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What are some good names for fish?

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Clever names like Nemo and Poseidon suit any fish friend. Sushi is one of the most popular names due to its ironic yet humorous implications. Names referencing common movies or shows, such as the name Ariel, a clear reference to Disney's The Little Mermaid, seem to be popular as well.

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Cruelly funny names such as Bait always seem to get a chuckle out of people and are very popular. Names such as Finley, Jaws, and Guppy are perhaps more clichéd choices, but they are still used with frequency. The references to Disney's Finding Nemo go beyond the title character; some of the most popular fish names today are Dory, Squishy and Bruce.

Other names correlating to various things in the ocean include Anemone, Squid, Coral and Shark. Since fish control the waters of their bowl or fish tank, owners sometimes choose any common human name following the title of Captain. Fish names also coordinate with the type of fish. For example, if one has a fish of the Hypostomus plecostomus species, which is a type of sucker-mouth catfish that sucks algae off their tanks, the owner might name the fish Hoover. This clever reference to a vacuum cleaner is commonly used for sucker-mouth fish.

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