What's in a name? (Lost on the Web, 3rd ed.)

If you love Lost, you need to be reading Watch with Kristin at E!. Not only is she obsessed with the show just like the rest of us, but every week they do a 'Lost Redux' where they recap the week's episode. This info on the names of our new friends comes from Korbi, Kristin’s faithful sidekick.

Charlotte Staples Lewis = C.S. Lewis who wrote The Chronicles of Narnia

Daniel Faraday = Michael Faraday was a 19th-century pioneer of electromagnetism (pictured)

George Minkowski (guy on the boat who Jack first spoke to, and Miles tries to contact) = Howard Minkowski is a German mathematician said to be the first to introduce the concept of “space time”

Matthew Abaddon (the man behind the mission) = 'abaddon' is a biblical term meaning "guardian of the abyss"

Miles Straume = 'maelstrom'
is a word for a large, powerful, or violent whirlpool, or a restless, disordered, or tumultuous state of affairs (Dictionary.com). And by the way, anyone see a resemblence between him and the guy from the Dharma orientaion films?


chelsea said...

the name thing is sick...who knew the writers had such thought behind their choice of names? I don't watch lost though, so that's about all I can offer.

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