In SoF does the name Kira have anything to do with what her power might be? Like a shadow or electricon like Mare?
Honeslty, it had more to do with her metaphorically than literally with like a power. I suppose if I ever wrote another part for Song of Fire, Kira would be the beam of light in the darkness, sort of the light that keeps Mare and Cal together and leads them back to each other. The Russian meaning was my fav though, with the idea of being “Leader of the people” “beloved” or “one the people look to” not because she would actually lead anyone as a general, but simply because that little beam of sunshine child would be a leader in innocence and trouble making, and would be someone that people look to for hope. Let’s be real, she is a combination of mare and cal, and that child could wreck the world, but smile at everyone afterward and giggle, and everyone would be like, awwwwwww, you set a building on fire, but oh my gosh you have such precious dimples.((((((: Also the names was partially contributed to her physical attributes. The Irish meaning for “little dark one” derives form “dark haired” and Kira does have dark hair, which goes a little bit darker in my mind as she gets older.
I never really thought of what to do with the Japanese phonetic meaning that @chaoslaborantin pointed out, but I love it. Who knows, that kid could kill someday? No one knows though cause I didn’t write it and I doubt I would write that far into the future. XDD