Naming the Fishes

A Blog For Name Lovers Everywhere

Names From Dragon Age Inquisition

With the final DLC out, I thought I might delve into the wonderful names from Dragon Age Inquisition. I will not be repeating any of the names from my previous … Continue reading

October 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Novel of Names

It’s been awhile, hasn’t it? A year, I believe. I may not have exactly the same passion as I did for name etymology, but one of the wonderful things when … Continue reading

October 22, 2015 · 6 Comments

An update

Greetings! As you may have realized it has been quite awhile since my last post, almost a year. This is mainly due to the fact that I have many duties … Continue reading

October 13, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Many Names of Laurence Olivier

  A suave Shakespearian actor Laurence Olivier was touted as one of the best and is still remembered fondly long after his death for his iconic roles. As for the … Continue reading

January 17, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Many Names of Saoirse Ronan

I thought I might finally profile the names worn by an actor who basically the same age as I for once. Funny that. Saoirse Ronan is also a brilliant actress … Continue reading

November 8, 2013 · 1 Comment

Names Worn By Merfolk

This was originally going to be a post about mermaids, but I decided to switch it up and change it to all merfolk. Basically merfolk refer to creatures such as … Continue reading

October 10, 2013 · 6 Comments

The Names That I Simply Adore

I thought I might share with you today some of the names that I simply adore. These are the names that I cannot stop myself pondering about: their sounds, spellings, … Continue reading

October 10, 2013 · 5 Comments

All About Marillier

Juliet Marillier is a New Zealand born fantasy writer currently residing in Australia. She focuses mainly on historical fantasy, particularly Irish. And because of this the characters in her novels … Continue reading

October 10, 2013 · 3 Comments

The Many Names Of Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman is an Australian actress, singer and film producer with 63 on screen credits to her name. And as it turns out she has played a great deal of … Continue reading

October 4, 2013 · 1 Comment


Dorothea might be seeing a resurgence of interest in the near future due to its vintage cred, but how about its diminutive Dortchen? In Northern Germany, diminutives typically end in -chen … Continue reading

October 4, 2013 · Leave a comment


Mythology is packed full of interesting appellations, from the wacky to the romantic. And Taliesin could be considered both or straight in the middle. Taliesin, pronounced tal-ee-ES-in, is a Welsh … Continue reading

October 4, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Many Names of Peter Capaldi

Peter Capaldi is a Scottish actor who has played a grand deal of roles (106 on screen as a matter of fact). He is also an Oscar winner and the … Continue reading

October 2, 2013 · Leave a comment


On the quest to find Italian names for a little project I came across Marzia, a name connected to the likes of Marcella, Marcy and Marsaili. Its a sweet name, … Continue reading

October 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Names From Dishonored

Dishonored is a stealth action adventure game. It is set in the fictional, plague-ridden industrial city of Dunwall and follows Corvo Attano, the Empress’s legendary bodyguard. He is framed for her … Continue reading

October 1, 2013 · 3 Comments

A Comprehensive Blog List + More

On a whim last night I made a wiki about the name blogger community on the thought that perhaps we need a comprehensive list of all the bloggers. This is … Continue reading

September 30, 2013 · 7 Comments

Names Worn By Fairies

This is the sixth installment of my ‘Names Worn By Mythical Creatures’ series. The other posts can be found here: Today’s creature of the day is the fairy. Though … Continue reading

September 25, 2013 · 5 Comments

Classic Children’s Novels: A Name List

This list isn’t comprehensive (due to the amount of classic childrens books out there!) However there are so many great names here: quirky, antique, exotic and more. And I hope … Continue reading

September 23, 2013 · 5 Comments