Guys, I am this close
to giving Leia a regnal name of "Jadbalja", which is probably only funny to me. *looks at lion names
some more* Oooh -- or "Arsalana." Leia Arsaelana? Arselana? Arslaena? Aerslana?
Some days writing Star Wars sucks
, but in a really good way.
Oh, shit, Leia
means lion. I was wondering
why I felt like her regnal name also had to be lion-related. (First I looked at "strength" and "warrior", but then I realized that Yoda's name meant warrior in Sanskrit. Leia Yoda is not a good name.)
Er. Leia Ariella? Nah, too feminine. God damn
*stares at Indian names* Leia Ashlata -- creeper of hope? Ashkira -- ray of hope? Hope -- A New Hope, conjures up images of the original trilogy despite significant changes made in the Lostverse. (Er, obviously these are highly bastardized versions of the actual names. Hi, Star Wars here.)
*scowls* Okay, canon Naboo regnal names for queens include Amidala, Jamillia, Apailana, and Kylantha. Amidala (Padme's name! In case no one knew that), according to Wookiepedia, comes from "Amitabha", a buddha that possesses infinite merits resulting from good deeds over countless past lives, according to Wikipedia. Okay, very nice. Jamillia, her successor (queen during AotC), comes from Arabic and means "beautiful." Apailana, her
successor, Queen during RotS and later assassinated for harboring Jedi during the Purge, was originally spelled "Apairana", which is an "ancient house of the Maori people from the island of Aotearoa (New Zealand) with a strong female line (because Apailana was played by Keisha Castle-Hughes, who starred in "Whale Rider"). Kylantha, a puppet ruler installed by the Emperor after Apailana's assassination...has no meaning attached to her name, apparently. Damn.
Huh, curiously, according to Wookiepedia, by the time Padme was appointed to the Senate she was past the age that the Naboo usually gave up politics. Uh, what about Palpatine, then? Because he was definitely a lot older.
Regnal names apparently used only for the Princess (or Prince, probably) of Theed and the King or Queen of Naboo, but Padme kept hers when she went into the Senate...however, her niece, Pooja Naberrie, didn't take a regnal name when she went into the Senate, so that's out. *prods carefully* God, why does Star Wars have to have so much canon? And why doesn't it all make sense when put together? (Don't even get me started on trying to work out timelines; I've tried, and it makes me want to die.)
*head.desk* I give up. I'll think about it later. Freaking Star Wars, man. It's worse than trying to come up with Harry Potter names.ETA:
Ooooh...Arsalana, I think, and oh my God, I think that actually works in the context of the story. Man, this family reunion is going to be a bitch to write. I'm highly amused by the fact that the Lostverse is more Anakin/Padme than it is anything else, even though it's not. God, it's not my fault they got married and had babies.