The Meaning Behind Fireheart; by Dawnpaw

Dawnpaw asks “what, why?” about Firestar’s Warrior name. Get hyped!

If you payed just a microscopic bit of attention to The Prophecies Begin miniseries, you would know that the protagonist was Firestar (who for the purpose of this article will be referred to as Fireheart, his warrior name). But why was Fireheart named that? Most of us are aware that there are other possible names for him, such as Rustclaw or Orangepelt (not sure if these names are taken, just came up with these while brainstorming). However there is a lot of meaning behind Fireheart’s name, besides his pelt.

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For starters, we tend to associate fire with bravery and strength, and that is what sets the prefix apart from things like Rust or Orange. Also, heart can have one of two meanings. When placed next to a word like Strong, or in this case, Fire, it usually means that the character is kind-hearted and prepared to do anything to achieve what they believe is right. Of course, when placed next to a word like Fierce or Ice, it tends to mean that the character is mostly, well, eeeeeeeeeeeevil (had to put that there).

In addition, if the six people all called Erin Hunter chose to make the suffix -claw, that wouldn’t turn out too good, since we normally associate claws with violence. Funny thing about that is that fighting is only one use for claws. As for the prefixes Rust and Orange, and the suffix -pelt, those all sound kind of boring compared to Fireheart. Seriously, rust doesn’t really do anything, orange is just a “boring” color (but also my favorite) and -pelt is, according to my calculations (which may or may not be incorrect), the second most common warriors prefix, beaten only by -fur (and-kit and -paw, which I did not include). Nobody wants to give the main character a super-common name, so forget adding -fur or -pelt to it.

And all that is why Fireheart is called Fireheart. Please comment below about what you think about this article! Thank you for reading!

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Bluepaw (Bluemist)
Bluepaw (Bluemist)
August 25, 2016 9:16 pm

I always thought he was called Fireheart because of his eagerness (like fire) and his kind heart towards others.

Great article!

Stormfrost
Stormfrost
August 27, 2016 12:32 am

And the fact that Bluestar named Fireheart after Oakheart.

(since they were mates ha)

Moonpaw
Moonpaw
August 29, 2016 12:47 am

i agree. i really like Fireheart (star)

red heart on Valentine's Day (Berryheart)
red heart on Valentine's Day (Berryheart)
September 30, 2016 7:19 pm
Reply to  Moonpaw

I’m not sure if anyone has said anything and if i upset you I’m sorry, but the prefix -moon is usually used to describe things related to starclan. Such as Moonpool and Moonstone and it seems a little unusual to have that as a warrior’s name prefix.


🍒Berryheart❤️

Russet Feather of Halloween Crow
Russet Feather of Halloween Crow
September 30, 2016 10:50 pm

This is a fan blog and not a roleplay site so we don’t have any rules about names, so you can be called whatever you like.

Featherkit
Featherkit
August 31, 2016 1:11 am

Fireheart’s prefix, heart, was given to him because he reminded Bluestar of Oakheart

Sparkletail
Sparkletail
September 19, 2016 2:49 pm

I also believe that When choosing the name Fireheart the bravery, and loyalty that Firepaw showed in the trials, and struggles he went through makes for one of the strongest Warriors that the clans have ever seen, or will have seen/ interacted with in a very long time.


may starclan guide your path

SOPHIE! Or Echowhisper!
SOPHIE! Or Echowhisper!
September 23, 2016 2:30 am

Awesome article. I agree with everything you said.

red heart on Valentine's Day (Berryheart)
red heart on Valentine's Day (Berryheart)
September 30, 2016 7:17 pm

I liked your article


🍒Berryheart❤️

IAspenpawI
IAspenpawI
November 9, 2016 7:41 am

Nice article!
I read somewhere that he was named Fireheart by Bluestar because he reminded her of Oakheart.
I can clearly see that you have analysed his character well. Good job! 😉


Australian Catto

Light of Falling Star
Light of Falling Star
April 30, 2018 1:54 am

I think that he’s name Fireheart/star because that “Fire alone can save our Clan” prophecy thing
might have inspired Bluestar and he kinda looked like living fire.

Rainbow Turtle That Waves Pride Flag 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈(Turtlepaw/ dapple 🐢🐢🐢)
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June 12, 2020 7:57 pm

Interesting article!
She has those eyes, that smile. I’m starting to feel dizzy.

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