said: Do you think Aang and Katara named their children based on their bending abilities? To elaborate, do you think Kya and Tenzin were named because Kya is a waterbender and Tenzin is an airbender or do you think they just named them for whatever other reason? If the former, how would they know that their children would benders or nonbenders? Kya is definitely a Water Tribe name and Tenzin was probably named after Gyatso, who is an allusion to the current Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso.
Remember that Katara has psychic preggo abilities. In other words she can tell if the baby is a bender before it’s born. So it’s pretty understandable how they could get names to fit their kids before they were born.