Email This Post HomeFictionName My Villain Giveaway! Amy Vansant March 29, 2017 Fiction, Humor 177 Comments It’s that time again, when I ask YOU to name something or someone in my upcoming novel! This time, it’s my paranormal romance/comedy/thriller Kilty Conscience, the sequel to Kilty as Charged, the cover of which you voted on, and the lead character of which you named in another, earlier contest. Really, I hardly do any work at all around here. Here’s the reveal of the official cover. Nice, huh? So I’m wrapping up writing it now… it should be out by the end of April, but I don’t like the name I gave my lead bad(?) guy. So, I need a bad guy first name. And I don’t mean “Spike” or “Death Eagle” just a real name. I will tell you, his last name is probably Phoenix. Or maybe it isn’t. But it might be. So maybe “Phineas” would be goofy. No one is scared of Phineas Pheonix. This fellow is troubled. A little older. Doesn’t need to be sexy. I just want something that sounds cool because he’ll be around for a while. Or not. But maybe. Put your suggestion in the comments below to enter! Winner gets a signed print copy + e-copy & 10 random people will win an ebook copy upon release! And there can be multiple winners, so if you see the name you wanted to offer has already been suggested, don’t worry and feel free to suggest it again. And here’s this week’s giveaway! About Latest Posts Amy VansantAmy Vansant is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal Best-Selling author specializing in fun, funny fiction --- even the murder mysteries. Latest posts by Amy Vansant (see all) Giant Sale-Going out of Business Closeout, Giveaways and Deals - April 25, 2019 New Series Poll, Giveaways - April 18, 2019 Pineapple Port Challenge Winners - April 11, 2019 177 Responses Marsha March 29, 2017 Earl Phoenix…? Bad, but good! 0 likes Reply Amy Vansant March 29, 2017 Now I’m going to have Duke of Earl in my head all day… duke duke duke duke of earl duke duke… 1 likes Reply Marian Elavsky March 29, 2017 Thanks, I’ll be singing that the rest of the night 😁 1 likes Dee March 30, 2017 Joe Riley, Jr., my soulmate past away January 1999. I was left to raise 3 daughters ages 12 1/2 and 26 years old. Our oldest was married. I met my honey in October 1975. We were married July 1976. I don’t want another man in my life except for son in laws or grandson. He was a wonderful husband and daddy to his girls. 0 likes Carol K March 30, 2017 Hayden Brody – sounds normal, but a cruel man may lurk beneath! 1 likes Robert March 30, 2017 Grenville sounds good to me 0 likes Kathleen Garley March 30, 2017 That is my proposal for your name. It was my dad’s middle name and a great grandfather’s last name. New great grandson’s middle name too. 0 likes Kathleen Garley March 30, 2017 Thayer.Stupid spell check got me. 1 likes Althie Juda March 30, 2017 Gage sounds good 0 likes Molly March 30, 2017 Theron Colby Phoenix 0 likes Suzanne March 30, 2017 Broehain (means “broken”) Or Cruim (means “crooked”) Both are Scottish names. 0 likes Paula Logsdon March 30, 2017 How about Jacob ( Jake). Or Tanner. Shawn 0 likes Carolyn Heiner March 30, 2017 I love the name Jet for a bad boy with black hair! 0 likes Lynn Galyean March 30, 2017 Dominion, Domain for short. 0 likes Sheri Tippett March 30, 2017 Conall Phoenix would be an awesome name for your good bad guy! 0 likes Mattea Medeiros March 30, 2017 Feral Phoenix sounds good😀 1 likes Norma S. March 31, 2017 Austin, Ellsworth or Trip 0 likes Bobbie April 1, 2017 Rowan or Roan…. very manly tone… 0 likes Sandy Lipinski March 29, 2017 My villains name is Hogan McCarthy. 0 likes Reply Jennifer Heinsohn March 30, 2017 what about Blake or Dex 0 likes Sandie March 29, 2017 David Bruce was my late husband. We were soul mates. He left this world way to early. 