requested by kbecknsale
requested by kbecknsale
WHY DO THEY H A T E M E?
I love names! Names, nicknames, pet-names, just names and however you can address people. They are so important and very telling in relationships and people by the way they use them
The Originals shows a good understanding of it. They use names really well, I think.
Klaus calls himself Klaus. No one in his family actually call him that. His family rarely use that name when talking about him. It’s everyone on the outside that does, everyone that he has introduced himself to or has heard of him second-handedly. He re-invented himself and therefore named himself. He wanted to become someone powerful, a king-like character and Klaus is what that character is called.
To him, Niklaus was the weak bastard son. Klaus is the all-powerful, universally-feared creature.
He’s a showman and he needed a stage name.
But while everyone else calls him Klaus, his family don’t.
Rebekah and Kol mostly refer to him as Nick. As the two younger siblings of Klaus they don’t have a lot of authority over him. They’re also closer to him than they would be to Finn or Elijah due to ages. Klaus wouldn’t just be their older sibling, he would be their friend and therefore they use a nickname. It’s affectionate and also expresses a sense of fun which is what their relationship was about before the horrors of their family.
Esther, Mikael, Finn and Elijah all use the name Nicklaus. Esther, as his Mother, calls him Niklaus because that’s the name she gave him. Finn and Elijah’s use of the name comes from them being the older brothers. They have much more authority over Klaus. With Finn being a mommy’s boy he’s influenced by her and would have learned to speak the same way she does.
Elijah is a very formal and dignified man which has bloomed from years of having to be the one watching his family’s back. He’s sort of become the parental figure of the family and therefore addresses Klaus as Niklaus. By using someone’s birth name he becomes high and mighty and it demands respect. He does it with Klaus, he does it with Marcel and he does it with everyone else that he meets, and so far it has worked.
It’s also worth noting that Elijah also likes to address Klaus as simply ‘Brother.’ He’s very open about it and likes throwing the title into conversations about Klaus. So, while he does grow tiered and frustrated with Klaus, he clearly loves his brother. He holds a strong bond with him and it’s that brotherly bond which is the source of his countless forgivings and unfaltering faith.
And then there’s Mikael who uses the name Niklaus but very rarely addresses him by that name. Whenever Mikael talks to Klaus his go to name is simply boy. It rips Klaus’ identity away, both the one he was born with and the one he created. To Mikael, Klaus is a reminder of his wives infidelity and a stain to his family’s reputation. Mikael doesn’t want to accept Klaus into the family and probably wishes he was never born. By calling him boy he enforces this.
I know I’ve pretty much threw up my thoughts on this post and I know it can be better explained but I just needed express my thoughts and love for this. I promise you though, what I’m trying to say makes a lot of sense (I hope).
I almost died of a heart attack when Jedikiah ‘killed’ Morgan.
I won’t lie though, I kinda got excited. I was beginning to love the idea that Jedikiah was so unhinged and unpredictable and corrupted that he had actually killed this love of his life, just like he’s actually able to pull the trigger on the boy he thinks of as a son, that he is okay with being the one to order and prepare his brother’s death.
I just think it would be interesting to watch that.
That was what we were watching until we were introduced to Jedikiah’s relationship with Morgan and I liked that
I’m really upset by this. Jedikiah is supposed to be breaking John out of Ultra because he cares about John not because the tomorrow people kidnapped the woman he loves.
Grrr. I’m mad and sad and grr.
I liked the story, it was a tale of forbidden love, a Romeo and Juliet of sorts…I can almost appreciate the irony
My end and my beginning [Damon is the last face she saw & the first thing she sees when she comes back]
Jackson, I will be waiting for the next full moon impatiently for you