Malcolm

🏷  Semitic hidden ruler pun spook name · name   —   by Gerry · Nov 2018 · 181 words

The English name Malcolm looks curious as it seems to consist of the common Semitic word roots mlk-ˁlm. A cryptocrat may secretly read the name as “secret governor”, i.e. cryptocrat.

ThePeerage.com lists several hundred Malcolms, as of . Many more nobles may use it as a given name.

The root √mlk generally stands for giving counsel to higher powers, in titles such as advisor, messenger, angel, king.

The second part of Malcolm consists of some vowel, plus the letters L and M. One likely spook pun is ˁlm, since that means ancient & eternal, but also “hidden”.

Hebrew mlk = king; ˁlm = hidden, ancient

מלך melek : king — Old Hebrew (Strong)

עולם olam : ancient, eternal, everlasting, perpetual — Old Hebrew (Strong)

עלם alam : conceal, hide, hidden, pretender, secret — Old Hebrew (Strong)

Since our modern crypto-aristocrats are “eternal rulers”, “secret governors”, as well as descendants of “ancient kings”, they can have their pick as for their preferred reading. I think Malc-olm as “crypto-crat” describes them best.

🏷  Semitic hidden ruler pun spook name · name