My starters are usually the first thing that comes to my head *Looks at "Sputnik" and "Kai" (both are Swamperts)*
"I AM ANGRY" the Gyarados,
"Wildwurger" the Skarmory (Cookies if you know the reference o: )
"Morag" the Milotic (Scottish name, and Milo looks a bit like Nessie)
"Loki" the Tyranitar
"Pimplup" the... well guess. >_>
I have loads of other badly named pokés, but most of my good ones are on my Shoddybattle team. D:
Well, for my main team in Pearl...
Empoleon: Azul (Means blue)
Luxray: Lynx (rhymes with Shinx)
Golduck: Misty (named after a certain character)
Rapidash: Hiashi (Japanese word related to fire)
The sixth is the Chatot someone trades in exchange for Buizel (Charap) so I don't think it counts, but its a cool name. Chatot and Perap, lol.
Azul is an awesome name. ...though, are you sure Hayashi is related to fire? Can't think of it being so. O.o
Mind, it's not a topic I'd know much about. >____>;;
Getting a team together very slowly (currently fighting Crasher Wake and I have a team of 3.)
Empress the Empoleon (F) (Uninspired)
Rosalina the Roselia (F) (Once again, uninspired.)
Tori the Staraptor (F) (Staraptor-Tori.
Me... I love to nickname my permanent team of six for that game so they're special to me. My favorite Pokemon from Emerald (That is now my pearl team) are...
Sceptile (Grass, totally uninspired)
Swellow (Gutsy, because of it's ability guts)
Azumarill (Mouse, uninspired)
Swalot (Sludger, because I became addicted to using it's move sludge)
Tropius (Grasswing, yeah guess why)
Pelipper (Waterbird, ^)
Oh and Pikapi, Charap is a cool name lol.
"Hiashi" (not "hayashi") means "spreading of a fire." It also means "position of the sun" and "daytime."
Originally Posted by DrunkenSniper
For D/P I've tried mostly to stick to a mythological theme with my main team, though I've had to divert when I simply couldn't think of anything. Right now, it's:
Torterra - Yggdrasil (It was Torterra or a Sudowoodo)
Staraptor - Horus
Octillery - Kraken
Blaziken - Mars
Mamoswine - Audhulma (Pretty obscure compared to most of these.)
Toxicroak - Izanami
Lopunny - Kalulu (occasionally on the team, named after an African trickster spirit)
Chansey - Hera (also occasionally around.)
My team of rookies (led by a rookie Pokemon player currently trying to figure out what levels it would be best to take her team to the first gym.):
Piplup (m) - Mizu - 'water'
Starly (f) - Astor - 'hawk' (mistakenly gave her a male name)
Bidoof (m)- Milo - Apparently could mean 'soldier', but actually chosen because I thought it was cute....
Shinx (m) - Hikaru - Male version of 'Hikari' meaning 'light'.
Kriketune (m) - Quin - Um. I liked the sound of it.
Magikarp (f) - Su - Couldn't think of anything interesting. Coincidentally, it means 'water' in Turkish.
As you can see, I've chosen some names for their meaning, some....just out of mid-air. All over the place, pretty much. Didn't have much in mind other than my 'plan' for the whole game; to kick back and have fun indulging my (rather large) geekish side.
Well that certainly isn't the whole point of the game. =P
And lol, because I named my new Lucario "Hikaru". He's my best Lucario yet, so I wanted to give him a champion-sounding name.
I usually nickname mine based on their species' names, what type(s) they are, or what they look like:
Heehee. Nice choice. I've got a couple of Japanese names in mind for future catches, almost entirely due to my being an anime fan. I use an archive of first names to search for others I might use. A daft amount of effort to put into a video game, but it keeps me entertained.
Originally Posted by Joun
I named the three new Piplup I hatched Salty, Tide, and Tsunami.
i named an infernape tsunami, she's disastrous.
i give my pokes names based on how they look to me. they look like their names....except my weavile. i named her "bjork" because of sneasel's description, it reminded me of the singer bjork attacking that reporter XD
I named one of my Piplups Tsunami!
Originally Posted by lologalaxy
My Pokemon are nicknamed... they are just Hella unique as I name them after old roleplay characters/Neopets of myself, my friends and other random people. *was a big time Neopets player* I also take some names from players in A Dark Alleyway.
The only one with a bit of meaning is Pyccknna, my Empoleon. His name is a type of vodka. (: