Tuesday, January 31, 2012

On Thora: A Subtle and Strong Name For Girls

I made a post about Bernadette being a nice, strong name for girls. Lately, I've been having similar feelings for the name Thora. This could become a regular thing if I put my energy toward it.

Thora is pretty much the feminine version of Thor. Thor is the Norse god of, as wikipedia says: "thunder, lightning, storms, oak trees, strength, the protection of mankind, and also hallowing, healing, and fertility."There are only two Thoras that people will recognise:

Thora Birch: well-known actress in such films as  The Neverending Story and Ghost World.
Grandma Thora: The cool granny from the well-known Arthur series.

Thora is one of those old-fashioned names I wish more people would use. It's got very strong ties. I mean, what's better than a god of thunder to name your child after? Thora sounds very feminine, however, and some would say it sounds soft despite her meaning (On Nameberry, they say exactly that). This soft, old-fashioned name has a lot of hidden power, which one could say all people have.

image source. I need to suck it up and post more images no matter what legal scaryness ensues.


  1. Thora reminds me of thorns, and that's not a bad thing. I see thorn bushes as being 'strong' plants, if that makes sense - they stand up for themselves. That nicely contrasts the soft-sounds of the name.

  2. I really like Thora, though it's not a personal favorite. DId you know that Thora Birch's brother's name is Bolt? Wild.