Naming the Fishes

A Blog For Name Lovers Everywhere

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

The Many Names Of Ellen Page

This young actress has played many roles from quirky to intellectual. But it is the names of these characters that intrigue me, Ellen Page might just have the cream of … Continue reading

August 26, 2013 · 4 Comments


When we think of botanical names, the first to come to mind might be Rose, Violet, Dahlia… But have you ever thought of Celandine, a rare name with interesting origins. … Continue reading

August 19, 2013 · 4 Comments

Names Worn By Elves

This is the fourth installment of my ‘Names worn by mythical creatures’ series. You can find the other posts here: Names Worn By Werewolves Names Worn By Dragons Names Worn … Continue reading

July 25, 2013 · 1 Comment

Born On Valentine’s Day

I would call myself a romantic but I’m still not a fan of Valentine’s day due to the excessive commercialism and the idea of being romantic for only one day of the year. … Continue reading

February 14, 2013 · 4 Comments

Names From Dragon Age II

Okay, so I’m finally continuing the series I wrote about Dragon Age a few months ago-this time names from Dragon Age 2. The second game suffered a lot of backlash, … Continue reading

February 11, 2013 · 3 Comments


Neith, the name of the Egyptian goddess of war and hunting. An interesting namesake and a revered one too. As you can expect Neith has never charted, maybe because she … Continue reading

January 29, 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


If you are looking for an Irish name thats different in the crowd of Aidans and Erins, Firinne might just be the name for you. In the late 19th century … Continue reading

November 19, 2012 · 4 Comments

Names From Dragon Age Origins

With news of Dragon Age 3 set to come out in the next year or so I thought it would be perfect to profile some of the names of the … Continue reading

November 8, 2012 · 5 Comments

Getting to Miri

This post is inspired from the fabulous “Getting To…” series Abby at Appellation Mountain has created. If you haven’t already check it out, especially if you love nickname-ish names like Nell … Continue reading

November 4, 2012 · 3 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