I love names. In fact, I was almost named Myfonwy; a Welsh name meaning ‘fine; rare one’. Most people wouldn’t like being stuck with that name – I would have loved it, but I was named the slightly more regular name Mirriam, which I also love. It means both bitter AND happy, as well as ‘mistress of the sea’ (which I find very beautiful).
I love thinking about different names for my future children, and I have discovered that girl’s names are easier to come up with than boy’s names. While some of my names are outlandish, I still adore them, and I thought I’d share them with you. And who knows; they might help you with naming book characters!
Thalion (Strong in Sindarin elvish – yes, yes. Elvish).
Locien (Dragon – Sindarin elvish. Again. Hey, it’s COOL!)
Garrett Elwyn (Strength of the Spear, friend of Elves)
Gabriel (God is my might)
Galvin (Sorrow. Not the most uplifting name, but it’s still cool).
Shane (God is gracious)
Maethor (Sindarin – warrior)
Lee (Clearing, meadow)
Collin (Dove. He might get teased for that. It’s more of a middle name. And those of you who are thinking “Mr. Collins” – NOT the same thing!!)
Ian (God is forgiving)
Ewan (From the yew tree)
Ioan (God is gracious)
Sean (God is gracious – wow, there are so many names that mean that!!)
Rian – pronounced ree-an (Little King)
Cirran (I can’t find the name meaning for this one)
Lorien (forest, Sindarin elvish)
Sienna Mîr (Jewel – Sindarin)
Raen (I made it up. Means ‘rain’ but spelled differently =)
Rhonwen/Rowen/an/ena (Rowan tree)
Myfonwy (rare one)
Ëarwen (So I know this one is a bit more unusual =D But hey, keep the legacy going, right? ‘Mistress of the Sea’ – Sindarin elvish)
Arie Fallon (‘from Hadria’ – not the most exciting name, but pretty, and ‘Leader’)
Niphredil (snowdrop – Sindarin)
Alena Caladwen – (Light, Sindarin elvish)
Faelwyn (Justice – Sindarin)
Linnadhiel/pronounced Linathiel (singer – Sindarin)
Ariel (Lioness of God)
Arawen (Sindarin – noble)
Miriel (Jewel – Sindarin)
Luna Wynne (Moon friend)
Gwen Scarlett (‘white, fair, blessed’)
Aranel Jade (Princess in Quenya elvish)
Mae Tharanel (Warrior princess – Sindarin)
Alassiel (Joy – Sindarin)
Eleniel (Star – Sindarin)
Tahlia (Dew of God, female lamb)
Vera (Faith) Tinu (Star – Sindarin)
Marien/an/enne (bitter, happy)
Selah (‘pause and reflect’)
These are somewhat outlandish, I know. But I like ‘different’ names with meaningful etymology. And while I’d probably never saddle my kids with half of these, I still like them and might ‘modify’ them for my children.
I hope you enjoyed this =) I’m curious as to what names YOU like! Tell me about them in a comment!