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Tarantula Pet Names

Discussion in 'General Tarantula Discussion' started by Josh, Aug 5, 2013.

  1. Josh

    Josh Administrator Staff Member 3 Year Member

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    I want to see how many good names for pet tarantulas (or spiders) we can come up with. Here are some categories to get people thinking:
    Names from pop culture
    Typical, funny, or ironic names
    Names relating to common or scientific name

    Charlotte, Harry, Spidey are some obvious ones. What can the rest of you come up with?
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    harleyqueen Well-Known Member

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    I like mythology or fairytale names best or something a bit sinister for a tarantula although many of mine have a reason for there name eg Pandora who lived in a small box when I bought her. Gemini had a skin in her enclosure when I bought her. I got Delilah just after my dog Samson died. I won fifty pound the day I bought Money. Rapunzel, Coppelia and Candy have innocent girly names (even though they bite. They wont be small forever.) Some of mine have been named after songs like Diamond (Pink Floyd - Shine on You Crazy Diamond.) And Dakota. I still haven't named my new rosie yet though.
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    DalilahBlue Moderator 1,000+ Post Club

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    I always give mine female names so I don't jinx myself for ending up with a male. I did name my confirmed male L. vio Bob though. My hubby wants to name EVERYTHING Bob.

    Well, and Itsy, because, well, she is so dang itsy bitsy!

    Anyway, I have seen some interesting names on Facebook
    Lucifer, Midnight, Stardust, Ziggy, Diane, Joffery, Daenerys, Osha, Shiva, Daryl, Blacky, Siri, Viserys, Blaze, Chica, Pandora, Ripley, Excavator, Aurea
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    I'm trying to take my Ts' names out of J.R.R. Tolkein's novels, especially the Lord of the Rings. I have Luthien Tinuviel (Lulu). My two slings will be unsexed for awhile, but a few ideas I've tossed around are Maeglin, Eol, and Morgoth's Malevolence (if I get a particularly feisty T, which it seems my A. genic might be!). I also love the Phantom of the Opera, so I've thought about Christine Daae if I get at least one female. :)
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    BigTGirl93 Active Member

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    I named Aragon after the T in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets..of course lol! I named my Chaco Golden Knee Creature because he looks a little abnormal and different for a Chaco (he doesn't look common..if that makes sense). And I named my Salmon Pink Bird-eater legs because even though it is only a sling she's going to have a leg span of 8 inches and reach up too 11.5 inches! Plus it works both ways for a male or female lol :)
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    TJB13 Active Member

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    I don't really name any of my animals. They all have names from my wife but I forgot them. I did name my Hadrurus arizonensis "Hades" following a mythological theme. I can't seem to get my hands on a mm G rosea. But when I do his name will be "gangly rose".
  7. Danie Swanepoel

    Danie Swanepoel New Member

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    Golden Knee Chaco - Luke (as in Lucky luke - he is a survivor)
    Pink salmon - Sushi
    Mexican Fire Leg - Temper (Yeah it is temperamental)
    Brazilian Red & White - Calisto
    Giant White Knee - Sylvester
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    micheldied Well-Known Member

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    Although I don't take names too seriously (and it's probably impossible with huge collections), I pick out names from all kinds of places.

    My 3 Chicken Spiders are named Domingo, Carrera, and Pavarotti.
    My 2 T. stirmi are Aegis and Tenebrous.
    My P. metallica, Blue.
    My H. pulchripes named Goldy, and P. subfusca male Marv.
    Two B. albopilosum are Randy and Fernando.
    My two M. balfouri are Piper and Curie.

    Props to anyone who gets all the references. ;)
  9. Enn49

    Enn49 Moderator Staff Member Premium Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    Most of mine are names connected to their country of origin, rivers, towns, volcanoes.
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  10. Scoolman

    Scoolman Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I named them until the numbers got to high. All my specimen are nunbered.
    Names curently in use:
    G pulchra
    Shadow, Midnight, Phantom, Enigma, Milk, Ebony, Sable, Raven, Minx.......I forget the others
    A geniculata Attila
    T stirmi Precious
    B smithi Charlotte
    C cyaneopubescens Jade
    G pulchripes Jinx
    L parahybana Lacy

    Now I only give names to specimen that travel with me to do elementary school, and other, presentations.
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    Psyrocke Well-Known Member

