What Warrior Names REALLY Mean by Kinkpaw

Kinkpaw analyzes the true meaning of character’s names.

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Hey, BlogClan, it’s Kinkpaw, and today I’m sharing with you what I think warrior names REALLY mean. I’ll be looking at the names of 3 famous cats and deciding if their name really meant something or if their leader was just being random! (Names like Crookedjaw, Deadfoot, Talltail, and Brokentail will be excluded.)

1- Bluestar. Bluestar’s warrior name was Bluefur, which, to me, seems a bit generic and boring. Sure, her fur was blue, but if Pinestar was really thinking, he probably could have been a bit more original. Maybe he could have named her Blueflame or Bluefire after her prophecy (or just after her temperament!) Plus, Snowfur had the same suffix, and she was given her warrior name at the same ceremony, so that solidifies my opinion.
CONCLUSION: Bluestar’s warrior name did not mean anything. Pinestar was being unoriginal.

2- Firestar. Everybody knew Firestar’s warrior name was Fireheart and that Bluestar chose his name because he “had a heart like fire.” But did he really? Bluestar may have figured out by the end of Into the Wild that Firepaw was the subject of Spottedleaf’s prophecy. But in all honesty, Firepaw was just like any warrior- fiercely loyal to his Clan and eager to help defend it. Firestar deserved the name Firefur just as much as Bluestar deserved to be named Bluefur.
CONCLUSION: Bluestar was only thinking of the prophecy when she named Fireheart, therefore his name did not mean anything.

3- Yellowfang. Yellowfang did not actually have yellow fangs, as far as we readers know. Of course, Yellowfang’s first appearance was Into the Wild where she appeared as an old, cranky medicine cat with messy fur and a bad leg but I think her warrior name was given to her for a reason. Yellowfang heard her name spoken at the Moonstone during her apprenticeship journey which probably means that Cedarstar was actually considering her name, and didn’t give her a spur-of-the-moment name like Pinestar did for Bluestar. Yellowfang was named after her sharp tongue and occasional grumpiness, as well as her hunting talent.
CONCLUSION- Yellowfang’s name does actually have a meaning. Cedarstar was not being unoriginal.

Thanks for reading my article! I know I probably thought a little too deeply on this one but I hope you enjoyed it anyway!
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  20 Replies to “What Warrior Names REALLY Mean by Kinkpaw”

  1. Foxtail
    August 12, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    Yep Firestar was named after his pelt, the prophecy, and because he reminded Bluestar of Oakheart which I think is very touching. He was also a very noble, kind and brave cat and I like his name a lot because it does have meaning. Honestly, I never knew what his warrior name would have been.
    Bluestar had “fur” for her name because Snowfur had it and they were really close sisters which I think is very cute. But why not Squirrelflight and Leafpool? Well Leafpool was a medicine cat so obviously…….(she was named after finding the Moonpool of course). What about Dovewing and Ivypool? Dovewing was once Dove’s Wing so I guess it makes sense. Ivypool was really just named after a girl one of the Erins knew (I actually love Ivypool’s name and her description. It’s unqiue and she seems like a pretty cat).
    I really don’t mind their warrior names. I will not judge them for what they were named for and who named them. Each cat has a unqiue name and personality. There were two Ashfurs and that could be a mistake. But many people have your name but are different from you. Pinestar probably was a horrible cat-naming leader. But at least he gave Lionheart is suffix and that actually meant something. Would your name be without meaning then? Does that mean your name is worthless and really doesn’t have originality? A queen names her kits for their looks, an event, or something/one that/who was special to them (since they wouldn’t know their personality well). I believe that each name is original and unqiue and that there is no shame in it and no shame in the cat who named him/her.

    However, great job! It’s kind of fun to think about names and their meanings (I like doing that a lot). 👍🏽

    • Prowlclaw
      August 13, 2017 at 7:23 pm

      Very True.

  2. Sapphie is too lazy to log in (Sapphireheart)
    August 12, 2017 at 10:44 pm


  3. LionPaw (LionSky)
    August 13, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    I really like how you thought about this because alot of people don’t really think too much about warrior names,but actually i think that not every name needs to have a meaning because sometimes the leaders think about the apprentince’s relationship with other cats around them,like for BlueStar.
    However,this is a great article!I kinda thouht this was going to be long but it was short,i like it.By the way are you going to make a part 2?I would love to see it!

  4. August 14, 2017 at 9:56 am

    Interesting opinions Kinkpaw! 😀

  5. Sparktooth
    August 18, 2017 at 8:26 pm

    I really like your article, but I have to admit that I don’t agree. I feel like all you really did was say why you think the character got their name but then say it doesn’t mean anything. I don’t really understand. Is it an article about criticizing names? I’m sorry I don’t mean to sound rude, that’s just my opinion.

    Never. Stop. Creating.

  6. Gigglepaw
    August 19, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    Actually Yellowfang’s name is more thought out than that.

    Her mother named her Yellowkit after her yellow eyes.

    By the time she was a warrior,her fangs probably were pretty yellow.

    And of course,her temper.

  7. Heron that swipes at trout
    February 2, 2019 at 2:48 am

    I especially like your description for Yellowfang’s name, and your conclusion to it.

  8. Doloria
    February 2, 2019 at 2:50 am

    Gigglepaw, I like your description too, but I have way older cats and their teeth are not very yellow.

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