Name That Pet: Seryth’s Turtle

Seryth & TurtleFinal Name: Kame

One of the things I love about posting Name That Pet requests is the different types of players and pets we get to see. Sure, there’s a lot of cats and wind serpents — but there are also a lot of other pets, including more crabs that you’d expect.

And today we have a turtle! Seryth, a dwarven hunter from the European (German) realm Azshara, writes:

I named my dwarven Hunter Seryth after a Dragon. For my Pets I always choosed a mythical Name too. For example I named my Cat Bastet after an egyptian Goddess. My Hunter does what a dwarf does. He’s destroying something at any time, Horde Players, Bossmobs, or just a Beer in the Taverne.

Since I was a little Newbie questing in Hillsbrand I wanted to tame a Turtle. Unfortunately it was not such a great Tank as I thought it would be. Now with the upcoming changes in Wrath of the Lich King I think a Turtle Tank Pet can become what it’s supposed to be, so I deciced to finally tame
one again and level it to 70. (Yeah I know I could wait and get the turtle instant to level 65 in the expansion, but no.)

Seryth in Turtle ParadiseI headed to Hillsbrand and took a look at the green Turtles there, but I didn’t get the feeling that one of them can be my pet. Next I traveled to Tanaris to check the blue ones and I liked them, but my Turtle has to be special order, at least come from a special place. I took the Gryphon to Desolace and entered Mauraudon through the Orange Portal and right before you have to jump from a Waterfall there is a lovely location where dozens of blue Turtles live.

Long text, short request: please help me to find a name for my new Turtle.

Seryth also sent along a picture of the Turtle Paradise where he found his new friend, hidden in the depths of Maraudon.

So what do you think? What’s a good mythical name for this lucky turtle from paradise?

33 thoughts on “Name That Pet: Seryth’s Turtle

  1. Ansawa

    I love how Speedy’s name is Flinky in the German localization. ;)

    That aside, some mythical turtle names… Akupara is the giant cosmic turtle who, in Hindu myth, carried the elephants that carried the world on its back. The Balinese equivalent is Bedawang Nala.

    Gui Xian (Guixian via WoW’s conventions, I guess) is one of the four Chinese mythical beasts, and supposed to represent happiness.

    Maturin is the name of the Turtle, one of the Guardians of the Beams, in Stephen King’s Dark Tower universe.

  2. Deòraidh

    Ison- is a west African goddess, who symbolizes the earth.

    King Tsang Hieh- (TsangHieh) is a chinese king who created the I-Ching after looking at a spined turtle’s back. (The I-Ching is oddly enough near to identical in structure to genictic coding.)

  3. Emowajken

    I think it looks like a it needs a kind of a tuff name becuasee of its armor and high health and its figthing intil the end.
    I think you should rename it Forzaken… Becuase it looks like one=)

  4. Halias

    Poseidon – (As you may know) The God of the Sea AND the God of Earthquakes (Bet a lotta ya didn’t know that did ya?). So yeah, I think that’s an appropriate name for a turtle.

  5. Sedna

    Well, not to be cliched, but blue turtles make me think of Leonardo from TMNT. :D You could call him Leo!
    I also second A’tuin.

    Some names derived from taxonomy include:
    Testudo (from Testudines, the order to which turtles belong)
    Chelonia or Chelys (from the ancient Greek for tortoise)
    Terp (short for terrapin)
    Coriacea (species name of the leatherback turtle, the largest of all living turtles)
    Adwaita, Malila (two famously long-lived turtles)
    Archelon (the name of an extinct genus of sea turtles, the largest documented- they grew up to 4 meters long and 5 meters wide)

  6. Oturiel

    Second Archelon – that’s always been a favorite of mine.
    As a suggestion, Genbu, after the legendary giant tortoise.

  7. Bloodwin

    I’d call it Hummer or Humvee after the car that Arnie drives that is built like a small tank. Of the two I prefer Humvee.

