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KingEdTheJust
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We all know that the English name for the Pevensies mean: 

Peter :  Means rock 

Susan:  Lily 

Edmund : To protect 

Lucy : Light; Bringer of light 

I wanted to create a topic that explained how you think the Pevensies fit the meaning of their names and what you think the meaning of the Narnian people/animals names were and why. 

For example: 

Caspian: I think it means Sailor. 

His name would fit this meaning because of his love for sailing and traveling especially in VDT. 

"But even a traitor may mend. I have known one that did." - (King Edmund the Just, Horse and his Boy)

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Posted : May 1, 2021 8:33 pm
SonofStone
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Well, after looking at each name and what they mean, I am convinced that it isn't coincidence that they are what they are.

1. Peter: Stone, Rock. I guess you could come at this in two ways, one is that you could view him as the rock or anchor of the children, we see this especially in the LWW. You could also see it as him being the most warlike, hardened and deadly of the four when they are grown up. Now, I am really split, because I always saw Edmond as the rock of the four, not Peter (mostly in the VoftheDT and PC), but in the first book, which is obviously when he would have been deciding the names, Edmond was definitely NOT the rock, Peter was hands down the one. So, all that said, I am going to hold with the first possibility.

2. Susan: Lily, Rose or Lotis (depending on which language you are going off). I think this was picked for the fact that she was always the 'beautiful' one of the four children, maybe a bit more vain than the rest, especially more so than Lucy (as we saw in HHB book).

3. Edmond: Wealth, Fortune, Protection. I don't necessarily understand how wealth/protection would play into his character, yet I think that protection would speak to the title he earned in the golden age, King Edmond the Just. I can see that him being very just, grave and thoughtful, as the book describes him as being, would make him into a natural protector/guardian of the weak.

4: Lucy: Light. This one is easy, not that any of the four were just downers, but she was the ray of sunshine in the group, the most fun loving, the most innocent. I think this is why she saw Aslan the most out of everybody and was the first to discover Narnia.

 

Child of the King, SonofStone

 

Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.
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Posted : May 2, 2021 9:05 pm
Reepicheep775
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I know that aslan is Turkish for "lion" and jadis is Turkish for "witch".

I also learned recently through the Lamp-post Listener podcast that gloze (as in Glozelle) is a Middle English verb that means "to flatter".

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Posted : May 4, 2021 6:16 am
Cleander
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Posted by: @reepicheep775

I know that aslan is Turkish for "lion" and jadis is Turkish for "witch".

I also learned recently through the Lamp-post Listener podcast that gloze (as in Glozelle) is a Middle English verb that means "to flatter".

So cool! I'd never given much thought to the meaning of the Telmarine names... this makes me curious what Sopespian might mean.

I have heard that Tash is Turkish for "stone." Very appropriate, I think.

 

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Posted : May 4, 2021 10:08 pm
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