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Help me name fairies please!
February 8, 2012 7:10 PM   Subscribe

Creative Mefites, please help me name some fairies with light-themed names.

For a roleplaying campaign with both adult and child players, I'm going to have a whole bunch of fairies and they need names. These fairies appear to people who are lost in the dark, and they light the way towards home. Since they appear at night, I want to avoid names that refer to sunlight or daylight, please.

Names I've got so far:
* Starlight
* Moonbeam
* Firefly
* Lux
* Lumi
* Willow Wisp
* Blaze
* Gold Lantern
* Spark

They aren't very imaginative names. :-(

If you have any neat ideas for more imaginative ones, or if you can "upgrade" the ones I've got so far, please do.

Thank you!
posted by giggleknickers to Media & Arts (23 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
Foxfire
posted by The otter lady at 7:12 PM on February 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


Watt, Lux, and Candela are all scientific units relating to light.

I think Diwali could be a good fairy name - look into related terms there, perhaps?
posted by maryr at 7:14 PM on February 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


(Lumen is also a scientific unit, but I think it sounds ugly.)
posted by maryr at 7:14 PM on February 8, 2012


I know an actual real-life human being named Fairlight.
posted by trip and a half at 7:16 PM on February 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


Oh! Apparently there is also Nit which would work as a name, I think.)
posted by maryr at 7:16 PM on February 8, 2012


Ignatz ("Iggy") Fatuus
posted by lekvar at 7:17 PM on February 8, 2012


Imbrium
Luna
Phosphor
Pulsar
Phoebe
Mani
Rabbit
posted by Concolora at 7:17 PM on February 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


Aurora
Corona
Lumina-something
Lumiere
Flash
Limelight
Glow
Pyro-something
Phosphor
posted by LobsterMitten at 7:19 PM on February 8, 2012


Lucy
Dawn
Bianca (means "white" but could be associated with brightness)
Brilla
Apollonia
Diana
posted by padraigin at 7:25 PM on February 8, 2012


Maybe you could play with the spectrum/white light here? Have 7 fairies that each represent a color of light, and they combine their individual lights to make a brighter white light? Their leader's name, of course, is Roy G. Biv.
posted by Janta at 7:26 PM on February 8, 2012


And some terms relating to light that you could use to make fake names that sound related to these phenomena:

Illuminate
Scintillate
Sparkle
Iridescence
Luminescence
Photon
Ray
Laser
Prism
Candle/Candelabra/Candlestick
Torch
Lamp
Lantern
Neon
Flares
Fireworks
Lighthouse
Searchlight
Floodlight
Strobe light
Blacklight
posted by LobsterMitten at 7:29 PM on February 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


Glimmer
Twinkle
posted by steinwald at 7:31 PM on February 8, 2012 [1 favorite]


Nur (light)
Nur Al-Qamar (moonlight)
Azhar (shining)
Mozun (sparkle)

I don't think the last one is Arabic (probably Berber, was the name of my dog there), the first three are, though.
posted by HopperFan at 7:41 PM on February 8, 2012


Astrid & Lucine spring immediately to mind.
posted by troublesome at 7:48 PM on February 8, 2012


G'ee
posted by Clyde Mnestra at 7:49 PM on February 8, 2012


Glimmer girl?
glimmenestra?
Comet?
Silverstar?
Elecktra
Lumen lad?
Flame?
Night beam?
Bedazzylia?
Starman?
Foxflame?
dazzle?
posted by anitanita at 7:51 PM on February 8, 2012


Wick
Flicker
Shine
Tealight
posted by royalsong at 8:01 PM on February 8, 2012


glimmenestra?
Silverstar?
Elecktra
Night beam?
Foxflame?


I really love these ones!
posted by giggleknickers at 8:13 PM on February 8, 2012


You could have two of them be in love:
Astrophel and Stella
posted by LobsterMitten at 8:28 PM on February 8, 2012


Thanks giggleknickers! The otter lady, lobstermitten and steinwald are my inspirations!
posted by anitanita at 10:41 PM on February 8, 2012


Zora - means Dawn
Svetlana - root meaning in Light
Aurora / Aurellie / Aurellia - root meaning Gold or obvi, northern lights.

Other words I know aren't very pretty
posted by apfel at 8:13 AM on February 9, 2012


Fluor.

(In "Angels in America," the angel invokes four divine emanations: Lumen Phosphor Fluor, and Candle.)
posted by hermitosis at 9:26 AM on February 9, 2012


Also, look among the various names of other planets' moons.
posted by hermitosis at 9:28 AM on February 9, 2012


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