  8. Deplobius (and Frohike)

    Hurrah for turtles!!! I’ve had one as my main pet since level 20. Mine is named Frohike, after Melvin Frohike on “X Files”, as that bloke is rather turtle-ish.

    Everything that popped into my mind has already been mentioned; namely Akupara and Adwaita.

    I will say, though, that I’m fond of Maturin (even though it’s not technically mythological, as you would like). It starts and ends like “Maraudon”, if nothing else.

    Have fun leveling your turtle! They’re great!

  9. Inzeen

    Hmm… being a great literature fan, I wanted to suggest Maturin or A’tuin… but they already did…

    What isen’t mentioned and what springs to my mind would be Galapalos, after Darwins turtle island.

    I once had a turtle and I called him Cat, because I belive it had a personnality disorder ;)

  10. Phytor

    Yertle the Turtle
    On the far-away island of Sala-ma-Sond, Yertle the Turtle was king of the pond. A nice little pond. It was clean. It was neat. The water was warm. There was plenty to eat. The turtles had everything turtles might need. And they were all happy. Quite happy indeed.

    They were… untill Yertle, the king of them all, Decided the kingdom he ruled was too small. “I’m ruler”, said Yertle, “of all that I see. But I don’t see enough. That’s the trouble with me. With this stone for a throne, I look down on my pond But I cannot look down on the places beyond. This throne that I sit on is too, too low down. It ought to be higher!” he said with a frown. “If I could sit high, how much greater I’d be! What a king! I’d be ruler of all that I see!”

    A classic by Dr. Seuss, the story is about a turtle who wants to be king of the turtles. He uses the other turtles to further his own gain until it all comes crashing down.

  11. Seryth

    Wow a suggestion from Mania. Do i have any other option then call my Turtle A´tuin now?

    Well i have to think about it, there where some other good names too like Chelys and Guixian.

    Ah Leonardo? No i dont think so^^
    I´m curious what other suggestions you have. I should set myself a deadline to wait for before i finally make my decision.

    PS: My Turtle reached lvl 60 and is doing the Sunwell Isle Daily Quests with me now.

  12. Mania Post author

    I don’t often comment much because I’m not much good at naming pets. Why do you think I started this Name That Pet thing anyway? — I needed names! *grin*

    I will also mention, though, that when I was young I knew a girl named Chelydra. Her father was a herpetologist.

  13. rehnkvist

    I’m also an A’tuin fan. But i figure that has to be one of the most common turtle pet names…


    as to the large number of crabs, it’s probably because they aren’t that bad of a pet. having claw means they can use their focus, which means they can hold agro. additionally, they do have a “recomended” review from Znodis on

  14. Emowin

    Heh oops I posted before I meant to lol. I am a turtle hunter myself and she can out tank my cat some times. I have one of the purple ones I call her Violet but her daddy was a blue one I named Salty. I know not mystical but good all the same.

  15. Wolfington

    Geochelone, the genus that includes Galapagos Giants.
    Pangu, who was aided in the creation of the world by a turtle (among three other animals)
    Bakonawa, a sea serpent who’s sister was a sea turtle. She was killed by villagers, and Bakonawa disappeared forever. Maybe he came back in a new form, the form of a turtle?
    Adwaita, the turtle that supposedly lived to 250 years old
    Ijapa, a trickster tortoise

    Hope that helps!

  16. Korz

    Call it Giano. He is the keeper of every begin in the old mitology of Rome. He keeps also doors, gates, passage.. So he’s the guardian of material begin and immaterial begin, like the start of life.

  17. Seryth

    A Hunterfriend from my Guild suggested “Kame” which is Japanese for Turtle.
    His Warrior has that name.

    It´s a hard decision you posted a lot of great names here.
    I will wait at least till next friday before naming my Turtle.

    My current favourits are Kame, Chelys, Chelydra and Guixxian.

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