The Over-Use Of Suffixes and Horrible Names by Speckledpaw

Speckledpaw comments on some of the best uses of overused suffixes and one particular horrible name in the series. Medium spoilers for AVoS!

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(This is my first article so give me some room to wiggle here :P) P.s I have read MOST of the Vision of Shadows books. I’ve read “The Apprentice’s Quest” “Thunder and Shadow” “Shattered Sky” and I THINK “Darkest Night”

Hello BlogClanners! I’m new to BlogClan, and I thought I would share some of my thoughts. Let’s get started.

There are many suffixes that are over-used, like -light or -shine and especially -heart. Of course there are cats who deserve these special suffixes like Brairlight, Cinderheart, and Brightheart. Suffixes like -light, -shine, and -heart are special and should only be given to cats who deserve them. These suffixes show that these cats have gone through something and have overcome it, therefore should only be used in special situations like Briarlight, Cinderheart, and Brightheart. Briarlight is paralyzed and can’t move her hind legs and tail, she’s turned this negative into a positive and its become a part of her character. Cinderheart is a reincarnation of Cinderpelt, Cinderpelt had fallen into a trap meant for Bluestar and had her hindleg twisted by a monster and could not become a warrior like her destiny was meant to be. So when she was killed by a badger protecting Sorreltail and her kits, Sorreltail names one of her kits after her and gave her soul new life in Cinderkit. Cinderheart had many challenges including questioning if she was meant to be a medicine cat after learning her extraordinary knowledge of herbs in her dreams. She deserved the suffix -heart because she gave new life to Cinderpelt and fulfilled Cinderpelt’s rightful destiny to be a warrior. Then, of course, there’s Brightheart as an apprentice went to fight the wild dog pack with Swiftpaw but had her face horribly scarred and witnessed the death of Swiftpaw. Then she had her name changed, by a depressed Bluestar, to Lostface which is later changed, by Firestar, to Brightheart. She clearly deserves it.

Then there are great cats like VioletShine who deserve the suffix but then you realize that its way over-used and she should be given a different suffix like -stalk or -leaf which would both suit her.

I-I can’t even begin to describe how angry I am about Twigpaw. She got the name TWIGBRANCH OF ALL THINGS -BRANCH HAD TO BE IT?!?! Great StarClan why?!? her sister got a wonderful name that described her perfectly…a-and then… THEN THERE’S TWIGBRANCH. The Erins could have at least spent more time coming up with a name that suited her. It’s the same thing twice! Okay…Okay……It’s a good name to be honest, if you think about it really hard and squint your eyes a bit…Twigbranch was always the shadow of her sister Violetshine and Violetshine was always better than her at pretty much everything (including their father’s affection) and then if you give her the suffix -branch it symbolizes that she grew stronger and found her place in the “tree”. She used the be a tiny little twig pushing through her shadow of her sister, and finally reached the sun and grew to be a mighty branch that found her place. But still, why not Twigsong or Twigfoo-…. yeah i get it now XD nothing really fits does it? Welp…I’m okay with it now. Hope you are too(i hope i didn’t spoil it for you D:)

*gets extremely close to your face and takes off hat* FINPAW BECOMES FINL-


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Lilacpaw/frost - Li
Lilacpaw/frost - Li
August 8, 2018 10:03 pm

I don’t really think that shine and light are overused. My opinion on a warrior name really just depends on how much I like the name. I mean, some of the names in Warriors are not very good. I also really don’t like Twigbranch but I love the names Twigflight and Twigshade (but I think Twigshade doesn’t really fit her). I like this article!

April 24, 2020 7:06 pm

I think Twigshade is actually good because she has a gray pelt.

Star that shines in Jack'O Lantern
Star that shines in Jack'O Lantern
August 10, 2018 9:03 am

Great article Speckledpaw!!! I deffinetely agree that suffixes like heart are used quite a lot, but then again I also agree that in terms of ‘hearts’ the cats who got them deserved them. When it comes to Twigbranch, I wouldn’t rate it my favourite name in the warriors universe, but some cats got it a lot worse, and twigbranch dosen’t sound that bad when we say it enough times. congrats again on an amazing article 😊

Bracken (Brackenpaw/light) is ALIVE!!!
Bracken (Brackenpaw/light) is ALIVE!!!
August 10, 2018 11:46 pm

I get the reason behind Twigbranch’ name, but it’s still horrible. I liked Twigshade, the name she was supposed to have. And I agree some suffixes that should only be given to cats who deserve them are WAY over used. Nice article! 😀

October 6, 2018 9:51 pm

Great Article! I personally think that Twigbrach doesn’t get as much love as other names.

Turtlepaw/ dapple 🐢🐢🐢
Turtlepaw/ dapple 🐢🐢🐢
September 18, 2020 1:03 pm

Why all the hate about Twigbranch’s name? It’s actually a really great name, and Bramblestar had reason for naming her that.

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