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I highly value kindness, intelligence and bravery. I live a Sansa Stark and Tyrion Lannister appreciation life. 99% of the time I post and reblog A Song of Ice and Fire related things.
I like discussions and I am interested in other people’s thoughts. I’ll always treat your opinion with respect, even if I disagree. But if you’re being mean and offensive I’d rather ignore you. If you hate Sansa or Tyrion and you don't accept arguments in their defense, this blog is not your place.
Sansa/Tyrion is my otp and I’ll go down with this ship. If they are not the endgame I’ll die :D
You can always ask me anything. Sometimes I answer really slow, so I'm really sorry in advance. If I don't answer for more than a week though, you should absolutely write me again. Thank you for the understanding!
Thank you so much! :)))
I know what you mean - people laughed at me for shipping the couple too. My friends in the uni, who were not really crazy about shipping in general, would always tell me something like “Why do you want your favorite pretty girl with Tyrion? Why not someone handsome, maybe Jaime?”. I hoped people on tumblr would be different, but at it wasn’t the case… at first. I think my blog was quite the joke in the asoiaf tumblr community. But people learned to love and respect the ship, eventually. It took some time, but it happened :)
I think this couple is really, really special. Because at first it looks illogical, but once you start to really think about it with an open mind, you realize this is the perfect fit for both of the characters…
So, thank you!
A Song of Ice and Fire tends to have mostly cod-mediaeval English-sounding names. Some of them exist as real names and some don’t. We’ve looked at the Starks, now let’s look at the family with rather more fantastical names which makes them harder to source.The Lannisters.
Firstly the family name itself.
- Lannister isn’t a real surname, as far as I tell, however many people make the link with Lancaster,an English place name but more importantly the name of one of the two cadet branches House of Plantaganet broke into, their strife, with the other branch, the House of York, is the War of the Roses, an acknowledged inspiration for A Song of Ice and Fire
So let’s move onto first names
- Tywin doesn’t have an obvious source. However Wyn is a relatively common name ending in Welsh name meaning “blessed, white or fair”.
- Joanna is a feminine form of John, which as we’ve said before is biblical name with Hebrew roots and means “God is Gracious”.Like other names of this type it was relatively common in mediaeval times.
- Cersei seems at first to be a name created for the series. However despite the spelling it’s a close homonym for the modern English pronunciation of Circe . The goddess/nymph/enchantress of Greek myth was banished to the island where Odysseus encountered her after, relevantly enough, killing her husband. She’s also rather keen on potions and poisons.
- Jaime is an usually the Scottish and Portuguese variant of James, which is itself yet another Anglicisation of a Hebrew biblical name. The show pronunciation of it however leans towards it as a variant of Jamie. Of course, it also echoes in spelling the French J’aime, meaning “I love” which suits Jaime’s main reasons for acting.
- Tyrion again shows has the Ty common to many Lannister names. However unlike his father’s name’s lack of links, Tirion is a rare Welsh girl’s name meaning “kind or gentle”
and an Elvish city in Tolkien’s lengendarium. If we stick with ty- and want a more common name, there’s also the Irish Tyrone, from the county name.
- Genna is a probably based on Jenna. That name has a variety of sources, including a Finnish diminutive of Johanna and as a modern English variant of Jenny, which itself though now used as a diminutive for Jennifer (a Cornish name with has the same roots as Guinevere), in the medieval period actually was one for Jane, which is another, and a Medieval English, form of John like Joanna above.
- Kevan is an existing Irish name. It’s one vowel away from Kevin and generally accepted to be a variant of it. Kevin like many Irish names is an Anglicisation, this of Caoimhín, meaning “gentle birth”.
- Tytos in universe most share a root with Tywin & Tyrion. In our world the closest obvious name is the Roman Titus which does seem to have a Greek equivalent in Titos. There’s some uncertainty over the original meaning of the name but it be linked to honour.
Let’s include Cersei and Jaime’s children here too, although I will include them in the Baratheon post too, in case Robert had any bearing on their names.
- Joffrey comes from Geoffrey a Norman French form of a Germanic name. The meaning is somewhat disputed although the second element rather ironically means piece.
- Myrcella's closest analogue is probably Marcella an Italian name although it’s Spanish (and some other European lanaguges) version Marcela is common. It comes from the Roman name Marcus and often has the “Warlike” or “Strong” ascribed to it.
- Tommen sounds something like Thomas, an originally Aramaic name meaning “twin”. However that name while having diminutives like Tommy and variants like Toma which as more similar doesn’t have any with the -en ending. However in a few different parts of Europe the surname Toman exists and seems to be linked, although the Irish version comes from a Anglicisation of a different name.Toman has also been a unit of currency in Iran.
While the Ty and possibly a J sound might predominate in univere, unlike say, the Starks, there isn’t really much of a overriding theme or roots in the Lannister names’ origins in our universe.
Names in ASoIaF: Starks
Do you guys some good-hearted video maker, who takes requests? I have tried to make videos years ago and they were relatively okay-ish at the time, but nothing really beautiful and breathtaking. And I have this idea for a video in my head and I’d really love to see it done beautifully.
So, I’m talking about a multi-fandom video, dedicated to bad-ass queens :D
Fandoms and characters:
Game of thrones: I’d mostly love to see Sansa, Daenerys and Margaery, but the videomaker should add any queen they love, for example Cersei and Cat would fit right in.
The Tudors: I’d love Anne Boleyn, but all the queens from the show are welcomed, including the lady Mary.
The White Queen: My favorite was always Anne Neville, but was there a female character on that show who wasn’t a queen? Mother and daughter Elizabeth or Margaret Beaufort would be great. Her “I am Margaret Regina!” would be a perfect start for the video, the best opening line :D Or Lizzie’s “So whatever happens in this battle, I will be Queen. And this is the very last time that you will ever sit in my presence.”
Once Upon a Time: Regina Mills, of course! And if the video-maker wants, they could add Snow or anyone who they feel fits the concept. The Red Queen from OUAT in Wonderland pilot looked great too!
These are my most favorite queens, some of my most favorite fandoms and I’d love to see the four of them together! I promise, aside from giving the idea I won’t interfere in any way in the video-maker’s choices, it is their video and they should make it as they want.
Oh, and I have the perfect song! It’s fast and catchy and really joyful! I’ll tell it to anyone who’s interested!