Naming the Fishes

A Blog For Name Lovers Everywhere

A Novel of Names

It’s been awhile, hasn’t it? A year, I believe. I may not have exactly the same passion as I did for name etymology, but one of the wonderful things when … Continue reading

October 22, 2015 · 6 Comments

The Many Names of Laurence Olivier

  A suave Shakespearian actor Laurence Olivier was touted as one of the best and is still remembered fondly long after his death for his iconic roles. As for the … Continue reading

January 17, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Many Names of Saoirse Ronan

I thought I might finally profile the names worn by an actor who basically the same age as I for once. Funny that. Saoirse Ronan is also a brilliant actress … Continue reading

November 8, 2013 · 1 Comment

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

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

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

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

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

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