Sunday, 1 March 2020

That Name Thing Again

I currently have pages of names for future reference, pet names, puppy names for babies in the nest and registration names beginning with K. I bounce from one great idea to another thinking about the spelling and the sound. For instance I love Essie .. but could it get confusing? Essie - Jezi .. Hmm. It's so important here that names sound clearly different so the individual knows I'm talking to them!
On a Facebook survey this morning the most popular GSD names are Bella and Max, with Loki being in 5th position. I hate the idea of using popular names, we really need to get some imagination when naming our pets. I've written before my regret of using the name Loki, almost 6 years ago I could never have envisaged it's popularity now. But the Marvel/Avengers movies exploded and Loki became one of the most popular GSD names, actually one of the most popular pet names of recent years. I still like the name very much, my only issue is it's popularity and maybe a little bit of misportrayal of the Norse God. I know I've shared this before but it really is worth a read and consideration ...
 "LOKI - is the Norse God of trickery, mischief, and change; a major character in Norse Mythology. Blood-brother of Odin and traveling companion and friend of Thor; Loki is pleasing and handsome in appearance according to the Eddas. He is renown for his cleverness and for helping the Gods out after he has gotten them into trouble as well as his great ability to make them laugh and cheer them up. He has domain over fire, and is a master magician, conjurer as well as shape-shifter (In some cases changing gender). Loki is bisexual, having sexual relations with both male and female in mythology. Bearing in mind Loki’s dark side as well as his good one, he is most valuable as a witty, entertaining friend, and a God to call upon. Loki is not an evil malevolent being or the Norse version of Satan or some fallen angel. The later influence of Christianity on Norse culture resulted in changing the mythology portraying Loki as evil incarnate. This is not uncommon, Christianity often demonizes other religions gods. Loki represents both our divine intelligence and also free will whereby we can choose for good or ill, and if we make a mistake to correct it. He typifies the human mind: on one hand clever, foolish, immature; on the other hand, he personifies the elevating, aspiring traits in human intelligence. Loki is still worshiped today and one who worships or is dedicated to Loki as their primary God is called a Lokean. Compare to Odinis."

1 comment:

Lin said...

You must have lots of names and you always come up with lovely ones. I still love the name Loki but yes because of films etc it has become very popular and wish people would get the meaning right, maybe one day !!!!!!