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    I raise tarantulas as a hobby and just yesterday I got some little babies (spiderlings or "slings") of a species I've been trying to acquire for a long time and they're very smol and very cute and I'm very excited.

    Their scientific name is "Sericopelma sp.Santa Catalina" (common name "Santa Catalina Red Legged Birdeater").

    I got three of them and I was wondering if anyone had any good ideas for names.

    Something thematic and interesting. Could be serious or silly. One genus I keep is funny words in Spanish (Jiraffa, Cuchillo, Esteban Universidad), another is words relating to royalty or authority (Duchess, The Duke, Destro, Baroness, Princess Snu Snu). This is very likely the only species I'll keep from this genus, so I only need a theme big enough for three.

    Most likely, I won't know their sex for a year or more, so unisex names (or names that can be gender-flipped) are cool (but not mandatory).

    Any help is appreciated! Or if you just want to talk about tarantulas, or are interested in anything about their keeping, I'm into that too!

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    You'd have to get lucky on the sexes for this to work, but Peter, Miles, and Gwen.

    Id also be surprised if you don't already have spiders named that.
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    Let's spout off a silly one: Incy, Wincy and Spider?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
    ...Peter, Miles, and Gwen.

    Id also be surprised if you don't already have spiders named that.
    Not only do I not have any spiders named that, that actually never even occurred to me. I think I might have to turn in my nerd-card.

    Quote Originally Posted by Manga Shoggoth View Post
    Let's spout off a silly one: Incy, Wincy and Spider?
    Where are you from? We sing that song 'Itsy Bitsy Spider' here in the Great Frozen North. Where do they say "incy, wincy."

    And they are certainly small enough that some rain would put a serious dent in their day.
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    If only you had another, you could have gone with Inky, Winky, Blinky, and Clyde. Could skip Clyde, I suppose, the other three are nicely unisex.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peelee View Post
    If only you had another, you could have gone with Inky, Winky, Blinky, and Clyde. Could skip Clyde, I suppose, the other three are nicely unisex.
    If I had four, that indeed would have been perfect. But I am going to keep that one in mind for the future.
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    I have not yet come up with some appropriate Spider names, but I want to mention that in the images of them as babies, the lighter trichobothria on their front four legs makes them look like they've got wee white arm warmers on. That's adorable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deltamire View Post
    I have not yet come up with some appropriate Spider names, but I want to mention that in the images of them as babies, the lighter trichobothria on their front four legs makes them look like they've got wee white arm warmers on. That's adorable.
    I KNOW! This is my first time with this species, and info on-line is a little scant. So I wasn't sure what to expect and the little stripe-legs do look like leg-warmers! They're super cute.
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    Since there's just three you could name them after graph directions, X, Y and Z.


    Or after the three wise monkeys, See, Hear and Say/Speak.
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    If you wanted to go fancy, how about the three Fates from Greek mythology? I don't know if birdeaters are that known for spinning, but the Greeks called 'em Clotho, (Spinner, because she spun the thread of fate) Lachesis (Allotter, who decided who got what fate) and Atropos (Inflexible, because she cut the thread and therefore killed the individual). The Roman versions (aka slightly different but basically recolours, but I believe one of the main differences is that they were often evoked regarding childbirth) are Nona, Decuma, and Morta.
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    Yakko, Wakko & Dot?

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    Nezznar, Raja Rudatha, and Fugleederkopp.

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    Ungoliant, Shelob, & Saenathra?
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    Quote Originally Posted by truemane View Post
    Where are you from? We sing that song 'Itsy Bitsy Spider' here in the Great Frozen North. Where do they say "incy, wincy."
    Well, as it happens, Wikipedia explains it beautifully:

    "Itsy Bitsy Spider" (also known as "Incy Wincy Spider" in Australia and Great Britain, and several other similar-sounding names) ...
    Hint: It's the country that doesn't have to worry about spiders...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manga Shoggoth View Post
    Well, as it happens, Wikipedia explains it beautifully:

    "Itsy Bitsy Spider" (also known as "Incy Wincy Spider" in Australia and Great Britain, and several other similar-sounding names) ...
    Hint: It's the country that doesn't have to worry about spiders...
    I can't think of many names that sound similar to Great Britain. Australia has one, but I'm fairly certain they don't say "incy wincy spider" there. And in any event, simular-sounding country names is a silly way to determine how a song differs.

    Take that, amusingly-written Wikipedia sentence fragment!
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    https://www.doyouremember.co.uk/memory/itsy-and-bitsy

    We had spiders called Itsy and Bitsy in a children's TV programme back in the day. British TV is *weird*.

