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


Gawain, pronounced ga-wine/wayn, is a Welsh name with legendary roots. It is considered an anglicization of the name Gwalchgwyn meaning “white hawk.” Gavin is the modern form now. Then there is … Continue reading

April 8, 2013 · 1 Comment


Looking for a masculine French name that is different, yet easy to say and spell? Emeric might be the one for you. Lets look at its origin and meaning: Emeric … Continue reading

April 5, 2013 · 2 Comments


Cai is a small name with a lot of meaning (literally!) Here are the reasons why: It could be a Frisian short form of names like Gerhard “brave”, Nikolaus “victory … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · 5 Comments


[Note: Due to me taking the A-Z blog challenge these name posts will be quite short due to my lack of organizing and juggling other projects. I may in time come back … Continue reading

April 1, 2013 · 3 Comments


Thaddeus, antique with plenty of cool, upbeat variants. An interesting choice for a modern boy now. As rankings go in the United States Thaddeus peaked in the 1910s at #351 … Continue reading

January 7, 2013 · 4 Comments


Despite being a fashionable saint’s name in France, Corentin is relatively unheard of outside the country of the Franks. Which makes this an obscure international choice ripe for the picking. … Continue reading

November 4, 2012 · 5 Comments