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Old 02-24-2012, 10:55 AM   #1
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Need a little help

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I'll have a litter this year and want to give the puppies fairy tales character's names. In France, we have to stick to a letter per year and this year is H (for the first letter of the name). As whippet is an english breed, I like to give english names to my puppies. In fact, I totally lack fairy tale culture, at least english fairy tales... I search the web, but got lost... So it's not really litterature, but still, it's related. Any suggestion would be welcome (and if you could rely the name with the tale it comes out, it would be wonderful )
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:50 AM   #2
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The only H fairy tale names I can think of offhand are Hans (Clever Hans) and Hansel (Hansel and Gretel).
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:04 PM   #3
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:39 PM   #4
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Harry as in Potter, but I might be the only one who defines those books as fairy tales.
Another one is off course Henrietta, but I am not entirely sure if that is only in the Danish original.
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:41 PM   #5
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Humfrey, the Good magician of Xanth.
Harold Shea of the Mathematics of Magic, etc.
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Old 02-24-2012, 04:41 PM   #6
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There are plenty if you look to mythology.

Hera, Hercules, Hephastus (sp) all come to mind.
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Old 02-24-2012, 04:44 PM   #7
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thank you to every one who suggested names I really want fairy tales characters names or rhymes characters I'm tuned on children fairy tales and so on. So Hansel is a good try (although it's rather German than English). I don't know Clever Hans, and will search for it. Harry Potter is not an option The ones you suggested fjtorres seems to be Fantaisy characters

Hera, Hercules and Hephaïstos are greek or roman gods/heros, not british

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Old 02-24-2012, 05:28 PM   #8
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I haven't read them, but Project Gutenberg have several books about English Fairy tales.

But if you don't find any names, how about picking a name from Celtic Mythology?
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Old 02-24-2012, 05:31 PM   #9
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Henny-Penny, perhaps (the sky is falling).

Several of Joseph Jacobs's collections of fairy tales, including a volume of English fairy tales, are available at Project Gutenberg--maybe that would help. Also the Andrew Lang fairy tale collections, also at PG, might give you some names.

P.S. Jacobs includes a story about a woman named Habetrot (Habetrot and Scantlie Mab). Lang has Prince Hyacinth (Prince Hyacinth and the Dear Little Princess) and Helena (Prince Fickle and Fair Helena).

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Old 02-24-2012, 05:41 PM   #10
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Not much help but all I can think of are Humpty Dumpty, Handy Pandy, and Happy from Snow White and the Seven Dwarves!
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Technically Welsh, but Henwen was an oracular pig (probably best known from Lloyd Alexander's Prydain Chronicles books) from some old legends who got incorporated into the Arthurian tales.

There's a tiny handful of other H-named characters from King Arthur which are listed on Wikipedia, including a dog named Husdent, who was owned by Tristan (of "and Isolde" fame), which seems like it would be very fitting for a theme-named puppy.
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:20 PM   #12
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I thank all of you, of course, books about english fairy tale would do As for ATDrake : All the puppies in my last litter had names from the Arthurian Legend : there was Galahad, Gawain, Gareth and Gaheris for the boys, Guinevere and Gwendolyn for the girls (I found a Gwendolyn being Merlin's wife in Geoffroy of Monmouth's Vita Merlini). So this time, I'm searching for something a little different. In any way, thank you all for your suggestions, I'm in my way to project Gutenberg
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:46 PM   #13
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One word that I have run across is: Hob for a mischievous sprite? I don't know of a specific story, but I am pretty comfortable that it belongs in the milieu of the sidhe, dryads, and other similar beings.

When I was looking it up, I ran across reference that hobbit predated Tolkien and was related to 'sprites and bogies'.

Anyway, it seems that Hob would be an appropriate name for a mischievous pup.
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I got this one from Gutenberg:

The Project Gutenberg EBook of Myths and Legends of All Nations, by Various

It includes British Myths.
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As for ATDrake : All the puppies in my last litter had names from the Arthurian Legend [...] So this time, I'm searching for something a little different.
Okay, in that case, if general English folklore is okay, Wikipedia has the characters of Hobbididance and Herne the Hunter, who both got mentions in Shakespeare.

For specific fairy tale characters who are more like named creatures instead of individual-personage names, there's the English tale of The Hedley Kow and The Tale of the Hoodie from Scotland, which turns out to be a kind of crow.

Hope this helps.
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