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    I kind of like taking the names of mythological figures associated with spiders in one form or another. Arachne, Anansi (or simply "Nancy"), Indra, Sanzang (or Tripitaka), et c.

    You could also go with a trio of literary spider names: say, Charlotte, Shelob, and Aragog.

    I love the leg warmers too, very 80's work-out video. Maybe you could name them after famous leg-warmer-wearers. For example: Jane Fonda, Suzanne Somers, and Olivia Newton John. Or just Jane, Suzanne, and Olivia for short.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grim Portent View Post
    Since there's just three you could name them after graph directions, X, Y and Z.
    Or after the three wise monkeys, See, Hear and Say/Speak.
    Both good ideas. A little more generic than I was hoping for.

    Quote Originally Posted by deltamire View Post
    If you wanted to go fancy, how about the three Fates from Greek mythology? I don't know if birdeaters are that known for spinning, but the Greeks called 'em Clotho, (Spinner, because she spun the thread of fate) Lachesis (Allotter, who decided who got what fate) and Atropos (Inflexible, because she cut the thread and therefore killed the individual). The Roman versions (aka slightly different but basically recolours, but I believe one of the main differences is that they were often evoked regarding childbirth) are Nona, Decuma, and Morta.
    That is a good idea. All tarantulas web up the ground where they live. Some more than others. So they all spin, technically, at least a little. The Fates are maybe a little too fancy for these guys. I'll keep that one in mind, though, if I should acquire something that feels fancy enough to merit it.

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    Yakko, Wakko & Dot?
    Heh. That's worth considering for sure.

    Quote Originally Posted by Imbalance View Post
    Nezznar, Raja Rudatha, and Fugleederkopp.
    These guys aren't evil enough. They're cute and fun and should be pretty docile. I'd need way nastier spiders to carry those names.

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarlet Knight View Post
    Ungoliant, Shelob, & Saenathra?
    I try to stay away from Ungoliant, Shelob, Aragog and associated names. They're super common. Well, common among tarantula nerds anyway.

    Quote Originally Posted by Civis Mundi View Post
    I kind of like taking the names of mythological figures associated with spiders in one form or another. Arachne, Anansi (or simply "Nancy"), Indra, Sanzang (or Tripitaka), et c.

    You could also go with a trio of literary spider names: say, Charlotte, Shelob, and Aragog.

    I love the leg warmers too, very 80's work-out video. Maybe you could name them after famous leg-warmer-wearers. For example: Jane Fonda, Suzanne Somers, and Olivia Newton John. Or just Jane, Suzanne, and Olivia for short.
    I was thinking of riffing on Anansi/Nancy. See above for my general avoidance of Charlotte, Shelob and Aragog.

    Leg warmer performers is a good idea. Cyndi Lauper and Madonna also sported them at one time or another.

    These are great ideas, everyone. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by truemane View Post
    I try to stay away from Ungoliant, Shelob, Aragog and associated names. They're super common. Well, common among tarantula nerds anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarlet Knight View Post
    "Nobody names their spider Shelob! It's much too common!"
    I'd imagine it's like naming a goldfish Jaws.
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    Attercop, Tomnoddy and Lazy Lob.



    These of couse do have actual linguistic origins if you were look them up, because it's Tolkien, of course they did...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aotrs Commander View Post
    Attercop, Tomnoddy and Lazy Lob.
    I was actually considering this. But, as everyone knows, Tomnoddy is insulting to anybody.

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    I'd imagine it's like naming a goldfish Jaws.
    Or a very small dig Killer.
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    Or a very small dig Killer.
    Ya like digs?

    Anyway. What about naming your spiders Fido, Spot, and Rover?
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    Mephala, Varys and errr Lolth?
    There’s also Shamrodia, but that one is ridiculously obscure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    Mephala, Varys and errr Lolth?
    There’s also Shamrodia, but that one is ridiculously obscure.
    I do actually love The Three "Good" Daedra as a naming scheme. Mephala, Azura, and Boethiah?

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    I do actually love The Three "Good" Daedra as a naming scheme. Mephala, Azura, and Boethiah?
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    Quote Originally Posted by truemane View Post
    I was actually considering this. But, as everyone knows, Tomnoddy is insulting to anybody.
    *tips helmet*

    You wouldn't believe how many times I've made that reference when nobody got it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyraltari View Post
    But only one of these is spider-themed.
    They don't NEED to be spider themed. My largest spider is named Jenny, because it was one half of a joke with another spider of the same species which I've since sold. And my second largest (and by far my scariest) is named Princess Snu Snu.
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    Quote Originally Posted by truemane View Post
    They don't NEED to be spider themed.
    Which is why my dog-themed name suggestions are so great!
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    And also my unfortunate misspelling of the word 'dog.'
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