Pick the Name for the Lady of the Green Kirtle

The Silver Chair MovieThe official Narnia website has opened up an amazing opportunity for fans to submit name ideas for The Lady of the Green Kirtle (view character profile). In The Silver Chair, the Lady is never named. The production team of Mark Gordon, David Magee, and Douglas Gresham will pick the winning name from the submitted entries.

Here is some background from the official entry page:

We are inviting Narnia lovers everywhere to take on a simple challenge – write a name for Lewis’ character that will be used in the forthcoming The Silver Chair movie. Being known only as The Lady of the Green Kirtle doesn’t make for easy dialog. We want to add a name for this character by which other characters can address her in the script. And, we’ve opened the door for anyone to submit a suggested name for this character.

Please visit https://www.narnia.com/us/sweepstakes to see the official rules and enter your pick.

If this is the type of fan engagement that we can expect from the Silver Chair production team we may be in for a real treat over the next few years.

How do you feel about The Lady of the Green Kirtle having a name in the movie? Go back to our homepage and VOTE! (bottom-right corner)

Thanks to ‘narniafan7’ for the tip.

119 Responses

  1. princess lucy says:

    I have submitted Sirabis 🙂 I thought it matched with Jadis but had a snake/serpent feel to it especially with the 's' used…..

    Other names I also made up include:
    -Siramis
    -Siradis
    -sefayis
    -silayis
    -snefayis
    -shedayis
    -subadias
    -shedalin
    -sheramis
    -shesamis
    -shedelia
    -medamis
    -saryanis
    -sirundianis
    -tirandis
    -tiradis
    -tirandil
    -claramis
    -jedolen
    -jedalis
    -jaramis
    -etc……

  2. princess lucy says:

    ohhhhh…I forgot to mention….I had in mind that Sirabis is pronounced/read out loud like this——-Sir-ray-bis or si-ray-bis 😉

  3. Narnian says:

    Whatever, giving a name is my weakness. 😛
    As long as the name is not related to Jadis, don't give LOTGK a similar name as Jadis.

  4. Narnian says:

    What about Scalyns or Scalesryn.

  5. Reepicheep775 says:

    I entered by saying that I don't think she should have a name in the movie. I won't win, but at least I got my thoughts out there.

  6. Daniel J says:

    That's EXACTLY what I thought of when I was trying to think of a name! I finally picked "Esmira", partly because it has an R, and partly because of its similarity to "Emerald," which is green. It also has that "beautiful but dangerous" ring to it, especially if you pronounce it correctly, slightly drawn out.

    I just wish they'd added a paragraph text field into the form, where fans could explain why they picked the names they did.

  7. Daniel J says:

    I picked "Esmira", partly because it has an R, and partly because of its similarity to "Emerald," which is green. It also has that "beautiful but dangerous" ring to it, especially if you pronounce it correctly, slightly drawn out.

    I just wish they’d added a paragraph text field into the form, where fans could explain why they picked the names they did.

  8. Daniel J says:

    Oh, and it has an "s" sound too, like a serpent's hiss. Here's how the name Esmira should be pronounced out loud (for movie purposes): "Essmeerra."

  9. Narnia and the north says:

    considering that jadis is turkish for witch i thought it would be cool if LOTGK also had a name that linked to turkish. So i submitted Entari which is turkish for kirtle so then there would be some sort of link!

  10. Bother Eustace says:

    Yes! I almost want to submit "NOT JADIS" just to be sure. =P Kidding. I'll think of something more original.

  11. The Rose-Tree Dryad says:

    I really like that name! It has a magical quality to it. I can easily imagine it sounding sweet or formidable, depending on the circumstances. =)

  12. The Rose-Tree Dryad says:

    Ooh, that's very cool! Neat idea!

  13. The Rose-Tree Dryad says:

    Sirabis is pretty! =)

  14. Emilynwriter says:

    I like Ophidia too.

  15. Narnian says:

    Nagini! XDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!!! XDDDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!

  16. Narnian says:

    Ok, seriously, what about….

    Leuca

    it's in Elvish. 🙂

  17. Narnian says:

    Elvish's snake.

