A while ago Eppu shared some of her best silly names for her battle pets in World of Warcraft. In that same spirit, here are a few of mine. (Be warned: some terrible puns ahead.)
First, let’s start with my Erudite Manafiend, which is name Garkthyn. “What’s so silly about that?” you might be wondering. Well, Grakthyn accompanies my warlock, whose voidwalker is called Grak’thyk. You could say they’ve been through thyk and thyn together. (Don’t worry—it gets worse.)
My Fossilized Hatchling is named Boneyparts. (Yes, that’s a Napoleon reference.)
When there’s something strange in the old barn yard, who ya gonna call? Goatbuster! (Ghastly Kid)
My Lurking Owl Kitten is called Hootenanny, because why not?
The Anubisath Idol stands with its hands poised ready to strike. Why else would I call mine Idol Hands?
Some of my pets are named in Finnish. My Sinister Squashling is named Kauhea Kurpitsa, which is Finnish for “horrible pumpkin.”
Another one is Lentokone, my Ancient Nest Guardian. This pet is a mechanical type that can temporarily turn into a flying type. “Lentokone” is the Finnish word for airplane, but litterally it means “flying machine,” which felt appropriate.
Maybe someday Dark Whelpling will grow up to be another Smaug, but for now it’s just a Smig.
Got any good pet names you want to share?
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