man I have wanted to try to break this name shit down for forever let’s gO
So first, Lydia and Ariel are quite similar in name meaning. Lydia is ‘woman from Lydia’ and Ariel is ‘lion of God’. In the Bible, Lydia was a woman of God who listened to God’s word and put it into action, which is basically like a lion of God.
Eric means ‘one ruler’ and there is a Polish form of it, Eryczek. I think it would be pretty hard to get ‘Stiles’ as a nickname from that, but Eryczek could possibly be his middle name or even the name Stiles is a nickname for could be his middle name because people can have nicknames from their middle names. For instance I have a friend named John Jack (for the sake of privacy I won’t put his last name here), but to everyone he just goes by Jack not John.
Even if Eryczek is not in Stiles’ name at all, his first name could have a similar meaning to Eric like Lydia’s does with Ariel. We don’t know what Stiles’ actual first name is, but I’m guessing its probably either a Polish form of Stanley (Stanislaw), Steven (Szczepek), or Simon (Szymek). Stanley, meaning ‘stone clearing’, seems like the obvious choice especially because it can be shortened to a nickname, Stan, but Stanislaw isn’t that hard to pronounce. In the show Stiles’ name is so complex looking to people that they don’t even try to pronounce it right and just settle for his nickname, which is why I think its more Szczepek or Szymek, because those are much more complicated to pronounce.
Steven means ‘crown’ and the nickname Stiles means ‘steep ascent’, which is sharply rising to the top such as literally or in power. The top of something is sometimes referred to as the crown, like the crown of someone’s head. Both names have to do with power and ruling like Eric’s ‘one ruler’, especially because Steven is one singular crown for a ruler. If any of the first names are going to be closest in meaning to Eric and the nickname Stiles itself, its Steven.
Simon means ‘he has heard (the Word of God)’. In the Bible there were several people named Simon, one who carried the cross for Jesus and another which was an apostle given the alternative name Peter by Jesus. Simon isn’t close to Eric in meaning, but it is close to Lydia’s name since both have to do with hearing the word of God. Peter, interestingly enough, means ‘stone’, kind of like the meaning of Stanley ‘stone clearing’. Not that Stiles is connected to Peter necessarily, but the two characters are kind of similar in personality.
I seriously doubt that Jeff Davis went this far into thinking of names when he was planning this show out, but I don’t know, its fun to guess and look up name meanings. If Stiles’ first name is going to be close to his nickname and Eric’s in meaning like Lydia’s is with Ariel, it would be Szczepek (Steven), and you would have Szczepek (Stiles) Stilinski.
I was always pretty convinced that the nickname Stiles was derived from Stilinski rather than his first name. Though it is never confirmed, Coach does comment in 1x05 that he thought Stiles was his last name, and it makes sense that it would come from Stilinski, as they are quite similar.
In the same episode, Sheriff Stilinski points out Stiles’ first name to Coach, and the camera zeroes in on the name, partially obscured by Sheriff’s finger and the shadow it creates on the file folder (http://i.imgur.com/TiMfL3j.png).
The one sure thing about his name that can be seen is that it ends in the letter m. The rest is extremely blurry, and even when I messed with lighting and cropping none of the other letters became much clearer. I am relatively sure that there is an e (or maybe a), an i, and likely a t in there, but the second to last letter is difficult to work out. It has to be a short letter (in comparison with the t and m, it fits better next to the m), and it’s too thin to be most vowels (as would be expected between two consonants), but there’s no visible dot to make it an i as far as I can tell.
I did a quick search of names ending in eitin, but there are, unfortunately, exactly none.
Another thing mentioned in the parent-teacher conference is that Stiles is named after his maternal grandfather. As such, there is a great possibility that the name is not Polish in origin at all. The only thing we know about the maternal side of Stiles’ family is that his mother’s name is Claudia. Claudia is a Latin name in origin, but is common all over Europe and the Americas, making it very difficult to pin down a place of origin for Stiles’ name.
From the picture though, I do think that in order to fit evenly on the tab of the file folder (assuming the name is centered, though there’s no way to be sure) Stiles’ name is pretty long. Like potentially double the visible letters long. No way to tell for sure, though.
Also, something I just found out googling Stiles’ name is that during an interview Dylan said that we would find out Stiles’ real name in Season 3? Correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m pretty sure season 3 has come and gone and we are no closer to discovering his name than we were before it started.
Ok here is a compilation of all the software and useful tools I’ve come across whilst writing. Some of them I’ve reviewed on here already, more coming soon.
Got an idea? Well get planning! Here’s some useful outlining, brainstorming and mind- mapping software:
- Tree Sheets
- Visual Understanding Environment (VUE)
- Oak Outliner
- Work Flowy
- The Outliner of Giants
Just want to get writing? You want a word processor:
- Google Docs
- Microsoft Word
- My Writing Spot
- Open Office
Making notes? Here you go:
Timelines giving you a headache? Try these:
Now perhaps you want to organise those notes. Got a lot of research? Character sheets? Images? Well here’s some tools to keep all that together:
Are you easily distracted? The following tools will keep you on track:
Even more productivity tools to help keep you focussed on your task:
- Cold Turkey
- Productivity Owl
- Simple Blocker
- Strict Workflow
- Time Doctor
- Waste No Time
- Website Blocker
So you’ve got something down? Need to edit?
All done? Perhaps you’d like some e-publishing tools:
- Mobipocket Creator
I’m feeling generous, have some more cool stuff:
Enjoy! I may update the list as I find more, or I’ll make a second list.
If everyone in Beacon Hills is so broke, who bought Malia her fancy phone?
"Son of a—!”
"You know exactly who I’m the son of."
teenage boys have such a pack mentality like if you get a group of them theyre like wtf flowers are so DUMB who needs pretty who needs GOOD SMELLS who needs anything we are strong men but if u catch one on his own you can have him in a daisy chain smelling roses in 10 minutes or less
Reasons I’m Excited for School:
• school supplies
• that one piece of clothing i get during back to school shopping that i end up wearing for the whole year
• more school supplies
Blink + Warpath from X-Men: Days of Future Past
at this point I’ve nearly forgotten that pirating movies and software is illegal
Nightcrawler Redesign @sketch_dailies
The Lego Movie (2014)
a muggleborn student gets called a mudblood, so they lick their hand and wipe it on the pureblood’s face, singing “got mud on your face, you big disgrace, somebody better put you back into your place”
all the muggleborns in the vicinity immediately go *STOMP STOMP CLAP* repeatedly gettting closer and closer to the pureblood
and the pureblood’s like “holy shit is this some muggle damning ritual or something AM I GOING TO HELL I’M SORRY”
a magician asks you to pick a card - any card, in fact. you do. they ask you to put the card back in the pack - anywhere in the pack, in fact. you do. they walk away. ten years later, your wife gives birth to the six of clubs. “is this your card?” the midwife asks, in a familiar voice.
I always want to drew this Prophecy since it is so beautiful and sad. I hope that I can understand and present the meaning of the prophecy in someway.