Showing posts from October, 2012


Colin Clive as Dr. Frankenstein (left) in the 1931 "Frankenstein" Origin : Latin Gender : Male Meaning : "Victor" Pronunciation : VIK-tur Other forms : Viktor, Victorius, Victorinus, Victoria I admit I like names that are subtle whenever it comes to what they are honoring, whether it be family members, places, or like this one, holidays. Victor is a name I can definitely see coming back into style, it is classic, with a just a bit of Gothic flare. It origins are Latin, and, as you may have guessed, it means "victor". It was a popular name among early Christians, and was the name of three popes. Victor Frankenstein (or, if you're a fan of James Whale's "Frankenstein" you are familiar with Henry Frankenstein) is a name most people know, though many believe that Frankenstein is actually the name of the Doctor's creation. The monster is never given a true name, it is just known as "Frankenstein's Monster". Born

A Collection of Names Taken from Evil Queens

Tilda Swinton as Jadis in "The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe" I have an admission to make. I love evil Queens. I've always liked the villains, both male and female, and often find them to be more interesting, especially when it comes to storylines. Some of these aren't exactly Queens, but do fit into the archetype. So here is a list of names, taken from evil Queens from literature, television, movies, and real life. Regina - Once Upon a Time Grimhilde - Snow White Isabella - Isabella 1st of Spain Claudia - Snow White: A Tale of Terror Arpazia - White as Snow Elspeth - Snow White: The Fairest of Them All Jadis - The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe Narissa - Enchanted Dorothea and Hekatah - The Black Jewels Trilogy Bathsheba - The Bible Ravenna - Snow White and the Huntsman Ivi - Fairest Anne - Snow: A Retelling of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves Rodmilla - Ever After Alice - The Grimm Brother's Snow White Clementianna - Mirror Mirror A

Names for the Family Who Collect Books

Ink well from studiostewaretshoppe on Etsy For the family that has every first edition of every book ever. For the family who has a two story library and whose parents are majors in English. For the family who have a quaint book shop on the corner called, "The Ink Spot". I am sure, as you have guessed, this family uses names from literature, or names taken from authors or poets.  Black Cat Edgar Allan Poe poster by TheGeekerie Girls : Alabama (Save Me the Waltz) Juliet (Romeo and Juliet) Briony (Atonement) Sylvia (Sylvia Plath)  Fig (Man of My Dreams) Anna (Anna Karenina) Lorca (Federic Garcia Lorca) Pecola (The Bluest Eye) Beatrice (The Divine Comedy) Esme (For Esme - with Love and Squalor) Cosette (Les Miserables) Sidda (The Ya-Ya Sisterhood) Lux (The Virgin Suicides)  Abra (East of Eden) Lorna (Lorna Doone) Thomasin (Return of the Native) Clemency (The Battle of Life) Daphne (Daphne Du Maurier) Bella (Our Mutual Friend) Towner


Origin : English Gender : Female Meaning : Possibly "evil-doer" Pronunciation : muh-LEHF-ih-sent Other forms : N/A The name of the evil fairy (yes, she is a fairy!) in "Sleeping Beauty". I'm not sure on the meaning of the name; one source says it means "evil-doer", and it is close to the word "malevolent" as well. Maleficent is capable of shape-shifting as well as just plain ol' black magic, she can transform into a huge dragon or a floating light that resembles a will-o'-the-wisp. I've gotten tons of hits on this post, which really surprises me. I'm pretty sure it even started before the 2014 movie with Angelina Jolie came out. In it, she is portrayed as more of an anti-hero than villain, and it is her who breaks the curse, instead of the prince, after she grows to love her over the years. It does have a surprisingly soft, feminine sound, and maybe the movie will redeem it, but I think it would probably still be bes


Origin : English Gender : Unisex Meaning : The name of a bird Pronunciation : RAY-ven Other forms : Ravenna I'm so excited that it is finally October! Halloween is my favorite holiday, and ravens are perfect for the season. The word "Raven" comes from the Old English hræfn . Ravens are extremely intelligent, and are highly playful. Juvenile ravens are the most playful of all bird species, and even make their own toys out of twigs! They are depicted many different ways throughout many different cultures. In Sweden, ravens are thought to be the ghosts of murdered people, and in Germany, they are believed to be the souls of the damned. In the Tlingit and Haida cultures, the Raven was a trickster and creator God. In Norse mythology, Huginn and Muninn, are Odin's ravens that fly all over Midgard and bring back information to him. Ravens are on the Coat of Arms for the Isle of Man, and the Baltimore Ravens are a national football league, with a raven mascot named Poe.