Love this list! I am about to become a grandma for the first time, but have been "name-obsessed" since age 10 -- and especially with "knightly" strong-but-romantic names. My son is named Tristan (and I gave him that name several years before "Legends of the Fall" when no one was using that name for baby boys :-) . . . and now he and his wife are expecting a baby boy. They were not crazy about three of my name suggestions -- Talon, Alaric, and Loic -- but do like Maro and Marin. In fact, they are now pretty committed to "Marin." (There was a lesser-known knight of the Round Table named Marin; he was given the Red City and eventually killed during the fighting surrounding the rescue of Guinevere from burning at the stake. There's also a children's book about a little boy named Marin who saves his town by dealing with a golden dragon.) Anyway, as much as I personally think "Marin" has that same strong-romantic-heroic sound as "Tristan," my concern is that, although "Marin" is very much considered solely a male name in France, Croatia, and Romania, it seems to be yet another name Americans are insisting on using for girls. (Why do people keep doing that??) Do you think it would be ok for my son to name his son Marin?
Originally Posted by ottilie
My gosh I love this list! It is right up my alley! Love Magnus, Oberon, Vladimir, Ulric, Ragnar, Arthur, Cyrus, Constantine and etc!
@Ash, love the Narnia names! The horse and his boy is my favorite! Thus my dog's name ;-)
Don't forget Rilian from the Silver Chair (can't remember if it's one L or two)
Llonio (my favorite)
Melynlas (ok, this is the horse's name, but it's so much fun to say)
I know there are more but I can't remember them :-)
How did I miss this thread? I love the one you made in the Girls Names forum, Ottilie, so I'm absolutely stoked that this popped up :D
Suggestions (I apologise in advance for any repeats):
I forgot about this one! Thank you lovelies for adding wonderful suggestions!
Gwen, I love Elyan and Pellinore! And Leander too, but it's been mentioned. Thank you!
niteowl, oooh Osric and Alaric! Great names. Thanks a lot!
Pat, thanks! I love Tristan, it's a glorious name!
Kitty, hurray! Yes, there are some fabulous name on here i think. Rugged manly names...
Saracita, yay, thank you! When the list function is up and working again I'm going to make a proper list and I'll link it to you if you want me to. Zephan is very cool indeed. Such an amazing list! I will add!!
Whit, oh, Rilian! That is one of the best Narnian names (I need to read these books again, it's been 15 years or so...). And names from Prydian!! Thank you!!
Lovely Zelia, you are a genius. These are all amazing. I love the rugged handsomeness of your suggestions. All very very sexy... Thank you!!!!
(I am apologising for all the exclamation marks. I feel like Elaine in Seinfeld... if anyone gets that reference ;))
This is such a great list. I scanned it earlier and I can't wait to have internet access and a few baby-free minutes to scope out possibles for #3!