Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Caspian, Kai & River: Names Inspired by Water


Water is everywhere. We use it for countless reasons every day. Heck, we're made of water. It is essential to life as we know it. What better way to honor our precious life-sustaining water than to choose a name inspired by it?

Plenty of parents are already fans of nature names, why not filter those down to just the water-related ones? You'll find that you have many great options to choose from.

Before we dive into the deep end, let's explore a bit of mythology. The God of the Sea is known as
Poseidon in Greek mythology. One of his love interests was the Sea Goddess Amphitrite . Together they had a son named Triton who was the Messenger of the Sea.  The Roman equivalent of Poseidon is Neptune , the God of Freshwater and the Sea.

Here are some of the best names inspired by water:

Bodies of water that could be used as names:

Bay
Bayou
Brook
Cascade
Cove
Delta
Fjord
Frost
Harbor
Icy
Laguna
Lake
Marsh
Ocean
Rain
River
Snow
Names of falls, lakes, rivers and oceans that work as names:

Caspian
Como
Danube
Erie
Hudson
Jordan
Kivu
Loire
Lucerne
Nile
Oman
Rhine
Tahoe
Tallulah
Thames
Names meaning "water" or "sea", etc:

Afon
Alton
Clinton
Darya
Douglas
Indra
Irving
Kai
Kelvin
Kendall
Kenton
Lincoln
Lynn
Marinus
Maris
Marisol
Maristela
Marlowe
Maya
Meri
Merlin
Merton
Mira
Misty
Moana
Morgan
Mortimer
Muir
Muirgel
Muirgen
Naia
Neith
Nerida
Nerissa
Océane
Pegasus
Pelagius
Rio
Rosemary
Sevan
Tallulah
Vale
Wilton
"river"
"town at the source of the river"
"settlement on the River Glyme".
"sea, ocean"
"dark river"
"possessing drops of rain"
"green water"
"sea"
"narrow water"
"valley on the river Kent"
"town on the River Kenn"
"lake colony"
"lake"
"of the sea".
"of the sea"
"sea and sun"
"star of the sea"
"remnants of a lake"
"water"
"the sea"
"sea fortress"
"town on a lake"
"sea, ocean"
"misty"
"ocean, wide expanse of water, deep sea"
"sea circle"
"still water"
"sea"
"bright sea"
"born of the sea"
"wave, sea foam"
"water"
"water lily"
"nymph, sea sprite"
"ocean"
"from a water spring"
"the sea"
"river"
"dew of the sea"
"lake"
"leaping waters"
"wide river valley"
"town on the River Wylye"

Other relevant names:

Aqua
Beach
Cloud
Coral
Marina
Reef
Shore
Tide
Wade
What do you think of this list? Can you think of more that could be added? Which is your favorite?

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