05-03-2012 10:48 AM
Yeah, Ariel is a "sprite" who "works" for Prospero in The Tempest. It (mostly interpreted as a "he" ) is a nastier version of Puck. I thought it was interesting that they stayed with Shakespeare, but went away from a "heroine" name.
It had to be Shakespeare, I figured! I thought Ariel was the right name - the magic (even the word "air" is in it) seemed like a hopeful name for the next generation!