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March 28th, 2013 01:31 AM #1Senior Member
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Year of the Snake names?
I am just wondering if anyone has any suggestions of usable names that mean "snake" or "serpent"? It is the Year of the Water Snake, and I am pondering possible middle names that would reflect this. Preferably the name would have a positive meaning or association with the snake, and not something reflecting negative qualities. Options need to be usable, but can be a bit daring since it would be in the middle name spot. It's just an idea I am toying with. Most likely I will be using the mn to honor someone, but I am interested in exploring other names as well.
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March 28th, 2013 02:20 AM #3
*Drake or *Draco - dragon/serpent, the constellation
*Kundalini - serpent energy coiled at the base of the spine
Naga - Indian serpent there's also Nagaina, but she's a villainess in Rikki Tikki Tavi
Ourobouro - the snake who eats its tail, a symbol of infinity
Shesha - a serpent in Hindu mythology
Aidophedo - a West African demigod (an ourobouro)
Wadjet - an Egyptian diety who takes the form of a cobra (her earlier incarnation was Renenutet)
Serpens - another constellation of a snake tamed by Ophiuchus, the healer (also a potential snake name, as he is associated with the caduceus)
Mucalinda - a serpent who protected the Buddha from a storm by coiling around him for seven days so as not to break him out of his enlightened state
Atum - "he who completes and perfects". the "counter-Ra" in Egyptian mythology, whose earlier incarnation, Nehebkau ("he who harnesses the souls") was the serpentine guardian of the door to the underworld
*Basil or Basilisk - a serpentine creature with Medusa-like powers. T'kaa the basilisk is one of my favorite characters in Tamora Pierce's stories
*Ophion - a serpent in archaic Greek myths who ruled the world with Eurynome (most other Greek serpents are hideous monsters, and thus not included in this list )
*Adelina - German supposedly meaning "noble serpent" although usually just listed as "noble and sweet". Likewise, Belinda supposedly means "beautiful serpent" but is mostly listed as "beautiful"
Chumana - Hopi name meaning "snake maidden." Chua is "snake" and Chusi "snake flower" (although the latter could sound like "choosey")
Ormrarr - Old Norse meaning "serpent army"
Pachua - supposedly this is Hopi for "feathered water snake"
*Phineas - means "mouth of a serpent" in Hebrew
*Tanith - Phoenician meaning "serpent lady"
Apalala - Hindu mythological water dragon
*Vasuki - a Naga king, also called Nilakanta
Ryu - Japanese for dragon
*Tiamat - Babylonian name meaning "mother of life", refers to a primeval sea dragon goddess, personification of Chaos and mother of the first gods
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March 28th, 2013 04:31 AM #5
In Greek mythology, Apollo, Hermes (Mercury) and Asclepius have associations with the serpent, and Cassandra of Troy was one of Apollo's temple priestesses. Also there was an earth dragon (Python, slain by Apollo) who lived at Delphi. Iris, the personification of the rainbow and the messenger of the gods, is sometimes depicted with a staff entertwined by two serpents (known as a caduceus, also carried by Hermes).Daughter born November 2013
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March 28th, 2013 06:13 AM #7Senior Member
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March 28th, 2013 08:10 PM #9Senior Member
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Drake or Draco. It's a name I would have most definitely used last year for the Dragon year. I noticed another berry named her son Drake, he was born last year. Naga is another great one, however, I think of Nagini from HP, and that makes it a rough one to use.
Ophion, Tanith, and Phineas could be real contenders if they fit with the right first name.
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