Thursday, April 24, 2014

A to Z Challenge - Under my Umbrella of names. The letter U

I take umbrage in that there are no popular U names for 1920s or for 2010s.  None?

Let's find some for new characters:
Uald (Teutonic)  a brave ruler
Uberta (Italian) a bright woman
Ule (English)  one who shoulders burdens
Ulicia (Irish)  playful heart
Uriana (greek) from the unknown, heavenly
Uzoma (African) one who takes the right path

Now U-Men
U (Korean) a kind and gentle man
Uberto (Italian) a shining intellect
Uigbiorn (Norse) a warrior bear
Ulmer(German), Ullock(English), Ulger(English), Ulf(german) - these all have wolf connotations
Uros (Hungarian)  the little lord
Uwe (German) of the blade
Uzamati (Native American)  resembling a grizzly bear

U names have to fight to be heard....or howl like a wolf


  1. Yeah, U was a tough one for all of us, but I imagine it's a really tough one for names!

  2. Okay, I just jotted down my two favorites for future characters, and I did not just go by the meaning, but a lot by the sound of the word. Ulicia for a girl, and Uberto for a guy. Love the way they fall off the tongue. Thanks for this. I'm your newest A to Z follower, and it's nice to "meet" you, and thanks for stopping by my blog.

  3. We need a celebrity with a U name to make these popular. Maybe it will happen. If I had to think of a U name I would probably make one like Ute, as in the Ute Indians. I think that might be a cool name for a guy. I am visiting from the A to Z.

  4. Yep, U is a tough one today, but I think your future characters U names have promise...especially if they become famous in the movies or best sellers. You go Ulegal.
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal

  5. Uma Thurman came to mind for U. Where does her name come from?

  6. Of course, we have Umberto Eco, who wrote The Name of the Rose. He is very smart - lots of architectural description and the Gospel related symbolism! A sterling intellect, Joanne!

  7. U names might be tough to find, but the ones you found are all super awesome. I wish I had a name that meant "Warrior Bear" or some such thing.

  8. U names are challenging - but you've got a nice selection. I find sometimes I like the meaning more than the name :)

  9. Wow. Didn't know half these names!

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