Thursday, January 10, 2013
Name Round Up: Names that Fight Back
1. Baudelaire. Most well known nowadays as the surname of an unfortunate set of siblings, a baudelaire is a type of short sword.
2. Gladiola/Gladiolus. It's the name of a flower, but it means "sword." It also brings gladiators to mind.
3. Remington. This is the name of a gun, and I don't usually go for that. But I always liked Remington, even though I wouldn't use it for my own child. It sounds distinguished.
4. Katara. Most well known as a character from Avatar: The Last Airbender, but it's the name of a type of dagger from India. And if you use Katara, why not Katana as well?
5. Bilbo. Yes, a bilbo is a type of sword that was popular in America for a while. The name comes from the city of Bilbao, where they were made and exported.
6. Mameluke. The name comes from the Mamluk warriors of Egypt. It's a type of sword similar to a sabre. Speaking of which...
7. Sabre. I always liked this as a name. Probably because it's so similar to my grandfather's name: Sabin. Nowadays, the sabre is popular for the sport of fencing.
8. Claymore. Comes from the Scottish Gaelic claidheamh mor, meaning "great sword." This particular weapon is strongly associated with the late Medieval period.
9. Ida. A type of sword used by the Yoruba people of West Africa. But it's also a retro girl's name in the Western world.
10. Harpe. In Greek myth, Harpe is the name of the sword Perseus used to slay Medusa. Of course, this could also refer to the musical instrument.
11. Hrunting. A magical sword that appears in Beowulf. It might appeal to those that like Hunter.
12. Joyeuse. It's believed that Charlemagne gave this name to his personal sword. It means "joyful."
13. Technically cheating with the numbers here, but Excalibur, Arohnight, Clarent, Galatine, Secace, and Coreiseuse are all swords from Arthurian legend.
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