So you’ve sucked the life out of each other and now you’re bringing another little blood-sucker into the world. So what do you call them? Here are some ideas for your little horror…
- Carmilla or, Mircalla – the female vampire from Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu’s early Gothic novella, Carmilla, pub. 1871-72.
- Lilith or, Lilitu – from ancient Babylonian. She was considered a demon, often subsiding on the blood of babies.
- Ashmodai – Jewish, daughter of the demon king who snatches the breath of a man who has betrayed her.
- Lamashtu – Babylonian goddess with vampiric tendencies.
- Amaia – Basque for End.
- Kali – Indian for Dark Goddess.
- Koko – Native American for Night or Black Foot.
- Persephone – Old Greek for bringer of death, queen of the underworld.
- Malvolia – Italian for ill-will.
- Zillah – Hebrew for shade,shadow, gloom.
- Dip – Catalan myth, evil vampire dog.
- Izcacus – Hungarian meaning blood drinker.
- Brandeis – German, meaning dweller on a burned clearing.
- Brone – from the Irish, meaning sorrowful.
- Eilif – Scandinavian for immortal.
- Karayan – Armenian for ‘the dark one’.
- Lefu – African for Death.
- Paris – From Greek mythology, Abductor.
- Tariq – Arabic for night visitor.
- Riri Yaka – Sri Lankan blood demon. He tore his mother’s breast and emerged into the human world as a demon killing her.