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    Exclamation Names with Dark or Creepy Meanings

    I have a really cool idea for a fantasy tpe story that will be set modern day and in the us somewhere. It will have different creatures in it (i.e. mermaids, ghosts, vampires, etc...) and I was hoping to get some names that have dark or creepy meanings.
    Also, if you have any names from around the 1600 - 1900's type eras, I would love to hear them (for the ghosts). My vision for these names was something long and unusual (i.e. Victoria) but that it would have a dark meaning (i.e. unhappy, or unlucky)
    I would love to here your ideas and suggestions! Thank you in advance
    Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.

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    Erebus: Latin form of Greek Erebos, meaning "darkness."

    Gethen: Variant spelling of Welsh Gethin, meaning "dark".

    Maura: Feminine form of Italian Mauro, meaning "dark"

    Nerezza: Italian name derived from the word nerezza meaning "darkness".

    Aeron: Welsh unisex form of Celtic Agrona, the name a goddess of war and death who was portrayed as a masculine figure in Welsh mythology, meaning "carnage, slaughter."

    Thana: Feminine form of Greek Thanatos, meaning "death."

    Valdis: Old Norse name composed of the elements valr "the dead, the slain" and dís "goddess, woman," hence "goddess of the slain in battle."

    Akeldama: Greek form of Aramaic ħqêl dmâ, meaning "field of blood".

    Corentine: Feminine form of Breton Corentin, probably meaning "hurricane, tempest."

    Mallory: Which means "unfortunate".

    Malvolia: Feminine form of Italian Malvolio, meaning "ill-will."

    Apollyon: Greek name meaning "destroyer."

    Desdemona: Literary name derived from the Greek word dysdaimon, meaning "ill-starred."

    Aglæca: Old English, "wretch, miscreant"

    Alvah: Hebrew name meaning "evil, iniquity."

    Cerberus: Latin form of Greek Kerberos, meaning "demon of the pit."

    Lilith: Hebrew form of Sumerian Lilitu, meaning "of the night."

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    Here's a pretty cool list of 'evil' baby names! http://ugweb.cs.ualberta.ca/~joanna/misc.html
    Luna

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    Eh, but Vega means the swooping eagle, not falling star.

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    Mallory is a unisex name meaning misfortunate. I forget where it comes from, probably England or somewhere though. It would be quite ironic for someone who is quite lucky.

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