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    I do mine along these lines, or if their coloration reminds me of something. Though for places I take a name that reminds me of their origin (ie Laveau for my T. sp Caribbean Diamond).
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    Wayne harper Active Member

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    I let my kids name all ours so there are some funny names,
    Incy,= b emillia
    Zombie,= g pulchripes
    Dave, =salmon pink
    Curly, =b albopilosum
    Betty=, b smithi
    Obi wan,= obt
    Madras, =b vagan
    I can never remember the proper name for the brazillian salmon pink or the obt I'm going to have to learn them
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  13. Will

    Will Well-Known Member

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    Here's how I've named mine

    C. cyaneopubescens - Shelob (LOTR fan)
    P. metallica - Ghost (because of the manner and speed it moves)
    P. murinus 1 - Diablo (because it's a little devil and a formidable hunter)
    P. murinus 2 - Gratis (because it was a freebie)
    G. rosea - Rosie (...)
    B. annitha - Brachy (...)
    G. pulchra - Jet (because of the colours)
    T. stirmi - Swampy (its conditions)
    N. chromatus - Screech (seemed to suit it)
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    kormath Well-Known Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    That one is Lasiodara parahybana (spelling is probably off) or LP for short.

    My names all are word play or characters that have something to do with the spiders common name.
    LP - Brazilian Salmon Pink - Named Chum. Chum is a sp. of salmon and i was watching Pawn Stars when i was thinking of names for them.
    B. vagans - Mexican Red Rump - Named Redrum - play on the common name and from the Shinning.
    B. albo's - orginally named Moe and Larry but my son changed the name on his cause he's a pet dirt box - Missingno - cause he's never seen, and that's also the name of a pokemon character he likes.
    The new ones-
    B. smithi - Named Scooter after the orange muppet cause i had a brain fart and was thinking they were called Mexican Orange Knee.
    A. seemanni - Costa Rica zebra - Named Zeb - that one took a lot of brain power to come up with ;)
    A. sp Peru Purple - Named Inca for the Peruvian tribe.
    GBB - Named Flash - Flasche is bottle in German so Flash seemed to fit. And after i got him (today) it's a fitting name, he's super skittish and makes my son's GBB look like a tortoise.

    My son's not big on naming his, or he will when he feels like after forgetting the Latin or common name ;)
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  15. Nicolas C

    Nicolas C Well-Known Member 3 Year Member

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    Speaking of word play, you could have named your Lasiodora "Vinyl" because she's black and she's a LP.
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    Johnnyp1987 Well-Known Member

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    B smithi male - mr skinny legs (spider from peppa pig, my daughter named him lol)
    B smithi female - adalind (after the grimm character)
    G pulchra - apollo
    P smithi - willow
    3x p metalicas - hetty (james hetfield lead singer of metalica) ronnie & reggie (the kray twins)
    T stirmi - zeus
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    baboon.t. New Member

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    My chillian rose is chili
    My Mexican red leg is coconut
    My curly hair is mushroom
    I need names for a b.smithi
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  18. MassExodus

    MassExodus Well-Known Member 3 Year Member 1,000+ Post Club

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    I only named a few of mine. Ron Jeremy, my male Lp. Slappy is the female (because she slapped him and me several times) My hapalopus and campbridgei babys are all referred to as shithead. My three new stirmis will get names, eventually. Im thinking Princess for the female @Metalman2004 just sold me. Never seen such a large spider so gentle. My gbb is Spaz, still have to name a bunch, when they get older. I just think of them as species/sex mostly.
  19. Marija

    Marija Well-Known Member

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    Here's how I named mine

    L parahybana - Phobia
    G pulchripes - Lucifer
    N chromatus - Eris Morn
    A geniculata - Nova
    H sp. Colombia large - Pumpkin
    C darlingi - Chaos
    B smithi - Shani
    P murinus - Sunshine
    P cambridgei - Angel
    P formosa - Skye

    a few more T's arriving in a few days

    P ornata - Hissy
    P striata - Petra
    P vittata - Emma
    P rufilata - Rufie

    and two jumping spiders local to my area Mali and Apple :)
  20. Metalman2004

    Metalman2004 Well-Known Member

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    I'm glad she is nice to you! She is the only spider to ever threat posture me! It was while I was trying to measure and get pictures of her. I was gentle, I promise.

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