All characters in this blog are fictitious and any resemblance to mythological or real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. This is relevent especially in relation to the below.
According to Adi Sankara's commentary on the Vishnu Sahasranama, Rudra means "One who makes all beings cry at the time of cosmic dissolution." Alternatively, Rudra means "One who gives speech." Rudra also means "one who drives away sorrows."