Some members of my family will regularly read the Herald Sun birth notices looking for amusing names. Often they raise a smile.
Here’s one they noticed the other day.
Now, I’ve met people called Damon before. Damon is evidently an Irish name meaning Tame.
I know the people who read and comment here are a knowledgeable lot. With a minimum of culling, most (though not all) of the comments left here are overwhelmingly intelligent, well thought-out and constructive, even when people disagree. I learn a lot.
So, please tell me, am I missing something? Does the name Daemon have a particular meaning in some language or culture that I’m not aware of, and can’t find searching the Net?
Or is it correct that it pretty much the only meaning it has is that it’s Latin for demon?
Doctor Who fans may remember The Daemons, a terrific story from 1971 involving the third Doctor, The Master, UNIT, a strange village, a white witch and a large horned creature.
Why would you name your kid that? Unless you’re trying to set up some kind of Omen outcome, of course.
Please, tell me it means something else.