy.gif


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post Jun 7 2015, 01:38 PM
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I nickname some of my shinies. Sometimes they're references to games/shows like Chelsea (Heatran), Episode (Lopunny), and the Florges line, and others are nicknamed after friends (also my Stoutland is named after my dog). And then there's the ones that I come up with on the spot.


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post Jun 7 2015, 01:39 PM
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I nickname all of mine, they used to be named after Characters from Dangan Ronpa, but recently I've just been asking people around me what to name them and do that. Or they're just something I come up with, like Hobbitchan (Primeape).


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post Jun 7 2015, 01:56 PM
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Shinies are pretty much the only pokémon to get names :P (though I still need a name for the white Florges (F) and the Togekiss (M)).

The origins of their names vary widely though. The Eeveelutions will be getting names from Norse gods (got Thor and Aegir so far), then I've got some obvious ones (Cotton Candy the Ampharos, Manny the Mamoswine, Paraffin the Chandelure), a few from LoL (Ahri the Ninetails and Infinity Edge the Aegislash), a couple of uninspired ones (Bravery the Braviary, Yahn the Yanmega and Zan the Zangoose come to mind) and a few bases on video game/book characters (Sandor the Aracanine, Elena & Erril the Gardevoir & Gallade).


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post Jun 7 2015, 02:47 PM
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I nickname all of my shinnies. happy.gif

Where their names come from varies, some I get it from video game characters, what the Pokemon makes me think of, or something random that may or may not even fit the Pokemon.

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I'm wanting to get shiny Florges of all colors and name them after video game princess characters that have hair color similar to the Florges' "hair":
Blue - Blaze the cat from Sonic the Hedgehog (even though she's purple, but blue is close enough)
White - Rosalina from Mario
Yellow - Peach from Mario
Orange - Daisy from Mario (her hair is brown, but she wears orange)
Red - Zelda from The Legend of Zelda (she had red hair once)

I also want a shiny Chimchar name Chimichanga. konata.gif


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post Jun 7 2015, 02:59 PM
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I nickname all my shinies. And all my novelties and legenadaries (that aren't duplicates), and plenty of my other Pokémon too. I'm a creative guy and I like to think of names for them all grin.gif


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A lot of mine have nicknames, but I haven't been doing them much lately. I should think of some, especially for my 6th gen shinies.


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post Jun 7 2015, 03:29 PM
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The vast majority of my Shinies have no nicknames, simply because I rarely have a name in mind for them when they do finally hatch. I will get around to naming them all at some point; probably not any time soon though.

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post Jun 7 2015, 03:33 PM
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i name shinies after my friends and associates


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I always try to name my shinies as best I can.

Like shiny slugma in X. He's called Mercury grin.gif


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I used to nickname my shinies, but I stopped after filling entirely too many boxes with them. Nowadays, I only name them if I feel like they deserve one; for instance, if a hunt takes a really long time, I might name a shiny to reflect that. If it's a Pokémon I really like, that may be another shiny that I name. When I named them, I'd usually pick celestial objects or just pretty words (Arcturus, Halcyon, etc).


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I name all of my Shinies. Surprisingly I haven't run out of names yet. Of course, there's no guarantee I'll keep doing so in the future.


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post Jun 7 2015, 10:28 PM
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I only name my shinies if I dress them up. And the names usually match the theme I dress them up as.


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Well, I try to. Mostly I do, but if I can't come up with a name then I just leave it blank. Typically I name them after characters in video games or TV shows, but every now and then there's one that has a name I just come up with.


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I need to think of more nicknames for mine. Lately I've turned to genus names.

Taxonomy words sound interesting to me. Plus I liked the Biology I took.


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If I don't have a nickname picked out I'll make one on the spot, so they're all nicked. That tends to go both ways, Goojira the Goodra and Redcap the Cranidos were good off-the-cuff, then I've got guys like James Franco and Snten.


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Yes, I always name my shinies.
As for what kind of names I give them... could be anything really.
But I do like doing some research - I'll name them after creatures from mythology, Greek gods, plants.
I sometimes use words that sound lyrical from other languages that seem to suit the particular Pokémon.

...or sometimes I just name my Pokémon the first random name that comes to mind. x3


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I either number them - because I'm strangely obsessive about keeping them in order for the time being - or give them stupid fandom nicknames, but yeah, they're all named in some way or another.


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