  18. Narnian says:

    Was a good name. 🙂

  19. amh1219 says:

    How about Tilda?

  20. Impending Doom says:

    What a fantastic way to get the fans engaged earlier on in the production! Good move

  21. Blathmac's Song says:

    Beelzebabe, of course!

    Just kidding. The argument that no name is in the book's dialogue is weak because there will undoubtedly be greater amounts of dialogue in the film (and rightfully so). The trick will be to keep extra names/characters/dialogue from detracting from Lewis's themes, but instead flesh them out.

  22. Sword says:

    Yay for fan input! Also, is there any indication of which company will distribute the film yet? I know it is highly unlikely that Disney will return, (probably a good thing), but does 20th Century Fox still have a contract? The Mark Gordon Company has a history of working with smaller distributors, like Summit Ent. (A division of Lionsgate). I think a whole article could be written on why Lionsgate is a good fit. (i.e. Fastest growing film company in current existence)

  23. The Rose-Tree Dryad says:

    Not to mention that Lionsgate sounds perfect for Narnia films. 😉

  24. coracle says:

    I don't see that everyone she enchants likes and trusts her. The gnomes from Bism and the Earthmen are all working out of fear. She appears pleasant to Jill and Eustace because she is snaring them, and her words and manner are bait. Rilian was similarly snared.

  25. coracle says:

    Jayne, did you see the link above for putting in your entry?
    Names suggested here are nice but we are not connected to the judging.
    Just making that clear to any else.

  26. Impending Doom says:

    They'd probably end up spitting The Silver Chair into 2 films! 😉 It seems to be their 'thing'

  27. The Rose-Tree Dryad says:

    Hmmmm, I don't think that it was fear but rather that the gnomes genuinely did not know what else to do. Obviously, they didn't seem to *like* her (although they do refer to her as the Queen's grace), but they revered her and obeyed her without question. Golg even said that the gnomes realized they had been enchanted after the LotGK was killed and they started having their own thoughts again because her spell was broken.

    In terms of the KIND of enchantment they were under… their behavior strikes me as what Rilian, Jill, Eustace and Puddleglum would have become if the Lady of the Green Kirtle's final attempt at enchantment had been successful. The gnomes had forgotten who they were, where they came from, what they loved and what they believed in, and they were a gloomy and despairing group because of this. They didn't know anything except what the LotGK put in their minds and didn't do anything other than what the LotGK wanted them to do. I think it's quite similar to the LotGK's nearly successful attempt at making Rilian and the Questers only believe in "the real world, this world of mine."

  28. Narnian says:

    spitting into 2 films? Please no! >.<

  29. Narnian says:

    Nope!
    What about Swinton.
    What about Blanchett.
    What about Cate.

    ;(

  30. Uncle_Andrew says:

    Exactly! That would be so useful. 🙂

  31. Grace says:

    Thanks The Rose Tree Dryad!

  32. Linden says:

    Well, I don't mind them sticking with Lady. I think it's part of what makes her mysterious. And the more mysterious the better, imo. But Tanith means serpent lady, which is ideal, so maybe some form of that?

  33. Christopher Scott Hiller says:

    A good name I believe would be: The Lady of Harfang.

  34. Jono says:

    According to the books, Jadis is the daughter of Lilith and the Lady of the Green Kirtle is of the Same brood as Jadis. Lilith also has strong connotations with snakes, and therefore, if the Lady of the Green Kirtle really needs a name, I think Lilith would probably be the most appropriate name.

  35. Linden says:

    I considered Lilith. In one way, I do like it a lot. I think the sound of it (Lilith sounds very sweet, but in the context of Narnia, I know it isn't) fits quite well. But at the same time, I don't want her to be associated with Jadis any more than necessary. But I'd be pretty happy if Lilith was chosen. It's sounds SO much more Narnian than an Elvish knock-off like Liliandil.

  36. The Rose-Tree Dryad says:

    According to the internet, Lilita is the Latvian version of Lilith, in case anyone's interested in that possibility.

    While I like the sound of Lilith and the fact that it seems to suit the LotGK, I feel like it would tell the audience early on that the LotGK is not a good person since Lilith is a relatively well-known demon from Jewish mythology. It's possible that they might only reveal her name after it's clear that she's the villain, though.

