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Re: Names We Love
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2009, 12:27:50 am »

that's neat. what is the origin of the name? I have always liked it maybe because a couple actors I enjoy have it in their name and I liked the character in the books (always wished KK would have written more his relationship with Camber's family)

It is a Welsh name; sometimes also spelled Reese.

Depending on which baby name website you use, it means either "enthusiasm" "ardent one," or "running."

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Re: Names We Love
« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2009, 11:40:13 pm »
I knew a man named Rhys.  He pronounced it to rhyme with "peace," not "breeze."

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Re: Names We Love
« Reply #17 on: June 07, 2010, 04:07:49 pm »
DD was nearly Briony (chickened out at the last minute, but she is Kathryn, so I figure that's ok!) and if she'd been a boy she was going to be Rory.  I actually love the Gaelic spelling Ruairidh, but no chance of getting that one spelled correctly!  I like the name Conall too - shame how he turned out.

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Re: Names We Love
« Reply #18 on: December 26, 2014, 03:01:14 am »
that's neat. what is the origin of the name [Rhys]? I have always liked it maybe because a couple actors I enjoy have it in their name and I liked the character in the books (always wished KK would have written more his relationship with Camber's family)
When I have had to give directions over the phone, to customers wishing to visit our offices in Taff's Well (north-west of Cardiff) I have sometimes said that we are opposite Rhys Michael's depot. They have taken that at face value, and found us opposite Rhys Davies' depot without any problem.

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Re: Names We Love
« Reply #19 on: December 26, 2014, 07:24:10 am »
DD was nearly Briony (chickened out at the last minute, but she is Kathryn, so I figure that's ok!) and if she'd been a boy she was going to be Rory.  I actually love the Gaelic spelling Ruairidh, but no chance of getting that one spelled correctly!  I like the name Conall too - shame how he turned out.

Rory is, I think, Irish; Rorie is Scots.

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Re: Names We Love
« Reply #20 on: December 26, 2014, 08:52:31 am »
DD was nearly Briony (chickened out at the last minute, but she is Kathryn, so I figure that's ok!) and if she'd been a boy she was going to be Rory.  I actually love the Gaelic spelling Ruairidh, but no chance of getting that one spelled correctly!  I like the name Conall too - shame how he turned out.

Rory is, I think, Irish; Rorie is Scots.

Although she lives in England now, Annie is a Scot, IIRC, and her husband is from Northern Ireland, hence her interest in the Gaelic form of the name. (Rory or Rorie would just be more modern spelling variants of the original. )
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Re: Names We Love
« Reply #21 on: December 26, 2014, 04:52:56 pm »
And using the old spelling would avoid choosing one side or the other.

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Re: Names We Love
« Reply #22 on: February 15, 2015, 06:16:55 pm »
I didn't name any of my children after Deryni universe characters, but one matches and two are close. I have a Caitlin (Caitrin), Brendan, Austin (no match), and Jillian (Jilyan). My older children's dolls were named for KK characters: Bronwyn and Kelson.
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Re: Names We Love
« Reply #23 on: May 03, 2015, 04:14:34 pm »
The featured article on Wikipedia today (Sunday 3 May) concerns the "Javan slow loris" (Nycticebus javanicus), apparently a species of primate native to an Indonesian island, but really! Two KK names together?
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Re: Names We Love
« Reply #24 on: May 03, 2015, 10:43:03 pm »
The featured article on Wikipedia today (Sunday 3 May) concerns the "Javan slow loris" (Nycticebus javanicus), apparently a species of primate native to an Indonesian island, but really! Two KK names together?

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Re: Names We Love
« Reply #25 on: May 26, 2015, 03:22:50 pm »
At least it's not Javan and Hubert together although I'm not sure that Javan and Loris are very much better.
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Re: Names We Love
« Reply #26 on: November 27, 2016, 12:42:58 pm »
I named my dog Camber, and my cat Ansel, and will continue with Deryni names, like "Arilan" for a cat if I decide to get another.
 Always loved the names "Kelson" & "Javan" and in general love Gaelic names.  Evaine is nice. One not in the books, but which is Old English/Norman is "Leceline". So formally its that, and nickname is "Lee"
I am named after my Scots side but are more mundane, Douglas, & Scott
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Re: Names We Love
« Reply #27 on: March 27, 2018, 04:39:21 pm »
Over in the Chronicles of the Deryni Forum, there was a long discussion of awful names people would never inflict on a child of theirs. I thought it might be fun to compile a list of names, Deryni or otherwise, that we DO like.  ;)

I'll start:
 Men's Names:
Alaric
Brion
Nigel
Jared
Kelric
Duncan
Donal

Women's Names:
Alyce
Richenda
Jehana
Sidana
Eirian
Nieve
Sofiana

Feel free to add and comment,
Melissa


I would be reluctant to name a child after any fictional character unless the name was already in general use, but there are some great names in KK's books, names that trip off the tongue or really fit the character or both:


Favorite Men's Names:

1.  Kelson
2.  Alaric
3.  Joram
4.  Camber
5.  Cathan
6.  Javan
7.  Lionel
8.  Brendan
9.  Marek
10.  Revan


Favorite Women's Names:


1.  Jehana
2. Silke
3.  Sidana
4.  Kyri
5.  Ariella
6.  Charissa
7.  Rothana
8.  Sudrey
9.  Stanisha
10.  Rhysel

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Re: Names We Love
« Reply #28 on: March 27, 2018, 05:07:22 pm »
Be nice to the Deryni named children. There have been a number of them named after people and places in the 11 Kingdoms since the early 1970's.

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Re: Names We Love
« Reply #29 on: March 27, 2018, 07:50:49 pm »
Be nice to the Deryni named children. There have been a number of them named after people and places in the 11 Kingdoms since the early 1970's.

http://www.rhemuthcastle.com/index.php/board,109.0.html

Sorry, I had no intention of disparaging parents' naming choices; I was just stating why I wasn't presenting the names I liked as names I would have given to children - my preference, not any kind of rule for others.

 

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