The Naming of a Betta Fish

Last week, I purchased a Water Garden at a fundraiser.


The package came with a coupon for a Betta Fish.

My intent is to read the instructions, something I loathe like seasonal allergies, and start gardening this weekend.

However, before I can do anything, I have to name the fish.

For some reason, I remembered a gardener in Lady Chatterley’s Lover, and thought I might name my fish, John Thomas. So, as I brushed my teeth, I perused my bookshelf and took out my well-loved copy of D.H. Lawrence’s novel and saw that there is not a gardener. Mellars is a gamekeeper.


I considered Professor Sprout from the Harry Potter series.


But, I think the fish is male.

So, he will be named Chauncey Gardner!makowsky-sellers-gardner


About Julie Hooker

I'm a teacher, writer, and editor. In addition, I'm an animal rescuer, yogi, and friend.
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