  37. The Lady Arwen Undómiel says:

    I've entered! This is so exciting; just imagine LotGK will one day be known by one of these names!

  38. Uncle_Andrew says:

    I know! It is an incredible opportunity.

  39. The Heir says:

    Madeleinare
    Mariana
    Katrina

    I know, many have mentioned a better name than these. Just for fun. ^^

  40. Peter says:

    Hmm…interesting news. Glad to hear the movie making plans are progressing. I think the poll on the home page needs an addition, because I would probably vote somewhere in between "I love the idea" and the "probably necessary I guess" one. 🙂 I think it's an interesting idea and I *like* I think it can potentially be a good idea. 🙂

  41. Anastasia says:

    I think her having a name would be wonderful! I wish they'd go with something like Emerald. That would be cool! Overall, I just can't wait until they make the movie!!

  42. Dee says:

    Interesting…I just read where apparently that Green Mist from the Voyage of the Dawn Treader movie was created by the Lady of the Green Kirtle per those who made the movie, though this is not revealed in the movie, that supposedly it would be explained that she was using it to kidnap Narnians to enslave them to rule over / build her kingdom.

    Anyway she should probably have a name for the reasons they state.

  43. coracle says:

    Unfortunately "Lilith" is far too similar to "Liliandil".

  44. Raven says:

    So how do we know if they picked our name? I'm sure tons of people will submit some of the same names but what about unique names? Will they contact us to let us know that our name was picked if it was indeed one of a kind? Just curious how they plan to handle this. I submitted a name that I made up years ago for a character I wrote a story about. So does anyone know how they plan to give credit or whatever? Thanks. 🙂

  45. TheeNarnianMeerkat says:

    I don't want a name for The Lady of The Green Kirtle.

  46. "Kadis" based on Turkish queen/Kralice + witch/Cadi

  47. District 12 Quarter Quell Victor Tribute says:

    I already inserted Lenore as the name of the Green Lady it seems fitting. So happy that they are making another Narnia movie!!!!!!!! 😀

  48. Laura says:

    I think it's silly to name her; but then, the movie will probably fail anyways 🙁 🙁 🙁 I don't have any high hopes for this movie after Prince Caspian AND Dawn Treader were such flops.
    However, just for kicks, I submitted the name Miranda because it sounds right. It's a pretty name, but it also sounds like it would fit the Lady. Maybe? Anyways, that's what I did 🙂

  49. Aslan's #1 Fan says:

    No offense, but if every fan had that attitude, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe would have failed. It was the best of the three. Sure be cautious, prepare for the worst but hope for the best. =D

  50. Nathan Melia says:

    prince caspian was neither a financial or critical flop. Voyage broke even and was a critically hated movie. So really only one flop in the series so far.

  51. Sundoulos says:

    I don't suppose Myrtle of the Green Kirtle would work?

  52. Impending Doom says:

    That is single handly the greatest name I've heard suggested!

  53. Aslan's Heart says:

    I said "Jadis" because there are hints in the book that she and the White Witch are possibly the same person, or at least related.

  54. Aslan's #1 Fan says:

    Hmm . . . its an idea. If they hadn't already ruined Jadis, I may think about it. BUT they HAVE sadly, so I don't think that's an option. I'd prefer someone new. 🙂

  55. Aslan's #1 Fan says:

    But I liked the idea of her being a cousin or at least from Jadis' world, Charn. Maybe she could even be Jadis' long lost sister that was supposed to have died? But that could be going WAY to far. IDK.

  56. Anhun says:

    No, she can't be from Charn, because Jadis destroyed everyone else from Charn before Narnia was even created.

  57. Morgane says:

    I submitted one I invented phonetically: Leldena.
    I can't wait to read more about this movie! I'm a big 25-year-old-fan and I remain it! I've been waiting for this one a long time…

  58. shameer says:

    She is the lady of green kirtle, so I reckon she must be named Jade.
    I hope you may consider about this.

  59. Tom says:

    Hey what about Amara,
    I'm pretty sure it'll suite her