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raecoffey230 wrote at 2011-12-25 02:11:11
Well, I don't know about Ukyo or Haohmaru, but 'Kyo' means apricot, capitol, cooperation, or village. 'Shiro' means 'fourth son'. It's possible to mix the two together with the right characters where Kyoshiro could mean 'The fourth son of the apricot' or 'the fourth son of the capitol/village'. However, it could also not have a meaning because some names are just names.

Eli wrote at 2015-07-17 21:40:37
Well if your thinking Kyoshiro from Samurai Deeper Kyo (based on a real samurai legend supposedly). I think the characters used would most likely be... Apricot (Kyou=variant) and Shiro (Shirou=variant)meaning fourth son. Thus the character would be the red(apricot color) headed 4th son presumably but that's my best guess without knowing the characters and I only know that much because I was trying to hunt it down myself.  


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