When writing Heirs to the kingdom, Robin looked at a great deal of the smaller details to the book, which in many case's most of us would not consider. A wonderful example of some of the many layers he created, is in the naming of his lead characters. Robin spent a great deal of time looking into the deep meanings of each of the names, before he used them, and below we have complied a list of some of those he used. Maybe your name is amongst them, enjoy having a look to see.
AGATHA : Good and honorable
ALEXANDRITE : Regenerative power balances emotional and mental forces
ALICE : Refined and intelligent
ALISON : Knowledge and kindness
AMETHYST : Known to bestow stability, strength and peace. It is a powerful healing gem. It is a symbol of sincerity.
AMBER : Known to clear negativity and for healing, soothing and harmonizing, can exert great positive influence
ANGUS : One choice
ANTHONY : Flower
ARTHUR : Truth
BIRCH : Mother, goodness
BOBBY : Bright
BRANDON : Honour
CHALCEDONY : Brings tranquility
CITRINE : Simulates mental force and endurance
CRYSTAL : Transmits heat yet remains cool. Cancels out negative energy. Can destroy black magic and spells, improves clairvoyants and healers abilities.
DANA : Celtic goddess of fertility.
DIAMOND : The symbol of royal power. Promotes love and harmony and can dispel anger. It is symbol of brilliance and durability, is the perfect object to transfer light.
ELIZABETH : Oath of God cheer of spirit
ERIC : Fair rule
EXCALIBUR : The sword of power returned to the lake
FAE ; Fairy (the people of Fae = Fairies and Fellowship And Earth.)
FILOMENA : Daughter of light
GWENDOLYN : White circle (The fairy queen Arthur fell in love with-married Merlin.
GREGORY : Watchful
GWINNE : Fair blessed and happy
GWYNFOR : White and good
HALBERT : Bright stone
HARMONY : Favored by God, well loved
HARRY : Worthy in battle
HAROLD : Ruler of armies
HEARNE : Traditional Celtic spelling of the green god.
HILDA : Battle maid
HOLLY : Protect from evil
IONA : Violet Stone. Also an island off the Scottish coast
IGRAINE : Mother of King Arthur
ISOLDE : The fair One
JACQUES : Man
JADE : Known for courage, justice, and wisdom. Brings good luck in games of chance, and is sometimes known as the stone of friendship
JAMES : The Fisherman
JARROD : Servant
JASPER : Mystical properties, symbol of rebirth
JESSICA : Gift of love.
JETT : Seen as the stone of sorrow, yet mixed with the property of amber it can have reverse effects and bring joy
JOHN : Gods grace to have around you
JUDITH : High wife and gracious
KATHERINE : Pure.
KIETH : Wood
KNOX : A fortress
LANCE : Land
LEE : Meadow
LILAC : A flower associated with death. The Celts believe that death was the start of rebirth and the bringer of new life.
LUCY : Child of Light
LYLE : Island
MADELEINE : from across the sea
MAGGIE : A Pearl
MAGNETITE : Hercules stone , enables to view from a distance.
MALACHITE : Facilitates advancement and change
MARTIN : Man of war, a Champion
MASON : A worker of stone
MELANIE : Dark complexioned a heroine
MICHELLE : One of the archangels the bringer of gods word (Postie)
MOONSTONE : The traveler's stone. Used as protection to traveler's and bringer of fortune, sometimes called the stone of understanding, it aids intellectual reasoning
ONYX : Alleviates grief, and promotes self control and wise decision making, is a bringer of happiness and good fortune.
OPAL : Opals can contain water the source of life. Native Americans believe opal invokes visions and it is known as the stone of happy dreams and change.
OSBORN : Celtic origin meaning Divine man
PENDRAGON : The last name of the true king
PETER : The Rock
PHILIP : Lover of horses
RAFE : Wolfe counsel
RAMSAY : Man of Huntingdon
RIMMER : Maker of circles
ROBERT : Famous and bright a leader
ROSE : Flower of beauty/ German meaning of horse.
ROWAN : Protector of homes. Power to drive away evil
RUBY : The improvement stone, it encourages gentleness and protect against distressing dreams and lightning.
RUNESTONE : The stone is usually round with the rune in the very centre, it can be seen as the wheel around which all turns, and the centre of all activity
SAPPHIRE : known as the stone of kings worn to protect them. It is thought to bring joy and peace of mind by making you more receptive to beauty and intuition.
SCARLET : Passionate heroine, the warrior
SIAN : Welsh form of Jane meaning god is gracious
SINCLAIR : No real significance, a French place name
STEPHANIE : To be heard, a giver of wisdom
SUGILITE ; A rare mineral stone in limited supply, often called the violet stone, it has the power to heal and transport spirits
THORN : A Celtic god and protector from evil
THORNSON : Hammer hand.
TOPAZA : Healer and connected to the spirits
TURQUOISE : A Protective stone that bestows goodness.
UNA : Unity
UTHER : The father of Arthur who plunged his sword in the stone
VERDITE ; links the spiritual world
VICTOR : Conqueror
VICTORIA : Victory
VIOLET : A flower to use to ease the heart, the symbol of life
WILLIAM : Helmet, Resolution.
WILLOW : Water loving and sorrowful
This list will be updated with the release of each book.
© Robin John Morgan 2007