Names of The Week – Samara & Damien

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This weeks names are: Samara & Damien

Halloween is this Friday! This week’s names are borrowed from two notorious young villains – Samara Morgan from The Ring and Damien Thorn from The Omen.

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Samara – Samara has both an exotic and a familiar sound.  If you can get past terrifying image of the girl from The Ring, Samara would make an alluring name choice.  I love that you can get great nicknames like Sam or Mara from Samara.

Other female names from famous horror movies include;

Carrie – for Carrie White in Carrie.
Rosemary – for Rosemary Woodhouse in Rosemary’s Baby.
Jennet – for Jennet Humfrye in The Woman in Black.
Regan – for Regan MacNeil in The Exorcist.

Damien – Damien is a name that has shed it’s association as the Antichrist in The Omen.  Although I can’t confirm, I have read that the name Damien was chosen for this character because it has a similar sound to the word “demon”.

Other male names from famous horror movies include;

Lestat –  for Lestat de Lioncourt in Interview with a Vampire.
Jack – for Jack Torrance in The Shinning.
Hannibal – for Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs.
Norman – for Norman Bates in Psycho.

Learn more about the Names of The Week in the video below:

Happy Halloween!!
~Meagan

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