"The Zodiac, Scorpio" by Erte
"You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question."
--Albert Camus, author and Scorpio.
Many modern Pagans prefer to pick names based on astrological signs. Yes, I know 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 the sun switches to a sign that is very dear to my heart since most of my astrological chart is almost nothing but Scorpio and Aries. Scorpio lasts roughly from October 23 to November 23. This sign is symbolized by the scorpion, but also the eagle. In the olden days, Scorpio was associated with death and was therefore an unlucky sign to be born under. It's not for nothing that the height of Scorpio's power is on Samhain. Since then, we've become more enlightened and Scorpio now represents rebirth. Scorpio is the most fiery of the water signs. People born under this sign are known for their intense emotions and for embracing the darker side of life. Their personalities can be very catlike in that they do what they want to do when they want to do it. Scorpios also have a tremendous amount of power, and are not easily intimidated. On the negative side, they can be pessimistic and overly serious. Once they learn optimism, they can have amazing regenerative energy.
Water and (to a lesser extent) fire names:
Delphine ("dolphin, womb")
Rosmerta ("great provider")
Mortimer ("still water")
Tallulah ("leaping waters")
Merlin ("sea fortress")
Dover ("the waters")
Rumi ("current/flow" or "water")
Leviathan ("sea monster")
Hachi ("eight," because it's the eighth sign.)
Red, blue, and green names:
Belladonna ("beautiful woman")
Fortuna ("fortunate, lucky")
Boniface ("good fate")
Theodoric ("ruler of the people")
Velda ("power, rule")
Odysseus ("to hate")
Odin ("inspiration, rage, frenzy")