Crimson Peak name meanings
Just found it intriguing, the more I looked into it…
Thomas - Greek form of the Aramaic name תָּאוֹמָא (Ta'oma’) which meant “twin”
• This is especially appropriate considering his closeness with his sister.
Alan - “little rock” or “handsome” in Breton
• He is essentially Edith’s rock. And he is handsome, among the many other admirable qualities he possessed, for a suitor of his time.
Lucille (French form of Lucilla > Latin of Lucia > feminine form of Lucius) - “light”
• Ironic given that she is the darkest character of them all.
Edith - From the Old English name Eadgyð, derived from the elements ead “wealth, fortune” and gyð “war”
• Her wealth and fortune were the only reason Thomas and Lucille targeted her in the first place.
Their first initials make up the acronym TALE, which is ultimately what Crimson Peak is, opening and closing on Edith’s novel.
The names of the restless spirits of Allerdale Hall are also shockingly fitting. All simple, beautiful and lonely; just what the Sharpes would want:
Pamela - “all sweetness” from Greek παν (pan) “all” and μελι (meli) “honey”
Enola - “alone”, backwards
Margaret - Derived from Latin Margarita, which was from Greek μαργαριτης (margarites) meaning “pearl”, probably ultimately a borrowing from Sanskrit मञ्यरी (manyari)