Sunday, December 2, 2012

Origins Of A Name

So, this is a tad random, but at least it ends with a cute baby video...of course, I'm biased, though, since it's my baby.

Anyway, a year and a half ago or so, when I was writing The Dragon Gem, I was trying to come up with a name for the demonic-ish creatures of the god of death who eventually were named eldrhims.  The first name I came up with, however, was strahdrhims.   During this time, I was a stay at home father with my son, Jonas, and when I came up with names, I would say them aloud while feeding him to get a feel for what I thought about the names after hearing them a few times.  Strahdrhim just didn't seem to roll of the tongue so well, so the name was scrapped.  Given Jonas' reaction, maybe I should've stuck with it...

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!  Here's to a great week!

Brian Beam


  1. Love it! They are just so cute at that age, and a great way to test your fiction names! :)

    1. Thanks! Now that he's 2, it doesn't quite work out the same.