I'm writing a book that is centred around a big group of mermaids, and I need some water/ocean related names for both boys and girls. A few in the realm of the obvious is fine, (the obvious being something like Pearl or Oceane), but I would also love some names that maybe mean water in another language or something like that.
I really appreciate the help!
Thanks Berries! TTFN! :D
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Oooo! I adore mermaids! Have you seen The Little Mermaid? You could sneak in names from there:
Ariel (I LOVE LOVE LOVE this name!!!)
Athena (Ariel's passed mom and Greek goddess of wisdom, among other things)
Attina (One of Ariel's sisters)
Triton (Ariel's father)
Sebastian (The crab)
Eric (Ariel's husband)
Melody (Ariel & Eric's daughter)
Ursula (Gasp! The sea witch!)
Marina (the prequel's villain)
Atlantica (the undersea kingdom Ariel lived in)
Off the subject of a Disney movie I'm obsessed with...
Poseidon/Neptune (The Greek/Roman god of the sea. If you want to be funny to those of us who like mythology, make him Athena's boyfriend)
Pacifica (it means calm and relates to the Pacific Ocean)
Agua (Spanish for water)
Cordelia nn Cora/Delia
Hudson (a river)
Rio (Spanish for river, and who doesn't love that song?)
Thames (a river)
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Hi, me again. I just thought of some more names. One is from the movie Splash where a mermaid saves a guy who has trouble saying "I love you" and finally says it to her. Her name's Madison, er, sorta. She takes the name from a street sign in New York.
Here are some other names that I failed to mention:
Sandra nn Sandy
Lago (Spanish for lake)
Mar (Spanish for sea)
Ola (I think it's Spanish for wave, and it sound like hola, which I find funny)
Sirena (Spanish for mermaid (I'm Hispanic, can ya tell?))
Nemo (from Finding Nemo)
Aquarius (I know it's an astrological sign, but I'm fairly certain it means water bearer)
Amphitrite (Poseidon's wife)
Percy (from Percy Jackson & the Olympions, a son of Poseidon)
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Holy... thank you so much! That's a LOT of names! I like Pacifica, Rio and Marina a lot, and I may take Poseidon and shorten it to Posy on a girl.
Thanks again! Anything else anyone else has would be great to, as I always tend to overboard with characters and end up with a million of them!
Hmmm, let's see (some of these may have been said already):
Marguerite (gorgeous French variation of Margaret—it means pearl)
I hope this helps you! Good luck with your book! :)
I think Posideon should be a boy, and for one of the other girls, call her Shelley, like Mary Shelley. Also, maybe you can have a girl named Aquamarine nn Aqua, and that is my gemstone by the way, as I was born in March. Do NOT do Cancer. I know it's an astrological sign, but it's also a disease. You can also do Broooke for a girl, and River for a boy or a girl. I like the name Percy, as he was a son of Posideon, and maybe you can have him date the main girl, or be related to her. You can also have him be a neighor of hers, depending on the age.
The first obvious but not completely in your face water names I thought of right away were Brooke, Marina and Waverly.
Jenna means white wave so that could be something less obvious but still connected, maybe a bit vague though.
Have you thought of researching some famous ships names, they were usually named after women, I mean maybe mermaids saw these sunken ships and named their children after them, I don't know it was just a thought that popped into my head
Nerys or Nerissa? They don't technically mean anything to do with the sea but they remind me of Nereida which means 'sea nymph' I think.
Dylan means "son of the sea" -- I like it better on a boy.
Cerulean -- Maybe names like this that's a kind of blue, since the sea is blue?
I immediately thought of Cascade. And Coralie. I have something going on with those C names today! :)