Naming the Fishes

A Blog For Name Lovers Everywhere

All About Dahl

Although this post is somewhat late the 13th of September was Roald Dahl Day. A day in remembrance and celebration of a truly remarkable author, an author dear to my … Continue reading

September 16, 2013 · 3 Comments

A Little Advertisement ~

I recently started a new blog, don’t worry I’m not discarding this one! So if you are interested my new blog is called ‘the book minx’ where I review books … Continue reading

September 12, 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

Names Worn By Vampires

This is the fifth installment of my ‘Names Worn By Mythical Creatures’ series. The other posts can be found here: Today’s creature of the day is the vampire. Vampires … Continue reading

September 2, 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

Born On Imbolc

Author’s Note: This was supposed to be posted on the 2nd of August, but I forgot to finish and publish it. It is Imbolc (also known as Candlemas or Brigid’s … Continue reading

August 19, 2013 · 3 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

A Little Update ~

As it turns out I will now have Mondays off due to some ninja-ing university timetable skills. Because of this I will be posting at least once every Monday. I … Continue reading

August 14, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Many Names Of Sir Ian Mckellen

This prolific Sir has played many characters with names so quirky and unusual it is easy to spot in a crowd. Zebedee-The Greek form of the Biblical name Zebadiah meaning … Continue reading

July 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Many Names Of Cate Blanchett

It seems like the talented Australian actress has played some interestingly named characters as well, my favorite would probably be Daisy. Jasmine -The English word for the climbing plant with fragrant … Continue reading

July 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

Names Found In (Books): Bitter Greens

I recently read a great book called Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth, an interesting take on the Rapunzel fairytale told by three women. Its a wonderful blend of history, fairytale … Continue reading

July 30, 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

The Many Names Of Ralph Fiennes

Ralph Fiennes has played many characters, some of which have names that feel too out there like Voldemort and Magwitch. Although the names below may not be any different they are the … Continue reading

July 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Many Names Of Meryl Streep

An actor plays many characters over the course of their life, whether unsavory, pleasantly sweet or something in the middle. This blog series however will not be looking at the … Continue reading

July 25, 2013 · 3 Comments

Naming The Fishes (Literally!)

I realize by naming my blog ‘Naming the Fishes’ I have created some confusion… First, the main indication that my blog is about names in general (is in the subtitle). … Continue reading

May 22, 2013 · 3 Comments

Names Worn By Minotaurs

Welcome to a new edition of ‘Names worn by Mythical Creatures.’ My other two posts can be found here: Names Worn By Werewolves Names Worn By Dragons Today I will … Continue reading

May 22, 2013 · 6 Comments

Labyrinth (TV Series/Book)

Recently 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 … Continue reading

May 10, 2013 · 2 Comments