18 years ago. Our girls ( then 13 & 10) have blossomed into beautiful woman and blessed me with 5 beautiful grandbabies. If you would please use his name and then I’ll get 2 books for my girls. 0 likes Reply Joyce March 29, 2017 Fergus Phoenix sounds good to me. 1 likes Reply Patricia Edwards March 29, 2017 How about Black Phoenix or Red Phoenix depending on the hair color?? 1 likes Reply Linda Lutchka March 29, 2017 Angus or Finn 0 likes Reply Karen Markuson March 29, 2017 Killian is a good name for a man in a kilt. I’m also biased. It’s my son’s name. 1 likes Reply Sandra Singleton March 29, 2017 Rylan or Magnas 0 likes Reply Dianne March 30, 2017 How bout Abram? 0 likes Reply Ian Smith March 30, 2017 How about Scottie ?????? 0 likes Reply Leona Ezekiel March 30, 2017 My selection for a name would be Risen as it would be a play on your last name if you choose Phoenix. Hope I lucky. 1 likes Reply Susan Berry March 30, 2017 By the look of the cover his name should be Angus 0 likes Reply Ruth Roberts March 30, 2017 Liam Phoenix? I think that’s a good moniker for a bad guy. 0 likes Reply Lynn March 30, 2017 TEÀRLACH: Scottish Gaelic form of Irish Gaelic Toirdhealbhach, meaning “instigator.” Or maybe Ross? 0 likes Reply Tonya Jackson March 30, 2017 Malcolm Phoenix. I like that. 0 likes Reply Kim Brougher March 30, 2017 Manchester? or, Aloysius could be ironic. I don’t think of that as a strong name but I do think of it as an old name. 0 likes Reply Kelly March 30, 2017 Arthair Pheonix older name Gaelic for Arthur I believe 0 likes Reply Michelle Kennedy March 30, 2017 A strong name is needed to go with a surname like Phoenix. Perhaps Richard. We could have some fun with that….or perhaps he hasn’t a first name. He only goes by Phoenis because he’s embarrassed by his given name….like Homer or Wilbur….???😏 0 likes Reply Michelle March 31, 2017 How about justin 1 likes Reply Janey April 1, 2017 I think Jonah Phoenix in honor of my young cousin who passed just before his 19th birthday. Or you could go with Seth Phoenix. Seth was my late son’s name. He passed just 2 short weeks after his 21st birthday 0 likes Reply Jeannie D. March 29, 2017 William Phoenix. Billy for short. Bully sounds like a bad boys name 0 likes Reply Lisa March 29, 2017 How about Alistair? 1 likes Reply Corine March 29, 2017 Blademour Phoenix, mysterious, dangerous, broody, sounds like a bad guy 😉 0 likes Reply Marian Elavsky March 29, 2017 I have 3 suggestions: Gordon Noah Kaiser 0 likes Reply Norma March 29, 2017 How about Chance? 1 likes Reply Heather C March 29, 2017 Quinton Trevor Ethan 0 likes Reply Barbara Kelton March 29, 2017 I think Vernon Phoenix would be a great bad guy. Vernon for short. 0 likes Reply Montzalee March 29, 2017 Ridge, Quinton, Flint, Markus 0 likes Reply Barbara Kelton March 29, 2017 I hate spell check. It changed Vern to Vernon. 2 likes Reply Merry Chapman March 29, 2017 I like Dugan Phoenix, Ewan Phoenix is good too, Nigel Phoenix, Aidan Phoenix, Dougal Phoenix 0 likes Reply Melva March 29, 2017 Dugan is a good one! 0 likes Reply Allyson A March 29, 2017 How about Sloan Phoenix? I think, Sloan sounds strong, no one to mess with. 1 likes Reply DewAnn Therrien March 29, 2017 How about Jessen Phoenix? 0 likes Reply Gerry March 29, 2017 Frederique sounds like a villain, and a ‘mature’ gent. 0 likes Reply Patricia Ramos March 29, 2017 Steel “Steely eyes” Phoenix Thanks this was fun! 0 likes Reply Andrea Hilton-Bartulla March 29, 2017 Just a few suggestions: Draygon Phoenix (or Draegon), Victor (or Viktor), Dedmond Phoenix 1 likes Reply Angela Mason March 30, 2017 like this one…Draygon Phoenix (or Draegon) 0 likes Reply Linda Moffitt March 29, 2017 Joaquin of course, Stefan, Kai, Liam, Callum, Rhys, Ciaran, Kian, Callum There’s a couple of names. 