Naming the Fishes

A Blog For Name Lovers Everywhere


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 Longest Journey Series: April, Zoe and Kian

Today I’ve decided to look at not one, but three names from one of my favorite game series of all time. The third installment (Dreamfall Chapters) has just successively completed a kickstarter, raising 1.5 mill to … Continue reading

September 9, 2013 · 2 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


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


Here comes a name with the pretty cool, and happy meaning “merry weather.” Meriwether is a surname of Old English origins that has some usage as a first name. And … Continue reading

April 15, 2013 · 11 Comments


Today’s name hails all the way from Hawaii, the beautiful state off the coast of the United States of America. Kekoa has a lovely meaning “the brave one.” This meaning originated … Continue reading

April 12, 2013 · 5 Comments


Idris is a name with both mythological and religious origins from two very different languages. This might be a pleasing discovery, especially for anyone who is looking for both in … Continue reading

April 10, 2013 · 5 Comments