Meaning:Lover of battle
For the newest little warrior in your life, Philostrate is a bold and note-worthy choice. Meaning “lover of battle,” this masculine has Greek roots and appears in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. In the play, Philostrate served as the Master of Revels in charge of entertainment and fun at Lord Theseus’ court. He would choose the plays shown, and some say that this was a remark by Shakespeare on the censorship rules in London during the period. Whether your little Philostrate chooses a sword or a pen as his weapon—we know which is mightier nowadays—they will surely use whichever to stand up for what they believe in. Phi, Philo, Stray, and Tate are all strong nickname choices for baby, too.
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