In the French dub, she is Olivia. In the Italian, Ottavia. In the Portuguese, Otāvia. In the Cantonese, Ah-ying. There is a slight possibility that SMS might some to North America some time in the near future. And with that possibility that they might actually show Hotaru (all that Evil stuff might hinder that...). And with that comes our favorite process: Englishization. Where their true names are either tossed out or mangled. :) So, what I want to know is:

What would your ideal name for a N. A. dubbed Hotaru be?



The resident Saturnchildren have already submitted their ideas, and I would like to know what you think too...
Ideal N.A. Dub Name for Hotaru:
Comments:


NameVotes
AliciaA1
Angel1
Angelica1
Annie1
Ariel1
Brooke1
Charlotte1
Chastity1
Christine/Christina5
Claudia3
Corol1
Daisy2
Dawn2
Elizabeth1
Eva1
Felicity1
Firefly2
Grace2
Haley/Haille2
Hana / Hannah1
Heather7
Helen13
Helena1
Holly7
Hope5
Isabel1
Isis1
Jade2
Jennifer/Jenni3
Kali2
Katherine1
Kiki1
Kim1
Kristy2
Laura1
Lillith1
Lynn1
Mara1
Marina2
Mary1
Melony1
Monica3
Olive1
Neilofer1
Rachel1
Raine1
Salvation1
Samantha1
Sara2
Shawna1
Sonya1
Tamara1
Tara2
Tia1
Tiffany2
Vanessa1
Vicky Shneider1
Victoria4
Zoe3
Zula1
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Click on the name to read a Kabalarians name analysis. They are very neat, and it is creepy how true to Hotaru some (eg Angelica) are... Also read their analyzation of Hotaru.

Here are some of your comments:

I think that Helen would be good... but it would be really cool if they said it like the French "Helene"

Helen (I read that Helen was the American-English translation of her name)

Her dubbed name should be, Hotaru :-D I like it better than a fako one!

ooh... tempting to use my own name here, but i'm not *that* conceited ;) um... i've always liked the name rachel, but i don't think it fits her, but i think susan is a crappy name. hmm.. how about... Marina? only cuz i had a friend Marina who reminds me of her.. i dunno...

What could possibly be more ideal, pun-like, & perfect for Sailor Saturn? Why, Grace, of course! It took me a while to come up with this, but I think it is THE name for her. I hope you agree ^_^

Grace (like grace kelly :)

i would call her kim cuz she looks like my friend kim and thats sorta my name

None. Her name would be Hotaru. Not Terah, not Holly (although that wouldn't be so bad) not anything!! (Besides, there never going to make it that far!)

: If they dubbed her? I'd prefer they didn't ^_- Hmm, I think I like Holly or Firefly, personally ^^

Brooke would be short, sweet, and to the point. The name can also sound sinister, yet sweet at the same time.

Actually, the name closed to Hotaru would be...HORTENSE!...yet I do *not* wish her to be a Hortense.

Most people have to put a lot of hope in her, so [the name Hope] only seems right.

You know what, even before I came to this site, I thought Isabel was a beautifully dark name for her. Weird, eh?

Dawn: Well, I believe that would be a good choice because it coincides with her reincarnations (the dawning/birth of a new day..) and also her position as the senshi of birth. On that note, it is a good bit of irony with her darker side and as the soldier or death/Silent Messiah.

sailorsaturn's appearance i think fits the name tia. it just does. also, the name Neilofer (indian origin) really fits. and hey! the nick name Neilo could go far! I think Victoria would be the best NA name for her, not Helen or Holly or that other crap. Victoria means, "Victorious" (duh), and if she wasn't named Victoria she should be named Laurel (means Victorius).

Her name does mean "firefly of death"......

[Hotaru] Why change it? Its a beautiful name!!!

I don't realy like when they change the names, but I gotta live with it! Hannah resembles Hotaru in a small way, and she looks like one to me. Olivia does sound cute, but if they want to 'modernize' it, that would be a name I would suggest.

I don't really like the practice of anglicizing names, but I heard someone mention this as a potential dub name, and I have to admit, it's perfect!! However, if I hear one more person call her Christine, or Christina, they will suffer severe beat-downs!! (I know a VERY bitchy person by that name.)

: I think that her name should stay the same, but, if they change it, they should change it to Jade. Why Jade? Because it sounds dark and mysterious, and it's also a pretty name.

Though, in my head, this name is associated for the ever-famous character "Christine" from the Broadway show, "Phantom od the Opera", I think it would be an ideal name for Sailor Saturn.

SMS is never coming to NA, face it... but if they were to give Hotaru a name it would probably be something like Felicity (seen the names on the back of the Pluto Uranus and Neptune dolls? Not at all close to the predictions of Susan, Alex and Michelle.. Michiru's is like Nerissa.. Cellia is for Setsuna I think, and there's anoethr C for Haruka..) Anyhue... Isabelle woudl work too...

: Because "hope" would just be a good contrasting name for the anti-messaiah. Home
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