What Was Vegeta Gonna Name Bulla?
The Dragon Ball Super series gave us a lot of moments to remember, one of which is the birth of Krillin and Android 18’s daughter, Bulla. The birth of Vegeta and Bulma’s daughter brought joy to the entire universe and made Vegeta a proud father.
However, what most fans don’t know is that Vegeta was originally planning to give his daughter a much different name.
The Original Name
Bulma and Vegeta were in the midst of discussing names for their daughter when they heard a familiar voice that tempted Vegeta to name his daughter Eschalot. Fans of the Dragon Ball Z series will remember Eschalot as being the same name that Vegeta’s father, King Vegeta, had planned to give him when he was born.
Why He Chose Bulla
Vegeta was hesitant to give his daughter the name Eschalot at first, as he knew it had a negative connotation due to his father’s death. He eventually decided against the name and chose Bulla instead, as it was a combination of Bulma’s and Vegeta’s existing names.
Though the meaning behind the name Eschalot is not known, it ties into the Saiyan tradition of naming their children after something important to their culture.
In King Vegeta’s case, he wanted to name his son after a food since Saiyan warriors get stronger the more they eat. It is believed that he chose Eschalot as it shares a similar pronunciation to the Japanese word for onion:tamanegi.
Vegeta thought it was a fitting name as Saiyans were known for their strong appetite, and onions were considered to be a delicacy in the planet. However, in the end, Vegeta decided to give his daughter Bulla instead and stick to the name he and Bulma had chosen.
Though Vegeta ultimately chose to give his daughter the name Bulla, it is interesting to consider what could have been. Vegeta’s potential name for Bulla, Eschalot, was a fitting tribute to his father, King Vegeta, and sounded like a fitting name for a Saiyan warrior.
No matter what name he chose in the end, there is no doubt that Vegeta and Bulma’s daughter was welcomed to the world with love and joy.