About Stiles’s name and how he doesn’t have a scar on his forehead in the shape of a lightning bolt, but could have one in his heart.
I’m Polish. So, naturally, ever since it was revealed and confirmed that Mama Stilinski was Polish, and Stiles’s first name is of Polish origin, I’ve been trying to figure out what, in the name of god, Jeff Davis named him. My initial bets included names like Grzegorz, Krzysztof, Szczepan, Wacław, Bronisław, Kazimierz, Czesław, Mieczysław, Przemysław, Włodzimierz, Zdzisław, Zbigniew… Mściwój, Świętopełk (the last two being ancient names never really used these days). Whatever Jeff chose, it must be something hard to pronounce. Something with lots of rz, cz, sz, ś, ć, ę… gathered together.
My favourite of the bunch, however, is Wojciech (Wojtek for short). I think it just fits him perfectly, appearence-wise. It’s like when you see a person, and you just know ‘this is a Kate’, ‘that is a Dan.’ You know what I mean? Stiles/Dylan looks like a Wojciech to me. Could also be because I know a few guys who go by this name, and I think they all have similiar personalities. Anyway, my personal fondness aside, Wojciech is also perfect, because it’s essentially a Slavic name (it wasn’t borrowed from Latin or Greek). It was formed from words “woj” (wojownik = warrior, wojna = war) and “ciech” (joy), so it means ”the joy of war” or “smiling warrior”. And Wojciech doesn’t have an English equivalent (unlike for example Grzegorz or Krzysztof - Gregory and Christopher, respectively) that could be used by Stiles’s family and friends instead of making a nickname out of his last name (although you could argue, using Adalbert of Prague as an example, that Wojciech = Adalbert, but I don’t believe it is the same… the Saint was named Vojtěch at birth, and Adalbert is the name he took later on).
Okay, so now you know that I favour Wojciech, but that’s not really what I want this meta to be about. Here is what I do want to talk about:
I think that this name is Hieronim because 01x05 episodes were shown last letters of the name “-nim”. That’s why fans have claimed that the name Stiles is Genim, but Jeff exclude them. Only this name suits me …