Turtles anyone??

Pet turtles and tortoises are popular among both adults and children. The cute little bald head,the homes they carry on their backs, their slow ,gentle movements are entertaining and endearing to watch.

But choosing a name for these little characters can be a challenge. Thankfully there are plenty of ideas from other turtle and tortoise enthusiasts.

Check out these names for a turtle or tortoise;

  • Br’er Turtle–from Uncle Remus stories
  • Churchy Lafemme-feminine turtle in “Pogo Opossum” cartoons
  • Crush–turtle who surfs his way across the Pacific,in “Finding Nemo”
  • Donatello–one of the four “Teenage Mutant Turtles”
  • Franklin–character from the animated PBS children’s series
  • Fudakazi–tortoise of African mythology
  • Gamara–giant fire-breathing flying turtle with jets on his feet,who along with Godzilla destroyed Tokyo in the movie
  • Leonardo–another “Teenage Mutant Turtle”
  • Mack–the rebellious ,oppressed turtle in the DR Seuss story”Yertle the Turtle”
  • Micheangelo–another “Teenage Mutant Turtle”
  • Mock Turtle–from Lewis Carrol’s “Alice in Wonderland
  • ud ace–from the book “Dr.Dolittle”
  • Raphael–another “Teenage Mutant Turtle
  • Squirt–Crush’s cousin from “Finding Nemo”
  • Squirtle–turtle shaped “Pokemon”
  • Toby the Turtle–from Disney’s “Robin Hood
  • Tom Dick and Harry–the first three galapagos tortoises collected by Charles Darwin
  • Tortura–“Pokemon”character
  • Verne–from animated movie”Over the Hedge”
  • Yertle-dictatorial turtle in Dr Seuss “Yertle the Turtle

Turtles and tortoises have rich histories.

Some are associated with the creation of the world of human beings;others are known to be wise.

There are articles about mythological turtles and tortoises from ancient Egypt, Africa, Mesopotamia, Greece, Rome, China, Viet Nam and America.

There are stories about ;

  • The turtle who carries the world on his back
  • The Polynisian war god turtle”Wu”
  • Akapara–The tortoise who carries the earth and the sea
  • The mythological Japanese ‘GEN-BU”,a combination turtle and tortoise

Hope this inspires you to learn more about the mythology and folklore that surrounds these fascinating creatures

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