My sister just had a child and they have yet to name him. Oddly he has a dragon shaped birthmark on his upper right shoulder blade, which looks pretty cool.
My sister wants to name him something that sounds Dragon-esque, but everything she has said sounds stupid.
Do you have any dragon inspired or dragon-esque names /adv/?
A kid wouldn't get bullied if his name was Nidhogg. People would assume him to be alpha and get out of his way, he would automatically be the prom king just with that name. They would make him quarterback.
Nidhogg is the ugliest name I have ever seen. Not only does it look ugly spelled out, it also sounds incredibly stupid when spoken.
It sounds like an alien or ogre name, it doesn't sound dragonesque at all
It's a Norse name derived from a norse dragon called the Niddhog.
>In Norse mythology, Níðhöggr (Malice Striker, often anglicized Nidhogg) is a dragon who gnaws at a root of the world tree, Yggdrasil. In historical Viking society, níð was a term for a social stigma implying the loss of honor and the status of a villain. Thus, its name might refer to its role as a horrific monster or in its action of chewing the corpses of the inhabitants of Náströnd: those guilty of murder, adultery, and oath-breaking, which Norse society considered among the worst possible crimes.
>In the standardized Old Norse orthography, the name is spelled Níðhǫggr or Niðhǫggr, but the letter 'ǫ' is frequently replaced with the Modern Icelandic 'ö' for reasons of familiarity or technical expediency.
The name can be represented in English texts as Nidhogg, Nidhoggr, Nithhogg, Nidhögg, Nidhöggr, Nithhöggr, Nídhöggr, Nithhoggr, Nidhhogg, Níðhögg, Niðhoggr, Níðhoggr, Nídhögg, Hidhaegg, or Nidhhoggr. The Modern Icelandic forms Níðhöggur and Niðhöggur are also sometimes seen and anglicized as Nidhoggur. The Danish form Nidhug or "Nidhog" can also be encountered, as well as the term "Livamyyo".
George. Like the saint. Easy dragon connection, while still being plausible as a name. Arthur also works for this, and Drake is good too.
No Nidhogg. It wasn't used as a name even by the culture that produced it.
>No Nidhogg. It wasn't used as a name even by the culture that produced it.
Yes it is, I knew this kid who was straight out of Germany in college and his name was Nidhogg Boris Auttenberg. No one made fun of him but he kind of kept to himself.
The suggestion was to shorten it to Tim. Since a lot of names has an opposite sex variant, I don't see the problem with Tim being named after Tiamat, in the same way Thora or Thorild is named after a certain thundergod.
Here you go OP
>My sister wants to name him something that sounds Dragon-esque
We need to take a cue from Iceland and have a list of approved names. Special snowflake names will only guarantee your kid's school years are a living hell.