The name loki

Discussion in 'Norse Mythology' started by Isis, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. Isis

    Isis Member

    Last weekend, I met a little boy named Loki. He was a cool little kid (so far he's not much of a trickster :)) but I'm not sure that's a name I'd choose.

    Would you name your child Loki?
  2. magickz

    magickz Active Member

    I doubt it, while we did think a great deal about what we wanted to name our kids the idea of Loki (or any other sort) never came up. I guess some people just want a truly rare name for their kids.
  3. RLynn

    RLynn Active Member

    While I like Loki, I doubt that I would name one of my kids after him.
  4. LegendofJoe

    LegendofJoe Active Member

    Someone today asked me about the name Loki!
    I told him that he shares it with a giant named Utgard-Loki.
    This probably demonstrates that Loki has more in common with the race of giants than he did with the gods.
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  5. Myrddin

    Myrddin Well-Known Member

    I do like Loki, he can be amusing at times, though mostly he comes off as scheming and a little malignant. (And his children include Fenrir and Jormungandr, as a statement to what he's like.) Certainly not someone I'd name my child after.
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  6. Joe

    Joe New Member

    I'd name my kid Odin maybe. That sounds cool. I'd consider Loki just because I like the name.
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  7. Alex

    Alex New Member

    I would probably consider the name Loki because it just sounds amazing to me, but I also have a dog named Loki so the likely hood of naming my child that have gone down.
  8. Myrddin

    Myrddin Well-Known Member

    Yeah, that would probably be kind of confusing. What dog breed is Loki?
  9. Quicksilver

    Quicksilver New Member

    When I first read American Gods by Neil Gaiman, the instant I read Low-Key Lyesmith (Loki Lie-smith)'s name I fell in love with it.
    So yeah, chances are good I'll name something after Loki. Not necessarily a kid though.
  10. Myrddin

    Myrddin Well-Known Member

    I'd consider Athena, actually. It's going on my list of possibilities.
  11. Olaf Odinsson

    Olaf Odinsson New Member

    In some cultures, they used to wait until a child had been around for a few years before they names them so that they had a chance to observe the child and give them a name that fit them...these are magickal workings in that when you name a thing, it will begin to take on the attributes that the name carries...so the kid named Loki, will in time begin to take on the attributes of Loki...
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  12. Myrddin

    Myrddin Well-Known Member

    There's a scary thought! :eek:

    E. M.
  13. Straudenbecker

    Straudenbecker New Member

    I met a kid named Odin once. So I would not be surprised if we run into someone with a gods named in the future. Loki is a nickname of someone I know who lives up to it with his tricks.
  14. The Misfit

    The Misfit New Member

    No, I would definitely not name a child Loki. Loki is to be respected because he is blood-brother with Odin, and his "tricksterism," while not always pleasant, is a necessary part of the functioning of the cosmos. But Loki is a force of chaos, and I would not want to burden a child this way. I used to have a German Shepard named Fenriz though.

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