It’s slightly shameful to admit but there’s this whole world of names out there that I know very little about. It’s from this time period called everything before the English language.
I’m taking a class this semester (have I mentioned I’m in school? For English?) that is listed as an English course (which is why I’m taking it) but is really a history course. Tricksters.
For the record, I avoid history courses as a general rule. Too much* reading.
(*Not as ironic as you might think. English has only been around for a few hundred years, whereas Western civilization spans… Millennia? I don’t actually know how far back Western civ goes. I dropped that class after two days and seven chapters worth of homework.) (ForGET about Eastern civ.)
I had to take this one as part of my English program of study. Like I said: tricksters!
Anyways, apparently Rome had a ton of awesome names that popular Young Adult authors are now repurposing in their stories. For instance, Remus Lupin in Harry Potter is named after one of the founders of Rome (the werewolf is named after the guy raised by a wolf). Cinna in The Hunger Games is named after some early Roman (or late Etruscan… Dates are numbers and I also don’t do math).
Others? Those were the two mentioned in class today but I know other hidden gems exist in popular literature.