Yesterday I posted suggested nicknames for Grookey. Today I wll pick up with my “Pokémon Nicknames: Sword and Shield starters” series with the fire-type starter — Scorbunny.
No doubt – Scorbunny will be my starter Pokémon! A bunny rabbit that runs so fast that it scorches the ground. He appears to wear a “nose strip”, perhaps to gain more oxygen while running? Looks like there is another pad on the foot however.
My gut reaction is to call him “Welsh”, or “Welsh D Red” or “WelshRarebit”, perhaps just “Rarebit”. The “Welsh” part goes with the British Isles theme of Pokémon S/S. Welsh is the language of Wales in Britain, and “Welsh Rabbit” (Welsh Rarebit) is a psychedelic, dream-inducing food.
“Trixie” would be great name for a female Scorbunny. This is in honor of the old “Silly rabbit, Trix are for kids” cereal commercial.
Also, Trixie (alternative spelling “Trixi” or “Trixy“) is a great stripper’s name (especially if she is a firey redhead. See a list of films the redheaded bunny starred in linked here … and yes, I see that I have digressed once again.
“RunRabbitRun” after the Pink Floyd lyric (time 3:14) if you click here.
“Lagomorpha” would be good for females, and it should still fit whatever the evolved form of Scorbunny looks like.
“BingBingBing” or “Ricochet” after Hanna-Barbera’s rabbit character who could outrun bullets.
“Flambé” is another cooking related name, and “Frier Tuck” might be another British literature tye Robin Hood reference! I thought maybe “Flaming Moe” after that episode of The Simpsons.
“Fricassee” would work for male or female I think. Here is a recipe.
Hold on to your welsh wabbit until tomorrow, and we will consider nicknames for the water-type starter Sobble …