Agents of SHIELD Names and Meanings

So, the UK just witnessed the shitstorm that was Turn, Turn, Turn. Ooooh, yeah, that was a fun hour on Twitter. I won't spoil anything, but let's just say that a lot of people turn (hah) out to be something we were not expecting. A lot of people. Good to bad, bad to good... good to bad to good and bad to good to bad... and, well it made some heads spin.

The double crossing and old TV story telling "are they/aren't they" got me thinking about names though. Whedon's characters are often given bizarre names that, when looked into, reflect the character perfectly, or with hindsight reveal something the audience did not realise was there.

There's a good article about Whedon and character names in Finding Serenity, a collection of essays on Firefly... but I can't remember which one and my copy is hiding in a box somewhere. Anyway, an example would be; a river is unpredictable, not easily controlled, but also a source of life and energy, just like River Tam. Another example would be willow; easily bent but so hard to snap. Rosenburg means "mountain of roses"... yeah, I got nothing for that so moving swiftly on...

POSSIBLE MINOR SPOILERS!! For Turn, Turn, Turn and onwards.