11 Comments

  • duhbigman

    May 7, 2003 at 9:55 am

    My guess: “Mondkind”

    (Mond is moon, Kind is child)

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      May 7, 2003 at 10:02 am

      Hmmm. Still not particularly name-like. Maybe I’ve got the wrong language… but I was pretty sure it was in german.

      So as not to confuse more than necessary, I’m trying to figure out if Moon Child in german is a prettier name than Moon Child in English, because in English it’s just silly. Moon Child was the name of Bastien’s mother in the Neverending Story… I think they had him scream it behind thunder because it’s a bit of a silly name in English, and I’m hoping it’s nicer in the original language. The book, I think, was originally in german. I have the english version, but it’s packed away right now.

      {end ramble}

      • mentalmakeup

        May 7, 2003 at 10:36 am

        It might also be Kinddesmond, or Kindesmond, litereally “Child of the moon”.

      • ashkitty

        May 7, 2003 at 12:45 pm

        Mondeskind, but I thought (in the English at least) that they didn’t ever say what her name was. I remember looking for it especially, too.

        Now I want to read it in German. (Ooh, new summer project…)

        • Jenny Lee Silver

          May 8, 2003 at 3:55 pm

          They said it in the English book for sure, because I made note of it in my trivia-filled mind since I always wanted to know what he yelled into the storm. When I watched it after reading the book, I could tell that’s what he was yelling, which was neat.

          The english version of the book I’ve got even has the different colours of text for the different worlds… it’s nifty.

  • tasslehoff

    May 8, 2003 at 7:07 pm

    how about Japanese?

    tsukiko would be moon child in Japanese. 😀

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      May 9, 2003 at 9:52 am

      That’s pretty enough… I like it. 🙂

  • maggi1234

    May 8, 2003 at 8:38 pm

    another view

    Apparently in the book he yells Moon Child because that is what he thinks she looks like in the few seconds he sees her. It is nothing to do with his mother. In the German book it is also Mond Kind…so I’ve been told and again, not his mother. They made it his mom in the movie for sentiment. Hope this helps. I have also read that his mothers name was Selena which is Moon Godess in Greek. Ya, I have no life…vic and Ave are asleep and I have nothing better to do than google. 🙂

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      May 9, 2003 at 9:50 am

      Re: another view

      When I read the book, it actually said her name was Moon Child. Check out the other comments, I think AshKitty’s sounded pretty good. 🙂

      Yay! Sleep! Are quiet moments good?

      • maggi1234

        May 9, 2003 at 5:14 pm

        Re: another view

        I’ve heard that too, and that her maiden name was moonchyld. Someone needs to get ahold of the original german version.Let me know when you find out.I’m curious now too!
        🙂

  • bela

    May 9, 2003 at 6:59 pm

    No clue….

    ….but I bet it sounds angry.