I just found out that my Moonkin Hatchling is male. What's the problem with that? I named it "Lil Quint" lol!
The genders don't mean much at the moment, but I was curious so I checked out this website. It's a handy site that shows you your current collection's breed plus other information.
Simply select your region, realm, language and then type in your character's name. It'll pull the information from the armory and bring up a list of all your pets.
You can find the gender of each pet listed under "Brd" (short for Breed). Numbers 3-12 are male, while 13-22 are female.
So imagine my dismay when I found out that some of the pets I had named more feminine nicknames were actually boys. It doesn't really change anything or affect gameplay, but it does bother me somewhat.
Still, I'm not going to go and change all the names based on this new knowledge. There are just too many to redo! x_x
I did manage to get some genders + names right, though. It's silly, but I'm slightly relieved by this heh.
From here on out, I think I will be paying closer attention to gender when pairing a name with a pet. Am I being too anal about it? Should it even matter? If a pet looks like a "Sally", should I just go ahead and name it that even if it's technically a boy?
I guess it really depends on preference. If it bothers me enough, I may change them. Perhaps I'll start using more gender-ambiguous names for my future companions. That way it fits whichever gender they might be. :P
But what's been seen can't be unseen. Now that I know what genders my pets are, it WILL have an impact on what I name them, even if it's unconsciously.