(I apologize in advance; I created a good deal of Bearers. Also used names offered because I love when a game acknowledges that the name has a meaning and the character was given the name for a reason).
Evander (Poseidon): A reminder that things are not so simple. As much as Evander means ‘good man’ and his mother probably wanted him to retained that sense of kindness he had in him, Priscilla of all people probably knows that ‘good’ and ‘evil’ are not so easily defined and wanted Evander to remember that himself. Even the boy himself wouldn’t really consider himself good; when asked why he helps others when it doesn’t really benefit him, he simply states it’s because of his common sense.
Damon (Hades): A reminder that there is strength in gentleness. Aside from meaning ‘to tame’, the name Damon also can mean ‘gentle’. I’d like to think that Priscilla caught a momentary glimpse at her son’s future hardship and decided to give him this name in hopes that he would still retain his gentleness will also gaining the strength ‘to tame’ those who oppose him. The name Damon also has links to a legend about a Damon who waited faithfully for his friend’s return without a single doubt, so he also gained this name in hopes that he would develop a strong, unwavering bond with his brothers (particularly Aeson).
Pan (Zeus): A reminder to laugh at himself. Arrogance is probably something that the children of Zeus are much too prone to having due. So Pan’s mother gave him a silly sounding name to remind her son that it was OK to laugh at himself and for others to laugh too, as well as . That said, Pan is actually his nickname; his true full name (which Priscilla purposely kept to herself) is Panas, which can mean ‘immortal’. On another note, I wonder if Saint and him will at some point question their mom’s naming sense.
Mia (Poseidon): A reminder she is loved. Mia is the type of person who tends others tend to draw people to her, to the point that all of the Twelve are not fully immune to her charisma. Her mother gave her the name to let her daughter know that, even if she ever found herself alone, she was loved by someone. It is also a name of warning, as her daughter would likely find herself in a situation like her mother’s if she is not careful (kind of playing with the idea that Hades, Zeus, and Poseidon all loved her in some way, and that Mia may inadvertently cause the same sense of love and devotion to blossom in the three male love interests herself).
Nyx (Zeus): A reminder she can rely on her own strength. The Nyx of legend is one even the King of the Gods fears, so she wanted her daughter to become someone who is acknowledged due to her own strengths, not due to who her father is…but in all honesty, Priscilla mostly named her Nyx for giggles, feeling it would be quite an ironic name to give to a daughter of Zeus. Also her daughter doesn’t look like the type of person who would have a name like Nyx, which makes it more humorous.
Anastasia (Hades): A reminder to look to her past. While Echo is someone who ‘hears’ the voices of their past, Ana is someone who experiences her past, often having dreams that made her re-live some moments of her past briefly. The Bearer’s past may hold answers to the prophecy that is being spoken, so Priscilla gave her the name to get her to pay close attention to what her past is telling her. Ana also gained the name because of her mother’s odd sense of humor, seeing as she is the daughter of the God of the Underworld.
Echo (Poseidon): A reminder to listen. Echo is a listener by nature in more ways than others realize, having a oddly strong connection to their past lives. So Priscilla gave them this name to let them know it was it was OK to hear the voices of their past. It’s also those who ‘echo’ back another’s emotions that tend to be the most empathetic, something that Priscilla hoped others would be able to see, despite her child’s difficulty at expressing themselves.
Alex (Zeus): A reminder to protect others. Alex is a odd combination innocent and uncaring. While friendly and not particularly hot-tempered, they are also a good deal disconnected from others and tend to only do things if it interests them or they’ve taken enough of a liking to someone. So they gained this name from a mother’s hope that they will grow emotionally enough to become the type of person who would become a true ‘defender of man’.
Rain (Hades): A reminder to let things go. the rain washes over everything, sometimes gently and sometimes harshly. But eventually the rain has to stop and let the sun come through. For this child in particular, Priscilla wanted Rain to be the type of person who could move forward with their head held high and embrace both the joys and sorrows in their life without being completely weighed down by them. Rain also gained their name as a reminder to not judge people so quickly, since rain falls on all without judgement of their past or their actions.