Characters I'd Name My Kids After

I will begin this post with a disclaimer. I am not pregnant, nor do I intend to be for a while... although I'd be lying to you if I said that the Ninja and I had't discussed some baby names already.

I mean, who doesn't, right?

Here are Five Characters I'd Name My Kids After:

Fleur
Fleur is a generic, delicate flower name that emigrated into the English-speaking world when JohnGalsworthy bestowed it on one of the Forsytes in his celebrated saga. More recently, there was FleurDelacour, a French witch and the Beauxbatons champion for the Triwizard Tournament in HarryPotter

Fleur is currently Number 12 in Holland, home of the tulip and other fleurs. (Nameberry.com) 
Fleur Isabelle Weasley (née Delacour)



Sebastian "Bash" 
Sebastian is an ancient martyr's name turned literary, and Little Mermaid hero -- think Sebastian the Crab -- that's entered the Top 40 (rising 11 places this year) as a classic-yet-unconventional compatriot for fellow British favorites Colin and Oliver. 

Sebastian is a name with a substantial history, first as the third-century martyr whose sufferings were a favorite subject of medieval artists, then as the name of memorable characters in such varied works as Shakespeare's Twelfth Night and The Tempest and Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited.

Several celebs have chosen the sophisticated Sebastian for their sons, including James Spader, KimFields, Malin Akerman and Tommy Hilfiger. 


Sebastian de Poitiers (a.k.a Bash)

Rollins
Variation of Roland

Roland is a chivalrous old name made famous by the supposedly eight-foot-tall romantic hero and nephew of Charlemagne, celebrated in medieval poetry and song. It is more widely heard in the US now in its Spanish form, Rolando. You might want to consider rollicking short form Rollo, either on its own or as an abbreviation of RolandOrlando is the graceful Italian form. 

Like other vintage names (Roland was a a Top 100 name in the 1920s), Roland now stands at Number 612 in the USA, Number 42 in Hungary and 535 on Nameberry. (Nameberry.com) 
Landon Rollins Carter 

Arwen
Arwen is well known as princess of the Elves in Tolkien's Lord of the Rings: a lovely name with an authentic Welsh ring. She was played in the film by Liv Tyler. 



If you love Arwen, you might also want to consider AnwenBronwen, and Rhonwen


Trivia tidbit: The International Astronomical Union names all colles (small hills) on Saturn's moonTitan after characters in Tolkien's work; in 2012, they named a hilly area "Arwen Colles" after Arwen(Nameberry.com) 
Arwen Undómiel

Oswin
Ancient name, near obsolete now, but could make a good alternative to Owen for the adventurous baby namer. 

Doctor Who fans will recognize this as part of his companion's name, Clara Oswin Oswald(Nameberry.com) 
Clara Oswin Oswald 

Well, that was fun. As you can tell, I really appreciate names that see a little off the beaten path! I hope you guys have a great weekend! I will see you on Wednesday for a Cosplay Blog! The Halloween Vlog will be posted sometime this weekend hopefully! 



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2 comments:

  1. Fun list - I love thinking of character names I'd name a child as well :)

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    1. Have you thought of any GREAT ones!?! It was far more difficult than I thought it was going to be. I will say that the two names The Ninja and I have already picked out for future children are on the list so at least those two were easy! :-)

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