Long as I’m thinking of names, I’ve been trying to decide on names for his two brothers for some time. Really, if possible, I avoid naming canon yet unnamed characters, because you know never know when it might come up in canon…
But it probably won’t. So I think I’m safe.
So originally I was thinking of giving them saint names. Oswald was one I was considering for the eldest, as its meaning fits well for the man that was to be prince.
And then I thought…maybe they could be named after other people/characters associated with arrows/archery? Specifically, being killed by them.
Maybe the first being Edmund, the name of another saint, also depicted as pierced by arrows, and the second…maybe Robin? Like Robin Hood/Cock Robin?
I could make a little story of it. The two older princes were angry that Grandfather Vael was paying Sebastian—the runt, the mistake—any sort of special attention. So they took his bow and pestered their grandfather to teach them archery.
He did so, but was certain they would tire of it quickly. Which they did. Archery is not like swinging the sword where even the clumsiest attempt could have results. It required a patience and focus neither of the princes had.
So be it, let the mistake have his little toys. Bows and arrows aren’t for real princes anyway.
The Flint Company mercenaries had archers, right? It’s very likely both of them died by them.
It’s not perfect, but… it’s an idea, is all.