😘🙌😀 Thank You 0 likes Reply cody smith-candelaria March 29, 2017 Brann Craig Devlin Elgin Gavin Hollister Killian Mack Orin Sawyer Vaughn Zachary 0 likes Reply Cherie Flook March 29, 2017 I think the name Declan Devereux, i think a man who has that name will be a man remembered! 😚 0 likes Reply Nancy Goldberg Levine March 29, 2017 Tucker Robert Albert Eric (Some guys who weren’t very nice to me) 0 likes Reply Jodi Wresh March 29, 2017 I like these names: Efren Phoenix, Everette Phoenix, or Jeremiah Phoenix 0 likes Reply JeanMP March 29, 2017 Kaldar; Voltain; Sven; Rune; Tibolt; Aldan 0 likes Reply Evelyn C March 29, 2017 How about Harv Phoenix? Strong sounding name, I think. 0 likes Reply Teresa Cikalo March 29, 2017 Jared Max Raymond Hunter 0 likes Reply Linda March 29, 2017 I like Alastair or Malcolm Phoenix. Both sound like strong masculine characters. 0 likes Reply Judith Anderson March 29, 2017 Roger, after Roger Mortimer and a despicable ex boss. 0 likes Reply Amanda Frank March 29, 2017 My number 1 is Alastair or can be spelt Alasdair. It is a Scottish name and it reminds me of that one bad guy on Days of our Lives named Alastair. My second is Nathair because it means snake in Gaelic and that in itself already sets a tone of his character if his name means something sinisterlike. 0 likes Reply Jackie March 29, 2017 I think Roman Toucan is a great name 0 likes Reply Fiona Furze March 29, 2017 Jax or Colt 0 likes Reply Nancy Burgess March 29, 2017 I like Iron Phoenix sounds good. 1 likes Reply Frank Wright March 29, 2017 Niall MacGregor / MacGregor was Rob Roy’s clan. 0 likes Reply Deborah D March 29, 2017 Dudley Phoenix sounds good to me. 0 likes Reply Claudette Melanson March 29, 2017 How about Brenton? It means fire, so may pair well with the Phoenix 🙂 1 likes Reply Sandy F March 29, 2017 Cameron or Camden 0 likes Reply Lynda March 29, 2017 Duncan d’Connacht Jared Quinn Josh 0 likes Reply Kimber Hungerman March 29, 2017 Tiegan is a good one I think… Mysterious, sexy,and a little naughty. And it goes well with Phoenix…….Tiegan Phoenix. 1 likes Reply Shannon March 29, 2017 Declan works well with Phoenix. 0 likes Reply Melva March 29, 2017 I think the name Damion or Damon Phoenix would be good for a villain. 1 likes Reply Gail Powell March 29, 2017 I like Ian or Cedric. 0 likes Reply Amber Kuehn March 29, 2017 How about Silas for a villian’s first name? 0 likes Reply Alice Nieuwendijk March 29, 2017 Kayden or Antoine Darren 0 likes Reply Heather March 29, 2017 Dr. Zachariah Wesley Phoenix 🙂 0 likes Reply Gladys Mills March 29, 2017 I like the name Logan. My first choice was Earl. 0 likes Reply dagmar March 29, 2017 Ellsdair might work 0 likes Reply dagmar March 29, 2017 @dagmar ooms.Previous is mistake 1 likes Reply Diana Page March 29, 2017 Derek or Butch 0 likes Reply Diana Page March 29, 2017 What about Rocky ? 0 likes Reply Elizabeth March 29, 2017 Hagan, of Irish origin, meaning “little fire.” Hagan Phoenix *twirls villainous mustache* 0 likes Reply Ana M. Kurland March 30, 2017 Aodh is also Gaelic for fire. Aodh Phoenix. 0 likes Reply Sharon Leach March 29, 2017 I like Cole. Think it works well with Phoenix. Cole Phoenix. Boris Foxey? Or Foxxy? 0 likes Reply Diana March 29, 2017 how about Stephen? 0 likes Reply Linda Rutland March 29, 2017 The Phoenix rises from the flames so how about Flame Phoenix Flame sounds hot. 0 likes Reply Lynn E March 29, 2017 Daithi Fionn Setanta Tomás Tadgh Darragh Donagh Seán Cian Traolach 0 likes Reply Lori R March 30, 2017 Angus Bafly, just popped into my head, but makes me shiver 0 likes Reply Kauai Kid March 30, 2017 Horatio Raibert Ainsley Rory Mungo 0 likes Reply Victoria Cullen March 30, 2017 Aindrea. It is Andrew in Scottish and my sons name and the name of one of the worst hurricanes to hit florida. Andrew’s are a little bad. 0 likes Reply Marci March 30, 2017 Austin Phoenix or Phoenix Austin. Oisin Phoenix, Ogma Phoenix 0 likes Reply VihiousGirl March 30, 2017 Well let’s try: Cyclone Drago Bryce Bryne James (Bulldog) Phoenix Devon 0 likes Reply Sara March 30, 2017 Lucca or Matteo 0 likes Reply Cyndi Jones March 30, 2017 How about Diegan or Degan? 