Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Montgomery

In Star Trek, Montgomery 'Scotty' Scott was the Chief Engineer of the U.S.S. Enterprise. He also often manned the ship's transporter, and he was an expert in transporter technology. He developed transwarp beaming, and when he was stranded in a crash, he stored himself in a transporter buffer until his rescue 75 years later by the U.S.S. Entrprise-D.

Montgomery is the name of a Scottish Clan. The name means "Gumarich's mountain". Gumarich means man of power. In 2015, 102 boys were named Montgomery in the U.S., along with 22 girls.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Riri

In Marvel Comics, Riri Williams was a genius 15 year old who studied at M.I.T. She created her own version of Tony Stark's Iron Man suit using material stolen from the school. While testing the suit, she stopped some prisoners trying to escape.

Some sites claim that Riri is an Indonesian name, but I don't see much backing that claim up. Riri is a nickname used by the pop star Rhianna. Riri does not appear in the Social Security Administration's name database.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Nayru

In The Legend of Zelda series, Nayru was the goddess of wisdom. She and her sisters created Hyrule, the mythical kingdom where the series takes place. Nayru created the laws of the universe and magic. The Oracle of the Ages was named Nayru after her. Lanayru Province and Lanayru, The Light Spirit, were also named for her.

Nayru was created for the Legend of Zelda. In the language of Hyrule, it means 'love' or 'wisdom'. Nayru does not appear in the Social Security Administration's name database. 

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Theia

Theia is the name of a hypothetical planet. In the early solar system, it is believed that the Earth was struck by a proto-planet about the size of Mars. The theory is that the collision of the two young planets caused the formation of the Earth's Moon.

THEIA is the acryonym for a telescope proposed by NASA called the Telescope for Habitable Exoplanets and Interstellar/Intergalactic Astronomy.

In Greek mythology, Theia was a Titan who was the mother of the moon goddess Selene. The name means "Goddess or Divine". In 2015, Theia was given to 75 girls.

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Sunday, June 5, 2016

Direwolves in Game of Thrones

Six Direwolf puppies were left orphaned when their mother was killed by a stag. They were each adopted by the six Stark children, with whom they each formed an especially close bond. Their names are great inspiration for name your own pet. This post is spoiler free, if you want to know more about each, click the links to their descriptions at A Wiki of Ice and Fire.

Ghost -  Jon Snow's direwolf. Ghost was all white, with red eyes. Ghost was the smallest at birth, but grew to be the largest.
Grey Wind - Robb Stark's direwolf. His fur was the color of grey smoke and he had yellow eyes.
Lady - Owned by Sansa Stark, Lady had grey fur and yellow eyes. She was the smallest of the litter.
Nymeria - Arya Stark's direwolf. She had grey fur and golden eyes. She was named after a legendary Queen.
Shaggydog - Rickon Stark's direwolf. He had black fur and green eyes. He was sometimes just called Shaggy.
Summer - Bran Stark's direwolf. He had silver-grey fur and yellow eyes.

For more inspiration, check out my list of the Dragons of Game of Thrones.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Ashildr

In Doctor Who, Ashildr, daughter of Einarr, was a young woman who lived in a Viking village on Earth in the 9th century. Her village was visited by an aliens called the Mire who posed as the Norse god Odin, in a plot to harvest the strongest warriors. Ashildr had a vivid imagination, perfect for Mire hologram technology, which the Doctor used to dupe the Mire into surrendering. Unfortunately Ashildr was killed in the process. The Doctor then used Mire technology to bring her back to life, but it also made her immortal. Ashildr kept detailed diaries of her life because she had trouble remembering much of her past, including her name. She eventually began referring to herself as 'Me', and in the 18th century, 'Lady Me'. Later, Ashildr traveled with Clara in a second TARDIS stolen from Gallifrey. She was the last living being at the end of the universe.

Ashildr is a variant of the Norse name Ã…shild, which means 'god battle'. The name Hildr comes from a valkyrie, one of Odin's handmaidens, who chose who would survive a battle, much as the Doctor did by saving Ashildr. Ashildr does not appear in the Social Security Administration's name database.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Peeta

Peeta Mellark was a character in The Hunger Games franchise. Peeta lived in District 12 and was chosen as tribute to the 74th Hunger Games along with Katniss Everdeen. Peeta's family owned a bakery and he was a talented baker and cake decorator. Peeta had a crush on Katniss and mentioned it during an interview before the games. Haymitch, their mentor, used the idea of young love to help the two survive the games. Following the games, Peeta and Katniss had to keep up the pretense of their relationship to appease President Snow. When Katniss and Haymitch were slected as tribute to the Quarter Quell, Peeta volunteered to go in Haymitch's place. After the games were sabotaged, Peeta was captured by the Capitol and was tortured and brainwashed.

There is no history for the name Peeta. It has been suggested that it is derived from the English word pita, since he came from a family of bakers. Peeta does not appear in the Social Security Administration's name database.