Yes, I name my fish. They adorn our pool, and each is unique. Much like my children at school, they have personalities and character. They make me smile. I love my fish. They’re my summer family.
“Ted”, named after Hubby’s brother.
Ted was purchased on the last visit
before his brother died.
How cool to see this fish every day!
“Mr. Mica” is delicate and lovely against the sun.
Yes, he is made of mica.
“Jewels” is on the post that gets the last rays of sun
at the end of the day. Imagine the sun has set,
yet “Jewels” still shimmers.
“Spike” is tough. We love him.
“Bird House” is sometimes a home
deep inside for mamas raising their baby birds.
Watching them fly in and out is a treat.
“Goldie” is our lovely, delicate windsock fish.
“Copper” is big and loves to look over the little fish.
“Mr. Scales” has been around a long time.
The red paint shows off his scales.
We have close to 40 fish at the pool. Yes, they all have names. They’re family. Lucky me!
Woww, it so so lovely
They are all gorgeous and worthy of names! 🥰
Thanks, Ritu! 💕
I love how you’ved named your fish!
I’m so glad!
Lucky you, indeed! And lucky fish. I love the concept of Bird House. How cool to have birds nest in an ornamental fish. I wonder if it’s the only one in the world – unique, like you. I wouldn’t be surprised.
I wonder, too. They don’t nest in there every year, but it’s a treat when they do. Thanks, Norah!
this is so cute and unique and I love that you named them and each has a story. you have your very own school at home
I really do, don’t I? It’s really fun.
I’m envious of your fish – your lucky, named fish, each with their own personality and grace. Being a Pisces, I adore them. My mom and I saved fish earrings over the years, giving a pair to each other on our birthdays (both of us Pisceans). She’s no longer alive, but every time I wear a pair of fish earrings, I murmur a hello to her.
Hi Pam, I love each one (as you can tell). I think those fish earrings from your mom are very, very special! Thanks so much!
I love your fish and am not surprised you have named them.
Thanks so much, Darlene! 🙂
What a lovely collection! Birdhouse is my favourite. What a great idea.
Thanks, Pam! I can’t pick a favorite.
If I owned those fish, they’d all have names as well, Jennie. I love they have stories behind them also. My wife remembers where all our Christmas ornaments came from – this post reminded me of that.
Awww…I’m glad this brought you some good memories. It’s taken us 20 years to slowly collect these fish. Perhaps that’s why they have names and personalities.
On a side note, I loved your blog many years ago, especially the sports, and I’m so glad you’re back. Please tell me your first name, and apologies for forgetting.
Jennie, it is Bruce. No apologies necessary at all, as I was going by “sportsattitudes” back then (not using my name then either!). And, it is also a pleasure to be following your blog once again. I’ve always enjoyed your posts and look forward to many more!🙂
Bruce…Yes!! It just wasn’t coming to me. Thank you, and I feel the same way about your blog. 😀
How cool! I would love to see the birds flying out in and out of the fishes mouth. Bird House is the perfect name for it.
It only happened two different years, and every year we keep hoping it will happen again. Of course it will, and we’ll get to be over the moon once again.
I would name them too. How lovely that one gets used as a bird house!
Best wishes, Pete.
Because we collected these slowly over 20 years, each fish had time to shine and become name-worthy. Bird House is a case in point.🙂 Thank you, Pete!
I cannot imagine NOT naming your fish. Obviously you have your priorities right.
I feel the same way! 😀 Thank you, Ally.
Thank you for sharing your fish family, Jennie.
My pleasure, John.
Well done, Jennie! I like that you name your fish.
Thanks so much, Dan!
What a fabulous collection!
And to think this is just a quarter of our fish family. When they accumulate slowly over 20 years, they really do become part of the family. Thank you, Barb!
what a festive way to brighten up your environment…
It is! Thanks, Jim.
It’s got to be Spike. Love those spines…
Oh, he is tough and cool. It takes a year to actually name the fish. I remember the day I suggested “Spikey.” Hubby looked at me with steely ‘you’ve-got-to-be-kidding’ eyes. He said, “Spike.” And, he was absolutely right. Spike agrees, too.
What a lovely collection and I love the stories behind each one ..I collect rocking horses and they all have a story as do my collection of Christmas decorations and kitsch all so precious and bring so much pleasure like your fish, Jennie…I do hope you get another nesting pair in your birdhouse very soon x
Thank you, Carol! Collections are a treasure, and I’m glad I shared my fish and their names. Have you posted about your rocking horses and their stories? I would love to read about them. Stories are the keeper of memories, and they are precious. I do hope there is another bird nesting in the fish.
Hi Jennie…no I actually haven’t maybe I will sometime it would make a change from cooking and the environment…lol xx
Oooo…that would be wonderful! I never would have thought to post my fish and their names had it not been from a fellow blogger TanGental
Mmmmm I’ll have to pick my favourites as I have quite a few but good be fun…Thank you for pkanting the seed of an idea Jennie..thats how blog posts are born …xx
My pleasure, Carol!
I love your characterful fish and their names. Great to have them round the pool. I bet they all go for a swim when you switch out the house lights and start to snore.🤣🤣
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Thank you, Michael!
That’s great, Jennie! Then you are the mermaid in the middle. 🙂 Best wishes, and enjoy a beautiful weekend! xx Michael
Glad you like my fish, Michael. Happy weekend to you!
Oh yes, it’s wonderful artwork, Jennie! Thanks for showing, and also enjoy your weekend! xx Michael
Best to you!
40! What a wonderful way to brighten up the pool with art. Your fish family is gorgeous and diverse. Have a wonderful start to school, Jennie.
Thank you, Diana. It has been over 20 years of collecting and a great joy.
Wow …. love it ! … very nice names and they are beautiful 😍
How creative you are, Jennie! Your kids at school must adore you! We seriously need more teachers that clearly show how much they love what they do.
Thanks you, Amy!
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I love your fish family Jennie. That’s beautiful. ❤
These are wonderful fish and your collection sounds like such an enrichment to the pool – with memories, fun, mood, etc
Enjoyed seeing your artsy fish
Thank you, Prior. The collection grew slowly, over 20 years. Yes, there are many memories and good moods.
40 is a lot but that’s incredibly cool!! Thanks so much for sharing your friends with me 🥰 I especially love jewels it reminds me of that book about the fish who gave away it’s scales so that everyone could look beautiful
I remember the book Rainbow Fish. As the sun sets, Jewels is the fish to catch the last rays. Thank you!
haha I love that you do this! When Charlotte was a baby and I was lonely during the days on maternity leave, I would give all her little toys names lol… Phil (the mini bottle of Cetaphil cream) lol, Doug (her dog attached to her mobile/playmat), it kept me sane LOL
I love it!!
Very nice fish, Jennie. I name my dolls 💖
I think that is wonderful! Naming treasures gives importance and ‘life’ and meaning to them.
Delightful, I too, name a number of inanimate things, and have plenty of real fish in my time.