0 likes Reply Cyndi Jones March 30, 2017 Or how about Hamish? Sounds good to me, but who knows…..lol 0 likes Reply Teresa March 30, 2017 Dirk, like “a short dagger of a kind formerly carried by Scottish Highlanders…” 1 likes Reply Paula Skillicorn March 30, 2017 Jeremiah – goes against the stereotype. 0 likes Reply Katja March 30, 2017 Hi, how about Mordred? Old English and bad boy extraordinaire 😀 0 likes Reply Katrina Dehart March 30, 2017 Dax, Thorn, Lamar, Owen 0 likes Reply Sandra March 30, 2017 Drac Phoenix Candor Phoenix 1 likes Reply Terri Roller March 30, 2017 Maoilios (pronounced MOOY lus) Maon (pronounced Moon) Searc (pronounced Shark) Earnan 0 likes Reply SHIRLEY-ANN March 30, 2017 FINNLEY (FINN FOR SHORT?) BLAKE SLOANE 0 likes Reply Freida March 30, 2017 Craig, a play on creag which is Scottish Gaelic for r!ock 0 likes Reply Tim Daubert March 30, 2017 Hows is Herschel crabtree Or Justin laazay 0 likes Reply Tim Daubert March 30, 2017 Hows justin laazay or Herschel dabum 0 likes Reply Diane Lyons March 30, 2017 Oldman Flaraty Flightee Pharemone 0 likes Reply Sara March 30, 2017 Kaler Lucian Lucky 0 likes Reply Sherry March 30, 2017 Villain by the name of Thore Ryker. 0 likes Reply Celeste Schmitt March 30, 2017 Joseph (Joe) works for me. He tried to kill me so I really don’t like that name. Or Jason Ian. Sweet guy, and I love his name. 😉 0 likes Reply Amber Frechette March 30, 2017 Eoghan (pronounced oh-an) Phoenix 0 likes Reply Martina March 30, 2017 How about Brick? Brick Phoenix sounds good 🙂 0 likes Reply Amy Vansant March 30, 2017 Sounds like it wouldn’t fly very far… 🙂 2 likes Reply Katja March 30, 2017 A bit stolen from Ivanhoe book, but my first 3 villain-name I will always remember: Bruno de Bois-Guilbert – his name was Brian, but “de Bois-Guilbert” always sounded a bit like “de Bois Guilt-ber”. Sir Hugo De Bracy – I always loved the mean sound of “Sir Hugo de Baskerville” at Prologue in the Holmes Story, “Sir Hugo” just must be mean! Same for “Maurice de Bracy”, because “de Bracy” sound a lot like “brace-brace” on an airplain. Roman Malvoisin – allready includes the mad mined in the last name “male” meaning in Frensh “mad” or “sick” – “voi” to see and “sin” voila a perfect villain by name, so he must be a “Roman” as a first name. 0 likes Reply Maria Dalmau March 30, 2017 Ciaran ( dark, shadowy) Hamish Finlay Gregor 0 likes Reply Elizabeth Lumsden March 30, 2017 Simon Phoenix Blake 1 likes Reply Karen March 30, 2017 Malandro (Portuguese origin: mugger; nowadays: rip-off artist, con-man) 0 likes Reply Melissa Hudnut Ricks March 30, 2017 Daegus like dangerous 1 likes Reply Fiona March 30, 2017 If you are leaning towards Ian, then how about spelling it the Gaelic way, Iain. Much more impressive that way. Roberto Phoenix sounds scarey to me. I think I have forgotten how to spell. Good luck and good night. 0 likes Reply Amy Vansant March 30, 2017 Oh Fiona, your personal name is in the book for sure…You’re a complex character, lady! 🙂 1 likes Reply Wendy March 30, 2017 One of my daughter’s is a Fiona. She is a handful! That girl is going to rule the world one day:) 0 likes Linda March 30, 2017 makena phoenix sounds like a good villains name 0 likes Reply Joy March 30, 2017 I really like the name Phoenix Vargo for your new villain. 0 likes Reply Beverly Shackelford March 30, 2017 Ian or lain 0 likes Reply Tricee March 30, 2017 Cameron Campbell. Cameron is Gaelic for crooked nose and Campbell Is Gaelic for crooked mouth. You could use the name meanings in his description. 