Wednesday, September 30, 2015

September 2015 Roundup

I haven't posted much this past month, but other blogs picked up the slack! Here's my September 2015 roundup.

Appellation Mountain had a post on Alma, which appears in the Hunger Games series, and Yvaine, from Neil Gaiman's fantasy novel, Stardust.

Tulip By Any Name had a list of Moon names. Not to be oustdone, S My Name is Sophie had a list of Moon and Star names. 

Nancy's Baby Names had a story about a baby named Goku, and wondered about Chrome's T-Rex's name.

The Art of Naming talked about Oberon which is a moon of Uranus and a possible source for Oberyn, from a Song of Ice and Fire, aka Game of Thrones.

Friday, September 11, 2015


In Stargate Atlantis, Sora Tyrus was from the Genii homeworld. She served under Acastus Kolya, and was part of a raid the Genii conducted against Atlantis. Sora blamed Teyla for her father's death when she left him behind on a Wraith hive ship, and the two fought over it. Teyla won, and spared Sora's life, ending their feud. She disagreed with Kolya's ruthless methods, and preferred to spare lives wherever possible.

In the video game Kingdom Hearts, the main protagonist is a teenage boy named Sora. I know nothing about this game, so I won't attempt to explain it.. click the links if you want to know more!

Sora is a unisex Japanese name that means "sky." In 2014 it was given to 67 girls and and 25 boys in the United States.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015


In Stargate SG-1, Adria was the half-human, half-Ori child or 'Orici' that Vala Mal Doran was forced to carry. She was genetically altered so that she grew to an adult in a few days. She was also implanted with the collective memory of the Ori race. Adria was created to lead the Ori armies to the Milky Way Galaxy and convert the humans that lived there. Adria was captured by the Goa'uld Baal, who implanted her with one of his cloned symbiotes.The Tok'ra managed to remove the symbiote, but not before it released a toxin. Adria was forced to ascend or die. After she ascended, she assumed the power of all the Ori, who had been killed by the Saangral. After SG-1 activated the Ark of Truth, her power diminished enough that Morgan Le Fay was able to stop her.

There is a main belt asteroid named 143 Adria. It was discovered in 1875 and was named after the Adriatic Sea, since the discovery was made on the coast.

Adria is a feminine form of Adrian, meaning 'from Hadria.' In 2014, 59 girls were named Adria in the U.S.