Alien names can be awkward here on Earth. Take Terd for example. On his planet, Terd is completely respectable name. Whereas here on Earth, well...you know. I admit, you may get some odd looks when you say, "I'm going to play with my Terd in the yard" or Someone asks what's in your hand and you say, "That's my Terd." But don't let this stop you from adopting him. Who knows? Your best friend could actually turn out to be a real Terd!