Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Leo the Lion

Ancient Roman artifact, image from the Miho Museum website.

"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself."
--George Bernard Shaw, playwright and Leo

Many modern Pagans prefer to pick names based on astrological signs. Yes, I know that I just finished doing a series of posts very similar to this on the old blog, but this time I'm not limiting myself to thirteen names. Llewellyn's Complete Book of Names by K. M. Sheard is an excellent resource for finding names to go with specific astrological signs, so if you want even more options than the ones I list here go find that book.

Today is the day that the sun sign enters Leo (generally it lasts from July 22nd to August 22nd, depending on the year). Leos are traditionally known for being caring and generous leaders. They have a lot of dignity and tend to like luxury, but they also know that they have to work hard. Leos tend to be a bit vain and love being the center of attention. Generally they're very sociable and love to help people.

Pack a sandwich, because this is one long list:

Lion names:

Leo
Leon
Leonie
Leonard
Leonardo
Leodora
Leonidas
Leonine
Lionel
Aslan
Ariel ("lion of God")
Simba

Fire names:

Phoenix
Draco ("dragon")
Seraphim ("burning ones")
Seraphina
Sirius ("the scorcher")
Firelily
Ember
Cinder
Aiden
Blaze
Oriel ("fire battle" or "fire strife")

Time names:

July
Julius
Jules
August
Augustus
Augusta
Summer

Sun names:

Sunny
Sunshine
Sunday
Apollo (Greek/Roman god)
Apollonia
Helios (Greek god)
Sol
Soleil
Ravi
Ravindra ("lord of the sun")
Haruki ("sunshine")
Harumi ("sunny beauty")
Anatole ("sunrise")
Sorin
Marisol
Samson
Loxias (Another name for Apollo)
Horus
Bast (Egyptian goddess)
Bastet
Phoebus (Another name for Apollo)
Phoebe
Sunniva ("sun gift")

Gold/Yellow names:

Oriana
Golden
Goldie
Golda
Jin
Chrysalis ("golden sheath")
Saffron
Blaine
Flavia
Pazia
Marigold
Xanthe ("fair hair")
Amber
Kohaku ("amber")
Electra ("amber")

Attribute names:

Verity ("true")
Zohara ("to shine")
True
Truly
Melchior ("king city")
Zerach ("glowing")
Rogue
Cleo ("fame, glory")
Mohan ("enchanting, bewitching")
Fidelius ("loyal")
Celeste ("heavenly")
Celestine
Celestino
Noble
Llewellyn ("leader")
Llewella
Caradoc ("love")
Merrick ("fame" and "power")
Eudora ("good gift")
Regulus ("little king")
Honor
Honora
Amadeus ("love of god")
Gloria ("glory")

Other ideas:

Onyx
Isadora
Isadore
Ganesh
Orlando
Romulus
Romilly
Lysander
Lysandra
Tobias
Lazarus
Donatella
Theodore
Peridot
Rhiannon
Anais
Ruby
Wendy
Oscar
Jasmine
Clarion
Betony
Cedar
Acorn
Clove
Mandrake
Copper
Mahogany
Bryony
Rue

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