Sunday, October 25, 2015

Witches of Literature

One of the common symbols of Halloween is witches. They date back many decades. At a time, people believed witches were evil and should be killed. Now they are just fictional characters in movies, books, and tv shows. I originally started out making this post a list of witches from movies, tv shows, and books but soon realized that it was going to be too long. Today I'll feature some witches from books and than in the future I'll talk about some from movies and tv shows.



Lavender
Lavender Brown is a witch from Harry Potter. I'm not a huge fan of Harry Potter so I can't help you a whole ton with who is she but I'm sure some of the superfine out there can help you. I'm such a sucker for the name Lavender. It's just so sweet. Lavender is the English word for the flower and the color, which is purple.

Freya, Ingrid, and Joanna
The witches from the book series, Witches of East End. I just love this sibling set so, so much. They all go together great. I especially love Freya and Ingrid is just so old lady chic I don't know why you wouldn't love it. Freya means lady in Norse. Ingrid means Ing is beautiful in Norse. Joanna is the feminine form of John, Yahweh is gracious.

Minnie
Minnie is a witch in the Goosebumps series. Recently I have been adoring the name Minnie. Growing up I always thought it was too Disney but now I think it is being seem as a vintage nickname. It is believed the Minnie is a diminutive of Wilhelmina but it can be a nickname for so many other names.

Lena, Ridley, and Sarafine
I have another set of sisters only this time they are from the Caster Chronicles series by Kami Gracia. Lena seems like such a witch name to me. It has an exotic feel to it and witches really are mysterious and different. I was surprised to see Ridley on a girl and even went to make sure it was a girl. I think its the coolest thing ever though. Seraphina is a name I plan to use as a middle name to honor my grandmother Sarah. I think Sarafine is just as cool and I can see parents using it more than Seraphina.


Ivalaine
The reason I put this name on the list is because it looks and sounds so cool. I had never seem this name before and I'm sure you guys haven't either. If you have, tell me in the comments below. Ivalaine is from The Last Rune. My research found that it could be pronounced like Evelyn or eye-vuh-line. I really like the second one the best.

Melisandre 
I've never seen Game of Thrones but I wanted to include this name on the list. From what I understand people wouldn't want to name there baby after this character. It's pretty cool and I love this as an alternative to Melissa. Mel is a nice nickname for it.

Keziah
I adore this name so much. It's a biblical name from the Old Testament and the witch is from The Dreams in the Witch-House. It means cassia and cinnamon in Hebrew. More people should use this name!

Nessarose
I have never seen these two names together but I think it's cute. Nessa is to die for and Rose is such a common middle name that I can see these two names being combined together. Nessarose the witch is from Wicked.

Thessaly
Thessaly comes from The Sandman. This is actually a place name. It is a place in northern Greece. It's such a cool name and I can see people liking it. It's a nice fresh place name that I don't think many people know about.


So I picked out only a few of my favorite names. The list goes on and on for days. On a side note I didn't include the Weasleys from Harry Potter or any witches from The Worst Witch. I am going to either do a blog post on them or a instagram post. Stay tune for the witches from movies and tv shows!

xoxo,
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