Naming the Fishes

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Labyrinth (TV Series/Book)

Katie_McGrath_Labyrinth_TV_MiniSeries-5Recently 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 was the names…Considering that it is set in the Middle Ages and present-day France. And they don’t disappoint.


Arnaud | French form of Arnold meaning ‘eagle power.’
Audric | Medieval French form of Aldric derived from the elements ald ‘old,’ and ric ‘ruler, power.’
Guilhem | Occitan form of William meaning ‘will, desire’ and ‘helmet, protection.’
Murviel | Derived from Latin ‘muri‘ meaning ‘walls’ and vituli ‘old man,’ combined Murviel means ‘old walls.’
Sajhe | Occitan meaning “wise one.”
Thierry | French form of Theodoric meaning “ruler of the people.”

Alais | Old French variant of Alice meaning ‘noble.’ 
Esclarmonde | It has two possible meanings: eclair de monde ‘light of the world.’ Or eclair ‘lightning.’
Oriane | French form of Oriana meaning ‘gold.’

Other names: Will, Simeon, Alice, Guy, Raymond, Bertrand, Harif, Paul, Rixende and Marie-Cecile.


2 comments on “Labyrinth (TV Series/Book)

  1. Oriane and Esclarmonde are gorgeous and quite medievally exotic.

    • namingthefishes
      May 22, 2013

      They are quite beautiful, I only wish I was able to find what Rixende meant (and origins).

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