0 likes Reply Tanya March 30, 2017 Finley Phoenix sounds nice together… and it’s a Scottish name. Torin Phoenix … Ramsey Phoenix, Finlay Phoenix, Jakson Phoenix. All Scottish names. Phineas is my Chihuahuas name ☺ Torin sounds like a Scottish bad boy name, and it reminds be of torrid, lol People in the book could call him Tor at times for short, like Thor ☺ Or you might name him Thor 😁 There’s also Toran. Price Phoenix has a nice ring to it. Birk Phoenix, Gregor, Grant, Sinclair, Thane, Torrence, Trahern, all Scottish ☺ Coming up with names is always hard. Every time I rescue a dog we use baby name books to choose their names, lol 0 likes Reply Vanessa March 30, 2017 I say Wade Phoenix would be good. Of course I’m partial to the name Wade, since that’s my son’s name.😀 0 likes Reply Jennifer McBeth March 30, 2017 Kyle Finn Sam(my) Branwell Charlie 0 likes Reply Star March 30, 2017 How about Tonn Phoenix or Heathlan Phoenix? 0 likes Reply CHRIS March 30, 2017 Blake Phoenix – Heath Phoenix – Caspian Phoenix 0 likes Reply Stephanie March 30, 2017 Vince, Vincent, Don, Wilson, Will, Jeffrey, Eli, Jasper, Scott, Thom, Stephen, Maurice, Reece… 0 likes Reply Angelique Asher March 30, 2017 Vance or just plain, Guy. Lol 0 likes Reply Karen Krack March 30, 2017 Sinclair. Who can resist a man called Sin!?! 1 likes Reply Lynnette Smith March 30, 2017 I have a few suggestions Amy. Duff – means dark Eunan – means little horror and my favorite it Nathair – means snake. Lynn 0 likes Reply Jim March 30, 2017 Jasper Crunkleton Errol Phoenix (if your sticking with Phoenix) 0 likes Reply Angie Fournier March 30, 2017 Ian James, I have always loved those names. 0 likes Reply Heather March 30, 2017 Aamon or Edgar 0 likes Reply Monica Woodmansee March 30, 2017 Bradley Lennard Phoenix…. In honor of my not-so-honorable ex-husband 0 likes Reply Kimberlee March 30, 2017 How about Abraham? Can seem old fashioned/good for an older guy, but also a bit serious and intimidating. Plus it seems good/honorable, which could make it a fun choice for a bad guy. And other characters could make fun of him by calling him “Honest Abe” in a snarky way. 0 likes Reply Margaret March 30, 2017 Drogo Eben Dirk Brogan Ogden Rube Marion (John Wayne ) Shirley (Big Daddy Surname Crabtree a British wrestler when I was young) Last few are enough to turn anyone evil 0 likes Reply Andrea Hilton-Bartulla March 30, 2017 Lachlan Ruaidhri (Means Red King) or Ruaid Phoenix Ivar Dougal (means dark stranger) 0 likes Reply Trish March 30, 2017 Konnor Killian to go along with the Kilty 1 likes Reply Deborah March 30, 2017 Dominick Ian – the Irish spelling. 0 likes Reply Patricia S. March 30, 2017 Duncan Liam Phoenix. Liam is short nickname for William which is a family name of mine (my father, cousin andgreat grandfather). 0 likes Reply Linda March 30, 2017 What about Duncan. Strong, Scottish and timeless. 0 likes Reply Wendy March 30, 2017 Griffith Flynn Max Ayrton 0 likes Reply Athena Kelly March 30, 2017 Rafe Phoenix is a good villain name 0 likes Reply Angela Mason March 30, 2017 Damien Trinity Phoenix AKA the “Phoenix Fire”! ?????? 1 likes Reply doris scott March 30, 2017 Archibald means bold and Beiste means beast. So Archibald Beiste. 0 likes Reply Evonne March 30, 2017 Fin Phoenix Short, sharp and multinational 0 likes Reply Sheila West March 30, 2017 Bad guy name…Damon, Damion, Darin…hmmm. All sound pretty good with Phoenix. 0 likes Reply Anthony Gadman March 30, 2017 The only correct name is Antonio 0 likes Reply jackie cooper March 30, 2017 I think Garth would be a good rugged name for your villain xx 0 likes Reply Jodia Johnson March 30, 2017 How about Dallas Phoenix or Keevan (Kegan) Phoenix. 