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24 May 2015 @ 10:39 am
What's in a name?  
 I need help.

There is this particular pirate family in my novel that has a tendency to name their children in rather unconventional ways. Examples:

Mercy
Cannon
Reaper (Although this is a nickname.)
Pallas
Brutus
Lilith

Basically, there is a running joke amongst the characters saddled with some of these names regarding  being stuck with them. But I need more! I need more names that sound, you know, like a family of violent pirates wanted the very names of their children to have meaning! They obviously draw from a whole variety of myth and legend, and also pull words like "cannon" into the mix. Please comment with any suggestions you have! 

Cross-posted from Dreamwidth - there are comment count unavailable comments there. Comments welcome on either post.
 
 
 
"Connoisseurs of Difficulty"kistha on May 24th, 2015 08:47 pm (UTC)
From the husband:

Cage
Griff
Knave
Ransom
Zeus
Rags
Socio
Hatchet
Wolf
Riot

Also from me
Banshee
Red Macha - War Goddess
Kelpie - Horse that drowns you
Nemain - War Goddess
Badb - War Goddess
KayJayUUkayjayuu on May 26th, 2015 12:46 am (UTC)
The name Calcutta just jumped into my head.
L.A.frenchroast on May 26th, 2015 02:44 pm (UTC)
Cain
Kali
Ripper
Howl
Scarro
Bandit
Gunner
Harrow
Jezebella
Thena (as in Athena) or Thana (as in death)
Medusa
Junshi (ritual suicide for burial after death of a leader)
Satori (monsters)
Hurricane
Melee
Mace
Gauntlet
Skirmish
Claymore

rhienellethrhienelleth on May 31st, 2015 09:10 pm (UTC)
Thank you!! Some great ones here. :)