Away From Reality

February 8, 2013

AFR #220 – Pet-ulant

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — tabulacandida @ 10:13 AM

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I haven’t actually done any pet battling so far.  I know people who have done a lot of it and enjoy it, but it just doesn’t interest me.  One thing I do love about the new pet system, though, is the ability to name your pets.  My priest’s silver tabby is now named Minttu, my rogue’s snowshoe rabbit is named Hopsy, and my mage’s feline familiar is Grimalkin.  And sometimes, just for variety, I’ll pull out my Argent squire, Bob.  My favorite, though, is a friend’s bombay cat: Sapphire.


  1. Indeed, it is nice to be able to name them! I have a little variety: a slug named ‘Vevillslimeewe’, a nether ray named ‘Raidur’, and a cat named ‘George’. I suppose I also have my fawn ‘Fawnmower’… but that one rarely makes appearances anymore as I keep it busy at home!

    Comment by Robert — February 8, 2013 @ 2:23 PM

    • I could sure use a fawnmower…

      Comment by wowafr — February 9, 2013 @ 9:47 AM

  2. I have a Pandaren monk pet… named Felonious Monk

    Comment by Amaxe — February 9, 2013 @ 12:10 AM

    • Love it!

      Comment by wowafr — February 9, 2013 @ 9:47 AM

  3. Nice Amaxe. I have three Mr. Bigglesworths…. Mr. B, Señor Biggles, and Monsieur Grande

    Comment by ~LC — February 9, 2013 @ 1:25 AM

    • Somehow, this does not surprise me. 😉

      Comment by wowafr — February 9, 2013 @ 9:50 AM

  4. I know, it’s wonderful! My Bombay has been named Lucky since I bought him sometime back in late vanilla. Always wanted to be able to ACTUALLY name him! My dragon whelps tend to wind up with more humanoid/draconic names, as I see them as more adopted children than tamed animals. (Always bugged me that Blizzard’s treatment of dragons was so inconsistent. We treat the adults like super-powerful beings; then we use their teenagers as transportation and their babies as pets. That’s kinda messed up.) And named two of my cat collection after my real-life cats; Frost and Washbourne.

    Comment by Moria — February 9, 2013 @ 2:26 AM

    • Well, the little time I have spent around actual teenagers has certainly made me wish that I could sell them off as manual labor for passing adventurers!

      Comment by wowafr — February 9, 2013 @ 9:53 AM

      • rofl

        Comment by ~LC — February 9, 2013 @ 11:47 AM

      • This comment hereby get a big stamp of approval!

        Comment by Robert — February 9, 2013 @ 12:17 PM

  5. Incidentally… my floating skull is named Bob.

    Comment by ~LC — February 9, 2013 @ 11:48 AM

  6. The only two that I’ve gotten around to naming are a pet bombling named “Dud” and a Lordaeron Lost named “Boo”. I need to get with the program! 🙂

    Comment by Sunny Raines — February 9, 2013 @ 11:59 AM

    • Those are a good start!

      Comment by wowafr — February 9, 2013 @ 10:18 PM

  7. As a long-time real-world Pokemon player, I really got into renaming pets. My floating skull is Yorick, infected fawn in Zombambi, creepy crate is TheLuggage, pink elekk is ThreeSheets, CleverGirl for fossilized hatchling, … The Argent Squire is Patsy, and I almost wish that he had coconuts instead of a real pony. 🙂

    Gah, I could fill half of a page! But this isn’t the place to attention-whore or bore people. That’s what the WoW forums are for. 😛

    Comment by The Risu — February 10, 2013 @ 11:22 PM

    • Lol, nice references! Also, on my end at least I love to read what other people have done or have to say. As long as you don’t troll (I tend to expect any forum to have those) I am down for as long of a comment as you can make! You never know what ideas you might spark, so don’t hold back!

      Comment by Robert — February 11, 2013 @ 12:46 AM

    • Great names! Hey, go ahead and fill the page, we’re all curious what else you’ve got.

      Comment by wowafr — February 15, 2013 @ 10:24 AM

    • I like CleverGirl

      Comment by ~LC — February 15, 2013 @ 9:18 PM

    • /blush! Well, then, a few more favorites:

      Spirit of Competition: Shenlong. Wolpertinger: Figment. Blighted Squirrel: Foamy. Bombay Cat: Jiji. Feline Familiar: Blair. Clockwork Gnome: ASIMO. Rustburg Gull: Mine?. Worg Pup: Stark. Spring Rabbit: Shaggy. Wanderer’s Festival Hatchling: A’Tuin. Core Hound Pup: Cerberus. And one of my favorites, Personal World Destroyer: ShirtNinja, a reference to an old GU comic about how Fel Reaver somehow ALWAYS snuck up on us. These are really the best, will go on a naming spree once I’ve filled my collection out a bit further. :3

      Comment by The Risu — February 16, 2013 @ 1:54 AM

      • I think I lurve you. (Not really, but I bet we could have some great conversations. 🙂 )

        Comment by ButMadNNW — August 13, 2013 @ 2:07 AM

    • Clevergirl is the name of my hunter’s raptor! 😀 And bonus points for Yorick.

      Comment by ButMadNNW — August 13, 2013 @ 2:06 AM

  8. I have a Corehound Pup named Burny and a Spirit of Competition named Olympia. I’m not terribly creative, which is why I didn’t even name my whole battle lineup (the third is a Murkablo that I couldn’t think of another name for).

    Comment by George — February 12, 2013 @ 5:19 AM

    • Aw, Burny– it sounds so cute until you think about it. 🙂

      Comment by wowafr — February 15, 2013 @ 10:26 AM

  9. I think the first pet I named was my Alliance Balloon: Balloony.

    (A virtual cookie to anyone who gets that. 😉 )

    Comment by ButMadNNW — August 13, 2013 @ 2:08 AM

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