One of my other loves besides first names, is weaponry... not for killing things.
I just like the mid-evil era, and especially much of the weaponry that came out of it.
I have noticed sevral of the names of weaponry are real names (by coincidence though...) or could be used as real names.
My favourite from this list are Katana, Naginata, Damasca, and Sai.
Tell me what you think of these names... or even naming children after weapons? (it is disturbing slightly when put like that)
Agincourt - a long thin sword
Axe - this name is relativly common
Berdishe - a type of polearm, an axe I believe, a polish one I think
Bolt - a piece of metal put into cross bows, this name can come from all sorts of places… lighting bolt etc.
Bowie - a type of dagger, Or you could say after David Bowie…
Cutlass - long thing slightly curved sword, often seen on marines, not sure if this one works as a name
Dagger - the basic name for everything to short for a sword, and made for killing more then a knife, I kind of like it as a name
Damasca - a short thin dagger, reminds me of the movie Romeo and Juilet somehow… the one actually done in Venice Italy, I think this is a beautiful names
Dirk - I think this is a common name… not sure, but it is short wide dagger
Excalibur - that Oh so famous sword of King Author's time
Javelin - long light spear, meant for throwing long distances, this could be a name I think
Kama - shorter, more curved and thinner then a Sickle, with a shorter pole
Katana - long thin sword used heavily in martial arts
Kestral - a long relatively thing dagger, often accompanied by an Agincourt sword, I like this as a name too
Lochaber - type of axe
Lionheart - type of broad sword, makes me think of Brave heart… or dragon heart, or that care bear named Lionheart…
Mace - the medium size stick with a chain and spiked ball, often this is used as a short form of the name Mason (or at least it is by my Mason friends)
Margay - I am sorry, I don't remember what this is, and I can't find it again
Moringstar - from the German Mouginstah (written phonetically, I can barely spell English never mind German). Another name for a Mace.
Naginata - A type of spear. I love this as a name.
Ocelot - A short broad sword, or at least to my recollection… don't trust that though…
Phoenix - This was named after the legendary fire bird, so perhaps it doesn't count, but it is a dagger of a diamond shape, fairly long for a dagger, and thick, with two other diamond shaped blades protruding from either side of the main blade. I like this name.
Saber / Sabre - I am thinking Sinbad… or did they use Scimitars. Very similar to the Schimitar, but often thicker with less curve. The name between the two is often interchanged.
Sai - A three pronged dager. It is used by Gabrielle on Xena, and by one of the Ninja Turtles.
Scimitar - long, thick, curved sword.
Scramasax - Short thick, rounded dagger.
Scythe - ussed for threshing wheat, often identified with the Grim Reaper. A long pole with a thin to thick blade heaving curved.
Sgian Dubh - An East India dagger.
Sparth - type of polearm, closely related to an axe.
Spear - long pole with a pointed tip. Often was used, or still is used for fishing and hunting.
Targe - A type of dagger, but I can't remember what it looks like. This works as a name too I think.
Templar - very long and thing sword
Tanto - Oriental dagger
Wakizashi - short oriental sword, similar to a Katana.
Blade - the sharpened metal side of a sword, dagger or axe
Flamberge - multiply curves in a blade, creating a wavy look