Naming the Fishes

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Monthly Archives: October, 2013

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