Naming the Fishes

A Blog For Name Lovers Everywhere

Monthly Archives: May, 2013

Naming The Fishes (Literally!)

I realize by naming my blog ‘Naming the Fishes’ I have created some confusion… First, the main indication that my blog is about names in general (is in the subtitle). … Continue reading

May 22, 2013 · 3 Comments

Names Worn By Minotaurs

Welcome to a new edition of ‘Names worn by Mythical Creatures.’ My other two posts can be found here: Names Worn By Werewolves Names Worn By Dragons Today I will … Continue reading

May 22, 2013 · 6 Comments

Labyrinth (TV Series/Book)

Recently I watched a mini series called Labyrinth based off the archaeological mystery novel written by Kate Mosse. It was fun to watch but what was more exciting to find out … Continue reading

May 10, 2013 · 2 Comments

Name Statistics For Australians

I’m always intrigued about the popularity of names, from the less common Louisa (#525 in NSW) to the super popular Charlotte (#1 nationwide). It must be crazy but sometimes I feel that … Continue reading

May 9, 2013 · 3 Comments

Names Worn By Dragons

This is the second post in a new series called “names worn by mythical creatures.” The first post, on werewolves, can be found here: Today’s creature of the day … Continue reading

May 9, 2013 · 6 Comments

Names Worn By Werewolves

There is something fascinating about mythical creatures…The legends, folktales, and spiritual stories of peoples around the world have always been filled with mythical creatures. From the earliest tales told around … Continue reading

May 2, 2013 · 3 Comments


‘Q’ names are rarely used, yet would you use Quentin? A solid classic French name with Roman roots, Quentin derives from the cognomen Quintinus meaning “fifth” in Latin.  It is … Continue reading

May 2, 2013 · 1 Comment


Phryne may not have the prettiest sound, or history or even meaning…But it sure is interesting. In Ancient Greece Phryne was a nickname meaning “toad.” A nickname bestowed upon a … Continue reading

May 2, 2013 · 4 Comments


Orrin (pronounced O-rawn), a variant of Odran is a Irish name meaning “little pale green one.” This delightful little name is quite popular in Ireland at the moment ranking at … Continue reading

May 2, 2013 · 1 Comment


Greek Mythology is a great source for name, and Nepehele “the nymph of the heavens” is definitely no ugly duckling. In Greek legend Ixion the king of the Lapiths wasn’t exactly a … Continue reading

May 2, 2013 · 1 Comment