0 likes Reply Whitlock March 30, 2017 Chandler should go well with Phoenix, if after all these great ideas you still want to keep it. 0 likes Reply Cheryl Nichols March 30, 2017 Devon Blackwater , villain of all times . Thanks and much luck . 0 likes Reply Clarence Moore March 30, 2017 My suggestion with the Duke of Earl if Gene (or Jean) Williams Perfect inside joke. Gene Chandler sanf the song written by Bernice Williams! 0 likes Reply Cindy Burns March 30, 2017 My very first thought was Dexter (Dex for short). But I’d love if you used either Connor or Judd, my youngest son’s first and middle names. 0 likes Reply Lail Chavez March 31, 2017 How about Lael? Pronounced like Gail or mail but with a L. I just looked it up and Lael means God! Lael Phoenix, Lael Lauften? 0 likes Reply Elaine Breault March 31, 2017 As soon as you said Phineas I thought Fergus or Angus since Fergus or Ferguson Phoenix may work with that. Phelan maybe too, Phelan Augustus Phoenix sort of like named for Caesar Augustus or Phelan Fergus Phoenix if it had been a neat name then Kalin, Kalen or Kellen could have worked. I named my niece Kailyn from the vintner named Kalin, in a book I fell in love with his name and suggested an alternate spelling of Kaitlyn instead she wanted to name her. Good luck! 0 likes Reply Tanya April 5, 2017 I named my Chihuahua Phineas Finn after the same titled book by Anthony Trollop ☺ 0 likes Reply Star March 31, 2017 I can’t stop thinking about this cool competition! How about Brakkyn Phoenix? 0 likes Reply Val March 31, 2017 Conchobhar (konk o bar) galic for “lover of hounds” and the root of the name Connor. It’s my dogs name: a Czechoslovakian vlcak, that came from a breeder in Brazil, and she gave her C litter all Galic names. Just crazy enough that we kept it. 0 likes Reply Sharon Bowers Cernik March 31, 2017 I have five cousins whose names would be perfect: Sterling Gray (my grandfather, uncle and cousin’s first and middle names Jonathan Patrick Alexander Richard Ian (or Iain) Or Robert (another uncle) Or Richard Gerry (my late father’s first and middle names) Or Oliver Harcourt (great uncle’s first/middle) All of these men were/are strong, courageous, big-hearted, can-do-anything-that-needs-doing, resourceful and handsome-as-heck (and most importantly have strong Scottish genes! 0 likes Reply Sharon Mitchell March 31, 2017 Sylvester It’s an older name, without an overt evilness, yet has a sibilant hiss to it. 0 likes Reply Janie Junebug March 31, 2017 Can you name him after my ex-husband and not tell anyone that I suggested it? I suppose not. He has supernatural powers because he’s psychotic so he’d know I came up with the name. Love, Janie Junebug 1 likes Reply Trulee March 31, 2017 Killain, Tor, Devlin 1 likes Reply Christine Lowe March 31, 2017 Prescott or Russian (Rush) 0 likes Reply Brittany March 31, 2017 Killian Sinclair is a good villain name to me. 1 likes Reply Denise Gilbert April 1, 2017 How about Cash, Tango Maxam, Maxwell or maybe even Drake. 0 likes Reply Naomi rodrigues April 1, 2017 How about Seth, Blake or Lucas. 0 likes Reply Linda Smith April 1, 2017 I have a couple of suggestions. Cormac Phoenix. I realize that Cormac is predominantly and Irish name, but he can always be named after a friend or old family member. CYNBEL Ancient Celtic Derived from Welsh cyn “chief” and bel “war”. This also works with Phoenix and has the added benefit of it’s meaning. You can also shorten it to Cyn (Sin). Dunham Phoenix. Dunham means dark man. Kembell (or Kemble) Phoenix. Kembell means warrior chief. Kear Phoenix meaning Father’s dark child. Kester Phoenix (-Scottish form of Christopher). meaning Bearing Christ. 0 likes Reply Julie T April 2, 2017 Varn and Vaughn came to mind first. 0 likes Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Add me to Amy Vansant's Humor Newsletter!