Worldbuilding Wednesday 6/17/20: Narnia III

Reepicheep toasts Ramandu the Star’s Daughter in Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Pauline Baynes did the illustrations for all the books.

Speaking of Prince Caspian, the book contains one of the most memorable of all the series’s peripheral characters: Reepicheep the Mouse, short in stature but long on bravery. To me he was the Narnia equivalent of Scappy-Doo, Scooby-Doo’s more eloquent little nephew: annoying.  He does introduce, however, the Narnian way of naming mice: three-syllable names based on the noises they make.

The other talking animals of Narnia have distinctive names as well, often related to what they do, filtered through a pastoral English wonderland. Moles are named Clodsley Shovel and Lilygloves. A squirrel is named Pattertwig, a badger Trufflehunter. And on and on.

Writing Narnia fanfic? Here are some ideas for your animal characters.

 

Narnian Creatures

Mice

Neepileep

Pipichip

Chippiteep

Teepisqueek

Neepinip

Cheepititch

Feepimeep

Squirrels

Luckbranch

Patterpaws

Tumblefluff

Joytwig

Rainleaf

Fairflick

Graywhistle

Deer

Starhorn

Snowmist

Gladfoot

Joygrove

Gallanthoof

Northsong

Lanklegs

Beavers

Logsnap

Shortbelly

Paddletail

Darkdive

Pondflapper

Coldbrook

Badgers

Cobblefern

Moonwhiskers

Rootsnuffle

Snowmask

Hextangle

Jennysalt

Ravens

Runefeather

Proudbeak

Goodcroak

Crookpenny

Combescry

Sootwing

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